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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...
Edwin McAuliffe graduated high school the year the war ended. When he started his first year of college at Southeastern...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
Lydia Grant describes recreation and life as a young girl in the Navy Yard at Pearl Harbor. As an attractive young girl...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Kauffman gave George Morgan a 60 day leave upon their return home. [Annotator’s Note: Commander Draper L. Kauffman,...
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: This segment is the beginning of a second interview recorded with Mrs. Grant in the studio at 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...
As a 13 year old, David Yoho did not have friends of draft age. He did keep company with older boys and took on a tough...
Kenneth [Annotators Note: Edwin McAuliffe's brother] was five years older than McAuliffe. Kenneth went to St....
Walter Barnes did not see much of a change in New Orleans when he returned after the war. Before the war he and his...
[Annotators Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
Richard Higgins occasionally wants to forget what he has seen. Higgins remembers being on Cape Gloucester hiding behind...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS . He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he discovered...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon.]...
Herbert Heilbrun is happy he made friends with John the Tuskegee Airman. Heilbrun had yet to visit the National World...
Warren Schmitt and Ted Paulch were in the same hospital [Annotators Note: after they both survived the Malmedy Massacre...
[Annotators Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
James Livaudais remembers certain names from his combat experience very vividly. Not all of them are mentioned in...
James Livaudais saw a man named Oseroff killed. That was the first combat death that Livaudais witnessed. He merely...
Fred Hirsekorn was drafted in early 1943. After induction at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas he was sent to Camp Campbell,...
Frank Buschmeier feels like he owes his life to the men who flew the plane and he owes his life to the durability of...
Donald Bryan’s last kill was an Arado234. Years later it was discovered that the German pilot flying that plane was on...
While in combat in the Normandy's hedgerow country, an entire patrol from John Witmeyer's unit was killed by a German...
One night, the battalion command sent John Witmeyer on a patrol behind German lines. Witmeyer took six other men out on...

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