European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Hans Siverts' unit [Annotator's Note: 4th Convalescent Hospital] pretty much stayed together through the war. The last...
Paul Bosworth was sent to Flagstaff, Arizona for training. He started shooting up all of the beautiful cactuses there....
Darrell D. Gust's squadron [Annotator's Note: 358th Bombardment Squadron, 303rd Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force] spent...
Milton Meulder explained how George C. Marshall, as an aide to General John J. Pershing during The Great War [Annotator...
Jerome Harold Black went to Allied Headquarters [Annotator's Note: Allied Force Headquarters, or AFHQ, in Caserta,...
Byron Othello Wilkins was in a provisional regiment that did not have enough guns to go around. They were issued 1917...
Robert Lewis Beilman enlisted into the Army with the hopes of being accepted into ASTP [Annotator's Note: Army...
When Eugene Yackel first heard they had dropped the bomb [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima, Japan...
Jack Weiss got off his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Columbia (CL-56)] and went on the South Dakota [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John T. "Jack" Race where he was when heard of the atomic bombs being dropped...
Dr. Stanley Jaffe does not recall hearing about the atomic bombs [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on...
The next shocking thing Vernon Breen remembers was that as the war was winding down, a lot of the Germans got out of...
Battle Malone Barksdale was married to his wife Grace for 66 years. They were married on 29 August 1939. After they...
When they were finished building their positions [Annotator's Note: along the beaches of Oahu] Clarence Herbert...
William Patrick Bonelli retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1960. On the night of 6 December 1941, Bonelli was in...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
Paul Lefever related in depth his mission to destroy a well protected V-2 rocket manufacturing site in Stettin [...
Lewis Thomas Easterling remarked that his fighter group [Annotator's Note: 365th Fighter Squadron, 358th Fighter Group...
Herbert W. Ridyard arrived at battalion headquarters prior to the advance on Sinz, Germany and was sent to find a...
Heading east and north into Germany, Gordon Higgins' 7th Army was flanked on either side by the French Army and Patton’...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
While Norris Bucksell was in Naples, Italy, the churches that had not been bombed stayed open and he was able to attend...
To Capers Andrews Holmes, Jr., Colonel Shower [Annotator's Note: US Army Air Forces Colonel Albert J. Shower] as an...
It was a month or more before Robert Heller became the pilot of a new crew. As new personnel came in, especially top...
Leslie Aigner and the other living passengers were ordered out of the cattle car [Annotator's Note: upon their arrival...
[Annotator's Note: Eva Schloss is an Austrian born Jew who fled to Amsterdam with her family after the Nazis came to...
Howard Chandler began to see that he would never survive Auschwitz-Birkenau [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz-Birkenau...
Shortly after arriving at Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp complex in German...
As the war progressed, the air support was hit and miss for Jack Buckner and the other bomber crews [Annotator's Note:...
Charles Childs feels that if we had not had a nuclear weapon, we would be speaking Japanese. During the Berlin Airlift...
Charles Childs was lucky to graduate [Annotator's Note: in 1938]. He had some friends going to college and they needed...
Floyd Horne signed up [Annotator's Note: for the US Army Air Forces Aviation Cadet Program] early enough that when he...
Chester Brewer joined the Army Air Corps and was sent to Midland-Odessa [Annotator's Note: Midland-Odessa, Texas] and...
Guy Stern received the Bronze Star when the war ended. The citation was for his developing a method of mass...

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