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Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...
While Sterling Mace was positioned north on Okinawa, he would look south and see what appeared to be, and sounded like...
Upon reaching the port in Cherbourg, France, Henry Malec saw remnants of ships all around. He did not have time to...
Joseph Orlando was assigned to Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Massachusetts to be a Drill Instructor but it...
Alonzo Emerson recaps a typical mission he flew as a B-25 Mitchell [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
Frank Kubiak admired the ship's skipper, Commander McCorkle [Annotator's Note: US Navy Lieutenant Commander Francis...
John Curtis Spencer was given command of a destroyer escort, the USS Micka (DE-176), and did duty in the south Atlantic...
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...
Louis Frydman was removed from the Warsaw ghetto. A train took the surviving ghetto uprising participants to Majdanek...
John Rogers found dug in tanks that were dispersed throughout [Annotator's Note: throughout Germany]. One time, they...
John Morrow does not really remember his first mission as a radio operator on a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Fred Gordon recalls being under constant enemy fire for weeks. He was eventually transferred from the observation post...
A call went out for volunteers and Battery H, 11th Marine Regiment sent five people to the front to help out. Three of...
Thomas Ard Sylvest landed on Iwo Jima, Japan shortly after the United States had secured the island. His squadron [...
Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the convoys crossing the Atlantic to...
Lawrence John Lejeune graduated from Merchant Marine training in Saint Petersburg, Florida in May 1944 then was shipped...
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...
Gerald Abbenhaus and his infantry unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 385th Infantry Regiment, 76th...
Carey Eleser was a Navy Armed Guard radioman aboard the SS David B. Johnson. They left Charleston, South Carolina and...
John McConn and his outfit spent three weeks training to cross the Rhine River in boats. The first boat to cross with...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans after leaving Ormont, Germany and arrived in a nearby...
Francis Hurd's unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 291st Engineer Combat Battalion] was responsible for keeping the...
Lester M. Bornstein and his unit [Annotator's Note: 168th Engineer Combat Battalion] followed the Germans to the Rhine...
The Weser River is between the Rhine and Elbe Rivers. While advancing toward Berlin, Guy Leefe, Jr. and the rest of the...
Alex Lopez remembers having a difficult time when he was in Czechoslovakia. His unit [Annotator's Note: the 314th...
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...
Reuben Weiner enlisted as a photographer in the 165th Signal Photographic Company. He was assigned to the 4th Infantry...
Frank Golemi flew a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 Skytrain cargo aircraft] from Texas to Marrakesh, Morocco....

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