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Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
Elmo Bell fought out of Normandy and all the way across France. All maneuver elements of the army were assigned a...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Joseph Motil put the charge right against the door so it blew it in. There was a flame thrower operator with their unit...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
Sergeant Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled all...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It voyaged to...
[Annotator's Note: Norman Hatch served as a combat cameraman with the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima.] On Iwo Jima,...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
James Weller knew something was going on while he was near the German border. The OPs [Annotator’s Note: outposts] and...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Lowell Brueland had a normal flight training. He graduated in September 1942 and was assigned to the 20th Fighter...
Clayton Kelly Gross does not recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the navy aboard the submarines USS Thresher (SS-200) and USS Lizardfish (SS-...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
James Gaffney never spotted any Japanese while patrolling Bougainville. They did observe and report a bright light on...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...

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