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Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp. When a group of Americans killed a German...
After enduring an artillery barrage in a coconut grove, William Garbo's unit [Annotator's Note: G Troop, 2nd Squadron,...
Drafted into the Army in 1943, Peter Paret was thrown in with unfamiliar types, and became a fairly solitary man. His...
According to John Smith, ammunition supplies were not a problem, and the Allies had air and sea superiority by the time...
Vernon Henry Moret recalled a banzai attack on Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipain, Northern Mariana Islands]. The...
Richard "Dick" Willhour landed in Marseilles, France [Annotator's Note: with the 100th Infantry Division] and moved out...
Herbert W. Ridyard landed in France in September 1944. Part of the division [Annotator's Note: 94th Infantry Division]...
Thomas Ballew served in headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] handling finance and...
[Annotator's Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the Army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
Monroe Scherer was shipped out to California where he visited some relatives and friends. He then went by troop ship to...
Walter Sapp's father had been in World War 1 and knew what infantry was about. Sapp did not consult with his family...
Robert Walter was born in 1922 in Seneca County, Ohio. His young years prior to entering the service were spent within...
Alton Bourg was stationed with men who were mostly from Pennsylvania and were professionals in their civilian lives....
Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...
Herbert W. Ridyard was called up for service on his birthday, 6 July [Annotator's Note: 6 July 1943]. He had previously...
The "glorious" starting salary Theodore Pavlovich was earning in the Army came to 21 dollars a month, from which he...
William Burrus was drafted [Annotator's Note: in the spring of 1943] and went to Fort McClellan, Alabama for induction...
Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
Gerard Dillon went to Camp Croft, South Carolina for infantry basic training from November until January [Annotator's...
After being drafted, Richard Yeagely went to Fort McClellan, Alabama [Annotator's Note: then Camp McClellan in Anniston...
Wallace Yip, Sr. did his basic training at Camp Claiborne in Alexandria [Annotator's Note: Camp Claiborne, Rapides...
[Annotator's Note: James Albert Kitts took his pre-induction physical in August 1943 after being drafted.] He did not...
At Camp Campbell [Annotator's Note: now Fort Campbell in Oak Grove, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee], Frank...
Basic training was normal for Henry Little. His training for building bridges involved alligators and snakes swimming...
Clyde Nordstrom went to Fort Snelling [Annotator's Note: in Hennepin County, Minnesota] and said he wanted to enlist....
Louis Liberato was sent to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania after being drafted. He was then sent from there to Fort Bragg...
Delbert Wombacher enlisted in December 1939 at Fort Crook, Nebraska [Annotator's Note: now Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha...
In December 1944, Eduardo Alberto Peniche Carvajal was on R and R [Annotator's Note: rest and recuperation, or, rest...
Bastogne was very cold. There, Edward Shames' platoon mostly executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
Marion Bahlinger was born in August 1925 in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: Baton Rouge, Louisiana]. He grew up with...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks William Larson to talk about what an average day was like for him.] His average...
Chet Graham [Annotator's Note: Chester Earl Graham] recalls when his battalion left Hill 30 [Annotator's Note: in...
Roy H. Matsumoto used his carbine [Annotator's Note: .30 caliber M1 semi-automatic carbine] to drive back the enemy on...
While in Germany, Byron Herbert Meader and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 271st Infantry Regiment,...
Nicholas John Compagno and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 36th Engineer Combat...

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