Amphibious invasions

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Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
[Annotator's Note: Norman Hatch served as a combat cameraman with the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima.] On Iwo Jima,...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924.  After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Charles Coolidge left Camp Edwards near Boston to go to New York before going overseas. He was at sea for 13 days then...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams served in the army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company; 2nd Battalion. 506th...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
Harley Reynolds remembers artillery fire coming in from one of the supporting ships out at sea. The shells came just...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The 29th Infantry...
Romus  Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September of 1943 and were stationed...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
John Marr served as a 1st Lieutenant and commanded 1st Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,  507th Parachute Infantry...
After Norman Hatch landed with Major Jim Crowe [Annotator's Note: Major Henry Pierson Crowe commanded 2nd Battalion,...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
The 20th Engineers was the first unit to go into Bizerte. George Griffenhagen and his fellow engineers spent the first...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...
Harley Reynolds turned left after getting to the top of the bluff. A man passed Reynolds and tripped a mine which...
William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
[Annotators Note: Richard Higgins served in the US Marine Corps in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
Gerard Halpern and his fellow soldiers of the 45th Infantry Division spent the six weeks after the fall of Rome doing...
When the 2nd Marine Division shipped out from New Zealand, the men were vaguely told that they were going to make a...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
Harley Reynolds and his unit were given a specific assignment. The planners were aware that their beachhead was...

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