European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Monty Joe Boitnott killed groups of men that were mostly Italian with his machinegun at Sened. He also killed Frenchmen...
Herbert Heilbrun wrote his last letter before his final mission. [Annotators Note: a baby has been crying for at least...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
David Roderick was with the 1st Battalion Headquarters and dealt with administrative work during the Battle of the...
Edward Tipper had his life improved as a result of his service in World War Two. He received a college education and...
When Donald Bryan was going to junior college the US was paying for pilot training [Annotator’s Note: the Civilian...
James Crane experienced a great change in the Merchant Marine. He was concerned about making the first convoy, but he...
John Marr served as a 1st Lieutenant and commanded 1st Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,  507th Parachute Infantry...
Darold Rice remembers his first experience with combat as he and his crew were ordered to fire their .30 caliber into...
Donald Bryan got five kills in one day. They had to new K14 sights and it was the first time he had ever fired with one...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December, Heilbrun lost track of Pearson who was...
After D-Day, Clyde East and the 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron began to work in a rather routine fashion. The...
[Annotators note. Heilbrun is showing a photograph of Lyle Pearson and himself to the interviewer]. Herbert Heilbrun...
Clyde East experienced a slow training program after entry into the Canadian Air Force. He was in flying school during...
Jack Sanders had the opportunity to take leave in London and some of the other towns of England while he was stationed...
Clyde East was provided a week of instruction after his transfer to the United States Army Air Forces. That was to...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Olen Grant only had one surgery while he was in Austria. In the hospital room Grant was in there were three Americans...
Frank Mancuso next went to Bessence [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling], France where his commanding officer gave him...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Grant was in town the night before the Stuttgart mission. He had waited around until about 8:00 o'clock before taking...
Anthony Acevedo was picked to be part of a group of 350 Jewish and other undesirables being sent to Berga in the Ulster...
The 20th Engineers was the first unit to go into Bizerte. George Griffenhagen and his fellow engineers spent the first...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking George Wichterich about the hedgerow fighting in...
Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
When they [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and the other former POWs from the Berga concentration camp] left Paris,...
Wayne Pierce fought with General Gavin in Normandy. He and the airborne found him to be a god. In terms of Pierce’s...
In 1943, the 328th was stationed at Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York. The 47th was stationed down near the coast....

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