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Felix Polito was in the hospital when the 1st Special Service Force was disbanded. It was about six months before the...
William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
From there [Annotator's Note: the area around Bastone, Belgium], Sidney LaPook and his unit [Annotator's Note: 193rd...
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...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Lloyd Duncan had a few exciting experiences. After a flight out over the Atlantic the pilot lost manifold pressure and...
Bernard Marcus’ parents immigrated to the United States from Europe. His mother came from Poland when it was a part of...
Joseph Motil put the charge right against the door so it blew it in. There was a flame thrower operator with their unit...
Felix Polito participated in the Battle at Anzio. The 101st went in and had 165 men but only 5 or 6 survived. They were...
Lester Hull does not recall when the German counterattack began. He remembers that while the battle lasted for six...
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
James Weller volunteered as a gung-ho young man looking for trouble. He enjoyed his war years and the people he met....
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
William Pena traveled on the Queen Elizabeth over to England where he was given lots of food. Only one day he remembers...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
When Robert Liles arrived in China, he and the other pilots lived in hostels. They also had Chinese room boys that took...
Sergeant Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled all...
After leaving the Wahoo [Annotator's Note: USS Wahoo (SS-238)], James Allen was transferred to the USS Sperry (AS-12)....
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
Eva Gross reached the place of selection at Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: she had just completed a terrible three day...
William Epperson was awarded the Bronze Star for his action in Soye, France [Annotator's Note: Soye-en-Septaine]....
Jack Brukman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 498th Bombardment Group, 73rd Bombardment Wing] eventually moved from...
Jack Brukman realized that the big problem was that they were bombing from great heights and could not hit the target [...
Captain Smith was surprised to see John M. Roberts and his buddies show up as he had them listed as missing in action....
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax rose through the ranks quickly [Annotator's Note: while assigned to Fort Shafter as an...
After enduring an artillery barrage in a coconut grove, William Garbo's unit [Annotator's Note: G Troop, 2nd Squadron,...
Thomas Ballew served in headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] handling finance and...
Frank Maresca saw his first combat at Bristol. Shortly after they were issued their ammunition and k rations they were...
[Annotator's Note: Norman Hatch served as a combat cameraman with the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima.] On Iwo Jima,...
[Annotator's Note: Orville Bethard served in the Navy as an Electrician’s Mate aboard USS Midway (CVE-63), renamed USS...
When they left Clark Field, Harold DeForest's Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th Infantry...

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