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Arriving in October 1944, Aubrey Bradley was assigned to the 401st Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 613th...
William Pierce went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina following his tour in Hingham, Massachusetts. Because he had been...
Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
John Rogers went back to France for the 50th Anniversary. Rogers went with his choir from the First Methodist Church in...
When Gabriel Kinney and the other volunteers for the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) arrived in India they were...
In the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, William Hussey's father was about 400 miles to the south with a...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot with Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in the...
John Sacks' first mission was to Bremen, Germany to hit an oil refinery in that city. When they got over the target the...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) joined other American, British, Dutch and Australian [Annotator's Note: also...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
According to Thomas Payn, the Atlantic convoys were under attack from E-boats [Annotator's Note: German Schnellboot or...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
Admiral Mitscher [Annotator's Note: US Navy Admiral Marc Andrew "Pete" Mitscher] was aboard Warren Nolan's ship [...
Lloyd Dendy and his brother went to Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego, California by train. When they arrived in San...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Richmond Hamilton's advanced flight training as very orderly and thorough. Each step in the process was very explicit...
Herbert Gross had trained on B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bombers. His new...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
Going back to his experiences in the Pacific, Arthur Davis recalled visiting many bases, and said New Caledonia was a "...
John Raaen left Rudder and remnants of his battalion [Annotator’s Note: 5th Ranger Battalion] at the Pointe to...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
Elmo Bell fought all the way across France. His unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) during the Battle off Samar. Battle damage examination afterward...
Edward Stone realized that the United States was not prepared for war when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. He saw...
Leo William Schmittgens remembered after all the firing ceased [Annotator's Note: after a firefight during the Battle...
James Thomas Womack's ship [Annotator's Note: USS St. Louis (CL-49)] was on patrol duty until they were able to get...
From Townsville, Australia, Robert Leese went to Port Moresby, New Guinea, which was still occupied in the north by the...
Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...

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