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[Annotators Note: Charles Scheffel served in the army as an infantry officer. He was sent to England with five other...
Theodore Van Kirk was the group navigator for the 509th Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 509th Composite Group]....
On 12 May 1944, there was a big air raid with 800 bombers and top cover from Hub Zemke and his wolf pack. They came...
Hopkins was the 33rd plane to take off. It was the 1st time that Hopkins took off carrying a live bomb. After he took...
Bailey was assigned to unloading ships. When he wasn't unloading ships he was walking around. He couldn't stay still....
A lot of times they would go at night and capture a German guard on guard duty and put a bayonet to him. Then you'd...
Waldron was the commanding officer of Torpedo Squadron 8. He wanted things done his way and he wanted them done right....
As a child in Dayton, Ohio Richard Cole was only a half hour bike ride from McCook Army Airfield where he would go to...
Vernon wore a ring. Hershel Williams also wore a ring that was to remind him of his engagement to his fiancee Ruby....
Hannan and Jacques developed good camaraderie. One of the great challenges that he faced was treating both the American...
The picture of Leisey is on half a dozen things that he can think of. He has copies of the picture that go back to 1944...
Ploesti, Romania was a well known target. The group had gone there several times and had some substantial losses there...
Lyle Bouck and Slape [Annotator's Note: US Army Sgt. William Slape] went back and got the platoon members who were to...
Clarene Anderson thought the P-39 was a cool airplane. With the engine mounted in the center of the plane there was...
A typical mission for John Luckadoo started by him being woken up between three and half past three in the morning,...
Leahr got quite a bit of mail from home. Mail was important to him. He had three brothers in the service. One brother...
Robert Shoens knew that the planes coming towards him were not the much hoped for escort. In the briefing room after...
On 1 September 1942 Tyler was transferred to the 44th [Annotator's Note: 44th Fighter Squadron] at Bellows Field as...
Col. Davis became the commander. When the Air Force became a separate service they reactivated the 332nd Fighter Group...
James Nerison had an upper bunk in the PT boat [Annotators Note: PT-305] and he was not able to see out of the boat. He...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
The San Francisco had to intercept the Japanese ships coming down the Slot [Annotator's Note: the narrow course from...
After going past the site of the Malmedy Massacre, they kept going and their next major battle was in a town called...
Wilburn K. Ross had his molars knocked out in France by shrapnel. His company commander had sent him and about eight of...
John Vessey learned a lot from his 34th Infantry Division leaders. His experience in North Africa colored his outlook...
William Barnes manned a 20 millimeter antiaircraft gun aboard USS PC-590. When an enemy plane came at the ship it...
Robert Christie notes that the armored tank units worked with the armored infantry. One of the residents at Christie's...
Steve Pisanos scored his first victory on 21 May [Annotators Note: 21 May 1943]. They had taken bombers to Frankfurt,...
Dupuy was rotated out after his escort missions on Truk. There was no system of rotation for pilots in the Pacific like...
While the Laffey was undergoing training on Chesapeake Bay some of the gunners were sent to Dam Neck, Virginia for...
The first person Lynn Compton met up with after the jump into Normandy was Winters [Annotators Note: Richard Winters]....
The ship went into the Atlantic. Vejtasa's ship met up with the Ranger, CV-4 [Annotator's Note: USS Ranger (CV-4)]....
On the 16th [Annotator’s Note: 16 May 1945 on Okinawa] Bailey moved out but got pinned down again and took cover in...
Joseph Armanini describes explaining why he missed the target from the previous mission to Colonel Harding [Annotators...
One could fire automatically from the hip. The M-1 could get muddy, wet, and whatever else and it would fire. The...
Martello recalled having to carry a wounded German soldier after being captured. He had been shot. Martello fell down...

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