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The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
For the first battle of the Matanikau, James Smith and the Raiders were going to go up the river and 1st Battalion, 7th...
Lyle Bouck thought about escaping twice. Reid [Annotators Note: Bouck’s friend Matt Reid] and Bouck were on a detail...
One of Clarence Anderson's men came across a German pilot shooting at men in parachutes. He shot the German down and...
Basilone [Annotators Note: Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone] and his guys went ashore in the third wave. William...
Deen remembers the fear that was prevalent among the replacements, yet they responded when it was time to fight. He...
Norman Kleiss knew Peter Gaido pretty well. When Kleiss was about to take off for his first carrier landing he was...
Charles Scheffel’s run in with Mr. Shaw [Annotators Note: George Bernard Shaw] was not included in his book Crack and...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Admiral Kinkaid [Annotato's Note: Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid] who had no experince with carriers or aviators, ordered a...
Charles Scheffel notes that had anyone else been there they would have done the same thing. There are people fighting...
Charles Scheffel located the headquarters of the 39th Infantry Regiment. He reported to the colonel who was glad to see...
Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: General Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Jr.], from the 1st Division helped to train the men....
The 442nd RCT and 100th Battalion came together in Naples and that is when Sakato joined E Company. After camping at...
Connick's boat [Annotator's Note: an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)] held roughly thirty-six men. Each boat...
After arriving in Liverpool, Lucien Laborde was sent to Swindon where he was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division. At...
Clinton Gardner learned in May 1944 that he and other officers would be sent to a special camp to learn the details of...
John Luckadoo and the other cadets were segregated in advanced flight training between single engine and twin engine....
Inouye realized that there were problems in every state. Segregation in the south was a problem. He was confident that...
Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around the 2nd of January, 1944. They moved out of...
Blonder remembers Marty Higgins sent a sergeant and 35 men back to battalion headquarters for supplies and to see if...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
The ship [Annotator's Note: the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13)] wasn't at Pearl Harbor for long before heading...
At first, Paluch was attached to the 1st Army and was then transferred to the 3rd Army. When they got to the Hurtgen...
Currey recalled combat along the Siegfried line as being like combat anywhere. They are shooting at you and you are...
They moved to Palermo. They did some road work there and tried to catch up with the infantry.Fortunately, they were not...
They left Fort Dix in October 1943. They sent their families home.They went to Europe on a liberty ship. The whole...
Lomell and the rest of the 2nd Ranger Battalion loaded the channel steamers a day or 2 before what would become D-Day [...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
Ardel Bollinger did not get along with the Colonel in England. When Bollinger asked for a recommendation to join the...
Baum recalls that Jewish men did not receive the recognition that the other soldiers did. It was not as bad for the...
Some of the units that formed on the east coast took the Panama canal to the west coast. When they got to San Diego...

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