European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Elmer Knudsen was born in February 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in Camden, New Jersey. He had a...
Wilson Shoughrue, Jr. was born Springfield, Massachusetts in September 1925. His parents separated when he was seven...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
Gerald Vernon Leopold, known as Gerald V. Leopold in the Army, was born in Frankfurt, Germany in August 1923. When he...
Peter Harry was born in May 1924. He had two brothers in the service during the war. His father worked for a sink...
Lewis Guidry had difficulty leaving his wife and son when he entered military service. He had moved them in with her...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924. After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
After induction into the Army, Norris Waddill went to Camp Crowder, Missouri for his basic training. Basic training was...
Charles Coolidge was born in August 1921 on Signal Mountain, Tennessee where his family spent the summer months. The...
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Before Arthur Seltzer was drafted into the Army, he had received multiple letters of commendation from the Army Signal...
Vernon Alexander was sent to Fort Hood, Texas for his basic training. It was known as North Camp Hood at the time that...
Harry Quinn entered Camp Shelby in September [Annotator’s Note: 1943] and stayed there for about a week. From there,...
Clayton Kelly Gross does not recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
Richard Scheerer was on the streets of Little Rock when he learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was...
Donelson Houseman was born in Dallas, Texas in 1923 and grew up there. After graduating high school, he began classes...
Ed Rendelman’s first military assignment was in Scottsville, Illinois for a few days. He then went on to Fort Lewis,...
Richard J. Field was born and raised in Upstate New York in the small town of Liberty. He lived on the outskirts of...
Joseph Yourkavitch was born in October 1925. He served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
Herbert Weatherwax was drafted into the military when he was 24 years old. He had a problem with alcohol while he was...
John M. Roberts began to look for the wounded men in the group ahead of his but could not find them. They started to...
In February [Annotators Note: 5 February 1945] Daniel Farley and the 5th Rangers got word to assemble in a certain area...
Joseph Yourkavitch was captured on 16 December [Annotator's Note: 16 December 1944]. It had started out as a normal day...
At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Eva Schloss's family's hiding was different. They didn't have an office in Amsterdam that depended on Christian people...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
James Siracuse was waiting to board the plane [Annotator's Note: for his 22nd mission]. One of his gunners said that he...
[Annotator's Note: Eva Schloss is an Austrian born Jew who fled to Amsterdam with her family after the Nazis came to...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Frank Mancuso crossed the Volturno River prior to Monte Cassino. His unit gathered in a courtyard to refuel their...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
Robert Kelso's unit had pulled up near a railroad track and dug in. He had heard that some of the guys went to a...

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