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John Luckadoo and the other aircrews began receiving heavy fire as soon as they reached the enemy coast. The flak was...
John Noack had a premonition on the day he was shot down that he was not going to come home that day. Noack felt like...
Alexander Jefferson traveled overseas on the top deck with white nurses in a group of all black officers. The white...
Vernon Baker continues describing his Medal of Honor actions in Italy in detail including what he was wearing. When he...
Clinton Gardner and the armed forces with him were so well trained that he does not remember being afraid when they...
When John Luckadoo was on his bomb run [Annotators Note: during the 8 October 1943 mission to Bremen] it was terribly...
Robert Shoens felt that the flak was limited on that mission [Annotators Note: the 6 March 1944 mission to Berlin]. It...
For Robert Rosendahl fear is what kept him going during the Bataan Death March. The Japanese were barbarians. Very few...
Steve Pisanos decided to return to base. Fuel was an issue on missions. There were incidents of Spitfire pilots having...
Lynn Compton remembers Doc Roe [Annotators Note: Company E medic Eugene Roe] as the medic who worked on him when he was...
Clinton Gardner never thought of his own death but watched a few hundred men die. Gardner got sick and threw up around...
Steve Pisanos made his way into some nearby woods. The German troops followed him in calling for him to give himself up...
Lynn Compton knew the Germans were nearby while he and his men stayed in the area. Compton had to go to the listening...
Alexander Jefferson went into Stalag Luft III with about 75 to 100 prisoners. The rooms were crowded so they turned the...
John Keema and a lot of the guys he flew with had qualms about the Münster raid. Unfortunately he did not have anyone...
Robert Shoens sent a telegram to his wife in Maine to let her know that he was coming home soon. There were a bunch of...
Richard Greer saw a few Red Cross things and the show Bob Hope was in on Pavuvu. He only watched for a little while...
John Noack notes that it was a sad day when they returned to base. Everyone was down about it. Too many of the guys...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon then...
Walter Barnes suffered from ADD [Annotators Note: Attention Deficit Disorder] but the war did not affect it. One time...
Kelly Kuwayama landed in Marseilles, France and it was rainy and miserable. When they hit combat in France, it was...
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...
Gerard Halpern landed at Anzio in April [Annotators Note: April of 1944] and was assigned to his new squad. They were...
As John Marr led his advanced scout team back to the position of Captain Ben Schwartzwalder [Annotator's Note:...
Richard Higgins often wonders why he walked away when so many of his friends did not. Higgins knew that Captain Haldane...
Harley Reynolds thinks he was crazy to have assaulted that pillbox by himself. Only four hours before he had learned...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the area of Menton...
John W. Marr and the men of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment loaded into their transport airplanes on the evening...
It was not quite dark when Warren Schmitt linked up with the engineers who had stopped him [Annotators Note: Warren...
[Annotators Note: Warren Schmitt was a forward observer in Battery B, 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion.]...
Kelly Kuwayama landed in either May or June 1944 in Italy. They worked their way up the boot of Italy. When they were...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Another reason Wesley Trindal crawled into the bunker was to take cover from the German and American shells that...
Herbert Heilbrun did not care which theater he fought in as long as he was a part of the war. He got into training late...
Lieutenant John Marr and his group from Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment arrived at an orchard where...

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