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[Annotators Note: Robert Ray Akins served in a special weapons company in the 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division...
When Mervosh secured Saipan they stayed on the island for about eleven days. Then they got word that they were going to...
On the 16th [Annotator’s Note: 16 May 1945 on Okinawa] Bailey moved out but got pinned down again and took cover in...
Joseph Armanini describes explaining why he missed the target from the previous mission to Colonel Harding [Annotators...
They were interrogated in Frankfurt. They were only supposed to tell them name, rank, and serial number. A German...
Everyone in the outfit had great respect for Gavin [Annotator’s Note: Major General James "Jumpin' Jim" Gavin,...
On trip after the winter weather started to move in, they were briefed to a 50 knot head wind. They were in formation....
Dan Baker and his men moved towards Munich with greater ease because they did not have winter weather to contend with...
John Luckadoo and the other aircrews began receiving heavy fire as soon as they reached the enemy coast. The flak was...
As they traveled through Germany [Annotator's Note: during his time spent as a prisoner of war (POW), Onesi remembers...
There was a small passageway that went all the way up the side of the ship to the front of the ship. It was lined with...
Blonder remembers the events of the "Lost Battalion" [Annotator’s Note: 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry, 36th Infantry...
Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment lasted an hour. He remembers "Washing Machine Charlie" who...
On 23 April [Annotators Note: 23 April 1945] Mancel Kirk and his fellow 168th Infantry Regiment GIs were taken by truck...
In September Henderson was on a flight to China as navigator. He was with a crew that had to bail out on the flight...
During the first attack the Germans walked toward Milosevich's position. No tanks were sent at them for fear that they...
John Weinart notes that the previous story was probably the closest he ever got to being killed. It was not an unusual...
The prisoners of war knew that there was a possibility that they would be attacked during the voyage to Japan.When they...
After John Keema’s navigator Frank Delarmie [Annotator’s Note: unsure of spelling] was killed they were assigned a new...
Richard Cole heard that some of the aircraft had cameras on them but his was not one of them. The picture of Doolittle...
They had a couple of rainy days in April [Annotator's Note: April 1945] but the rains got heavy after Lazarick left. He...
When John Luckadoo was on his bomb run [Annotators Note: during the 8 October 1943 mission to Bremen] it was terribly...
[Annotators Note: There is dead air at the beginning of this segment. The segment actually begins at 1:04:45:500.] For...
Pomroy had decided to go on a third invasion regardless of whether or not he would be sent home. The Marines drew...
The first of the three battles that stands out to William Lansford was at Asamana on 11 November [Annotators Note: 11...
During the breakout from the Anzio beachhead John Vessey was a forward observer with an infantry company. They were...
For Robert Rosendahl fear is what kept him going during the Bataan Death March. The Japanese were barbarians. Very few...
Once they [Annotators Note: Richard Cole, James Doolittle, and the crewmen aboard their B-25 which had just taken part...
Ehlers rejoined his unit in Belgium after being in the hospital. He fought in Aachen and Bonn, both in Belgium [...
Loevsky's destination during his long march was Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany. Along the way to Moosburg they was...
William Lansford took part in the Long Patrol with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on Guadalcanal. Most of the time he...
There were balloons in the air and was some antiaircraft fire over Bangkok [Annotator’s Note: Thailand] but it was...
Freddie Ohr was treated to another huge dinner. The Korean man told him to come down every night around seven. Ohr...
Richard Greer was in the hospital when John Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor. Greer was supposed to have been in...
John Noack pitied his copilot because he had to endure that rough take off. They got above the clouds and assembled...
Lynn Compton knew the Germans were nearby while he and his men stayed in the area. Compton had to go to the listening...

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