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John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Heffron [Annotators Note: Edward Heffron, also known as Babe] knew that William Guarnere lived on 17th Street and came...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
Richard Field and the other men of 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion had to buy scarves and jackets from the armored...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams is a World War 2 veteran of the 101st Airborne Division and jumped into Normandy...
Judith Baron lived in a long barrack at Auschwitz. There was a stove in the middle that may have been intended to warm...
The name of Wendall Woodall's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] was City of...
Robert Freligh’s crewman Sam Plonski was from the Boston area, and Peter Sanchez from the Chicago area. He always flew...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
Richard Nummer entered service in November 1943 at 17 years old. He went to San Diego for boot camp. That was his first...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Jack Thornhill was sent to San Diego for boot camp. There were a lot of guys from the Alexandria [Annotator's Note:...
Only one of Robert Huber's friends was wounded during the war. He did not know the sergeant who was killed. The one who...
Dale LeBlanc went to boot camp in San Diego. Marines who went to boot camp in San Diego were referred to as Hollywood...
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
In 1987, John M. Roberts learned that the 106th Infantry Division had an association so he joined it and started going...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
Peter Somogyi talks to school children. He feels it is important for them to hear the testimony of survivors. What he...
June Tinker was born in Coal City, West Virginia in July 1925. She grew up there until she was six years old then moved...
Bruno Viani was born in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1921. He grew up on a crowded street that was primarily...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
Edward Tipper completed his paratrooper training in the United States and shipped out for England. Before going aboard...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
Lieutenant Babe Meeks informed William Garbo and the men of G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, that the he...
Harold DeForest fought in World War 2 because he loves this country and felt that it was worth fighting for. His...
David Roderick was with the 1st Battalion Headquarters and dealt with administrative work during the Battle of the...
Luna Kaufman had no difficulties after the war with nightmares. She was fortunate. She never felt that she was...
William Epperson and the 45th Infantry Division completed their mission in Italy and moved on to operations in Southern...
Harold DeForest landed in New Caledonia and was sent to a replacement center. There, he and another guy volunteered to...
Wayne Pierce fought with General Gavin in Normandy. He and the airborne found him to be a god. In terms of Pierce’s...

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