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Martello learned that when you were in the sand and going fast, the wheel of the halftrack could be turned, but the...
To Raymond Zager the Maginot line was easily conquered. They then came to the Siegfried Line. They advanced through...
After the war ended in Africa they continued training in the desert. The men were given passes to go into Tunisia but...
There had been numerous plans for the 101st [Annotator's note: 101st Airborne Division] but none came about until the...
Lucien Laborde and the rest of the 115th Infantry Regiment were told that they would be getting about three weeks rest...
Sicily was an easier operation than Italy. Theodore Finkbeiner and his company [Annotators Note: Company H, 2nd...
Most of the combat they [Annotators Note: Arthur Jackson and his fellow Marines of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine...
[Annotators Note: Lou Brissie served in the army as an infantryman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment...
When they left St. Lo, they were in dairy and farming country. The farms were laid out in squares and there were mounds...
Edward LaPorta was a halftrack driver during his first battle. He remembers that they had nothing to fight with except...
Joseph Hochadel was told where the wounded guys were. The GIs would direct Hochadel to where the wounded were and then...
John Rogers went back to France for the 50th Anniversary. Rogers went with his choir from the First Methodist Church in...
Afterwards, Paluch saw Peiper [Annotator's Note: Jochen Peiper, field officer in the Waffen-SS and personal adjutant to...
Bloody Ridge had other names but that night it was officially named Bloody Ridge. It was the one spot that the Japanese...
Lomell remembers that the Battle of Normandy lasted for 2 and half months. As the beachhead grew to be larger in the...
While Michael Doi was overseas his family and everyone he knew from Oxnard [Annotators Note: Oxnard, California] was...
Robert Christie was in combat for a few weeks before his tank was hit. They had to bail out of their tank. He was not...
David Dennis went with his unit to New York where they got on the Queen Mary. Teddy Roosevelt was the commander of the...
Richard Greer experienced some bayonet fighting during the Battle for Henderson Field but more so at Point Cruz. They...
Arthur Pendleton does not remember who was in the hole with him [Annotators Note: during the Battle of the Tenaru River...
When Crain got a chance to examine his boat he noticed there were about 50 to 75 marks in the steel where bullets had...
[Annotators Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
They were told that they had to march about 60 miles [Annotator’s Note: as American prisoners of war in Poland]. Corbin...
One of the pilots in Hanna's squadron was sent along with Hannas group to command the army enlisted men.On that day...
McKee and Whitsell were moved to a woman's home until arrangements were made to travel to Paris via train. He was...
Bailey was assigned to unloading ships. When he wasn't unloading ships he was walking around. He couldn't stay still....
Off in the distance they could hear dogs barking. They knew that they were being searched for. They were sitting around...
A lot of times they would go at night and capture a German guard on guard duty and put a bayonet to him. Then you'd...
Deploying overseas was the first time Stegmeier had ever left the country and it was interesting for him. When they...
When Lazarick got back to his outfit on 5 December [Annotator's Note: 5 December 1944] they were up in the hills. The...
Chaisson volunteered for the army when he was 17. He didn't like the navy and the Marine Corps sounded too tough for...
Lyle Bouck and Slape [Annotator's Note: US Army Sgt. William Slape] went back and got the platoon members who were to...
Vernon Baker arrived in Italy on around 28 June 1944. His Medal of Honor action did not happen until the following year...
Arthur Jackson was in the hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia for three or four weeks before being shipped back to the...
[Annotators Note: Henry Phillips served in Company M, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.] By...
[Annotators Note: Lou Brissie served in the army as an infantryman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment...

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