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Fred Bergeron saw three carriers as well as battle ships, cruisers and destroyers spread out over a very wide area. The...
Howard Genrich experienced his first battle on 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December 1944] when they captured a town...
John Marr served as a 1st Lieutenant and commanded 1st Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,  507th Parachute Infantry...
Once the Americans had broken through St. Lo, Robert Gorman and the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th Field Artillery...
Darold Rice remembers his first experience with combat as he and his crew were ordered to fire their .30 caliber into...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Once Raymond VanDuzer and his fellow soldiers cleared the beach they started marching or moved out on trucks. They went...
Charles Davis has many observations about the number 13, which he considers lucky nowadays. Davis described the evening...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The islands [Annotator...
The first mission during which Clayton Kelly Gross shot down an enemy plane was when he was flying with Billy D. Harris...
Leonard Lomell and Sgt. Kuhn [Annotator's Note: US Army Staff Sergeant Jack Kuhn] kept advancing forward, but as luck...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship's captain. He was assigned to an Army transport and...
Robert Dickinson boarded the newly commissioned USS Queenfish (SS-393) as a Seaman Second Class. It didn't seem like he...
[Annotator's Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS-306) and was aboard during...
Shortly before colors (800 hours) on 7 December 1941, Firman Balza was standing on the starboard gallery deck, talking...
George Roberts and his crew were sent to Hampton Roads, Virginia where they boarded the USS Argentina [Annotator's Note...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
Guy Leefe, Jr. accumulated about 4,000 hours of flight time during his time in the service. He was discharged in...
Robert Whitcomb went overseas on a converted cruise liner. After arriving in Liverpool he was sent to Chelveston Air...
Revis Haslett flew the Hump [Annotator's Note: the nickname given to the stretch of the Himalayas that American pilots...
Charles Brooks saw purple flak on his first combat mission off the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6...
Charles McGee liked the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] because it had more speed...
[Annotator's Note: Herbert Heilbrun is showing a photograph of Lyle Pearson, a squadronmate of Heilbrun's, and himself...
Dr. Roscoe Brown's first mission was to a target in Austria. All of the mission targets looked the same from 25,000...
Charles Brooks landed on the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-10)] just in time for the attack on the...
In January 1943, James Kemp McLaughlin was ordered to fly the commanding general, Lieutenant General Jacob Devers, and...
Cyril Buchert was stationed on Biak. He was overseas for a full year. He saw few locals except when he was in Manila en...
Jack Sanders had the opportunity to take leave in London and some of the other towns of England while he was stationed...
Clyde East was provided a week of instruction after his transfer to the United States Army Air Forces. That was to...
John Alison flew with Tex Hill [Annotator's Note: later Brigadier General David Lee Hill, known as Tex to friends and...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow was doing research into statistical fitting with WACs [Annotator’s Note: Women's Army Corps] during...
Elmer Knudsen's first combat was at Fort Driant, about a week after he got off the boat in France. It took him about a...
Lieutenant Hagerty was promoted as a liaison officer for the 1st Marine Division and coordinated all of the regiments...
During the first night they [Annotator's Note: Harlan Twible and the other survivors of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)]...

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