European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Charles Fitts, Jr. had stashed a watch in the one place that the Germans did not search. It was an automatic wristwatch...
During the war years, Diana Belliard was in the United States. She lived in Chicago until 1940 then left to go to...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
Vernon Alexander reached the Siegfried Line in Germany and found it to be sturdier than the Maginot Line. Entering the...
Vernon Alexander fought in the Muehlhausen combat. The fighting was hot and difficult. Climbach was another instance of...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
After the fighting [Annotators Note: in Ingolstadt] lulled, Fred Hirsekorn got a call to look at one of his men. It was...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Norris Waddill drove off the barge at Normandy and had a dry landing. He saw dead Seabees [Annotator's Note: members of...
Charles Coolidge left Camp Edwards near Boston to go to New York before going overseas. He was at sea for 13 days then...
Bryan’s preference for aircraft depended on where he was. The P-47 was a great aircraft at low level. The P-51 was a...
Lowell Brueland became Senior Flight Leader before the Normandy D-Day invasion. He had the opportunity to become the...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
Vernon Alexander and the 103rd Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Alexander was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion...
Frank Buschmeier was put into a big room on the first night. All night long guys were coming in and were trying to find...
Fred Hirsekorn's battalion [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] was made up of four...
Most of the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp spoke Hebrew which Arthur Seltzer could somewhat communicate with...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
William Pena remembers how readjusting to life with his crippling injury was very difficult. Life without part of his...
One of Elmo Bell's superiors [Annotator's Note: he does not specify who] doubted the effectiveness of the pathfinder...
In 1987, John M. Roberts learned that the 106th Infantry Division had an association so he joined it and started going...
John Witmeyer recognizes the value of The National World War II Museum and is glad that the museum affords the public...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
Herbertert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in...
A German force moved north out of Picauville toward Lieutenant John Marr's position and attacked in force with tanks...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had been to Berlin. It was high time to have an easy mission. The guys were told it was...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...

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