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...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
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...
John McConn was sent to Paris, Texas for basic training. That lasted about four months then he was sent to Kingsville,...
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...
John McConn experienced German machine gun fire at the battle of Saint- Dié. The enemy fired their guns at the...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
James Jeter was drafted in 1944 but did not pass the physical examination at Fort Humbug [Annotator’s Note: in...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
Cape Gloucester was a rough campaign for Arthur Pendelton. They captured prisoners. Some of the fellas that had lost...
Arthur Pendleton was happy to get off of Cape Gloucester. They were there during the monsoon season. It was a terribly...
Vernon Alexander and the 103rd Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Alexander was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion...
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...
Mildred Aupied worked on three Liberty ships at Delta [Annotator’s Note: she was a welder at the Delta Shipbuilding...
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...
Curt Simmons was a member of the US Navy Armed Guard. He was born on a farm outside of Walters, Oklahoma and was a farm...
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,...
John Poole fought in small towns in France and Germany. After Sélestat, the next big engagement was getting through the...
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...

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