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Frank Buschmeier and his crew had been to Berlin. It was high time to have an easy mission. The guys were told it was...
John McConn and his outfit spent three weeks training to cross the Rhine River in boats. The first boat to cross with...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
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...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).]During the shakedown...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Robert Liles went to Mitchell Field on Long Island, New York. He was with a group of pilots who were going to were...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
Vernon Alexander got into trouble prior to getting into combat. He had been practicing field stripping his machine gun...
As Ralph Weymouth approached the Japanese fleet, he saw that it was organized in a typical formation for ships at sea....
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
This action was the one during which Robert Liles got his first confirmed kill. It was a Zero [Annotator's Note:...
In late January or early February [Annotator’s Note: late January or early February 1945] the Battle of the Bulge ended...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
In early 1954, Bernard Marcus was visited by a colonel with the Signal Corps in Washington. The officer had been told...
Herbert Auerbach was a cryptographer. His duty was to take the Morse code messages from headquarters received by the...
Calvin Moret was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 15 August 1925. His parents, Adolph, Sr. and Georgette had five boys...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
The next morning, 5 June [Annotator's Note: 5 June 1942], Fred Bergeron had breakfast then went to his plane. When they...
Donelson Houseman was confident in his training. What worried him was that he did not know where he was. He was taken...
The day the affair took place [Annotator's Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea on 19-20 June 1944] they had not had...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
Gerhard Franzky’s unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 22nd Regiment, 10th SS Panzer Division "Frundsburg"] suffered...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
James White and the 103rd Infantry Division were transported by truck convoy deeper into France after arriving in...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
Lieutenant John Marr was assigned to guide Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in that company's...
The first real fighter airplane Donald Bryan flew was the P-40D with the Merlin engine, not the Allison engine. They...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Liles served in the USAAF and flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft with the 16th...
Harley Reynolds notes that today everything is different from what they were doing. Reynolds notes that they had to do...

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