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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...
Dabney Montgomery arrived in Bari, Italy in January 1944. It was the day after a heavy German bombardment. There were...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Ira Schilling killed a Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal with a shotgun. In the morning, before the Marines moved out...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
William Garbo first entered a combat zone in an Army DUKW [Annotator's Note: an amphibious truck, referred to as a Duck...
Arthur Pendleton was happy to get off of Cape Gloucester. They were there during the monsoon season. It was a terribly...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
Madeleine Peters experienced a lengthy paperwork process preparing to come to America. Her husband had a similar...
Luna Kaufman was shipped to Germany to work for the same factory who owned them before [Annotator's Note: Kaufman was...
Reva Kibort and other inmates were gathered up again and put into boxcars [Annotator's Note: the inmates were forced to...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
Judith Baron and her sister were taken by cattle car to a work camp in Germany. They had been in Auschwitz which was...
Cleveland Peterson heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after boarding a ship in San Francisco, California...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Richard Scheerer was sent to New York where he boarded a ship bound for England. They were escorted by the battleship...
During the trip overseas, Lewis Guidry and the other men aboard ship were only fed two meals per day. They traveled...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
The caravan of trucks that took Hugh Colbert and the men of the 106th Infantry Division to the front lines stretched as...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
Vernon Leopold arrived on the Belgium and German border at the village of Hünningen. They took over a farm house that...
Lowell Brueland's first combat mission in the Mustang was a piece of cake. He performed escort duty with a flight of...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the suburb of Cicero. Right...
Constance Negrotto was born on 8 August 1924 to Ralph and Inez Hinkel. When she was five years old, the family moved to...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
Raymond Wells was born in Eagle, Colorado in April 1922. He was living in Secora, New Mexico and remembers the day the...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
George Kearney really enjoyed working for Higgins Industries. Durbins [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling] was in...
Donelson Houseman was confident in his training. What worried him was that he did not know where he was. He was taken...
The day the affair took place [Annotator's Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea on 19-20 June 1944] they had not had...
Judith Meisel was standing with her mother and sister when they discovered that her sister had typhus. That was the...

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