European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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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...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was 15 years old when she and her family were taken by train from the Nowe Miasto Ghetto. They rode...
Darold Rice remembers how when he and the other privates reported back for duty no one was at the camp and they joined...
After graduating from advanced training, Second Lieutenant Eugene Vaadi was assigned to the 385th Bombardment Group...
A great deal of camaraderie had been established in the unit, especially among the guys Fred Hirsekorn had been in the...
Norris Bucksell and the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry Division, crossed the Arno River in Italy. There...
Alois Kopp escaped from a sinking Hell Ship and swam to the beach on Burma only to be recaptured by the Japanese. The...
David Roderick went to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey for 10 days. The men were checked for health and packed everything while...
Paul Bosworth and his crew flew their B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] to Wales. The...
By daylight, combat started again. Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Swaney [Annotator's Note: Arthur Swanson from Boston,...
Prior to entry into France, Henry Feldman was assigned to Cannon Company, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry...
Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled...
Arnold Debrick has one regret [Annotator's Note: from his time in Company B, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th...
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...
Harvey Segal knew nothing of the concentration camps before he entered Germany. When he and his battalion [Annotator's...
After fighting through France and Luxembourg, Henry Feldman crossed the Rhine River on pontoon bridges at Cologne,...
John Raaen saw a lot of smoke and heard a lot of noise from small arms fire from the right side. It was from WN70 which...
Paul Bosworth was sent to Flagstaff, Arizona for training. He started shooting up all of the beautiful cactuses there....
Byron Othello Wilkins was in a provisional regiment that did not have enough guns to go around. They were issued 1917...
When they were finished building their positions [Annotator's Note: along the beaches of Oahu] Clarence Herbert...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
While Norris Bucksell was in Naples, Italy, the churches that had not been bombed stayed open and he was able to attend...
Leslie Aigner and the other living passengers were ordered out of the cattle car [Annotator's Note: upon their arrival...
[Annotator's Note: Eva Schloss is an Austrian born Jew who fled to Amsterdam with her family after the Nazis came to...
Guy Stern received the Bronze Star when the war ended. The citation was for his developing a method of mass...
Glen Jostad was a radio man and gunner on a Boeing B-17 heavy bomber. He flew multiple missions against German...
Jack Sanders felt that despite its bad reputation, the B-24 [Annotator’s Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber...

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