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The D Day assembly plans for paratroopers like John Marr were completely forgotten in the chaos of the jump. The...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
Josephine Pescatore would do it all again tomorrow if she had the same kind of troops, which she is sure they are....
The sole duty of Clyde East and his squadron during the Battle of the Bulge was to perform reconnaissance flights in...
Lieutenant John Marr's first patrol from Timmes' orchard was sent to find any American or other friendly forces in the...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
Clyde East's combat philosophy worked for him as a pilot. When he caught sight of an enemy aircraft, it scared him, but...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
After darkness fell, Lieutenant John Marr began to lead the 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment back to...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] At the end of the second...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS sailed alone before reaching Ireland. Shaw’...
Charles Coolidge went into Anzio during the day then started moving that night for a planned attack the next morning....
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
When Charles Coolidge was in Italy Patton did not mean a thing to him. Coolidge passed a vehicle with General Patton in...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division when he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st Division,...
Tenney joined the National Guard in November of 1940. He joined to get his year of service completed before the draft...
Michael J. Doi was born in California. On 19 January 1942 Doi was inducted into the US Army at the age of 21. The army...
The river crossing [Annotators Note: the 20 September 1944 crossing of the Waal River in Holland during Operation...
Kalil does not know what happened to the P-47 pilot. The airmen were taken to a different camp from the infantry. He...
Mack is the chaplain of the Sixth Marine Division Association. He notes that the ranks are getting very thin. The...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
Years later Vejtasa asked Japanese veterans if they had thought about strafing the deck and they said no. Vejtasa would...
Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...
Shames says that Bastogne was very cold, and mostly the platoon executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...
Mack was going to bring his carbine home with him. He put it in his sea bag and had all of his stuff packed around it....
While Richard Greer and his fellow Marines were on Guadalcanal they were bombed almost constantly. They were hit at ten...
John Noack got the emergency radio set up. Noack had a little difficulty getting everything set up. Noack got seasick...
Whitten is proud to have survived the Battle of Midway. A few years ago he was contacted about Battle of Midway...

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