Preparing for the invasion of Japan

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After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
[Annotator's Note: A person off screen interjects throughout the interview.] Harold G. Cowart and his unit [Annotator's...
Clarence Carlson enjoyed Belgium. He was able to communicate better than he did in France. They had good-looking people...
Robert Payne was at the Rhine [Annotator's Note: Rhine River] for about three weeks. His job was to fly observation...
Mason Brownell Fitch determined that radar was very important when flying missions into Japan. The terrain was much...
Homer Cole flew 19 missions [Annotator's Note: Cole served in the US Army Air Forces as a tail gunner aboard...
Antonio C. Rodriquez flew towards the latter part of the war when few Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: the German Air Force...
[Annotator’s Note: John H. Price, Jr. commanded a tank destroyer in Company B, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion...
Warren Nolan was helping to gather the dead after two kamikaze aircraft hit the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17). They tried to...
William Pierce tells the story of his duty on Guam while he was training for the invasion of the Japanese home islands...
Robert Payne went to one concentration camp and it was as has been described. He never saw any Americans who had been...
On his second day in France, Henry Feldman saw his captain and a private killed in action. He was nearby when it...
Jack Dye [Annotator's Note: as a crewman aboard the USS LSM-232] landed at various islands both during the battles...
Oran Harris maintains that after having walked for 67 days, 2,000 people from the Bataan Death March were transferred...
William McCool and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry...
Rivers Richardson King was assigned to Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 233 (VMSB-233) and headed to Guadalcanal [...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
Johnny Ngai crossed the Rhine River [Annotator's Note: into Germany]. Three days later they were told the war would be...
Wallace Yip, Sr. was in basic training at Camp Claiborne [Annotator's Note: Camp Claiborne, Rapides Parish, Louisiana...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer has Harry Tennant answer questions written to him.] Harry Tennant worked in the...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore went back overseas and joined the 3rd Marine Division while they were finishing up on Guam [...
Schuyler Lininger was sent to the Pacific in August 1945. He was part of the replacement troops coming in for the...
At Camp Crowder [Annotator's Note: in Neosho, Missouri], Lester Caplan was originally trained as a radio repairman, but...
Wesley Fronk never fired a shot in anger. There was one instance where he and another soldier were returning from...
Although the war ended in Europe, America was still fighting the Japanese in the East. Jules Levin was chosen to be...
Henry Quinton Pike was assigned to a gun on the USS Hornet (CV-8) to transport civilians to Pearl Harbor [Annotator's...
William McCool left Ohrdruf, Germany and its concentration camp bound for Dresden, Leipzig, and then Zwickau on the...
Sidney LaPook joined the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group about a week before the war ended. He was hoping to be able to...
Richard Graff continued moving through Germany. There were displaced people as well as American and German prisoners of...
Benedict Bronder was shipped to Africa on an LCI, or Landing Craft Infantry, and then from Africa to the United States...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
[Annotator's Note: Clifford Suthern Hayes fell ill and was sent to a hospital to recover.] Clifford Suthern Hayes was...
After Michael Mervosh helped his wounded friends in the foxhole he realized that he had lost his hearing [Annotator's...
Berle Wheeler experienced Japanese air raids but slit trenches protected him from the attacks [Annotator's Note: he was...

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