European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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In 1987, John M. Roberts learned that the 106th Infantry Division had an association so he joined it and started going...
John Witmeyer recognizes the value of The National World War II Museum and is glad that the museum affords the public...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
Herbertert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in...
A German force moved north out of Picauville toward Lieutenant John Marr's position and attacked in force with tanks...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had been to Berlin. It was high time to have an easy mission. The guys were told it was...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
Joseph Medicine Crow had a grandfather named White Man Runs Him. That grandfather was actually the brother of Medicine...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
At about 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning, Arthur Seltzer went over the side of the ship to enter his landing craft. He was...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Jack Sanders took off unusually early on the day of the Normandy invasion [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. It was...
Clyde East and his wingman engaged four enemy fighters as they flew along a railroad they were assigned to observe. His...
For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
There was cholera, dysentery and skin illnesses [Annotator's Note: inside the Auschwitz concentration camp]. Eva...
Raymond VanDuzer was recommended for a Silver Star but he did not know it at the time. He was awarded two Bronze Stars...
Francis J. Cook went over to Europe on the Queen Mary without escort because the ship was so fast it did not have to...
Richard Scheerer was sent to New York where he boarded a ship bound for England. They were escorted by the battleship...
On 8 April [Annotator's Note: 8 April 1944] they got a red flag in the area and they knew they were getting ready to go...
It took three weeks for John H. Price, Jr. to make the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, all the while zig-zagging to...
On 17 July 1944 Sidney LaPook and the 193rd Field Artillery Group left Kington for Southampton. On 21 July they took a...
During the trip overseas, Lewis Guidry and the other men aboard ship were only fed two meals per day. They traveled...
Norman Ikari’s request for a transfer to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was granted, but he was busted down from...
Howard Genrich had an accident while disassembling a .50 caliber machine gun. His finger was caught in the bolt and he...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...

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