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William Darling [Annotator's Note: with Company K, 3rd Battalion,1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] made fire...
When Ralph Weymouth left Guadalcanal he returned to the United States. He was flown to Noumea where he boarded the SS...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
Curtis Brooks knew the Americans were approaching the Philippines. In 1944, the Japanese military posture in the...
Thomas Francis Schicker heard that they changed course four different times [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS General...
Alois Kopp escaped from a sinking Hell Ship and swam to the beach on Burma only to be recaptured by the Japanese. The...
After a 30 day leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time], during which Alvin Callender...
Theodore Marolda got rest and then trained in Melbourne, Australia [Annotator's Note: with Company A, 1st Armored...
It was about a five or six hour mission for David K. Hayward to fly into Burma [Annotator's Note: now Myanmar] and back...
Joe G. Casillas had his baptism of fire right on the escarpment [Annotator's Note: after landing on Okinawa, Japan, 10...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. "Bob" Brasel asks the interviewer if he can read from a paper he is holding.] Brasel...
By the second day of basic training Leon J. Neiman realized how hard serving in the military was going to be. One day...
The VA [Annotator's Note: Veterans Administration] had their headquarters in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans...
Ben Steele had not eaten in three days when he was captured. He was captured after walking out in front of an enemy...
Henry James Bird [Annotator's Note: assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division of...
Vernon Henry Moret's division [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry...
Fortunately, the boat Michael Mervosh was in did not get hit [Annotator's Note: by Japanese artillery fire during the...
After Tarawa [Annotator's Note: Battle of Tarawa, 20 to 23 November 1943 at Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands], Henry James...
Sterling Mace was born in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. He attended school there and played varsity...
Alois Kopp was in Pocatello, Idaho in the Civilian Conservation Camp when the Navy recruited him. He was sent to San...
Robert Cahoon was drafted into the Army on his 21st birthday. When he reported to Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near...
Antoinette Underwood signed up for the Army a day or two after Pearl Harbor. She had to go to West Point for an...
They [Annotator’s Note: Charles Borders and his fellow pilots in the 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st...
While working on a road, Ben Steele would see men covered with mosquitos. They did not have mosquito nets to sleep with...
William Jackson joined the 55th Troop Carrier Squadron, 375th Troop Carrier Group at Biak [Annotator's Note: Biak,...
[Annotator's Note: William Smith was flying bomber missions out of Durand Airfield or 17 Mile Drome near Port Moresby,...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Clarence Schilperoot remained in Jakarta [Annotator's Note: at that time called Batavia] until October [Annotator's...
As Charles Balaza prepared to enter Cabanatuan, he had access to a water pump and filled his canteen. The Japanese said...
James Bollich was only able to get water from one place [Annotator's Note: in the Camp O’Donnell prisoner of war camp...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
Cape Gloucester was a rough campaign for Arthur Pendelton. They captured prisoners. Some of the fellas that had lost...
Robert Taylor made the landing [Annotator's Note: on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Papua New Guinea] on LSTs [Annotator...
Frank H. O'Leary and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division]...
Lloyd Dendy and another man were on the side of a bomb crater and got blown out of their foxhole. They both vibrated...
Thomas Francis Schicker and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...

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