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John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Heffron [Annotators Note: Edward Heffron, also known as Babe] knew that William Guarnere lived on 17th Street and came...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams is aWorld War 2 veteran of the 101st Airborne Division and jumped into Normandy in...
Robert Freligh’s crewman Sam Plonski was from the Boston area, and Peter Sanchez from the Chicago area. He always flew...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
Edward Tipper completed his paratrooper training in the United States and shipped out for England. Before going aboard...
David Roderick was with the 1st Battalion Headquarters and dealt with administrative work during the Battle of the...
[Annotator's Note: 1st Lieutenant John Marr served as a platoon leader in Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
Arthur Killam kept up with some of the guys he served with in the US Navy during the war but never went to any of the...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams served in the army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company; 2nd Battalion. 506th...
Monty Joe Boitnott thought the strategy was ill advised at Kasserine Pass because they knew the enemy was coming. They...
Richard Higgins occasionally wants to forget what he has seen. Higgins remembers being on Cape Gloucester hiding behind...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...
Originally, when Frank Mancuso entered the army he was a Catholic. This changed when the Pope said they could not bomb...
While in combat in the Normandy's hedgerow country, an entire patrol from John Witmeyer's unit was killed by a German...
One night, the battalion command sent John Witmeyer on a patrol behind German lines. Witmeyer took six other men out on...
William Leibold has been contacted numerous times by groups attempting to research various things. Leibold noted how...
[Annotator's Note: The video begins with William Leibold taking the interviewers through a book of photographs. The...
After the war George Griffenhagen went back to pharmacy school. He went to Fresno State for one year then went to the...
Tokuji Yoshihashi returned home in June 1946. The colors for the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team...
Romus Valtin Burgin worked with a contact officer from the VA named Frank Mallory when he returned to Texas. Burgin...
Calvin Barrick was transferred to the USS Searaven [Annotator’s Note: USS Searaven (SS196)] which was an older...
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Frank Buschmeier and the others were loaded onto trucks the following day and sent to a local base. The guys were...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...

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