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Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April of 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Sidney Philips was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up on Georgia Avenue in midtown. Eugene [Annotators Note...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
John J. Witmeyer, known all his life as JJ, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1921. He lived in only two different...
Charles Fitts Jr. was born in December 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He lived there until he was about four years old....
George Bernard Griffenhagen was in Plzen, Czechoslovakia on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Griffenhagen was born in Portland,...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
Robert Freligh’s father died when he was two and a half years old. His mother worked full time as a pharmacist but was...
Herbert Heilbrun flew twin engines in his second stage of flight training. He flew the Cessna Bobcat [Annotator’s Note...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When...
Olen Grant only had one surgery while he was in Austria. In the hospital room Grant was in there were three Americans...
Sidney Philips remembers hearing about Pearl Harbor while sitting at a drug store counter on the corner of Dauphin and...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
Frank Buschmeier went to armament school in Denver, Colorado. In Denver, the men were split into training groups for...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
Richard Higgins left Peleliu and went to Pavuvu and got off the ship. The next day a clerk told Higgins that he was...
Sidney Philips remembers someone being perfect. He was handsome, young, and the girls loved him. Phillips tells...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
William Pena arrived at the aid station. The medic that had been attached to him and his men joked that they had...
As a veteran, John Witmeyer believes in the importance and the value of history, especially the history of World War 2...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
Arthur Killam kept up with some of the guys he served with in the US Navy during the war but never went to any of the...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Romus Burgin was born in Jewett, Texas and stayed there until he graduated high school in 1941. He joined the Marine...

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