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Harley Reynolds notes that by one in the morning they stopped and rested. The next morning they were in position and...
James Livaudais remembers certain names from his combat experience very vividly. Not all of them are mentioned in...
James Livaudais saw a man named Oseroff killed. That was the first combat death that Livaudais witnessed. He merely...
Lowell Brueland earned the Silver Star after he arrived in France while performing a fighter sweep. He had completed...
Charles Coolidge recalls the weather at Monte Cassino as being cold and rainy. Coolidge feels that had they gone with...
After eliminating the remainder of the artillery positions on Ngesebus Island, the 5th Marine Regiment returned to...
William Leibold was topside with O'Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Rear Admiral Richard O'Kane had been the commanding...
Harley Reynolds went through the town of Troina but did not fight there. Company F ran into most of the resistance...
Monty Joe Boitnott was at a bomber base in Algeria. There were no air bases in Tunisia because almost all of the bases...
While in combat in the Normandy's hedgerow country, an entire patrol from John Witmeyer's unit was killed by a German...
One night, the battalion command sent John Witmeyer on a patrol behind German lines. Witmeyer took six other men out on...
[Annotator's Note: due to a technical problem, audio for this segment was lost].
George Morgan left Fort Pierce after a month and a half along with two dozen other men. [Annotator’s Note: Fort...
James Livaudais entered the service in March 1942. His division was to be the Sergeant York Division. The decision...
Clinton Riddle and his comrades in Company B were wrestled from their sleep in the early predawn hours for breakfast on...
James Livaudais flew in a glider over Allied shipping in the English Channel on his route to land in Normandy on D-Day...
Wayne Pierce had no idea of what was happening with A or B Companies while he was with Sanford and the remnants of C...
Ed Rendelman and his battalion [Annotator’s Note: 2nd Battalion, 359th Regiment, 90th Infantry Division] immediately...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
The fighting around the La Fiere bridge and the village of Cauquigny was intense and Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion had received orders to advance earlier in the evening in the woods adjacent to the...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
John McConn and his company were the first Americans into Nuremburg. They cut the Autobahn while the Krauts were...
William Leibold found O'Kane [Annotator's Note: Richard O’Kane, captain of the USS Tang (SS306)] to be very sure of...
James Gaffney felt the Okinawan civilians were glad to see the Americans. They hung around the camp all the time. They...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to give a statement in a certain way...
Bernard Friedenberg trained for the invasion of Europe after the invasion of Sicily. He landed at Omaha Beach and Gela...
Walter Barnes and his fellow infantrymen did a lot of walking. Some of the men were not used to walking that much and...
David Roderick had to keep the lane open in Cherbourg for Patton and the 3rd Army. He also helped stop Hitler’s counter...
Charles Moore and his outfit flew many supply runs into France. [Annotator’s Note: Moore had returned to England with...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
Warren Schmitt was born on 18 March 1921 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He had a younger brother named Gene who also served in...

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