European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Heffron [Annotators Note: Edward Heffron, also known as Babe] knew that William Guarnere lived on 17th Street and came...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax returned to Hawaii, took advantage of the GI Bill and went to school. After he got home he...
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...
Raymond VanDuzer was liberated by an advance echelon of American troops. The American soldiers marched the prisoners...
Richard Field and the other men of 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion had to buy scarves and jackets from the armored...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
Walter Broll became more cautious as a result of his experience at Bari, Italy with the German bomber attack on Allied...
Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...
The Hurtgen Forest was thick so they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] didn...
[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...
[Annotator's Note: Clarence Herbert Weatherwax served in the Army as a communications specialist in Headquarters...
For Vernon Leopold, being from a Jewish background was unpleasant in Germany as there had been latent anti-Semitism...
Floyd Dumas believes that they could have taken Rome if they had not been stopped. They were ordered to dig in and...
Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...
After getting the alert prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor that Hawaii may be invaded by sea, Clarence Herbert...
Byron Othello Wilkins was put on the front line again with his company. The sleeping holes were dug into the walls near...
John Rogers' unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division] was...
Robert Max transferred to Ohio University for his sophomore year of college because the commute was easier and the...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
John M. Roberts grew up wanting to go to school with his older brother so his mother lied to get him in. He caught up...
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...
A great deal of camaraderie had been established in the unit, especially among the guys Fred Hirsekorn had been in the...
David Roderick went to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey for 10 days. The men were checked for health and packed everything while...
By daylight, combat started again. Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Swaney [Annotator's Note: Arthur Swanson from Boston,...
Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled...
Lucien Laborde and the rest of the 115th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
Samuel Lombardo and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division] experienced light...

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