Naval shore bombardment

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William Epperson and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company D, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Jack Houston and a buddy who had been cut by a bayonet stayed in their hole for a while. Houston had a buddy named Joe...
Melvin Munch stopped at Guam en route to Okinawa. He was concerned about the requirements of going into a war zone. He...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
Sidney Philips remembers explosions everywhere. Small arms fire everywhere. The total concern was for yourself. It is...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Benjamin Carson assessed the battle for Bougainville to be unique in the sense that the intent was not to capture the...
Charles Coolidge left Camp Edwards near Boston to go to New York before going overseas. He was at sea for 13 days then...
George Linker entered Manila as part of the 25th Infantry Division. He was a private first class in the infantry. He...
Edward Bale spent the first night on Tarawa sleeping next to a disabled LVT [Annotator's Note: Landing Vehicle, Tracked...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
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...
For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
James Weller picked the Army for enlistment because his father had served in World War I in a submarine. The submarine...
When Ira Schilling and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division...
[Annotators Note: segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to describe his first moments in Normandy]...
Jack Thornhill went to see the destroyer on exhibit in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: the USS Kidd (DD-661)]. Even...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Fred Bergeron was 19 years old when he took part in the Battle of Midway. He did not really have any idea just how...
Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...
Benjamin Carson received ten days leave after the Makin Island raid. He was billeted at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in...
James Gulotta landed in the Philippines on Leyte on the Ormoc Peninsula. This is where he did most of his fighting....
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
Ralph Weymouth's first combat action was off Guadalcanal. They were supporting the landings on the seventh [Annotator's...
For the invasion of Peleliu, Charles Womack and the other Marines transferred off the ship into amtracs [Annotator's...
Ira Schilling and his outfit of assault engineers landed in the third wave during the invasion of Saipan. They landed...
When the 2nd Marine Division shipped out from New Zealand only the battalion commanders knew the specifics of the...
Edward Bale and his Marine Corps Medium Tank Company were told that the enemy resistance on the island of Tarawa would...

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