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The Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-10)] was gone when Feightner arrived at Pearl Harbor so he went down...
Alexander Jefferson’s plane name was “Bubble Blue Subsoil” [Annotator’s Note: Jefferson became quiet and was lost in...
Martello learned that when you were in the sand and going fast, the wheel of the halftrack could be turned, but the...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Ben Kuroki learned that it did not matter that he had flown 30 missions, or that he had a chest full of ribbons. An...
Lyle Bouck did not meet many civilians in Belgium. Someone higher up had gone through the towns and villages and...
There had been numerous plans for the 101st [Annotator's note: 101st Airborne Division] but none came about until the...
Clarence Anderson describes how the P-51 Mustang [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] came...
Sicily was an easier operation than Italy. Theodore Finkbeiner and his company [Annotators Note: Company H, 2nd...
An average escort mission would last for 5 to 6 hours but some lasted 7 hours or more. That was a long time to be in a...
A few minutes after 7:00 [Annotator's Note: 7:00 a.m., 7 December 1941] one of the plotters made some entries on the...
When they left St. Lo, they were in dairy and farming country. The farms were laid out in squares and there were mounds...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
Geraldine Nyman only knows one girl from the second graduating class of WASPs. At the time of this interview, Nyman was...
Edward LaPorta was a halftrack driver during his first battle. He remembers that they had nothing to fight with except...
When the battle initially started Pomroy was positioned with a water-cooled machine gun. [Annotator's note: 1917A1...
Yellin taxied and saw mounds of Japanese bodies [Annotator's Note: on Iwo Jima]. Bulldozers were pushing the bodies...
With all of the different kinds of huts that the Filipinos used they mainly used armor-piercing ammunition because...
John Rogers went back to France for the 50th Anniversary. Rogers went with his choir from the First Methodist Church in...
There was a problem with some of the arming switches in the Bombing 3 [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 3] bombers....
At 3:30 a.m. [Annotator's Note: 6 June 1944], Baumgarten and Company B started disembarking from the ship. The weather...
When they finally stopped they were a couple feet away from a hut. The next morning there were people working on the...
The GI that helped Currey with the bazooka was Adam Lucero.Currey recalled the events of the actions that lead to him...
Snapp enjoyed flying the PQ-8. It had tricycle landing gear and it was fun and easy to land. It was highly maneuverable...
In Africa they were out in the desert were the French Foreign Legion was training and were headquartered. They worked...
They kept moving up trying to find the Japanese [Annotator's Note: on the island of New Guinea]. There was a supply...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
Robert Christie was in combat for a few weeks before his tank was hit. They had to bail out of their tank. He was not...
When they [Annotators Note: Donald Hoff and the rest of the strike group] arrived at the point where they [Annotator's...
Dupuy flew air support for the Marines who were landing on Tinian [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. The invasion took...
Richard Greer experienced some bayonet fighting during the Battle for Henderson Field but more so at Point Cruz. They...
Years ago Delewski did an interview for National Geographic. He accompanied his commanding officer Captain Becton [...
John Noack and his crew finally got a plane. They took their time in breaking it in. Finally they received orders to go...
Lynn Compton was not told about the upcoming invasion while he was in Holborn. Compton could tell by the outlay of land...
The planes did not form up, instead they headed out one by one. They also did not go up to their normal cruising height...
When Crain got a chance to examine his boat he noticed there were about 50 to 75 marks in the steel where bullets had...

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