Liberty and Leave

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[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Joseph LaNier joined the United States Navy in February 1944. African-Americans prior to 1942 were not allowed to join...
Before Arthur Seltzer was drafted into the Army, he had received multiple letters of commendation from the Army Signal...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
Francis Dymnicki would wake up very early in the morning to prepare for a bombing mission. Daylight hours in England...
Francis Dymnicki does not remember his first mission. He flew missions over France in preparation for D-Day [Annotator'...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Edward Tipper completed his paratrooper training in the United States and shipped out for England. Before going aboard...
Tom Quigley grew up playing polo and riding horses and initially volunteered to serve with the cavalry in the army....
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
After D-Day, Clyde East and the 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron began to work in a rather routine fashion. The...
Jack Sanders had the opportunity to take leave in London and some of the other towns of England while he was stationed...
Grant was in town the night before the Stuttgart mission. He had waited around until about 8:00 o'clock before taking...
Bernard Friedenberg fought at Aachen, Germany on the Siegfried Line. He was doing the same thing over and over again...
Charles Coolidge discusses his reunion with his family. When he got to Camp Atterbury he went to the Top Sergeant and...
Kauffman gave George Morgan a 60 day leave upon their return home. [Annotator’s Note: Commander Draper L. Kauffman,...
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there shortly after the 442nd Regimental Combat Team suffered...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with Frank Guidone and the interviewer talking about Guidone contracting malaria and...
Romus Burgin was born in Jewett, Texas and stayed there until he graduated high school in 1941. He joined the Marine...
Once sent back to New Orleans, Frank Mancuso was assigned as a special services officer [Annotators Note: at Camp Leroy...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS . He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he discovered...
Tom Quigley made his way home where he had to check in to a base camp back stateside. On the way home he stopped and...
Donald Bryan’s last kill was an Arado234. Years later it was discovered that the German pilot flying that plane was on...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the town of...

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