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The fighting around the La Fiere bridge and the village of Cauquigny was intense and Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
The uniform pants Walter Barnes wore were baggy and the jackets hung out. The uniform was made of a canvas type...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to give a statement in a certain way...
Herbert Heilbrun was not working the day Pearl Harbor occurred. On that Sunday morning he was at a restaurant and...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
After the D-Day related transport flights, Robert Harris was assigned to a mission that never transpired. His...
Eventually the German fire lifted, and Darold Rice and his men moved on. They later caught a German convoy at a bridge...
John Howland became part of the Pathfinder force of the Eighth Air Force. They were accumulated in small squadrons...
Lydia Smith Grant was born in Bath, Maine. Her grandfather was a banker as was her father. Her stepfather was in the...
Edwin McAuliffe was in Covington [Annotators Note: Covington, Louisiana] visiting friends. The news came across the...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
When Grant went out for his operation, he and the guard rode a streetcar into town then boarded another one that took...
Robert Walter had 40 men under him during the Battle of the Bulge. He never had a problem with that. While he was in...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
Tokuji Yoshihashi returned home in June 1946. The colors for the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team...
Romus Valtin Burgin worked with a contact officer from the VA named Frank Mallory when he returned to Texas. Burgin...
[Annotator’s Note: Pena begins mid-sentence] William Pena was commissioned as an officer in the army and reported to...
Darold Rice was born in Flint, Michigan, in 1925. During the Great Depression, Darold’s father worked in the Chevrolet...
Norman Hatch received his orders to the 5th Marine Division while he was still in the United States as his...
Kelly Kuwayama's official name is Yeiichi but everybody calls him Kelly. Kelly's first sergeant gave him the nickname,...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
Being a submariner prepared Billy Grieves for his career as a firefighter. After seeing the worst, everything else is...
Robert Harris appreciated being an American much more after his experiences in the Second World War. He had thought...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Russell Hoff has vivid memories of his prisoner of war experiences.  He has flashbacks that will probably never leave...
Frank Buschmeier and the others were loaded onto trucks the following day and sent to a local base. The guys were...
more missions after D-Day and then returned to the United States. He was in Milwaukie on V-E Day and in Louisiana when...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
Olen Grant spent Christmas 1943 in a prison camp. For Grant, the holidays were just like any other day. Some of the...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...

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