European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
Joseph Medicine Crow was 98 years old at the time of the interview. His Crow Indian Tribal name was High Bird but the...
Gerald Vernon Leopold, known as Gerald V. Leopold in the Army, was born in Frankfurt, Germany in August 1923. When he...
Peter Harry was born in May 1924. He had two brothers in the service during the war. His father worked for a sink...
Frank Fontana took his basic training in Camp Barkeley in Texas. It was miserable, desolate country. The training...
Lewis Guidry had difficulty leaving his wife and son when he entered military service. He had moved them in with her...
Harvey Segal wanted to serve his country after he was drafted. He was inducted at Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: in...
John Singlaub enlisted in the US Army Artillery because he wanted the experience to supplement his infantry skills....
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924. After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
After induction into the Army, Norris Waddill went to Camp Crowder, Missouri for his basic training. Basic training was...
Charles Coolidge was born in August 1921 on Signal Mountain, Tennessee where his family spent the summer months. The...
Floyd Dumas' father worked for the New York Central Railroad in Malone, New York as a boilermaker. Dumas had three...
Henry Freedman reported to Fort Devens, Massachusetts after receiving his draft notice. He was then sent to Camp...
On 1 July 1943, Milton Moxon received his draft notice. He reported to Fort Hood, Texas for basic training after which...
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Before Arthur Seltzer was drafted into the Army, he had received multiple letters of commendation from the Army Signal...
Vernon Alexander was sent to Fort Hood, Texas for his basic training. It was known as North Camp Hood at the time that...
Henry Feldman went to Fort Custer [Annotator's Note: near Battle Creek, Michigan] for indoctrination. He did his basic...
Samuel Lombardo joined the National Guard on 11 November 1939. He had a friend in the Guard who coaxed him into doing...
Harry Quinn entered Camp Shelby in September [Annotator’s Note: 1943] and stayed there for about a week. From there,...
Harold Berkman had 16 weeks of basic training as a member of Company B, 36th Infantry Training Battalion [Annotator's...
Wallace Hurley was initially trained as a scout but reassigned to regular infantry. His training was at Camp Robinson...
William McCool never thought he would be in the war although his uncles served in the military. He had been trained for...
Clayton Kelly Gross does not recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
Chester Strunk was recruited and enlisted [Annotator's Note: in June 1942] but then told to return to college and await...
Irwin Stovroff got the call for service in the military, but it was not the assignment he anticipated. Instead of entry...
John W. Towle volunteered for the service. He had been attending the University of Tennessee but had a wreck and was...
Robert Butler Whitcomb was born in Scipio, Indiana. When he was about six his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he...
Harold Gournay was born in Eunice, Louisiana in 1919. He grew up and attended school in Eunice. He graduated from high...
Glen Jostad had an abbreviated basic training before beginning radio training at Scott Field [Annotator's Note: near...
George Roberts was working a good job when he was drafted. He was called up in August and reported to Altoona,...
Francis Dymnicki attempted to become a pilot in the Air Force. Half of his friends wanted to do the same. Dymnicki was...
Frank Bostwick joined the ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] for three years while he was in high...
Robert Swift was drafted. He received his draft notice before he turned 18. He was a medic in the 71st Division [...
Antoinette Underwood signed up for the Army a day or two after Pearl Harbor. She had to go to West Point for an...

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