Experiencing combat

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George Morgan told his parents about his wartime experiences. He told them about being wounded in the invasion of...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
William Greer saw combat and was wounded in Normandy, France shortly after troops exited Utah Beach. His squad leader...
Francis Dymnicki would awake very early in the morning to prepare for a bombing mission. Daylight hours in England...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Robert Harris flew his first combat mission over France on D-Day. [Annotator’s Note: D-Day was on 6 June 1944 when...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
George Morgan was tasked at Iwo Jima to swim to a peninsula in the island and place a battery operated light on it. It...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...
James Livaudais remembers certain names from his combat experience very vividly. Not all of them are mentioned in...
James Livaudais saw a man named Oseroff killed. That was the first combat death that Livaudais witnessed. He merely...
George Morgan left Fort Pierce after a month and a half along with two dozen other men. [Annotator’s Note: Fort...
James Livaudais entered the service in March 1942. His division was to be the Sergeant York Division. The decision...
James Livaudais flew in a glider over Allied shipping in the English Channel on his route to land in Normandy on D-Day...
As the front moved, Wallace Jeffery and his unit moved. [Annotator’s Note: Jeffery was a radioman in a direction...
Wayne Pierce had no idea of what was happening with A or B Companies while he was with Sanford and the remnants of C...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion had received orders to advance earlier in the evening in the woods adjacent to the...
After the D-Day related transport flights, Robert Harris was assigned to a mission that never transpired. His...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
George Morgan returned to Fort Pierce. [Annotator’s Note: Fort Pierce in Florida was the training base for the...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
Edward Tipper continued his education after the service. He used the GI Bill to receive a Master’s Degree. He...
Walter Barnes and the other American forces in the area moved both during the day and at night. They were constantly...
World War Two changed John McCarthy and his life tremendously. Without the war, he might have been a factory worker....
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Abe Milkis returned to his Company as a bazooka man who was assisted by a loader. [Annotator’s Note: Milkis had...
Edward Tipper arrived at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland after his flight from a hospital in England. [Annotator’s...

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