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Alois Kopp was in the water for nine hours before being picked up by Japanese [Annotator’s Note: After his ship, the...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Robert Gorman arrived in Belgium after transfer from the Brest peninsula. The time frame was approximately October or...
Harold Baumgarten continues his description of American firepower [Annotator's Note: during the D-Day invasion of...
Finally departing France after almost five months, James Armstrong describes getting underway on a boat from Douarnenez...
Frank Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment [Annotator's Note: on the Marine positions on...
Carroll Knutson flew his first mission as part of the thousand bomber raid over Berlin. He discusses his feelings in...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
John Howland and his B-17 bomber crewmates were assigned to the 381st Bomb Group based at Ridgewell, England. They...
Teddy Kirkpatrick continues recounting several of the missions he flew as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Dossie East went to boot camp in Newport, Rhode Island, and upon graduation went directly to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and...
The training Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Keith Renstrom went into...
After Guadalcanal, James Gulotta went to Bougainville. They did a lot of heavy fighting on Bougainville. The Marines...
James Gaffney never spotted any Japanese while patrolling Bougainville. They did observe and report a bright light on...
Adolph Wilson fought through some of the worse jungles on Bougainville. It had everything imaginable. It rained every...
Gerald Abbenhaus went overseas November 1944 [Annotator's Note: as an infantry officer in Company H, 2nd Battalion,...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
Benjamin Lesser knew that his sister, Lola, and her husband, Michael, had a hiding place under a dog house in the...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
Recalling his experiences on Cape Gloucester, Joe Clapper said the combat portion was very light. It was the easiest...
Joe Clapper's unit [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] landed on...
Robert Max vividly remembered 16 December 1944, day one of the Battle of the Bulge, as the Germans' final major effort...
In Lavrion, Rena Greenup's family, two Christians and a few crewmembers boarded their hired boat. It was December 1943...
Michael Linquata participated in a battle that occurred in bitter cold. The weapons froze and would not fire. While...
The next day they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow soldiers of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 422nd Infantry...
That afternoon, Clayton Fisher and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8)] were launched again to...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...

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