European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Arthur Seltzer reached Munich, Germany. The troops could tell the war was coming to an end. That was the location of...
David Roderick saw German fortifications that were made to look like homes or barns and one town was only made of...
To Donald Bryan, the best German fighter plane of the war was the Fw190 until they got the 262 [Annotator’s Note:...
Bernard Friedenberg fought at Aachen, Germany on the Siegfried Line. He was doing the same thing over and over again...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and the 745th Tank Battalion passed right through the Siegfried Lines...
Joseph Motil was deferred for six months and then went into the service on 22 January 1942. Motil was born on 24 July...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The German rifle...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
Frank Buschmeier went to armament school in Denver, Colorado. In Denver, the men were split into training groups for...
Harley Reynolds turned left after getting to the top of the bluff. A man passed Reynolds and tripped a mine which...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Abe Milkis was deployed initially to Reading, England after leaving his training in the United States. It was quite an...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
Charles Coolidge discusses his reunion with his family. When he got to Camp Atterbury he went to the Top Sergeant and...
Josephine Pescatore got to the evacuation hospital with nothing but a small handbag. She had no supplies like a mess...
William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
Olen Grant left Paris on a train which took him to a station in Frankfurt. Between the station and Dulag Luft they...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Monty Joe Boitnott was supposed to deploy to Scotland on the Mariposa but the ship caught on fire while it was being...
Right after George Griffenhagen and other members of the 20th Engineers removed the mines that were holding up Patton’s...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
William Pena’s two sergeants were taken from him after one night and were transferred so he was given a new sergeant...
Harry Quinn and his buddy attempted to locate the paratroopers the day after the landing [Annotator’s Note: the date...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Harley Reynolds notes that when the sun went down that night fighters would sweep over German positions dropping flares...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
[Annotators Note: Elmo Bell served in the army as a sergeant in Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry...

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