European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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[Annotator's Note: Elmer Knudsen served in the Army as a rifleman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment,...
Bernard Friedenberg fought in the Battle of the Bulge in late December [Annotator’s Note: December 1944]. Friedenberg...
Richard Boyd returned to his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] and was sent...
After recovering from his wounds, John Caponigro found out that his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion...
Clyde East stayed with the 15th Squadron [Annotator’s Note: 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron] and continued his...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
Sidney LaPook heard that things were getting rough up there [Annotator's Note: in the Ardennes Forest] and that Bastone...
Peter Harry fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Snow and winter began to set in and then the Battle of the Bulge began....
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
During the Battle of the Bulge, Norris Waddill was serving as a messenger. He came upon a sergeant he had met before...
At 0530 in the morning of 16 December 1944, they were shelled until daybreak then the German guns stopped. John M....
William Pena recalls the situation in the Ardennes before the Germans arrived, how they laid tripwires and mines. They...
Tom Quigley remembers how one night before they blew the pillboxes, he and some other men were watching what they...
Arthur Seltzer was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began in December 1944. It was cold and...
Vernon Leopold saw the evidence of German activity in his sector when he went on patrol. Seeing boot prints or other...
Byron Othello Wilkins experienced the artillery barrage around 5:30 in the morning [Annotators Note: on the morning of...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
John Caponigro feels that the personnel who take part in war are the best human beings you can be with. There is...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Richard Boyd was born in November 1924 and grew up in York, Pennsylvania. During World War 2 he served in Company B,...
When Jack Sanders decided to enlist, he knew nothing about air operations let alone how hard it was to get into the air...
Lowell Brueland had a normal flight training. He graduated in September 1942 and was assigned to the 20th Fighter...
Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Barbara Pathe was disappointed that she missed the Normandy Invasion. She was sent by train to Brooklyn, New York where...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
Cleston Stell was born in Alvarado, Texas in 1926. The family moved to Fort Worth when he was young. During the 1930s,...
Robert Huber read Mein Kampf in high school. It was his first introduction to Hitler [Annotator's Note: German Dictator...
John Poole was born in Mercy, Texas in 1923. The Great Depression represented hard times for Poole. His father had a...
Frank Maresca started his basic training in January [Annotator's Note: January 1944]. He was first sent to Fort Dix for...
Francis J. Cook was born in August 1924 and grew up in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. His father was a barber and Cook...

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