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John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
Byron Othello Wilkins was put on the front line again with his company. The sleeping holes were dug into the walls near...
William Pena traveled on the Queen Elizabeth over to England where he was given lots of food. Only one day he remembers...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It voyaged to...
Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp.  When a group of Americans killed a German...
Charles Moore flew to support beleaguered American troops in Bastogne. [Annotator’s Note: relief to the men in...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division which...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotators Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924.  After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW camp.  The potatoes were often rotten.  The best treat for the...
Raymond Wells was born in Eagle, Colorado in April 1922. He was living in Secora, New Mexico and remembers the day the...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
The first real fighter airplane Donald Bryan flew was the P-40D with the Merlin engine, not the Allison engine. They...
Harley Reynolds notes that today everything is different from what they were doing. Reynolds notes that they had to do...
Romus  Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September of 1943 and were stationed...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking George Wichterich about the hedgerow fighting in...
David Roderick saw German fortifications that were made to look like homes or barns and one town was only made of...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...

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