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They also knew through a radio set that they had that the Rhine River was under siege. They were aware that the...
[Annotator’s Note: This segment was a time code drop from the beginning of the second tape.] Joseph Armanini discusses...
One morning a German officer who spoke English entered the room and told Edward LaPorta and the other POWs to gather...
Leonard Spivey notes that the Germans managed to get all of the prisoners out before the Russians came. All of the...
One of the new pilots from Vejtasa's group got lost during the battle. He tried to make it to Guadalcanal but couldn't...
They were able to keep their sanity because they knew the war was going well for them. Once the front line was going...
Freddie Ohr then called his flight up while the next two flights hit the field. They set the whole airfield on fire....
Freddie Ohr realized the weather was bad. The ground crew said no one could fly. Ohr stayed a couple of nights in Paris...
In late April 1944 they were put on special alert. They were put on trucks and were taken through Southampton to an...
Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: General Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Jr.], from the 1st Division helped to train the men....
The men learned to pack parachutes and jump from a tower. They had to pack the first 10 parachutes they would use at...
John Luckadoo and the other cadets were segregated in advanced flight training between single engine and twin engine....
Hurd's engineering unit built a number of Bailey Bridges in Europe. Before the invasion they spent time getting all of...
Blonder remembers Marty Higgins sent a sergeant and 35 men back to battalion headquarters for supplies and to see if...
John Rogers unit was stalemated for days in different places. St. Lo in particular was a tough assignment. They had a...
At first, Paluch was attached to the 1st Army and was then transferred to the 3rd Army. When they got to the Hurtgen...
Church did not know what to expect when he surrendered. There was about 5000 troops with over 4500 backups. There were...
He notes that the training the Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Renstrom...
The Evans [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Evans (DD-552)] was a Fletcher Class destroyer of 2100 tons.Life on...
William Barnes served aboard USS PC-590 which was a patrol craft. During the early part of 1942 the navy was desperate...
When Michael Doi and the rest of the 100th Battalion were on the French Italian border they were allowed passes to go...
In September 1944, Jenkins and others loaded trains and shipped out to Boston, Massachusetts. Jenkins was a PFC [...
Leonard Spivey did very well in his training and was qualified to continue training as a navigator. Spivey went to...
Baptiste went to the Customs House [Annotator’s Note: in New Orleans] on 5 February 1938 where he was selected with 6...
Joseph Armanini was assigned to bombardier school. He wanted to be a bombardier because as a bombardier you saw action...
Standifer was at Ft. Benning for 16 weeks. From there Standifer went to Camp McCain with the 94th Infantry. There were...
John Gibbons met his future wife in Kansas before deploying overseas. Gibbons acted as the copilot for the flight...
Jimmy Doi and his family were informed in March that they were being sent to an internment camp. There was nothing they...
Freddie Ohr notes that another day LeMay [Annotators Note: USAAF then USAF General Curtis LeMay] landed and was looking...
The training also helped Lyle Bouck. It was new to all of them. The purpose of an I...
John Luckadoo was a copilot in the 100th Bombardment Group based at Thorpe Abbotts. Dye [Annotators Note: Glen Dye, the...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
Mancel Kirk and his unit continued to move up toward Pisa, Italy. They were moving pretty good did not have much...
On 23 May of 1944, Baumgarten was transferred, along with Robert Palmer, to Company B to make up for the lose of men....

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