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John Sacks' first mission was to Bremen, Germany to hit an oil refinery in that city. When they got over the target the...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) joined other American, British, Dutch and Australian [Annotator's Note: also...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
Mahlen Arledge and the 81st Infantry Division were placed on ships that were destined for the island of Angaur. The...
For the year prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the attack was on Sunday, 7 December 1941], James...
Glen Jostad was a radio man and gunner on a Boeing B-17 heavy bomber. He flew multiple missions against German...
Jack Sanders felt that despite its bad reputation, the B-24 [Annotator’s Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber...
Samuel Lombardo gave Captain Marsh the orders and moved forward into the action. [Annotator's Note: Even though...
Arthur Seltzer was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began in December 1944. It was cold and...
After John DuBose signed on with the Merchant Marines, he was shipped to the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg,...
Harold Buell attended Parsons College in Iowa [Annotator's Note: Fairfield, Iowa] on an athletic scholarship. He was an...
Ralph Hopkins wanted to join the Navy at 17 years of age, but his father refused. Hopkins could have gotten a job...
John Pogue was a capable typist when he entered the Army. He was told that with his ability to type 70 words per minute...
Glen Jostad had an abbreviated basic training before beginning radio training at Scott Field [Annotator's Note: near...
Earl Tweed advanced from being a platoon commander with 35 to 40 men at full strength to being a company commander with...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Calvin Moret and the Tuskegee Airmen helped break down racial barriers. They did not realize at the time that they were...
John Curtis Spencer was given command of a destroyer escort, the USS Micka (DE-176), and did duty in the south Atlantic...
John Raaen saw an unbelievable number of ships on the morning of D-Day. There were thousands of ships all spaced apart...
There was more training for John Pogue after he reached Reading [Annotator's Note: Reading, England]. The 401st Glider...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
In late January or early February [Annotator’s Note: late January or early February 1945] the Battle of the Bulge ended...
Anne Levy was born in Lodz, Poland in July 1935. Before the war started, she was a very young girl [Annotator's Note:...
William Myers, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1926. During the Great Depression his father worked...
Lawrence Brooks followed the war while he was in service. One of the islands he was on had Japanese pillboxes. The...
Reva Kibort left the Warsaw Ghetto and made her way to the Aryan side. Her mother had provided them with some valuable...
Jack Taylor was well pleased flying F6F [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft] fighter planes. The...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow was doing research into statistical fitting with WACs [Annotator’s Note: Women's Army Corps] during...
[Annotator's Note: Lawrence Yatsu served in the Army as a BAR man in Company C, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd...
Donald Witmer said the Japanese decided on a last-gasp attempt at interrupting the invasion of Leyte with three prongs...
William Pierce had steak and eggs before boarding the Higgins Boat [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] In the lock up...
Archie Maltbie flew one of his last missions of the war against a very large German ammunition dump. There was a huge...
James Nerison learned how to handle the boat [Annotator's Note: PT boat], fix the engine, and operate the radio...

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