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Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division which...
Tom Quigley remembers how one night before they blew the pillboxes, he and some other men were watching what they...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
Bryan’s preference for aircraft depended on where he was. The P-47 was a great aircraft at low level. The P-51 was a...
Fred Hirsekorn's battalion [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] was made up of four...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April of 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
For Frank Mancuso, the war took away four years of his youth and there were many things he did not get a chance to do....
Y29 was a wonderful set up. They got there on 24 December [Annotator’s Note: 24 December 1944]. For the first time they...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
The first real fighter airplane Donald Bryan flew was the P-40D with the Merlin engine, not the Allison engine. They...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship’s captain. He was assigned to an army transport and...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking George Wichterich about the hedgerow fighting in...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Wesley Trindal had dreams about the war. He would dream that he was in it again and would keep the barracks awake while...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp.  There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Donald Bryan’s last kill was an Arado234. Years later it was discovered that the German pilot flying that plane was on...
While in combat in the Normandy's hedgerow country, an entire patrol from John Witmeyer's unit was killed by a German...
They went aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth in New York. The ship was full. Some of the men had been waiting aboard for a...
In 1944, they came out with water injection which added 200 horsepower. Bryan’s planes did not have it and he was a...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roy Boreen was stationed at the Section Base until 1943. After that, he was sent to...
Calvin Barrick was transferred to the USS Searaven [Annotator’s Note: USS Searaven (SS196)] which was an older...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer asks Cole if he felt serving in the Marine Corps prepared him for the rest of his...

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