Aerial bombardment

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Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
Robert Freligh’s crewman Sam Plonski was from the Boston area, and Peter Sanchez from the Chicago area. He always flew...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When they...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
To Charles Fitts, actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not set...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December, Heilbrun lost track of Pearson who was...
Robert Freligh probably decided to join the navy because his brother was in the army and there was most likely some...
[Annotators note. Heilbrun is showing a photograph of Lyle Pearson and himself to the interviewer]. Herbert Heilbrun...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT13,...
The 20th Engineers was the first unit to go into Bizerte. George Griffenhagen and his fellow engineers spent the first...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
Monty Joe Boitnott was supposed to deploy to Scotland on the Mariposa but the ship caught on fire while it was being...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Eventually the German fire lifted, and Darold Rice and his men moved on. They later caught a German convoy at a bridge...
When Grant went out for his operation, he and the guard rode a streetcar into town then boarded another one that took...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
Olen Grant got restless and tired of going to town to get drunk all the time, so he asked a few of his buddies how they...
Sabol was born in 1924 and knew when the war broke out that he would have to serve in one branch or another. He chose...
Alexander Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
Rackley did not have much of a relationship with his commanding officer [Annotator's Note: Rackley is referring to his...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
The guys at Midway knew that the Navy was out there but not where they were. Whitten was at Midway when the SBD from...
Richard Candelaria thinks it is a shame that the American public did not get to see their 8th Air Force. They were able...
In the hospital they were treated very nice and given so much food that they couldn't eat it all. There was also...
Karr believed that Admiral Becton [Annotator's Note: F. Julian Becton was the Commander of the Laffey] was a very, very...
While Richard Greer and his fellow Marines were on Guadalcanal they were bombed almost constantly. They were hit at ten...
Vejtasa could see the Lexington on fire but still recovering planes. The Yorktown was also burning but recovering...

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