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Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
Olen Grant left Paris on a train which took him to a station in Frankfurt. Between the station and Dulag Luft they...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Monty Joe Boitnott was supposed to deploy to Scotland on the Mariposa but the ship caught on fire while it was being...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
After the 82nd Airborne Division finished combat operations in Normandy, Clinton Riddle and the men of the 325th Glider...
During the invasion of Normandy, Clinton Riddle and most of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment landed in British Horsa...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
The next morning Frank Mancuso is awoken by a lieutenant. He quickly learned that his unit had moved out of the city....
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there shortly after the 442nd Regimental Combat Team suffered...
Richard Higgins joined the Marine Corps in 1940. He was set on the Marine Corps from the beginning. He never considered...
Harley Reynolds and his unit were given a specific assignment. The planners were aware that their beachhead was...
During the overseas voyage Frank Mancuso was in charge of checking the tie downs, therefore he had privileged access to...
William Dabney and the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion flew their balloons from the ships. Dabney was responsible for...
Wesley Trindal had dreams about the war. He would dream that he was in it again and would keep the barracks awake while...
Charles Coolidge recalls the weather at Monte Cassino as being cold and rainy. Coolidge feels that had they gone with...
Monty Joe Boitnott was at a bomber base in Algeria. There were no air bases in Tunisia because almost all of the bases...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison was a member of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion.]After Bloody Ridge they went...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
The uniform pants Walter Barnes wore were baggy and the jackets hung out. The uniform was made of a canvas type...
Wayne Pierce was the Supply and Transportation Officer when his Battalion left Fort Bragg. The regiment travelled by...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...
Fred Hirsekorn's first combat was in the Vosges Mountains. They moved so much and so fast that they all lost track of...
The D Day assembly plans for paratroopers like John Marr were completely forgotten in the chaos of the jump. The...
William Pena remembers how nervous his truck driver was when they left. He ate a big breakfast with his men at the...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS sailed alone before reaching Ireland. Shaw’...
Lucien Paul Laborde was named after his grandfathers. He was the third boy in his family. Laborde was born in Vinton,...
Mancel Grant Kirk was born near Finger, Tennessee in 1925 and spent his whole life there except when he went away for...
Schmedemann was born in Junction City, Kansas where he grew up and attended high school. He went to Kansas State...
James was born in North Texas in Aberdene. The town is no longer there. He lived there until he was 10 years old. His...
Edward LaPorta does not recall the date he was captured at Kasserine Pass in North Africa. He believes that the reason...

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