European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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After the 82nd Airborne Division finished combat operations in Normandy, Clinton Riddle and the men of the 325th Glider...
During the invasion of Normandy, Clinton Riddle and most of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment landed in British Horsa...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
William Pena arrived at the aid station. The medic that had been attached to him and his men joked that they had...
Harry Quinn arrived at the hospital on 19 June [Annotator’s Note: 19 June 1944] and remained there until the middle of...
The medics tagged Robert L. Williams with stating that he was suffering from combat exhaustion and he was brought to...
William Pena remembers how his battalion commander was a gung-ho, brave, and tall man who refused to stay at the rear...
William Pena followed a trail through the woods and kept encountering groups of men asking for the two platoons on the...
As a veteran, John Witmeyer believes in the importance and the value of history, especially the history of World War 2...
[Annotator's Note: 1st Lieutenant John Marr served as a platoon leader in Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
Grant had been on the fourth floor of the hospital, but it was not long before he was going down to the first floor to...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Norman Ikari and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team had to sweep through tiny Italian towns and villages. Street fighting...
William Dabney notes that the explosive did not have to be activated before being hauled up with the balloon. They...
William Pena recalls how they arrived near the Ardennes and had an interaction with some German officers who were...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
Gerard Halpern and his fellow soldiers of the 45th Infantry Division spent the six weeks after the fall of Rome doing...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
The next morning Frank Mancuso is awoken by a lieutenant. He quickly learned that his unit had moved out of the city....
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Daniel Farley tried to enlist in the Marine Corps but they turned him down. He then went to the army and they took him...
Gerard Halpern graduated from high school in May or June of 1943. He applied to City College and started classes there...
Robert L. Williams was born in Covington, Kentucky in 1922 and raised in Park Hills. His life was fairly boring until...
Joe Boitnott was born Monty Joe Boitnott in April 1921 and raised in Maxwell, Iowa. Boitnott’s mother was a housekeeper...
Robert L. Williams was amazed that he was able to find his friend Joe's grave. Williams had Joe's Army serial number...
John Witmeyer went to enlist in the United States military the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 8...

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