European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Jack C. Sanders was born in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When he had to leave his hometown because of his work or service...
Frank Maresca was born in September 1925 in Jersey City. He served in Company F, 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry...
Staff Sergeant Bernard I. Friedenberg was with the Medical detachment of the 1st Battalion, 16th Regiment in the 1st...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
Richard Scheerer was born in December 1915 and grew up in Kansas City [Annotator's Note: Kansas City, Missouri]. His...
Clyde East was born in 1921 on a Virginia tobacco farm. He had eight brothers and sisters. His father was a share...
Sidney LaPook was born in Bayonne, New Jersey in September 1918. His father had a store during the Depression. The...
James Livaudais was born in Jefferson Parish in Louisiana. He was one of eight children. There were six boys and two...
James Siracuse was born in Upper Manhattan [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] in 1920. He was raised there. He...
James Melvin Crane was born in Conehatta, Mississippi in Newton County. At 15 pounds, he was the largest baby boy in...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the suburb of Cicero. Right...
Lowell Kermit Brueland born in a small town in Iowa. He was raised on farm two miles from town. Brueland’s father was...
Norris Waddill was born in Coryell County in Ireland, Texas in 1922 and grew up on his grandfather's ranch. He had a...
John J. Witmeyer, known all his life as JJ, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1921. He lived in only two different...
Frank Mancuso was born and raised in the 9th ward of New Orleans and attended C.J. Colton High School. His father died...
Arthur Seltzer was born in Norfolk, Virginia in December 1923. He was a youngster in the Great Depression. His father...
Vernon Alexander was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1924 and lived there for the first five years of his life. His dad...
Charles Fitts, Jr. was born in December 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He lived there until he was about four years old....
[Annotators Note: The interview begins mid conversation but gets on track shortly after the initial conversation.] Tom...
John W. Marr was born in Johnson County, Missouri in May 1918. He grew up on a farm and moved farms twice during his...
George Bernard Griffenhagen was in Plzen, Czechoslovakia on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Griffenhagen was born in Portland,...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer discussing with Franklin Denius how he should answer questions...
Gerhard Franzky was a member of the 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg. Franzky was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1925....
Holly Frederick Reynolds was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was born in Virginia because her mother was there at the...
David Roderick was born in Decatur, Illinois on 18 November 1923. Roderick had five brothers. His mother and father...
Herbert Heilbrun flew twin engines in his second stage of flight training. He flew the Cessna Bobcat [Annotator’s Note...
Gerhard Franzky could quit the Hitler Youth but he was not allowed to quit the civil defense. Soon it was 1942. Many of...
Franklin Denius originally volunteered for service because he had already taken 4 of ROTC [Annotators Note: Reserve...
For Frank Mancuso, the war took away four years of his youth and there were many things he did not get a chance to do....
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Harley Reynolds’s company came across some German collaborators who had killed themselves once they realized the...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Elmer Knudsen was deployed close to the Rhine River and was billeted in a private...

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