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  • A Journey with the Marines: New Zealand

    WWII

    Roland Marbaugh  |  Full Memoirs

    Instead of heading into combat, the Third Marines are detoured again, this time to New Zealand.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Love Company

    WWII

    Roland Marbaugh  |  Full Memoirs

    Marbaugh is assigned to a new company, but the new company is filled with all of his old friends.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Samoa

    WWII

    Roland Marbaugh  |  Full Memoirs

    For his second overseas assignment, Marbaugh is sent to Samoa, close, but not in the action in the Pacific.

  • A Journey with the Marines: The Third Marines

    WWII

    Roland Marbaugh  |  Full Memoirs

    After a short stint stateside, Roland Marbaugh is ordered to the Third Marines, but when he shows up, they’re nowhere to be found.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Banana Fleet and Panama

    WWII

    Roland Marbaugh  |  Full Memoirs

    With his training complete, Marbaugh heads down to Panama with the J. Fred and Banana Fleet.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Sea School

    WWII

    Roland Marbaugh  |  Full Memoirs

    After training, Marbaugh heads to Sea School and then to the J. Fred Talbott for duty.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Training

    WWII

    Roland Marbaugh  |  Full Memoirs

    Roland Marbaugh’s experience as a marine begins at Parris Island for training.

  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Part 13

    WWII

    Jim Wall  |  Full Memoirs

    After a long imprisonment, Jim Wall is finally able to return home and retire from the Air Force.

  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Parts: 11-12

    WWII

    Jim Wall  |  Full Memoirs

    The war finally ends but the POWs are still in camps, being treated to aid packages and medics whenever it is possible.

  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Parts 8-10

    WWII

    Jim Wall  |  Full Memoirs

    Wall is interrogated in his first POW camp, meets another American, a training friend, and is finally moved to a legitimate POW camp.

  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Parts 4-7

    WWII

    Jim Wall  |  Full Memoirs

    Jim Wall continues to fly missions over India and then eventually China, where he is shot down and captured.

  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Parts 2-3

    WWII

    Jim Wall  |  Full Memoirs

    Wall’s combat experience begins overseas during WWII in the Pacific.

  • Only One of Our Planes Was Lost: Part 1

    WWII

    Jim Wall  |  Full Memoirs

    Jim Wall’s time in the Air Force begins with intense training, teaching him all that he needs to know to fly his fighters overseas.

  • Life With a Question Mark: Part 4

    WWII

    Emmitt Tesch  |  Full Memoirs

    As Tesch continues his time in the Army, his assignments shift from Germany to the South Pacific.

  • Life With a Question Mark: Part 3

    WWII

    Emmitt Tesch  |  Full Memoirs

    Emmitt Tesch’s story continues with his first reenlistment and followed 3 years later by his second reenlistment.

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