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After the war ended in Africa they continued training in the desert. The men were given passes to go into Tunisia but...
The bunkers were made of coconut logs placed over a deep hole with mud placed on the top of the logs [Annotator’s Note...
Another frightening experience Gravois had was during the Battle of the Matanikau River. For the battle they [Annotator...
The Japanese kept the Americans and British in separate groups until they started working on the railroad.The food was...
Prior to landing in New Guinea DeMers' unit was never given any jungle training. In Australia they were trained how to...
Richard Greer thought very highly of the navy medical personnel who worked with them. The pharmacist’s mates were...
As they went out, they saw a lone destroyer or possibly a light cruiser. They went to find the carrier but they did not...
The men got up before daylight and took their mess kits and lined up for some soup. Then they immediately lined up in...
Gravois didn't get any sleep during the 2 nights he was on Tarawa. The Japanese tried to infiltrate their lines, but...
They had to break the monotony. They would see someone get beat and they would laugh about the way he hollered or the...
Giles Bacon remembers that the Japanese aircraft were close enough to shoot at, which he did. He had no idea if he hit...
Richard Greer was in the hospital when John Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor. Greer was supposed to have been in...
Sometime in the spring of 2004 [Annotator's Note: Myers means 1944] there was a Japanese, who Myers thought had been...
The Japanese split the camp up again. Myers thinks that after the school teacher had been to the camp he said something...
Herbert Auerbach arrived in Bombay, India in October 1943 then went by train to northern Burma, nearly to Assam. From...
Wanda Damberg witnessed the science building at the university converted into a small clinic [Annotator’s Note: Damberg...
When the Tuol Pocket was closed, Ben Skardon's company [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 92nd Infantry...
For Robert Rosendahl, fear is what kept him going during the Bataan Death March. The Japanese were barbarians. Very few...
Gabriel Kinney occasionally encountered Burmese civilians. For the most part the natives did not care who they were....
Sterling Cale was assigned to the 1st Marine Division right after Pearl Harbor. He did not have a proper Marine uniform...
Wanda Damberg experienced the 7 December 1941 Pearl Harbor attack on 8 December [Annotator’s Note: the Philippines is...
Olin Tisdale went back to the Pacific to help train a new fighter squadron on F8Fs [Annotator's Note: Grumann F8F...
Yukio Kawamoto was able to witness the battle [Annotator's Note: the battle of Hill 700 on Bougainville]. The division...
William Pierce was assigned to Weapons Company, 29th Regiment [Annotator's Note: Weapons Company, 29th Marine Regiment...
William Lansford took part in the Long Patrol with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on Guadalcanal. Most of the time he...
James Goodrich and his buddy dug a foxhole. His buddy put a big branch across the top of the hole. Later that night...

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