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Goss, Don

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Tonight I would like to tell you about a brave Army infantryman named Don Goss. Don was in the 29th Infantry Division. Some of you may know that the 1st and 29th Inf. Div. were the two Army Inf. Divisions that were assigned the horrible job of taking Omaha Beach on the 6th of June […]

Gilton, Bill

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

3 Brothers and 1 Brother-In-Law. Bill Gilton is 3rd from left. Bill Gilton was born in Southeast Ohio in 1921. When Pearl Harbor was attacked he wanted to go into the Marine Corps as quickly as possible to get into the fight ( I heard this over and over again from other men too). Bill […]

Forster, Leo

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I met Leo in Florida in 2003 on a tennis court. I recognized his accent as German so I asked him if he was German he said that he was so I asked him if he had been in WWII. He replied that he had been. We became friends over the next 6 years and […]

Cramton, Barney

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I would like to tell all of you about a Naval serviceman, a sailor namedBarney Cramton. Barney enlisted in the Navy in October of 1942. He was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Essex as a 50cal. Machine gunner on Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber. He flew about 40 combat missions, on a mission Barney […]

Black, Bob

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Bob made more combat parachute jumps than any other man I have interviewed. He jumped into Sicily, Salerno Italy, Normandy, and Holland. He tells of the training it takes to be a paratrooper. Hearing his story truly causes one to marvel at the raw guts that it must take to jump out of a plane at night behind […]

Bavier, Don

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Don was in the Army on the Island of Corrigidor in Manila Bay after the fall of Bataan on April 9th 1942. The Japanese Army fired as many as 16,000 rounds of artillery per day at Corrigidor. Many men have described an artillery barrage as the worst thing in war because there is absolutely nothing you can do to protect […]

Bakker, Amy

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Amy was born in Java Indonesia in 1920. She was part Indonesian and Dutch. She was married to a Dutchman who ran a rubber plantation on Java when the war broke out on Dec. 8th (the same day as the attack on Pearl Harbor, Java was across the International date line). Her husband Paul was […]