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While Sterling Mace was positioned north on Okinawa, he would look south and see what appeared to be, and sounded like...
Wallace Hurley seldom knew where he was when he was in combat. He entered France and fought there before crossing into...
Arthur Pendleton was happy to get off of Cape Gloucester. They were there during the monsoon season. It was a terribly...
Upon reaching the port in Cherbourg, France, Henry Malec saw remnants of ships all around. He did not have time to...
Joseph Orlando was assigned to Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Massachusetts to be a Drill Instructor but it...
John Raaen landed after the first wave [Annotator's Note: on Omaha Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944]. The first wave had...
Frank Hartzell felt animosity toward the enemy when he encountered a column of concentration camp survivors. He had...
Cleveland Peterson and the 59th Air Service Squadron left the United States for India with as much aircraft repair...
Fred Gordon recalls being under constant enemy fire for weeks. He was eventually transferred from the observation post...
Around Christmas [Annotator's Note: Christmas 1944], Charles Murray learned that people in the hospital were being sent...
Benigno Martinez and his regiment [Annotator's Note: Martinez was a medical officer in 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry...
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
A German force moved north out of Picauville toward Lieutenant John Marr's position and attacked in force with tanks...
Carey Eleser was a Navy Armed Guard radioman aboard the SS David B. Johnson. They left Charleston, South Carolina and...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
The most memorable experience for Samuel Lombardo during the war came when he had to cross a minefield. It was the most...
Arnold Debrick was at a reunion with his wife some years after the war. They arrived early and his old colonel was...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans after leaving Ormont, Germany and arrived in a nearby...
Lester M. Bornstein and his unit [Annotator's Note: 168th Engineer Combat Battalion] followed the Germans to the Rhine...
The Weser River is between the Rhine and Elbe Rivers. While advancing toward Berlin, Guy Leefe, Jr. and the rest of the...
Emmett Kaylor's time in basic training was his first time in the South where they talked a little different. Their...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
Russell Clark has no regrets about D-Day. [Annotator's Note: Clark was a medic with Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th...
There were a lot of cases where there were no NCOs [Annotator's Note: non-commissioned officers]. Roland Chaisson says...
As Edward E. Boyles and his platoon [Annotator's Note: at the time, Boyles was serving as a platoon leader in Company B...
Robert Marovelli said the PT boats [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boats] patrolled every night, and had to be...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore went back overseas and joined the 3rd Marine Division while they were finishing up on Guam [...
When he arrived on Wake Island [Annotator's Note: with the US Marine Corps' 1st Defense Battalion] in August 1941,...
Harry Carlson finished his training in Great Bend, Kansas [Annotator's Note: Great Bend Army Air Field in Great Bend,...

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