European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Clyde East stayed with the 15th Squadron [Annotator’s Note: 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron] and continued his...
Samuel Lombardo gave Captain Marsh the orders and moved forward into the action. [Annotator's Note: Even though...
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...
Henry Freedman received an additional month of training in England prior to shipping out to France. He moved across...
Carrol Joy and two of his buddies took most of their equipment with them and loaded up their carbines to head to...
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...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Julian Siebert and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry...
Archie Maltbie found the flying in the Battle of the Bulge to be some of the toughest work of his fighter career....
Vernon Leopold saw the evidence of German activity in his sector when he went on patrol. Seeing boot prints or other...
[Annotator's Note: Francis Hurd served as a truck driver in Company B, 291st Engineer Combat Battalion. He saw action...
Byron Othello Wilkins experienced the artillery barrage around 5:30 in the morning [Annotators Note: on the morning of...
[Annotator's Note: George Griffenhagen served in the Army as a combat engineer first in Company E, 20th Engineer...
[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...
After 30 days at home, Walter Ehlers returned to his unit [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Segment begins with Sacks and the interviewer discussing the interviewee referring to his notes...
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....
John Howland had taken flight courses and was ready to join the Air Force but was restricted from becoming a pilot...
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,...
Archie Maltbie was called up by the air force in January 1943. After going through the selection school in order to...

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