Liberty and Leave

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[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
Edward Tipper completed his paratrooper training in the United States and shipped out for England. Before going aboard...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams served in the army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company; 2nd Battalion. 506th...
Tom Quigley grew up playing polo and riding horses and initially volunteered to serve with the cavalry in the army....
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Grant was in town the night before the Stuttgart mission. He had waited around until about 8:00 o'clock before taking...
Charles Coolidge discusses his reunion with his family. When he got to Camp Atterbury he went to the Top Sergeant and...
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...
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there shortly after the 442nd Regimental Combat Team suffered...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with Frank Guidone and the interviewer talking about Guidone contracting malaria and...
Romus Burgin was born in Jewett, Texas and stayed there until he graduated high school in 1941. He joined the Marine...
Once sent back to New Orleans, Frank Mancuso was assigned as a special services officer [Annotators Note: at Camp Leroy...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS . He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he discovered...
[Annotators Note: Charles Fitts served in the army in the mortar squad, 2nd Platoon, Company C, 66th Armored Infantry...
Tom Quigley made his way home where he had to check in to a base camp back stateside. On the way home he stopped and...
Donald Bryan’s last kill was an Arado234. Years later it was discovered that the German pilot flying that plane was on...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the town of...
Walter Barnes and his fellow infantrymen did a lot of walking. Some of the men were not used to walking that much and...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
Calvin Barrick was transferred to the USS Searaven [Annotator’s Note: USS Searaven (SS196)] which was an older...
William Pena was born in Laredo, Texas and attended a Catholic middle school and public high school. He was the editor...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After boot camp he joined the 1st Raider...
Norman Hatch received his orders to the 5th Marine Division while he was still in the United States as his...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...

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