European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Byron Othello Wilkins was given an automatic rifle after they cleared the foxholes on the hill. All the men had M1...
It was difficult for Eva Schloss and her family to find safe houses. Not many people wanted to take the risks anymore....
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
Donelson Houseman believes that the magnitude of the German offensive [Annotator's Note: the German Ardennes Offensive...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Byron Othello Wilkins arrived back at Camp Maxey in Texas and saw a group of LSU men at the camp with a band to play...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Only one of Robert Huber's friends was wounded during the war. He did not know the sergeant who was killed. The one who...
For George Griffenhagen, seeing Trewick [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling. Captain Trewick was the chief medical...
On 26 December [Annotator's Note: 26 December 1944], Frank Maresca and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
For Holly Reynolds, the experience of being overseas was so unusual that she appreciated it as a whole. She is also...
Vernon Alexander and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry...
George Griffenhagen went in on a Dutch ship [Annotators Note: when he travelled from Sicily to Great Britain]. They...
Darold Rice reached the peak of Hill 122 and had gone to ground to wait for further orders. While lying there, a German...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer talking about another interview he recorded with a soldier...

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