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At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW camp.  The potatoes were often rotten.  The best treat for the...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
Edward Tipper had his life improved as a result of his service in World War Two. He received a college education and...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
William Leibold spoke to his wife Grace for the first time in years while he was in Oakland. She wanted to visit but he...
On 1 April 1943 Raymond Wells boarded a troop train to New York where they went aboard a ship. His brother Irwin, who...
John Witmeyer and the entire 79th Infantry Division were involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and he and his men fought...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS . He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he discovered...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
Abe Milkis took a train home from New York. [Annotator’s Note: he arrived in New York after he returned from Europe...
Romus Valtin Burgin worked with a contact officer from the VA named Frank Mallory when he returned to Texas. Burgin...
Josephine Pescatore prayed when Cardinal Spellman gave a talk to a large group of troops before she went overseas....
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Russell Hoff has vivid memories of his prisoner of war experiences.  He has flashbacks that will probably never leave...
Alexander Jefferson survived the horrible conditions of Stalag Luft III. General Patton was horrified of the conditions...
One morning a German officer who spoke English entered the room and told Edward LaPorta and the other POWs to gather...
John Luckadoo and the other cadets were segregated in advanced flight training between single engine and twin engine....
After basic training Richard Greer and the other Marines from his boot camp class went to Norfolk, Virginia where they...
Richard Ford waited about three months for a boat back to the United States. Germans were sinking boats in the Gulf of...
When Robert Rosendahl and his fellow survivors were told to destroy their weapons they threw them all out into the bay...
John Noack called the base and they sent some trucks in to pick them up. They were in a new base which was a mudhole....
On a rainy day William Disanza would work around the house. He did a variety of odd jobs with odd solutions and trick...
Ardell Bollinger arrived in Europe in July 1943. He was shot down 23 September 1944. Bollinger’s first mission was a “...
Yukio Kawamoto was able to witness the battle. The division headquarters was protected but it was not far from the...
Robert Rosendahl got out of Camp O' Donnell and went on a detail north of a town called Cabanatuan where he was put to...
[Annotators Note: Robert Rosendahl served in the USAAF with the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group. He deployed...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
Richard Greer thought very highly of the navy medical personnel who worked with them. The pharmacist’s mates were...

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