European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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William Pena traveled on the Queen Elizabeth over to England where he was given lots of food. Only one day he remembers...
[Annotator's Note: Charlotte Weiss is a Czechoslovakian born Jew who survived incarceration in a number of...
They did not want to get caught on the railroad tracks when hit was dark because that is when the RAF would come...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was 15 years old when she and her family were taken by train from the Nowe Miasto Ghetto. They rode...
Darold Rice remembers how when he and the other privates reported back for duty no one was at the camp and they joined...
Wallace Yip, Sr. went to England and the Germans were sending the V-bombs [Annotator's Note: V1 Buzz Bomb, V-1 pulse...
Edward G. Willette lived in tents [Annotator's Note: in Cherbourg, France], and the closest he came to combat at the...
After graduating from advanced training, Second Lieutenant Eugene Vaadi was assigned to the 385th Bombardment Group...
A great deal of camaraderie had been established in the unit, especially among the guys Fred Hirsekorn had been in the...
Norris Bucksell and the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry Division, crossed the Arno River in Italy. There...
Judah Samet was six years of age when the Nazis arrived in Hungary in late-March or early-April 1944. The invasion came...
Howard Chandler arrived at Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp complex in...
The day after they arrived in Spain, Fred Manasse and his brother caught a train to Barcelona, Spain where they stayed...
Alois Kopp escaped from a sinking Hell Ship and swam to the beach on Burma only to be recaptured by the Japanese. The...
Jack Sinise arrived in England in January 1944 [Annotator's Note: and joined the 379th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force...
David Roderick went to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey for 10 days. The men were checked for health and packed everything while...
Paul Bosworth and his crew flew their B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] to Wales. The...
Wilbur Thomas and his unit were traveling were near La Havre [Annotator's Note: Le Havre, France] with a convoy, when...
Ruth Switzer recalled living in a two family house. Her family lived in the apartment upstairs and another family lived...
By daylight, combat started again. Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Swaney [Annotator's Note: Arthur Swanson from Boston,...
The first rounds of artillery fire are often shot way over where you think the troops are and then you fire back to...
Prior to entry into France, Henry Feldman was assigned to Cannon Company, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry...
Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled...
Vernon Tweedt got his artillery training at Camp Edwards [Annotator's Note: in Cape Cod, Massachusetts]. There were...
Arnold Debrick has one regret [Annotator's Note: from his time in Company B, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th...
Lucien Laborde and the rest of the 115th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
Samuel Lombardo and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division] experienced light...
Harvey Segal knew nothing of the concentration camps before he entered Germany. When he and his battalion [Annotator's...
Ray League and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division...
[Annotator's Note: Glynn G. Raby, Jr. was with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division...
After fighting through France and Luxembourg, Henry Feldman crossed the Rhine River on pontoon bridges at Cologne,...
Robert G. Frey crossed the Rhine River in March [Annotator's Note: March 1945]. The Air Force had taken out most of the...
Edgar R. "Ross" Forman's unit [Annotator's Note: Company A, 319th Engineer Combat Battalion, 94th Infantry Division in...
Richard O. "Otto" Bertz when through the backstreets of Paris [Annotator's Note: Paris, France] on a truck. It was...
John Raaen saw a lot of smoke and heard a lot of noise from small arms fire from the right side. It was from WN70 which...

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