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Frederick Moore's scariest experience was flying a green airplane low over a green jungle and looking up to see flashes...
Fernando Serna had several close calls during the war. Assigned to Corregidor Island in the Philippines, he got out of...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
When they were pulling into port in Luzon with 600 men aboard, Ben Skardon said that Lieutenant George Coburn, Skardon'...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer talking about another interview he recorded with a soldier...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
George Spera first saw combat in September 1944. He was scared to death. Nobody had previous combat experience...
Fernando Serna and the defenders of Corregidor were bombarded continuously for days on end. He was scared but he kept...
Stanley Wolczyk was under fire three times during the campaign to recapture Attu from the Japanese. It was during the...
James Odom recalled two big "fracases." In Leyte Bay, his ship was part of what he has been told was the largest...
After surviving a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] flight that arrived in Hawaii on...
[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...
Anthony Varuso thought highly of the natives on the island of New Guinea. Even though their clothing was minimal, they...
The 792nd Military Police Battalion was subdivided and Roy Uthes was assigned to the 209th Engineer Combat Battalion [...
Vernon Cummings' first battle station [Annotator's Note: aboard USS Indiana (BB-58)] was below deck in the powder room...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Edwin McGhee landed in Marseilles, France was his infantry division [Annotator's Note: McGhee was an infantryman in...
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...
After parachuting into France and landing in trees in the mountains, Melvin Dahlberg and other paratroopers from the...
Henry Freedman was a member of an intelligence and reconnaissance unit [Annotator's Note: Intelligence and...
Samuel Malta and his company [Annotator's Note: Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division] in...
Enrique Cervantes flew about 25 missions over Europe. Although he classified those missions as uneventful, they were...
For most of George Beaugh's missions his crew would fly at 25,000 to 27,000 feet. On one mission they flew at 32,000...
Stewart Bass was excited and nervous to fly his first combat mission. He soon calmed down, followed his training and...
Lloyd Guillory had two eventful missions he would never forget. On a mission before he reached Ie-Shima, Guillory flew...
Harry Carlson does not recall his first mission target. The B-29s [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
George Hood's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] had its nose wheel strut struck by a...
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...

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