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James Odom recalled two big "fracases." In Leyte Bay, his ship was part of what he has been told was the largest...
[Annotator's Note: Charles McGee served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot with the 302nd Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
Vernon Alexander fought in the Muehlhausen combat. The fighting was hot and difficult. Climbach was another instance of...
The 792nd Military Police Battalion was subdivided and Roy Uthes was assigned to the 209th Engineer Combat Battalion [...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Francis Hurd's engineering unit [Annotator's Note: the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion] built a number of Bailey...
In the early part of December, John McConn and his outfit was taking a German town. [Annotator’s Note: 1944] The...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...
Dabney Montgomery arrived in Bari, Italy in January 1944. It was the day after a heavy German bombardment. There were...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Henry Freedman was a member of an intelligence and reconnaissance unit [Annotator's Note: Intelligence and...
Enrique Cervantes flew about 25 missions over Europe. Although he classified those missions as uneventful, they were...
Lloyd Guillory had two eventful missions he would never forget. On a mission before he reached Ie-Shima, Guillory flew...
Francis Dymnicki does not remember his first mission. He flew missions over France in preparation for D-Day [Annotator'...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Ira Schilling killed a Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal with a shotgun. In the morning, before the Marines moved out...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin "R.V." Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in...
Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...
Upon reaching the port in Cherbourg, France, Henry Malec saw remnants of ships all around. He did not have time to...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
George A. Sarosi, like everyone else in Hungary, had a dossier that contained general information such as his...
Fred Hirsekorn's battalion [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] was made up of four...
Following the end of the war, Patrick Russell flew in other carrier squadrons [Annotator's Note: after Composite...
John Rogers found dug in tanks that were dispersed throughout [Annotator's Note: throughout Germany]. One time, they...
A call went out for volunteers and Battery H, 11th Marine Regiment sent five people to the front to help out. Three of...
Herbert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in nine...
Rollins Rosenzweig was part of the aircraft carrier naval air cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima. [Annotator's Note:...
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...
Francis Hurd's unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 291st Engineer Combat Battalion] was responsible for keeping the...
The Weser River is between the Rhine and Elbe Rivers. While advancing toward Berlin, Guy Leefe, Jr. and the rest of the...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
Archie Maltbie’s first mission from England was against a French railroad bridge. Several pilots missed the bridge but...
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...

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