European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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John Singlaub was asked by OSS [Annotator's Note: Office of Strategic Services, pre-runner of the Central Intelligence...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
Harold Berkman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
[Annotator’s Note: John H. Price, Jr. commanded a tank destroyer in Company B, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
They [Annotator's Note: John Sacks and his fellow newly liberated prisoners from Stalag Luft I] were flown to an...
Byron Othello Wilkins arrived back at Camp Maxey in Texas and saw a group of LSU men at the camp with a band to play...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
Robert Whitcomb was put in a compound with Polish prisoners who had been there for six years [Annotator's Note: at...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
Robert Max vividly remembered 16 December 1944, day one of the Battle of the Bulge, as the Germans' final major effort...
After surrendering to the German soldier [Annotator's Note: see segment titled Shot Down Over Ludwigshafen], John Sacks...
The next day they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow soldiers of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 422nd Infantry...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
Joseph Medicine Crow captured 50 enemy horses in Germany. This was considered to be a great war deed by the Crow nation...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Only one of Robert Huber's friends was wounded during the war. He did not know the sergeant who was killed. The one who...
For George Griffenhagen, seeing Trewick [Annotator's Note: Captain Trewick (unsure of spelling) was the chief medical...
On 26 December [Annotator's Note: 26 December 1944], Frank Maresca and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
For Holly Reynolds, the experience of being overseas was so unusual that she appreciated it as a whole. She is also...
Henry Freedman, along with the rest of the troops in his division [Annotator's Note: Freedman was a member of the...
Vernon Alexander and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry...
Lucien Paul Laborde was named after his grandfathers. He was the third boy in his family. Laborde was born in Vinton,...
George Griffenhagen went in on a Dutch ship [Annotator's Note: when he traveled from Sicily to Great Britain]. They...
Darold Rice reached the peak of Hill 122 and had gone to ground to wait for further orders. While lying there, a German...
Floyd Dumas had been in hiding in Italy for five months. One close encounter Dumas had with German soldiers was when he...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer talking about another interview he recorded with a soldier...

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