Life in the Field/aboard ship

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Jack Carver moved into Germany and crossed the Rhine River. Most of the bridges into Germany had been destroyed but one...
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
Leslie Aigner and the other living passengers were ordered out of the cattle car [Annotator's Note: upon their arrival...
Judith Meisel was taken by train to Auschwitz. They were loaded into a car with others who were already there. Feces...
Horace Sharp arrived in Le Havre, France following his deployment from the United States. The town was utterly...
Samuel Lombardo gave Captain Marsh the orders and moved forward into the action. [Annotator's Note: Even though...
Carrol Joy and two of his buddies took most of their equipment with them and loaded up their carbines to head to...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
John Raaen saw the focus at the US Military Academy change after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It became obvious...
Horace Sharp found himself in the Army on a troop train headed to the southeast [Annotator's Note: Sharp was inducted...
Norman Riggsby was drafted. He then went to an examination. Afterward, he went to a reception center in Michigan. From...
After induction, Jack Barnes went to Camp Howze in Gainesville, Texas for nine months of training. He trained in...
Frank Fontana took his basic training in Camp Barkeley in Texas. It was miserable, desolate country. The training...
John Raaen attended West Point. His father was a career officer who graduated from the Military Academy on 1 November...
Eva Gross returned to Bergen-Belsen and stayed there for three years before immigrating to the United States. During...
Frank Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment [Annotator's Note: on the Marine positions on...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Claude Shannahan joined the 3rd Marines [Annotator's Note: 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division]. He went with the...
Charles Radford tried to keep his mind on the task at hand. Once someone died they were dead and they had to be able to...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Francis Hurd's engineering unit [Annotator's Note: the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion] built a number of Bailey...
Dabney Montgomery arrived in Bari, Italy in January 1944. It was the day after a heavy German bombardment. There were...
Upon reaching the port in Cherbourg, France, Henry Malec saw remnants of ships all around. He did not have time to...
Elisabeth Bolster and her husband left Bremerhaven for America. There were four tier bunk beds on the ship. There were...
Cleveland Peterson heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after boarding a ship in San Francisco, California...
Walter Halloran landed in a small English town with his company and their equipment in preparation for the invasion [...
During the trip overseas, Lewis Guidry and the other men aboard ship were only fed two meals per day. They traveled...
Howard Genrich had an accident while disassembling a .50 caliber machine gun. His finger was caught in the bolt and he...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Carrol Joy and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...

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