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[Annotator's Note: George Roberts served in the USAAF as a radio operator and gunner aboard Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Cleveland Peterson was aboard the SS Johnson when he heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They had been...
James Kemp McLaughlin does not recall the modified B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] YB...
The artillery in the Hurtgen Forest was tree burst artillery which prevented men from digging foxholes in the cold...
Harley Reynolds thinks he was crazy to have assaulted that pillbox by himself. Only four hours before he had learned...
Jack Carver participated in the Battle of the Bulge when SS Panzer Divisions attacked green American units in the...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft with Marine...
Harley Reynolds recognizes that the invasion [Annotators Note: the invasion of Sicily] was fairly easy in terms of...
When Keith Renstrom went to Iwo Jima he fought well because the excitement was not there. He functioned better as a...
Blanche Gangwere was sent to Passau, Germany where she was billeted in an old castle on a hill. The castle was...
Edwin Henlebin loaded onto a troop ship in San Francisco, California. He was issued Army clothing so that he couldn't...
In the Atlantic, Sherwin Callander was on the USS Lyon (AP-71), a transport ship that brought troops and supplies to...
Richard Witaker distrusted both civilians and soldiers on the Japanese held island of Okinawa. He once had to remove a...
John Finn was on the opposite side of the island from Pearl Harbor, at Kaneohe Bay, and he heard terrible explosions,...
John W. Marr and the men of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment loaded into their transport airplanes on the evening...
Edward Bale operated the M4 Medium Tank [Annotator's Note: also known as the Sherman] during World War 2 except when he...
Fred Hirsekorn started out as a gunner on an M4 Sherman medium tank. He had made PFC by the end of basic training. He...
Harley Reynolds, through subsequent research, was able to find out what the German half track was doing there. The half...
John Raaen was captain of Headquarters Company, 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion at the time of D-Day on 6 June 1944 [...
Basil Woolf and his landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269] beached on D-Day at Ouistrehan [Annotator's Note: Sword...
Kelly Kuwayama landed in either May or June 1944 in Italy. They worked their way up the boot of Italy. When they were...
As William Garbo and the men of G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, moved out along a mountain trail from...
[Annotator's Note: Sumner Whitten served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator dive bomber with Marine...
William Dabney and his unit dug into the sand as soon as they landed on the beach. They could not move inland until the...
When George Roberts flew to Schweinfurt they ran out of ammunition, except for in the radio room, on the way to the...
[Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant served in the Navy as a captain’s mess attendant aboard the USS San Francisco (CA38...
John H. Price, Jr.'s company [Annotator's Note: Company B, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion] was comprised of three...
Albert Porche served in Italy with the 99th Fighter Squadron. The 99th was issued light training aircraft after months...
Walter Nelson had a different pilot for his first raid. The pilot’s name was Lieutenant Womper [Annotators Note: unsure...
Russell Gackenbach had no idea where Tinian was located when he arrived there. He only knew it was close to Japan. At...
Edward Bale and his tanks loaded into LCMs [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft, Mechanized] and then into an LSD [...
After the island of Saipan was secured, Ira Schilling and his assault engineer squad of 2nd Marine Division remained on...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Baile served in the USAAF and as a flight engineer on B-29 bombers.] Finally, they got their...
Eugene DiSabatino arrived at Tinian and saw that the portion of the island that was being used by the 509th Composite...
Ira Schilling and the 6th Marine Regiment travelled from New Zealand to Guadalcanal on a hot and crowded military...

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