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Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
Fred Hirsekorn had been assigned a Buck Rogers tank. The Buck Rogers tank was an experimental tank with 60 four and a...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
The war changed John Luckadoo’s life pretty drastically. He matured rapidly when faced with going out every day and...
Charles Scheffel’s run in with Mr. Shaw [Annotators Note: George Bernard Shaw] was not included in his book Crack and...
Richard Ford recalls one time when they got a bunch of replacements. He thought those guys were something else. Four or...
Freddie Ohr made a dozen passes over the airfield. They went up to provide cover when the top flight went down. Finally...
Richard Ford is able to watch World War 2 movies. Most of the movies in his opinion are a bunch of BS. They do things...
Charles Scheffel located the headquarters of the 39th Infantry Regiment. He reported to the colonel who was glad to see...
Henry Phillips' regiment went through a series of disasters during the battle. One full company was bush whacked by the...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
The Russians were on their way to Berlin and so was Joseph Diamond's unit [Annotators Note: the 413th Infantry Regiment...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
John Gibbons met his future wife in Kansas before deploying overseas. Gibbons acted as the copilot for the flight...
The English were incredibly grateful for the American presence. Robert Shoens and his crew stuck together when they got...
When Edward LaPorta landed in Oran all he could see was the German fortress which had two giant spotlights shining out...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
Ardell Bollinger arrived in Europe in July 1943. He was shot down 23 September 1944. Bollinger’s first mission was a “...
Robert Shoens was told what the plan was going to be for the Berlin raid. They went over specifics regarding flight...
Joseph Hochadel was told where the wounded guys were. The GIs would direct Hochadel to where the wounded were and then...
Of all the ports Woods visited he liked Panama the best because it was like being back at home. There was a good...
John Noack and his crew finally got a plane. They took their time in breaking it in. Finally they received orders to go...
Alexander Jefferson came in the middle of the Tuskegee program. The first program was March 1942 and the last class was...
John Keema and his group arrived in Framlingham in mid-July around the time of the Hamburg raids. Keema got to go into...
When John Gibbons arrived over Berlin that day [Annotators Note: 6 March 1944] the flak was incredibly intense. Gibbons...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...
Theodore Finkbeiner went on a patrol to snatch a prisoner one night and came to a bridge that had been blown out. They...
Robert Shoens knew that the planes coming towards him were not the much hoped for escort. In the briefing room after...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
John Noack was apparently knocked out momentarily when he was hit. Noack himself does not remember losing consciousness...
John Weinart could only stay scared for so long. He did his best to maintain his excitement and adrenaline. There was a...
Theodore Finkbeiner and his company [Annotators Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...

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