European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
As Lieutenant John Marr was taken by boat to American positions across the Merderet River from Timmes' orchard [...
In late January or early February [Annotator’s Note: late January or early February 1945] the Battle of the Bulge ended...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Jack Sanders flew his first missions over Europe prior to 6 June [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. He flew his first...
Lowell Brueland's first combat mission in the Mustang was a piece of cake. He performed escort duty with a flight of...
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...
Ed Rendelman was born in 1919 in Detroit, Michigan. His family moved to southern Illinois six weeks after he was born...
Harry C. Quinn, Jr. was born in 1925 near Brookhaven, Mississippi in Lincoln County. He grew up on a farm during the...
Jack C. Sanders was born in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When he had to leave his hometown because of his work or service...
Staff Sergeant Bernard I. Friedenberg was with the Medical detachment of the 1st Battalion, 16th Regiment in the 1st...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
Clyde East was born in 1921 on a Virginia tobacco farm. He had eight brothers and sisters. His father was a share...
James Livaudais was born in Jefferson Parish in Louisiana. He was one of eight children. There were six boys and two...
James Melvin Crane was born in Conehatta, Mississippi in Newton County. At 15 pounds, he was the largest baby boy in...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the suburb of Cicero. Right...
Lowell Kermit Brueland born in a small town in Iowa. He was raised on farm two miles from town. Brueland’s father was...
John J. Witmeyer, known all his life as JJ, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1921. He lived in only two different...
Frank Mancuso was born and raised in the 9th ward of New Orleans and attended C.J. Colton High School. His father died...
Arthur Seltzer was born in Norfolk, Virginia in December 1923. He was a youngster in the Great Depression. His father...
Charles Fitts, Jr. was born in December 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He lived there until he was about four years old....
[Annotators Note: The interview begins mid conversation but gets on track shortly after the initial conversation.] Tom...
John W. Marr was born in Johnson County, Missouri in May 1918. He grew up on a farm and moved farms twice during his...
George Bernard Griffenhagen was in Plzen, Czechoslovakia on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Griffenhagen was born in Portland,...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer discussing with Franklin Denius how he should answer questions...
David Roderick was born in Decatur, Illinois on 18 November 1923. Roderick had five brothers. His mother and father...
Herbert Heilbrun flew twin engines in his second stage of flight training. He flew the Cessna Bobcat [Annotator’s Note...
Franklin Denius originally volunteered for service because he had already taken 4 of ROTC [Annotators Note: Reserve...
For Frank Mancuso, the war took away four years of his youth and there were many things he did not get a chance to do....
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...

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