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Baum remembers when they broke through Schweinheim they were moving pretty fast. By that point, the Germans knew they...
When you woke up in the morning, you had to make up your bed and it had to be basically a foot or 2 off the floor. The...
Mancel Kirk was a squad leader. When he would send people out on a patrol or mission he would usually out on point. If...
Schmedemann felt that the enemy they encountered [Annotator’s Note: during the Battle of the Bulge] were far superior...
At Lohr, they lost their 1st tank from a German Panzerfaust. Baum says they did not have time to think about it, they...
Zawada recalls the drive being very easy [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg raid as a member of Task Force Baum...
As they got closer to Hammelburg, they were attacked by German Hetzers [Annotator's Note: German light tank destroyer...
Bill Jenkins saved Deen's life on the first day [Annotator’s Note: Peleliu, 15 September 1944]. The men were busy...
During the battle in the Parroy Forest in eastern France, John Witmeyer had two Sherman tanks at his disposal to break...
John Rogers left Frank [Annotator's Note: Lieutenant Frank Jones of Detroit, Michigan] in charge. They went to the...
 Lieutenant John Marr crossed the bridge at La Fiere with a group of about 75 men from Company G, 507th Parachute...
William Epperson reached Southern France. His division [Annotator's Note: the 45th Infantry Division] experienced very...
Clinton Riddle spent three Christmases away from home due to his service in the Second World War. He spent his first...
Tom Quigley and his men began moving inland through the woods and were taking fire from German snipers posted in the...
Late in the war, Glen Jostad was relocated to a German prisoner of war camp near Moosberg, Germany [Annotator's Note:...
They [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow soldiers of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
Edward Bale did not see any particular danger to his tanks in the second and third day of combat on Tarawa except for...
Darold Rice and his last member of his machine gun crew set the gun up in a ditch by the crossroad and hunkered down...
Frank Mancuso served in an antitank company in the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He had a platoon of...
Gerard Halpern landed at Anzio in April [Annotators Note: April of 1944] and was assigned to his new squad. They were...
Robert Walter thinks the population of Krinkelt was about 5000 before the war. There was a church on Krinkelt. Water...
James Kemp McLaughlin remembers that after the bombers got fighter cover everything got easier. A damaged aircraft...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
As John Marr led his advanced scout team back to the position of Captain Ben Schwartzwalder [Annotator's Note:...
Jack Carver participated in the Battle of the Bulge when SS Panzer Divisions attacked green American units in the...
Edward Bale operated the M4 Medium Tank [Annotator's Note: also known as the Sherman] during World War 2 except when he...
Fred Hirsekorn started out as a gunner on an M4 Sherman medium tank. He had made PFC by the end of basic training. He...
[Annotators Note: Warren Schmitt was a forward observer in Battery B, 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion.]...
Jack Carver remembers shrapnel landing on his neck as being his most memorable experience of World War 2. [Annotator's...
Unbeknownst to Hugh Colbert and most of the men in the 422nd Infantry Regiment, the German advance had completely cut...
Charles Murray was with 25 second lieutenants in the back of a truck going across France. He was a first lieutenant by...
John H. Price, Jr.'s company [Annotator's Note: Company B, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion] was comprised of three...
They [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] retreated about eight or ten miles...
Edward Bale and his tanks loaded into LCMs [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft, Mechanized] and then into an LSD [...
Once Utah Beach was secured, Jack Gutman returned to England with the evacuees, and wound up in the officers' ward. His...
Frank Pomroy went back to get the wounded Marvin Hattan who was screaming and moaning from his wounds [Annotator's Note...

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