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Lucien Laborde was on staff duty in the war room on the night of 7 May 1945. At about two in the morning they got a TWX...
For Hurd, the most difficult part of the war was crossing the beachhead onto French soil because they didn't know what...
Leahr believes that young people should be taught about what men like him went through. The racism and segregation he...
Robert Murphy's platoon leader, Lieutenant Dolan [Annotators Note: First Lieutenant John J. Dolan, also know as Red Dog...
The 2nd Division took Leipzig, Germany. It was heavily fortified. In Leipzig they found doorways and stairways that led...
James Nerison was sent home because it was his turn. After a year men in his outfit were sent home for a 30 day...
Most of the time, they got along with the Filipinos. Stinson notes that any foreigner who comes in and occupies another...
Paluch believes that it is very important that institutions like the World War II Museum preserve the stories of people...
The train station manager said that the tracks were blown up and that passage to Yokahama would be impossible. Church...
Janice Benario met her future husband at a Latin seminar at Johns Hopkins. Benario’s husband took a position at Emory...
Bell has trouble bringing up exactly what his unit was doing at the time because he remembers it as a, "constant...
Prior to landing in New Guinea DeMers' unit was never given any jungle training. In Australia they were trained how to...
They had the Evans floating and had an auxiliary generator running; that meant lights and refrigeration. They were...
The battle ended on June 21st [Annotator’s Note: On Okinawa in 1945]. The Sixth Marine Division went on to China. Mack...
Freddie Ohr had an aerial photographer in his group who had just come out of the photography school in Denver. He asked...
Wahlen said he hesitated talking about the war when he came home, but sometimes the pressure was put on him to talk....
Woods was upset after the war because he wasn't given the benefits of the G.I. Bill. A friend of his his who had been...
Richard Greer thought very highly of the navy medical personnel who worked with them. The pharmacist’s mates were...
Severance remembers some of the men, including Ira Hayes, John Bradley [Annotators Note: John Henry Bradley, also known...
McNeil doesn't think that her time in the army changed her life in any way. She was able to see the world.She feels...
Ardell Bollinger did not learn the names of the people who helped him or where he stayed because Bollinger thought he...
Kaylor was only about 500 yards away from the Japanese. They were so hungry that they ate despite the smells.Kaylor...
[Annotator's Note: for the first 35 seconds of this segment Rall is speaking German with someone in the room other than...
Alexander Jefferson traveled overseas on the top deck with white nurses in a group of all black officers. The white...
The Japanese had steel, concrete, and coral bunkers all over the island [Annotator’s Note: Peleliu, September 1944]....
Most of the tests had to do with navigation. They got off of the ship in Pearl Harbor. Eventually Earnest was told that...
One of Hannan's most vivid memories from his action during the Battle of the Bulge was the care that their medics gave...
Leisey's father was a railroad worker and his mother was a garment worker. They survived the Great Depression by...
After his furlough James Goodrich was told to report to Camp Pendleton. At the time Goodrich did not know what or where...
Baumgarten continues his account of what he did on D-Day at Dog Green Sector [Annotator's Note: Normandy, France 6 June...
Wilburn K. Ross thinks a lot about the friends he had from home who were either injured or killed. He wishes he could...
The first of the three battles that stands out to William Lansford was at Asamana on 11 November [Annotators Note: 11...
The Germans had no idea what was going on. The worst part of the Battle of the Bulge for Biddle was when his friend was...
Robert Christie got orders to go back to the United States via a troop ship. The ship was named the Newburn Victory....
Freddie Ohr was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group overseas. They were flying Spitfires. Ohr learned how to fly the...
A typical day [Annotator’s Note: in Italy during the war in 1945] started at 4:40 or 5:00 in the morning. After...

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