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A Wartime Pilot

My Grandpa was a farm boy from rural Michigan and became a pilot in WWII. Back in Michigan, he checked out...

Happy Reminiscences

Dad kept chickens to feed the family during the war... One day we sat down for our Sunday dinner, mother...

Robert Pennington's Special Book

Trooper Pennington arrived in Ireland on the 'Chateau Thierry' in 1942. This troopship was one of...

Unidentified Allied Soldiericon for Story with photo

My Fathers name was Sgt G.W.Baldwin MM his Army number was 6915249 and he was with the 8th Bn of The Rifle...

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Stealing Away

Uncle Robert fought with his fellow aussie soldiers in the Pacific war and was captured by the Japanese......

The Day the Thunderbolt Crashed

We ran a Fordson tractor, but when needed, used a horse and cart to collect tractor vaporising oil from the...

A Night to remember: A V1 over Bushey Park

We invited them join us in the Lensbury Club and in return they invited our staff to the concerts at Bushey...

Shooting with a Camera: In the US Army

During his years he rose to Sargeant and when America entered the war, he was shipped to England. My...

Totnes second bridge crossing

War in Totnes South Devon. The problem was Totnes being the lowest crossing point of the River Dart it had...

My Grandfather's Memories

I still remember the look of distaste on his face when he discussed the Japanese tactics while the British...

The War Stopped for Rabbits: Americans in Weymouth

My father owned three cottages which were bombed and no longer inhabitable. He was a master butcher and...

Awarded the Bronze Star

When it seemed impossible for his ship to get away from the ten enemy fighters that were attacking them,...

5 Lost Soldiers

We decided to pull back to Lille, picking up a french soldier on the way... The Germans surrounded us, and...

D-Day in Leicester

I walked several times the six miles to Stoughton aerodrome to watch the huge gliders being towed up and...

We Came Over on the Mayflower (Queen Mary)

She met my father Robert W. Propp when she was a student nurse at the Royal Infirmary in Leicester,...

Giving a Canadion soilder a Christmas Dinner in 1942

In the village of Newick in sussex during the war there were alot of canadion forces passing through they...

From Russia to Monte Cassinoicon for Story with photo

When Russia changed sides after the Germans invaded Russia I was released with other men and joined the...

Ted Wynnes Story 1944

My friend Alec and I went to see it, we hid behind the covered way. He served on "The Glorious" an...

Indagatum

My aunt reluctantly surrendered her son in the hope that they would give him a better start in life in...

Cyanide

My father was a Major in the Canadian Army, the Royal Artillery... My mother was not told where he would be...

Spectacular Aircraft Crashes

During WW2 I lived with my family in Northolt, Middlesex, quite close to the Northolt Aerodrome, which at...

US Troops at Camp Bewdley, Worcestershire

They had a military hospital here, at Wolverley; which is now a caravan park but on the old Wolverley...

Wartime memories beside an American airfield

One day we saw a Typhoon Bomber land on the airfield, jump up again and crash in the next field. We saw...

Lost Father: An American GI

I asked my mother and stepfather about my early years and found out that my natural father was an American...

Night Guard

The tall stack of hay behind me, I'm afraid, Might be the torch that sears my flesh, And when the...

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