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Alois Kopp volunteered to go on the USS Houston (CA-30) in 1939 for deployment overseas. The ship was stationed in...
Although trained in the PB-2A pursuit aircraft, John Alison was glad he did not have to go to war in it. Communication...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
Kelly Kuwayama landed in Marseilles, France and it was rainy and miserable. When they hit combat in France, it was...
Harley Reynolds and his unit were moving inland toward their objective. The first troops from his unit he ran into were...
Chafer Honea landed in Naples, Italy at night. After leaving their ship, they boarded 40 and eight train cars [...
Dr. Roscoe Brown was attacking a train one time. He was leading the squadron [Annotator's Note: 100th Fighter Squadron...
James Armstrong's final mission to Stuttgart, Germany. When he was awakened for the mission, he didn't know what the...
James Armstrong continues previous remarks about the need for better fighter escorts. He outlines that after the...
Herman Prager experienced increasing positions of responsibility as he served on more and more patrols aboard the boat...
Herman Prager would rise from his bunk on the boat depending on which watch he was assigned to perform. If he had the...
Herman Prager left for United States Navy boot camp in San Diego, California after the Christmas and New Year holidays...
[Annotator's Note: James Gulotta served in the Army as an intelligence and reconnaissance team leader in the 21st...
The USS Houston (CA-30)'s last battle, David Flynn said, was the Battle of Sunda Straits. [Annotator's Note: The Battle...
[Annotator's Note: Lester Hull served in the Army as the battery clerk of Battery C, 976th Field Artillery Battalion...
Erwin Johnson was involved in the defense of Bataan, Philippines and thought that the Japanese were just going to push...
Glenn Frazier heard Tokyo Rose broadcast to the defenders of the Philippines that no reinforcements were on the way. [...
Richard Witaker heard the Japanese propaganda from Tokyo Rose only once. That was when he had gone to the rear for food...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his B-17 over Berlin, Germany on 29 April 1944. He had been struck by shrapnel in the...
When they heard news of the surrender, Ralph Griffith and his fellow soldiers destroyed their rifles and proceeded to...
Harold Zeringer joined the 466 [Annotator's Note: USS PC-466] which was a warship of the first magnitude. Zeringer had...
A participant in the invasion of Tacloban, Leyte, Leo Porteau contends the armed forces were preparing to "hit Tokyo...
In the spring of 1945, John Coxe's 63rd Infantry Division went on the offensive, and his superior, Brigadier General...
Henry Langrehr served under two commanders, Vandervoort [Annotator's Note: US Army Colonel Benjamin Hayes "Vandy"...
Edward Bale did not see any particular danger to his tanks in the second and third day of combat on Tarawa except for...
When the battle initially started, Frank Pomroy was positioned with a water-cooled machine gun [Annotator's note: .30...
Bringing to mind a long past event, James Lovell talked about when he was at the Naval Academy and attended the 1948...
When Lester Hecht was in Mindanao [Annotator's Note: Mindanao, Philippines], the aircraft he was in charge of always...
Isabella Karle heard on the radio that the atom bomb had been dropped. At first she was amazed that it actually worked...
Chester Biernacki had a few friends in the 700 man complement on the Helena [Annotator's Note: USS Helena (CL-50)]. He...
Philip Dunford was an aerial gunner on the Avenger [Annotator's Note: Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber aircraft]. One...
Robert Rans' first impression of the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber] was that it was...
Wendell Woodall was in the 19th Bomb Group [Annotator's Note: 19th Bombardment Group] which initially took off from...
Lisle Neher was flabbergasted when he first saw the B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber...
Chester Biernacki and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Helena (CL-50)] and other Allied ships engaged ten enemy...
After leaving Pearl Harbor, William Roy and the rest of the crew of the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-5...

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