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During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
Depth charges were generally under the wings of the aircraft, according to Bennett Sparks. The pilot, given location...
Bennett Sparks remembered that early in the war, before he was flying, one of his jobs in New York Harbor involved...
Allen Pedersen [Annotator's Note: as a member of the 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] left the Anzio Beachhead and...
Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
Lucien Laborde and the rest of the 115th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
Harold Lightell moved into Germany after progressing through France with the 79th Infantry Division. Lightell could...
Ray League and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division...
Charles Murray was going down the hill with his soldiers behind him. As he got down toward the bottom where two sunken...
Heading east and north into Germany, Gordon Higgins' 7th Army was flanked on either side by the French Army and Patton’...
Leslie Aigner and the other living passengers were ordered out of the cattle car [Annotator's Note: upon their arrival...
Guy Stern received the Bronze Star when the war ended. The citation was for his developing a method of mass...
At the Southampton hospital, Francis Resta was treated for his shrapnel wounds as well as for frostbite to his feet....
[Annotator's Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the Army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
Monroe Scherer was shipped out to California where he visited some relatives and friends. He then went by troop ship to...
Basic training was normal for Henry Little. His training for building bridges involved alligators and snakes swimming...
Jack Carver felt that he [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] had caught the Army flatfooted. The American...
Reuben Weiner was sent on a run with the 105th Infantry Division. He stayed in a two-story building with a photo...
Oscar Otto Martin remembered that during the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes...
James Weller knew something was going on while he was near the German border. The OPs [Annotator’s Note: outposts] and...
Frank Hartzell advanced through the ranks as squad and then platoon leader as casualties mounted during the Battle of...
After the Allies broke through at Saint-Lô, France [Annotator’s Note: Operation Cobra in July 1944], things got a lot...
[Annotator's Note: George Griffenhagen served in the Army as a combat engineer first in Company E, 20th Engineer...
One memorable experience that came to mind for William Beaman was when his submarine, the USS Flasher (SS-249), sank...
Soon after joining the 1st Infantry Division, Ralph Sykes became charge of quarters. One night, while typing a letter...
William Laubner crash landed his airplane near an antiaircraft camp. It was not too long before he was surrounded by...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
Allen Lamm enlisted in the Navy and did his basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois. The training was not very...
Burton Johnson entered into service at Clinton, Arkansas at age 18. At Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was assigned to the 1st...
Mary Edwards began working for the Army at Higgins Industries when she was 16 years old. She had finished high school...
In February [Annotator's Note: 5 February 1945], Daniel Farley and the rest of the 5th Ranger Battalion got word to...
Joseph Rockforte's company [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division...
Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
While in India, Grant Jiro Hirabayashi worked as a translator for the British Air Force after being in Burma [Annotator...
Jerome Fatora's captors, kids of 14 and 15 years old, put his platoon [Annotator's Note: Fatora was a member of Company...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...

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