European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Lowell Brueland became Senior Flight Leader before the Normandy D-Day invasion. He had the opportunity to become the...
Francis Dymnicki does not remember his first mission. He flew missions over France in preparation for D-Day [Annotator'...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
Vernon Alexander and the 103rd Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Alexander was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion...
Frank Buschmeier was put into a big room on the first night. All night long guys were coming in and were trying to find...
Fred Hirsekorn's battalion [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] was made up of four...
Most of the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp spoke Hebrew which Arthur Seltzer could somewhat communicate with...
After Joseph Medicine Crow had spent time in Italy, he returned to southern Germany then went to Poland. It was there...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
William Pena remembers how readjusting to life with his crippling injury was very difficult. Life without part of his...
One of Elmo Bell's superiors [Annotator's Note: he does not specify who] doubted the effectiveness of the pathfinder...
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...
John Singlaub was in Denver, Colorado commanding a Readiness Region when he was asked to go overseas once again. [...
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...
Herbert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in nine...
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...
The most memorable experience for Samuel Lombardo during the war came when he had to cross a minefield. It was the most...
Francis Hurd's unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 291st Engineer Combat Battalion] was responsible for keeping the...
William Curtis did not keep up with the other men on his boat after the war except the boatswain’s mate. He worked at a...
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...
Archie Maltbie’s first mission from England was against a French railroad bridge. Several pilots missed the bridge but...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
John Raaen saw an unbelievable number of ships on the morning of D-Day. There were thousands of ships all spaced apart...
Robert Curl and his boat crew left the English port at midnight on 6 June [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944] headed to the...
Around five on the morning of 6 June 1944, Eveline Peardon and her family were awoken by the sound of heavy artillery...
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...

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