European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Donelson Houseman experienced a terrible event after he was liberated. He went into town and could see the tanks [...
Robert Kelso was born in Bristow, Oklahoma. He lived up on a farm owned by his grandparents. A few years after he was...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins mid-conversation.] Herbert Heilbrun was waiting for his crew in Salt Lake City when...
During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
Barbara Heming obtained her MBA and got a job in wealth management on Wall Street. The bank she worked for is one of...
An incident occurred at the camp that cost Grant a tough interrogation when he returned to the United States. Workers...
Norris Waddill crossed the Rhine River about a month after Christmas [Annotator's Note: in early 1945]. Engineers were...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
[Annotators Note: Barbara Pathe worked for the American Red Cross (ARC) on a Red Cross Clubmobile attached to various...
Elmo Bell fought out of Normandy and all the way across France. All maneuver elements of the army were assigned a...
Heffron [Annotators Note: Edward Heffron, also known as Babe] knew that William Guarnere lived on 17th Street and came...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Richard Scheerer never spoke much about the war after he got home. He just wanted to forget it. It was a four year...
For many years, Gerhard Franzky put the war in the back of his mind. He was more concerned with building a future. He...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Joseph Motil put the charge right against the door so it blew it in. There was a flame thrower operator with their unit...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams is a World War 2 veteran of the 101st Airborne Division and jumped into Normandy...
Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...
Byron Othello Wilkins was put on the front line again with his company. The sleeping holes were dug into the walls near...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
William Pena traveled on the Queen Elizabeth over to England where he was given lots of food. Only one day he remembers...
[Annotator's Note: Charlotte Weiss is a Czechoslovakian born Jew who survived incarceration in a number of...
They did not want to get caught on the railroad tracks when hit was dark because that is when the RAF would come...
Darold Rice remembers how when he and the other privates reported back for duty no one was at the camp and they joined...

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