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Zawada's first time in combat was in Alsace-Lorraine. In an infantry column, the tanks were always in the lead. At a...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper in Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Edward LaPorta was a halftrack driver during his first battle. He remembers that they had nothing to fight with except...
Mancel Kirk and his fellow Company G, 168th Infantry Regiment GIs stayed in that area for four or five days then they...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
Robert Christie was in combat for a few weeks before his tank was hit. They had to bail out of their tank. He was not...
David Dennis went with his unit to New York where they got on the Queen Mary. Teddy Roosevelt was the commander of the...
Hawk arrived in England and took a C-47 across the English Channel to France. His aircraft landed on an airstrip on the...
Baum's combat command was a reserve command and the 1st 1 into the area at the front of the division. They came under a...
[Annotators Note: Henry Phillips served in Company M, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.] By...
When Richard Duchossois and his unit got up into the Bulge [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Bulge] it was very cold...
Robert Christie notes that the armored tank units worked with the armored infantry. One of the residents at Christie's...
Baum remembers some of the men in his division. He talks about his feelings towards Creighton Abrams. Abrams was the...
On the 16th [Annotator’s Note: 16 May 1945 on Okinawa] Bailey moved out but got pinned down again and took cover in...
Deen was supposed to follow Bill Thompson [Annotator’s Note: during the invasion of Peleliu, 15 September 1944]. He was...
While the ships were circling, Hershel Williams had to use the bathroom, which was essentially a pump that circulated...
Sherman [Annotator's Note: US M4 "Sherman" medium tank] tanks make a lot of noise but Tiger [Annotator's Note: German...
When they left the village [Annotator's Note: during fighting in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France], Zawada rode in...
[Annotators note: Henry Phillips was the operations officer in 3rd Battalion Headquarters, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th...
Edward LaPorta does not recall anything special about the battles at Gafsa and El Guettar. Battles are all the same....
They were supposed to leave around 4 p.m., but they were delayed because the area around Schweinheim had not been...
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...
After leaving the Battle of the Bulge, John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans out of Belgium. In...
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...

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