European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
Thomas Ballew served in headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] handling finance and...
Robert Walter was born in 1922 in Seneca County, Ohio. His young years prior to entering the service were spent within...
Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...
Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
Charles Moore flew to support beleaguered American troops in Bastogne. [Annotator’s Note: relief to the men in...
Frank Maresca saw his first combat at Bristol. Shortly after they were issued their ammunition and k rations they were...
John Poole was in the 103rd Infantry Division which was relieved by the 36th Division after the battle of Sélestat....
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Howard Genrich was assigned to guard the Combat Command Headquarters because they had suffered casualties in their...
Harry Bell served in Company F, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division] as a mortar gunner...
[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...
T. Moffatt Burriss and the 504th stayed in Holland as part of Operation Market Garden [Annotator’s Note: the Allied...
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...
Harold Berkman fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle lasted from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. [...
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...
The Hurtgen Forest was a real forest. Raymond VanDuzer does not recall there being snow. When they were shelled things...
John Caponigro feels that the personnel who take part in war are the best human beings you can be with. There is...
[Annotator's Note: Segment begins with Sacks and the interviewer discussing the interviewee referring to his notes...

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