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Raymond Bailey was on the mess deck washing cups when he felt the first shudder caused by the bomb hit [Annotator's...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
Felix Polito participated in the Battle at Anzio. The 101st went in and had 165 men but only 5 or 6 survived. They were...
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
By daylight, combat started again. Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Swaney [Annotator's Note: Arthur Swanson from Boston,...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Robert Templet believes that there was a lack of preparation for an enemy attack at Pearl Harbor during the weeks...
The barracks Charles Womack and the other Marines stayed in when they were on Pavuvu the first time were still there...
Jack Houston and a buddy who had been cut by a bayonet stayed in their hole for a while. Houston had a buddy named Joe...
After enduring an artillery barrage in a coconut grove, William Garbo's unit [Annotator's Note: G Troop, 2nd Squadron,...
Edward "Babe" Heffron went to Bastone for his next mission [Annotator's Note: this occurred at the outset of the Battle...
Harold Berkman fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle lasted from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. [...
William Pena recalls the situation in the Ardennes before the Germans arrived, how they laid tripwires and mines. They...
The Hurtgen Forest was a real forest. Raymond VanDuzer does not recall there being snow. When they were shelled things...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Mary Leisey was born in Honey Brooke, Pennsylvania. It was a small town of nearly 1,000 people. She enjoyed growing up...
As the situation unraveled for 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, German tanks cut off the battalion's position...
The Germans took the weapons away from the wounded American infantrymen Raymond VanDuzer was treating. A day or so...
Robert Swift was drafted. He received his draft notice before he turned 18. He was a medic in the 71st Division [...
Catherine Long had boot training in the Navy. Her parents had no objection to her joining the service. Her father was...
A day after William Garbo and his machine gun squad successfully ambushed a group of Japanese soldiers in a mountain...
Jack Leaming and his SBD pilot had just completed their bombing run on Marcus Island when the antiaircraft fire became...
When they reached the field hospital, Edmund Durocher was put on a stretcher in the mortar platoon area. At the bottom...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
When Company I came to the relief of a decimated Company K, George Peto, who served as a forward mortar observer,...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
William Harvey was stationed on a big island named Burrwood [Annotator's Note: Burrwood, Louisiana]. The United States...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
On 26 December [Annotator's Note: 26 December 1944], Frank Maresca and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd...
Stanley Wolczyk was under fire three times during the campaign to recapture Attu from the Japanese. It was during the...
Vernon Alexander reached the Siegfried Line in Germany and found it to be sturdier than the Maginot Line. Entering the...
Robert Swift and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 371st Medical Battalion, 71st Infantry Division] shipped out of New...
After the fighting [Annotators Note: in Ingolstadt] lulled, Fred Hirsekorn got a call to look at one of his men. It was...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...

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