Experiencing enemy fire

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At first, Paluch was attached to the 1st Army and was then transferred to the 3rd Army. When they got to the Hurtgen...
Currey recalled combat along the Siegfried line as being like combat anywhere. They are shooting at you and you are...
Church did not know what to expect when he surrendered. There was about 5000 troops with over 4500 backups. There were...
They moved to Palermo. They did some road work there and tried to catch up with the infantry.Fortunately, they were not...
They shipped out in late September [Annotator's Note: September 1942] and landed in North Africa on 8 November 1942....
Lomell and the rest of the 2nd Ranger Battalion loaded the channel steamers a day or 2 before what would become D-Day [...
They thought they were going to head back to the United States. They practiced close order drill. On the 16th of...
Robert Rosendahl’s squadron was stationed at a gunnery school at a small airstrip when the on the west coast of Luzon....
David Dennis does not recall when or how he learned of the attack on Pearl Harbor but does recall hearing that the...
The Russians were on their way to Berlin and so was Joseph Diamond's unit [Annotators Note: the 413th Infantry Regiment...
Aboard ship, Wahlen's platoon leader would talk to his men about what to expect when they landed [Annotator’s Note: on...
After basic training Richard Greer and the other Marines from his boot camp class went to Norfolk, Virginia where they...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
Baynham was based at Tibenham, England where there were numerous airfields that were three or four miles apart. Every...
He was asleep in his bunk [Annotator's Note: aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco, CA38] early in the morning of...
[Annotators Note: Robert Ray Akins served in a special weapons company in the 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division...
Some of the units that formed on the east coast took the Panama canal to the west coast. When they got to San Diego...
Theodore Van Kirk recalls his first combat mission in Europe in B-17s [Annotator's note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
That was as close as Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator’s Note: during a Japanese attack in the Philippines]....
Michael Cokinos and the 8th Armored Division moved toward the Rhine River after the Battle of the Bulge. Their orders...
The 109's [Annotator's Note: Messerschmitt Bf-109] undercarriage wasn't very sensible. Early on when they trained...
The first time Malcolm Higgins saw a B-17 he wondered how the heck it could fly. It was awkward when it was on the...
McClellan and two other people were selected to take the guns down to Paris. On the train ride down he was with a...
Galloway lost his radio at one point and had to join up with another radio operator. Galloway recalls one afternoon...
Another torpedo came and hit the USS California [Annotator’s Note: during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor]. Another...
Richard Candelaria credits the 8th Air Force for never having been turned back on a mission by enemy action. Enemy...
Hanna was the chief clerk for group engineering [Annotator’s Note: at Clark Field in the Philippines in 1941]. His boss...
They were cruising around Java when they ran aground in the valley straights [Annotator’s Note: aboard the USS Boise in...
Wiley relates that at the time of the hit and run carrier raids, they had more aircrew than airplanes. Being a new...
Oscar Johnson went to Kingman, Arizona for gunnery school and then to Lincoln, Nebraska to assemble the crew. From...
Standifer was at Ft. Benning for 16 weeks. From there Standifer went to Camp McCain with the 94th Infantry. There were...
During the invasion, Martello remembered going down the rope ladders while the waves were around 35 feet high. You had...
They [Annotator's Note: Raymond Zager and his fellow soldiers of the 66th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division]...
Childers got ten days leave and went to visit family down in Los Angeles, California.When they returned to Pearl Harbor...
The 3rd Infantry Division assimilated all of its regiments into the 3rd Division's headquarters at Fort Lewis,...
John Gibbons met his future wife in Kansas before deploying overseas. Gibbons acted as the copilot for the flight...

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