European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
William Pena remembers how readjusting to life with his crippling injury was very difficult. Life without part of his...
One of Elmo Bell's superiors [Annotator's Note: he does not specify who] doubted the effectiveness of the pathfinder...
John Witmeyer recognizes the value of The National World War II Museum and is glad that the museum affords the public...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
Herbertert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in...
A German force moved north out of Picauville toward Lieutenant John Marr's position and attacked in force with tanks...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had been to Berlin. It was high time to have an easy mission. The guys were told it was...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
William Curtis did not keep up with the other men on his boat after the war except the boatswain’s mate. He worked at a...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams served in the army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company; 2nd Battalion. 506th...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
John Howland had been involved in Operation Fortitude in deceiving the Germans before D-Day. They were not affected by...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
Norman Ikari’s request for a transfer to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was granted, but he was busted down from...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW camp.  The potatoes were often rotten.  The best treat for the...
James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
Schloss describes how the Frank family was betrayed. They hid successfully for 2 years and in August of 1944 they were...
As Lieutenant John Marr was taken by boat to American positions across the Merderet River from Timmes' orchard [...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...

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