European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Charles Coolidge discusses his reunion with his family. When he got to Camp Atterbury he went to the Top Sergeant and...
Josephine Pescatore got to the evacuation hospital with nothing but a small handbag. She had no supplies like a mess...
William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
Olen Grant left Paris on a train which took him to a station in Frankfurt. Between the station and Dulag Luft they...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Monty Joe Boitnott was supposed to deploy to Scotland on the Mariposa but the ship caught on fire while it was being...
Right after George Griffenhagen and other members of the 20th Engineers removed the mines that were holding up Patton’s...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
William Pena’s two sergeants were taken from him after one night and were transferred so he was given a new sergeant...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Harley Reynolds notes that when the sun went down that night fighters would sweep over German positions dropping flares...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
[Annotators Note: Elmo Bell served in the army as a sergeant in Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry...
After the 82nd Airborne Division finished combat operations in Normandy, Clinton Riddle and the men of the 325th Glider...
During the invasion of Normandy, Clinton Riddle and most of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment landed in British Horsa...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
William Pena arrived at the aid station. The medic that had been attached to him and his men joked that they had...
The medics tagged Robert Williams with stating that he was suffering from combat exhaustion and he was brought to Omaha...
William Pena remembers how his battalion commander was a gung-ho, brave, and tall man who refused to stay at the rear...
William Pena followed a trail through the woods and kept encountering groups of men asking for the two platoons on the...
As a veteran, John Witmeyer believes in the importance and the value of history, especially the history of World War 2...
[Annotator's Note: 1st Lieutenant John Marr served as a platoon leader in Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
Grant had been on the fourth floor of the hospital, but it was not long before he was going down to the first floor to...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Norman Ikari and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team had to sweep through tiny Italian towns and villages. Street fighting...
William Dabney notes that the explosive did not have to be activated before being hauled up with the balloon. They...
William Pena recalls how they arrived near the Ardennes and had an interaction with some German officers who were...

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