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Alexander, Jim

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Jim Alexander, born Mar. 1917. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps 4th Div. 23rd Reg. 2nd Battalion, F Co. Jim was a BAR man, which stands for Browning Automatic Rifle. It was a 30cal. automatic rifle and was very heavy, about 20 lbs. without ammo. Jim was at a very little known tragedy in […]

Alverez, Tillie

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Ms. Tillie Alverez  was born in 1919. She enlisted in the US Coast Guard and was stationed in Washington DC at the Commandant of the Coast Guard.

Andrews, Rev. E.B.

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Rev. E.B. Andrews, was in the 103 Inf. Div. 411 Reg. Intelligence and Recon Platoon. He was an infantryman in France in 1944 and fought in the Voeges Mts.  Sgt. Andrews is the only man of the 105 men that I have on DVD who volunteered to go to the Pacific Theater of Operations when the War in […]

Angier, Francis

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J. Francis Angier born in 1923. I interviewed him twice because he had such an interesting story and told it so well. The first hour of the interview we discussed his training in the US to become a B-17 pilot. He was sent to England after training where he was attached to the 8th Air […]

Bakker, Amy

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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 […]

Bavier, Don

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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 […]

Black, Bob

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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 […]

Bradway, Edith

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Edith was born in 1923 and enlisted in the Navy in 1943. She was storekeeper in Memphis and then in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During her time in Pearl Harbor in 1944 she saw one of her friends get killed in a lift truck accident. She ultimately enjoyed her military service and felt that she did a valuable service for […]

Bridge, Jack

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Jack was in the Army’s 36th Infantry Division.  He was wounded terribly at the Rapido River in southern Italy in 1943.

Brininstool, Don

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Written by Larry Martin: “Don was born in 1921. Don was a personal friend of mine for about two years before he passed away in his sleep in 2008 in Florida. Don was a strapping man in his youth, the Army did not pick little men very often as Paratroopers which is what Don did […]