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To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
Byron Othello Wilkins arrived back at Camp Maxey in Texas and saw a group of LSU men at the camp with a band to play...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
The next day they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow soldiers of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 422nd Infantry...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
Joseph Medicine Crow captured 50 enemy horses in Germany. This was considered to be a great war deed by the Crow nation...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Only one of Robert Huber's friends was wounded during the war. He did not know the sergeant who was killed. The one who...
For George Griffenhagen, seeing Trewick [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling. Captain Trewick was the chief medical...
On 26 December [Annotator's Note: 26 December 1944], Frank Maresca and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Vernon Alexander and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry...
George Griffenhagen went in on a Dutch ship [Annotators Note: when he travelled from Sicily to Great Britain]. They...
Darold Rice reached the peak of Hill 122 and had gone to ground to wait for further orders. While lying there, a German...
Floyd Dumas had been in hiding in Italy for five months. One close encounter Dumas had with German soldiers was when he...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer talking about another interview he recorded with a soldier...
Charles Fitts, Jr. had stashed a watch in the one place that the Germans did not search. It was an automatic wristwatch...
Rothacker Smith attended North High School in Detroit, Michigan after his family moved back to the city from the...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
Stanley Wolczyk was under fire three times during the campaign to recapture Attu from the Japanese. It was during the...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
Vernon Alexander reached the Siegfried Line in Germany and found it to be sturdier than the Maginot Line. Entering the...
Walter Jacobs thought the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Rifle] was a good weapon but required a lot of...
Vernon Alexander fought in the Muehlhausen combat. The fighting was hot and difficult. Climbach was another instance of...
Robert Swift and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 371st Medical Battalion, 71st Infantry Division] shipped out of New...
The 792nd Military Police Battalion was subdivided and Roy Uthes was assigned to the 209th Engineer Combat Battalion [...
The first dead people John H. Price, Jr. saw were Germans and that had little effect on him. They could hear field...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...

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