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James Livaudais saw a man named Oseroff killed. That was the first combat death that Livaudais witnessed. He merely...
By the time James Flannigan got home in June 1945, his gear had already been shipped to Fort Lewis, Washington. He was...
Josephine Pescatore’s unit would leap frog with 44th Evac Hospital. One group would work while the other rested. They...
Murray Glass was drafted and sent to the Fort Dix, New Jersey reception center for a few weeks. He then went to the...
As the Germans retreated, they laid mines along the roads. John Kerner put sandbags on the floors of the jeeps. They...
Early on, William Patrick Bonelli had to teach the pilot about flying, which he believes lead to him not being asked to...
The GIs would direct Joseph Hochadel to where the wounded were and then he would apply aid and do what he needed to do...
After eliminating the remainder of the artillery positions on Ngesebus Island, the 5th Marine Regiment returned to...
John Kerner was with Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr.] as he crossed France....
Hans Siverts went into Paris [Annotator's Note: Paris, France] a couple of days after it was liberated. He took a day...
While in an interrogation center in Frankfurt, Germany, Norman Bussel was not allowed to do anything to pass the time...
[Annotator's Note: Amelia Taylor went through Navy boot camp at Hunter College in New York, New York then went into the...
At Pearl Harbor, Russell Clay's battle station was on the 1.1 inch pom-pom guns. [Annotator's Note: Clay was a crewman...
There were several instances when Henry Malec could have been killed. While advancing on the German city of Regensburg...
When the war was over, all that remained of Ernest Gross' family were three brothers and a sister. He arrived in New...
Roy H. Matsumoto and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Blue Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional...
George Colburn called for a stretcher. One of the ones who brought the stretcher got hit. They put his friend,...
One night, the battalion command sent John Witmeyer on a patrol behind German lines. Witmeyer took six other men out on...
[Annotator's Note: Everett Hyland was hospitalized after being wounded on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) during the...
Dr. John Julien Zingheim does not remember going to Cologne [Annotator's Note: Cologne or Köln, Germany], but thinks he...
Dominic Geraci knew there would be an invasion, but did not know when or where. His was in a replacement unit that...
Walter Halloran spent his first night in France in an apple orchard [Annotator’s Note: Halloran had landed that morning...
On 9 June [Annotator's Note: 9 June 1944, during the Normandy invasion], they sent out platoons into a couple of fields...
When Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. joined the outfit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 313th Infantry Regiment,...
Irma Darphin and the 127th General Hospital spent their first night there [Annotator's Note: in Normandy] in a bombed-...
The nurses were not told much about their upcoming assignment on a hospital ship [Annotator's Note: the USAHS Thistle...
After the war ended, Ernest Cowell was sent to Korea [Annotator's Note: with the 20th Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry...
Rothacker Smith and his comrades in the 366th Infantry Regiment prepared for combat and formed up in the city of Barga...
One night, Floyd James Reissig called general quarters while sailors were sleeping on the deck. There was an...
When Sammy Ray and the 1st Marine Division [Annotator's Note: Ray was a pharmacist's mate assigned to Headquarters...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Bernard Friedenberg trained for the invasion of Europe after the invasion of Sicily. He landed at Omaha Beach and Gela...
[Annotator's Note: Gale Ammerman crash-landed his glider on D-Day, Normandy, France 6 June 1944 and made his way back...
Mary Leisey believes that the man who had cancer was the only one to pass away under her care. Some men were going home...
On D-Day [Annotator's Note: D-Day; the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944], Omaha [Annotator's Note:...
Herbert Auerbach worked with the Burmese ambushing the Japanese. On many occasions the troops would just spray an area...

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