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To David Dennis Oran, North Africa looked just like any other town but the French people there were happy to see them....
Freddie Ohr was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group overseas. They were flying Spitfires. Ohr learned how to fly the...
Richard Greer left Guadalcanal on 5 or 6 January 1943 and went to Melbourne. He was very happy to be leaving the island...
The Russians [Annotator's Note: who liberated Baynham and others at Stalag Luft I prisoner of war camp] had a tank with...
William Disanza was in one group of guys but they had multiple outfits in Burma. There was an outfit called the 101...
Richard Candelaria and his German guards were becoming friends. The guards gave him cognac. The guards put him in a van...
After they got away Corbin was told by his adjutant about Colonel Waters [Annotator's Note: US Army General John K....
The fighters rendezvoused with the SBDs [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD "Dauntless" dive bomber], then had to look after...
The B-29s carrying the second atomic bomb were overhead circling Yawata. The crew of the B-29 carrying the bomb was...
Martello was in the barracks laying on the floor, unable to walk or get up [Annotator's Note: during liberation of the...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...
After returning to his carrier, Norman Kleiss got a cup of coffee and prepared for his next flight. About that time a...
In Hawaii they [Annotators Note: James Goodrich and the rest of the 5th Marine Division] trained for the landing on Iwo...
Clarence Anderson went on a couple of patrols with an experienced pilot in the lead and was then sent out on his own....
Loevsky's destination during his long march was Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany. Along the way to Moosburg they was...
Richard Ford was wading through the water on Omaha [Annotators Note: on Omaha Beach on 6 June 1944]. An LCI driver came...
The prisoners would steal stuff whenever they could. Sometimes the men would get searched. Everyone would throw their...
They were not told where they going or how long the journey was. This was the last time she was together with her...
Edward LaPorta was not able to locate other members of the 1st Armored Division. He was captured by Rommel’s [...
Brooks never once had any contact with the Red Cross. At 1 point they were each issued 1 item out of a Red Cross parcel...
William Lansford took part in the Long Patrol with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on Guadalcanal. Most of the time he...
David Dennis took basic training with an 03 rifle [Annotators Note: Springfield Model 1903 .30 caliber rifle]. They had...
Donald Hoff's plane was not bothered but some of the other planes were. For the afternoon strike, they had a full air...
Sometime in the spring of 2004 [Annotator's Note: Myers means 1944] there was a Japanese, who Myers thought had been...
Swinney displays a hat from the 1940's with the V for victory emblem on the front of it. The V was very important to...
The guard spoke to Lyle Bouck in German and stuck the barrel of his weapon against Bouck's stomach. Bouck heard a snap...
Charles Radford tried to keep his mind on the task at hand because once someone died they were dead; they had to be...
The prisoners had their own doctors they had to rely on. They had a Japanese doctor assigned to them but he was not 1...
Brooks group was moved to a permanent camp which was an old French Colonial army camp. It was a nice place and the food...
David Dennis feels that he and his unit were well prepared for the fighting in North Africa. He believes that the only...
Leonard Spivey lived in a combine, which was a group of six prisoners in one living space. They were allowed to stay...
The Laffey was in a rough state. She had been hit a number of times from a number of direction. Everything from the...
William Disanza had a navy crew aboard his Merchant Marine ship. Their job was to handle the guns. They had a submarine...
Arthur Pendleton was happy to get off of Cape Gloucester. They were there during the monsoon season. It was a terribly...
Alexander Jefferson listened to the BBC radio at the POW camp, but had no idea about the landings in Southern France....
One of the replacements sent to James Goodrich's squad was killed before Goodrich ever got his name because he did not...

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