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For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
Walter Halloran hit the beach and saw many men die as soon as the ramp was dropped [Annotator’s Note: he was assigned...
John Howland had been involved in Operation Fortitude in deceiving the Germans before D-Day. They were not affected by...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
[Annotator's Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS-306) during that vessel's...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
John Nicholas's ship, the USS Gayety (AM-239), participated in submarine chasing in the Pacific. He set the depth...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
Gabriel Spinelli began his active duty in March 1943. His basic training took place in Sacramento at a facility that...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Walter Halloran landed in a small English town with his company and their equipment in preparation for the invasion [...
Robert Liles went to Mitchell Field on Long Island, New York. He was with a group of pilots who were going to were...
It took three weeks for John H. Price, Jr. to make the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, all the while zig-zagging to...
On 17 July 1944 Sidney LaPook and the 193rd Field Artillery Group left Kington for Southampton. On 21 July they took a...
Waldeman Czaban’s unit went to Kawaii, the Hawaiian Islands, and helped develop the fledgling base. The Seventh...
Howard Genrich had an accident while disassembling a .50 caliber machine gun. His finger was caught in the bolt and he...
Dominic Martello learned that when going fast in the sand, the wheel of the half-track could be turned, but the force...
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...
The caravan of trucks that took Hugh Colbert and the men of the 106th Infantry Division to the front lines stretched as...
Vernon Alexander got into trouble prior to getting into combat. He had been practicing field stripping his machine gun...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
Lloyd Duncan remained in the service for 90 days after the war ended. He continued flying every day. He was one of only...
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...
Russell Gackenbach was briefed either at 11 or 12 o'clock prior to the mission. [Annotator's Note: The mission being...
Herbert Auerbach was a cryptographer. His duty was to take the Morse code messages from headquarters received by the...
Albert Reale remembers that the size of the Pacific impressed him, and there were many days when he saw nothing but...
Harold Zeringer arrived at Pearl Harbor after convoy duty from the west coast. He saw the Arizona [Annotator's Note:...
Calvin Moret was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 15 August 1925. His parents, Adolph, Sr. and Georgette had five boys...
Lucy T. Elliot was born in 1924. Her father was Dennis Toups. There were five girls and two boys in the family. Her...

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