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Daniel Szafran had only one friend killed in an offensive. [Annotator's Note: There is a break in the tape then starts...
Irving Becker was assigned to Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Special Service Force. A book...
Felix Polito was in the hospital when the 1st Special Service Force was disbanded. It was about six months before the...
Arriving in October 1944, Aubrey Bradley was assigned to the 401st Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 613th...
Dwain Luce feels that they must have loaded up in advance [Annotator's Note: loaded the gliders in preparation for the...
Benigno Martinez's wounded battalion commander, Colonel Tillman Boyd, was well respected. He received the Silver Star....
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 Rogers went back to France for the 50th Anniversary. Rogers went with his choir from the First Methodist Church in...
Roy H. Matsumoto arrived in India and traveled to Deogarh [Annotator's Note: Deogarh, India] in the interior. A camp...
Benigno Martinez managed to keep on the right side of his commanding officers. He worked so closely with the enlisted...
Donald W. Bertino fired his 90mm [Annotator's Note: 90mm antiaircraft gun] first in Dinant, Belgium. It was a hurry up...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
In the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, William Hussey's father was about 400 miles to the south with a...
During a mission, Walter Bala's plane was hit over the target. A shell came through the plane and knocked out his...
After missions they [Annotator's Note: Hewitt Brian Gomez and his fellow crewmen] would have a debriefing about the...
In England, Darrell Welch worked with the British. They told them the enemy was tough. The British had gotten Spitfires...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot with Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in the...
Reginald Duncan was always the lead vehicle during blackout convoy driving. There was one incident that Duncan claims...
After training at Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near Hattiesburg, Mississippi], Roy H. Matsumoto heard rumors of a...
Palermo, Messina and Sicily [Annotator's Note: all in Italy] were very severe targets for Jack Buckner due to the...
When Orville Carroll arrived at Northwest Field on Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], the Marines had...
Clem Thrift went to Norfolk, Virginia for turboelectric training. The ship he helped commission, and on which he...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
George Sakato mentions that there was a recent reunion in Texas with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
Gerry Jones discusses Eleanor Roosevelt's visit the South Pacific to assess the well being of the 1st Marine Division....
Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
Raymond Mabarac drove over to look at the concentration camps at Flossenburg [Annotator's Note: Flossenburg, Germany]...
Raymond Downs finally got up the stairs and found the captain in the pilot house. The captain said they needed to get...
Peter Newberg did not have much choice in abandoning ship [Annotator's Note: after the USS Yorktown (CV-5) was mortally...
On one mission, Bernard Smith's aircraft was taking off and the left wing began to dip. He got frightened and they hit...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
When James Morehead arrived at Broom, Australia, the little airfield where they landed didn't have modern pumping...
His expertise was not required for the invasion of Normandy [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6...

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