European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Olen Grant was living in a hotel in Austin, Texas when he got a call from Jim Armstrong. It was the first time Grant...
Wayne Pierce and the 325th Glider Infantry did not make the fight in Sicily. A couple of days prior to entry into that...
After arriving in Casablanca in May of 1943, Clinton Riddle and the men of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment set up a...
 Lieutenant John Marr crossed the bridge at La Fiere with a group of about 75 men from Company G, 507th Parachute...
Tom Quigley jumped on a train and made his way with the other soldiers down to central England to a military base at...
When Charles Coolidge landed in Southern France there was little opposition after the major shelling the Germans took...
Clinton Riddle spent three Christmases away from home due to his service in the Second World War. He spent his first...
Tom Quigley and his men began moving inland through the woods and were taking fire from German snipers posted in the...
Frank Buschmeier bounced around to different prisoner of war camps once he was finished with the interrogation. He...
While Olen Grant was at Stalag XVIIB he preferred to stay in the barracks [Annotator’s Note: as opposed to staying in...
Kelly Kuwayama landed in Marseilles, France and it was rainy and miserable. When they hit combat in France, it was...
Harley Reynolds and his unit were moving inland toward their objective. The first troops from his unit he ran into were...
Frank Buschmeier recalls that the March 6th Berlin raid was terrible. The flak was noted for its intensity on that raid...
To John Witmeyer, his ability to so vividly remeber his experiences in combat, including details like names, is both a...
Frank Mancuso’s unit went back to Naples to get more replacements and newer landing craft, landing onshore without...
Darold Rice and his last member of his machine gun crew set the gun up in a ditch by the crossroad and hunkered down...
Frank Mancuso served in an antitank company in the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He had a platoon of...
In January or February 1945 the company commander called Charles Coolidge to the company CP [Annotators note: Command...
Frank Mancuso landed in Charleston, South Carolina then he travelled on a hospital train to McKinney, Texas and then to...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Gerard Halpern landed at Anzio in April [Annotators Note: April of 1944] and was assigned to his new squad. They were...
Robert Walter thinks the population of Krinkelt was about 5000 before the war. There was a church on Krinkelt. Water...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams served in the army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company; 2nd Battalion. 506th...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
As John Marr led his advanced scout team back to the position of Captain Ben Schwartzwalder [Annotator's Note:...
The artillery in the Hurtgen Forest was tree burst artillery which prevented men from digging foxholes in the cold...
Harley Reynolds thinks he was crazy to have assaulted that pillbox by himself. Only four hours before he had learned...

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