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When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
Marigold McNeely and her sister Jennifer had been invited by an American officer named Captain Richardson [Annotator's...
Norman Riggsby remained in the hospital for several months while his wounds healed [Annotator’s Note: he had first been...
Joseph Yourkavitch was born in October 1925. He served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
Walter Halloran would carefully pick his spots as he advanced in enemy territory. He would try to keep trees and brush...
Robert Fulton had been brought to Japan to be interrogated by the Japanese Navy general staff in a camp called Ōfuna....
Lowell Hughes got new uniforms when he returned to Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts]. He...
Before crossing the Moselle River, James Deal received wounds from shrapnel. The location had been cleared of enemy...
The Germans were good fighters, according to Harry Koukos, and they were ruthless, cruel and brutal. He recalled going...
Clarence Carlson enjoyed Belgium. He was able to communicate better than he did in France. They had good-looking people...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was a machinist mate and electrician on the USS Albermarle (AV-5). Their mission was to test...
Donald Long and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 12 (VP-12)] were transferred to the group that became...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
[Annotator’s Note: John H. Price, Jr. commanded a tank destroyer in Company B, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion...
They [Annotator's Note: John Sacks and his fellow newly liberated prisoners from Stalag Luft I] were flown to an...
Robert Whitcomb was put in a compound with Polish prisoners who had been there for six years [Annotator's Note: at...
John S. Johnson stayed alive during captivity because of his faith and his family. While on Wake Island before the...
Carl Landwehr was able to get a letter to his mother telling her of his being wounded, before the Army went to tell her...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Walter Bowsher made two separate cemeteries because he had to bury Russians. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was assigned to...
Nolan Albarado was in a tent in Rennes, France on Christmas Eve 1944. He volunteered to bake cakes for his company [...
Henry Feldman had no major problems returning home after the war. He soon decided to return to school since he left...
Richard Yavenue was with the 2nd Marine Division on Saipan [Annotator's Note: in the Northern Mariana Islands]. After...
Norris Gwin was based on Midway Island in early January 1944. His squadron [Annotator's Note: Marine Scout Bombing...
While in the service, Benigno Martinez carried no weapons. It was not permitted. A medic did take over a machine gun...
Russell Clark and Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
Ralph Crump's ship returned to Colombo, Ceylon [Annotator's Note: present day Sri Lanka], then headed to Aden, Arabia,...
Leroy Fadem experienced long voyages between sightings of land while he served in the Pacific [Annotator's Note: Fadem...
George Hood's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] had its nose wheel strut struck by a...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
Madeleine Peters experienced a lengthy paperwork process preparing to come to America. Her husband had a similar...
Elisabeth Bolster and her husband left Bremerhaven for America. There were four tier bunk beds on the ship. There were...

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