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Dale Peterson felt the Okinawa campaign to be the most difficult. He was at battle stations 113 times. Fear of death...
The caravan of trucks that took Hugh Colbert and the men of the 106th Infantry Division to the front lines stretched as...
Vernon Alexander got into trouble prior to getting into combat. He had been practicing field stripping his machine gun...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
Lloyd Duncan remained in the service for 90 days after the war ended. He continued flying every day. He was one of only...
Harold Buell wanted to hit a major enemy warship but seemed to never have the opportunity. He finally had his chance...
As Ralph Weymouth approached the Japanese fleet, he saw that it was organized in a typical formation for ships at sea....
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
After crossing the Pacific, Philip Dunford's troop ship docked in Hawaii for a couple of days. He does not recall...
Aboard ship in Hawaii before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dossie East did not suspect the war was imminent. Pearl Harbor...
This action was the one during which Robert Liles got his first confirmed kill. It was a Zero [Annotator's Note:...
In late January or early February [Annotator’s Note: late January or early February 1945] the Battle of the Bulge ended...
Richard Bennett mentioned that one incident stands out as a proud moment. Out of the 15 PT boats in the squadron [...
Tony Schneider recaps his involvement in the Doolittle Raid that took place on 18 April 1942. Assigned to VB-6 [...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
In early 1954, Bernard Marcus was visited by a colonel with the Signal Corps in Washington. The officer had been told...
Russell Gackenbach was briefed either at 11 or 12 o'clock prior to the mission. [Annotator's Note: The mission being...
Wim de Jonge could tell when he left Holland for the East Indies that war was looming. He was not concerned with...
Herbert Auerbach was a cryptographer. His duty was to take the Morse code messages from headquarters received by the...
Fred Bronfin went from Port Hueneme to San Diego for overseas deployment with Argus-10. He was then sent to Maui for...
Albert Reale remembers that the size of the Pacific impressed him, and there were many days when he saw nothing but...
Harold Zeringer arrived at Pearl Harbor after convoy duty from the west coast. He saw the Arizona [Annotator's Note:...
David Flynn has written an account of the events of 7 December 1941. He recorded receiving the announcement of the...
Sterling Mace and his platoon rode to the assault beach at Peleliu in an Amtrak [Annotator's Note: Landing Vehicle,...
David Oreck trained as a civilian pilot for the Lend-Lease Program [Annotator's Note: An Act to Promote the Defense of...
Calvin Moret was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 15 August 1925. His parents, Adolph, Sr. and Georgette had five boys...
Lucy T. Elliot was born in 1924. Her father was Dennis Toups. There were five girls and two boys in the family. Her...
Perry Smith was born at West Point, New York in 1934 while his father was serving as an instructor at the US Military...
John Moran was born in Superior, Wisconsin. He had a great youth and enlisted in the Army at 17. He was then sent to...
Howard Fox was born in Albany, New York in 1925. He grew up during the Great Depression, and lost his mother when he...
William Myers, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1926. During the Great Depression his father worked...
Robert Rans was born in Chicago, Illinois in April 1921. Family life was mostly normal until the war started. He worked...
Paul Pizzolongo was born in February 1923 in Bronx, New York. His father picked numbers for the bookies and his mom did...
Herbert Heilbrun flew twin engines in his second stage of flight training. He flew the Cessna Bobcat [Annotator's Note...
When he was still 100 miles out from his carrier [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6)], the primitive radar in...

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