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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 Pierce went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina following his tour in Hingham, Massachusetts. Because he had been...
William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
Herbert Gross had trained on B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bombers. His new...
[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...
Robert Gorman left England by transiting through Wales. In Wales, the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th Field Artillery...
Sergeant Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled all...
Horace Sharp and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
After leaving the Wahoo [Annotator's Note: USS Wahoo (SS-238)], James Allen was transferred to the USS Sperry (AS-12)....
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Jack Leaming was launched off the deck of the Enterprise on the morning of 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast, he went to the...
Louis Conter started 7 December 1941 aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor. It was his practice to substitute for...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...

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