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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...
Odell Vaughn fought through North Africa and Italy with the 178th Field Artillery Battalion. He was promoted to 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...
Herbert Stern arrived at his first duty assignment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina to discover he was the commander of...
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...
Warren Schmitt was sent to San Diego after he was drafted. He had six weeks of training. Some of the young men could...
Samuel Malta went into the service in June 1943. He took his basic training at Camp Wheeler near Macon, Georgia. He was...
John Pogue was a capable typist when he entered the Army. He was told that with his ability to type 70 words per minute...
Henry Feldman went to Fort Custer [Annotator's Note: near Battle Creek, Michigan] for indoctrination. He did his basic...
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...
Recalling his experiences on Cape Gloucester, Joe Clapper said the combat portion was very light. It was the easiest...
Edwin Knight was in the Philippines when fighting began to subside. The priority for logistical support was redirected...
Edwin Knight was in the midst of a battle [Annotator's Note: in Lingayen Gulf in January 1945]. While advancing through...
George Hood's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] had its nose wheel strut struck by a...
Having been rescued from his ditched aircraft at the Battle of Midway, Tony Schneider was taken first to Midway Island...
John Curtis Spencer was given command of a destroyer escort, the USS Micka (DE-176), and did duty in the south Atlantic...
Alex Lopez remembers having a difficult time when he was in Czechoslovakia. His unit [Annotator's Note: the 314th...
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...
Thomas Kingsley experienced unforgettable sights as he participated in the liberation of the concentration camp at...
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:...

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