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[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...
Monty Joe Boitnott killed groups of men that were mostly Italian with his machinegun at Sened. He also killed Frenchmen...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Edward Tipper had his life improved as a result of his service in World War Two. He received a college education and...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
When Donald Bryan was going to junior college the US was paying for pilot training [Annotator’s Note: the Civilian...
Sidney Philips remembers the Marines bringing the amphibious tank up the creek from the beach. It was just sitting...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
John Marr served as a 1st Lieutenant and commanded 1st Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,  507th Parachute Infantry...
After Norman Hatch landed with Major Jim Crowe [Annotator's Note: Major Henry Pierson Crowe commanded 2nd Battalion,...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] On 16 February 1944 the...
Arthur Pendleton participated in a lot of covert operations. It was interesting work. Pendleton did not know the...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
After D-Day, Clyde East and the 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron began to work in a rather routine fashion. The...
[Annotators note. Heilbrun is showing a photograph of Lyle Pearson and himself to the interviewer]. Herbert Heilbrun...
Jack Sanders had the opportunity to take leave in London and some of the other towns of England while he was stationed...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking George Wichterich about the hedgerow fighting in...
Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Romus Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
Wayne Pierce fought with General Gavin in Normandy. He and the airborne found him to be a god. In terms of Pierce’s...
David Roderick saw German fortifications that were made to look like homes or barns and one town was only made of...
Bernard Friedenberg fought at Aachen, Germany on the Siegfried Line. He was doing the same thing over and over again...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The German rifle...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Abe Milkis was deployed initially to Reading, England after leaving his training in the United States. It was quite an...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
William Pena’s two sergeants were taken from him after one night and were transferred so he was given a new sergeant...
Harry Quinn and his buddy attempted to locate the paratroopers the day after the landing [Annotator’s Note: the date...
Harley Reynolds notes that when the sun went down that night fighters would sweep over German positions dropping flares...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
[Annotators Note: Elmo Bell served in the army as a sergeant in Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry...
After the 82nd Airborne Division finished combat operations in Normandy, Clinton Riddle and the men of the 325th Glider...
During the invasion of Normandy, Clinton Riddle and most of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment landed in British Horsa...

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