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William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
William Pena recalls the situation in the Ardennes before the Germans arrived, how they laid tripwires and mines. They...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotators Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW camp.  The potatoes were often rotten.  The best treat for the...
When on the P34 ship that pulled them out of the ocean William Leibold and the other survivors of the [Annotators Note...
Sidney Philips remembers the Marines bringing the amphibious tank up the creek from the beach. It was just sitting...
Romus  Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September of 1943 and were stationed...
Robert Harris flew his first combat mission over France on D-Day. [Annotator’s Note: D-Day was on 6 June 1944 when...
The 20th Engineers was the first unit to go into Bizerte. George Griffenhagen and his fellow engineers spent the first...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
Lydia Grant describes recreation and life as a young girl in the Navy Yard at Pearl Harbor. As an attractive young girl...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
At about nine that night the captain told William Curtis and the rest of the crew to put their gas gear on and they set...
On 1 April 1943 Raymond Wells boarded a troop train to New York where they went aboard a ship. His brother Irwin, who...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp.  There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins mid sentence. Leibold is apparently recommending places to eat in Escondido.]...
After eliminating the remainder of the artillery positions on Ngesebus Island, the 5th Marine Regiment returned to...
James Livaudais flew in a glider over Allied shipping in the English Channel on his route to land in Normandy on D-Day...
Wallace Jeffery and his outfit of direction finders entered Normandy on 7 June 1944. The men climbed over the side of...
The fighting around the La Fiere bridge and the village of Cauquigny was intense and Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion had received orders to advance earlier in the evening in the woods adjacent to the...
Eventually the German fire lifted, and Darold Rice and his men moved on. They later caught a German convoy at a bridge...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines were among the first to land on Peleliu as part of the main assault on the island. A...
Byron Othello Wilkins made sergeant on 3 December [Annotators Note: 3 December 1944] and met the new captain around...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
Alexander Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group...
Theodore Finkbeiner shipped out of Cape Cod aboard the USS George Washington [Annotators Note: SS George Washington] in...
John Rogers unit was stalemated for days in different places. St. Lo in particular was a tough assignment. They had a...
Lucien Laborde was a regimental adjutant with the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division when he landed in...

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