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[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13),...
Norris Waddill crossed the Rhine River about a month after Christmas [Annotator's Note: in early 1945]. Engineers were...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotators Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
Robert Kelso crossed into Germany through the Siegfried Line and headed toward Salzburg. His unit was in Salzburg when...
Returning home and being discharged from the Marine Corps was bittersweet for Edgar Cole. At the time prejudice was...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When...
Frank Mancuso next went to Bessence [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling], France where his commanding officer gave him...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
Charles Coolidge discusses his reunion with his family. When he got to Camp Atterbury he went to the Top Sergeant and...
Richard Higgins left Peleliu and went to Pavuvu and got off the ship. The next day a clerk told Higgins that he was...
Sidney Philips remembers someone being perfect. He was handsome, young, and the girls loved him. Phillips tells...
Lydia Grant describes recreation and life as a young girl in the Navy Yard at Pearl Harbor. As a young girl, she...
William Leibold spoke to his wife Grace for the first time in years while he was in Oakland. She wanted to visit but he...
William Pena arrived at the aid station. The medic that had been attached to him and his men joked that they had...
Harry Quinn arrived at the hospital on 19 June [Annotator’s Note: 19 June 1944] and remained there until the middle of...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
[Annotator's Note: This segment is the beginning of a second interview recorded with Mrs. Grant in the studio at The...
A year after Raymond Wells was shipped to Okinawa Joyce joined him there. At the time there was very little in terms of...
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and, after going ashore, Charles Fitts...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...

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