European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Charles Fitts, Jr. had stashed a watch in the one place that the Germans did not search. It was an automatic wristwatch...
During the war years, Diana Belliard was in the United States. She lived in Chicago until 1940 then left to go to...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
Vernon Alexander reached the Siegfried Line in Germany and found it to be sturdier than the Maginot Line. Entering the...
Vernon Alexander fought in the Muehlhausen combat. The fighting was hot and difficult. Climbach was another instance of...
Robert Swift and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 371st Medical Battalion, 71st Infantry Division] shipped out of New...
The first dead people John H. Price, Jr. saw were Germans and that had little effect on him. They could hear field...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
After the fighting [Annotators Note: in Ingolstadt] lulled, Fred Hirsekorn got a call to look at one of his men. It was...
Francis Dymnicki would wake up very early in the morning to prepare for a bombing mission. Daylight hours in England...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Julian Siebert went straight from England to France. Within two days, he was on the front in November 1944. Siebert was...
Francis Hurd's engineering unit [Annotator's Note: the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion] built a number of Bailey...
David Olson felt most of the people in France were happy to see the Americans. They had never fully recovered from the...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Norris Waddill drove off the barge at Normandy and had a dry landing. He saw dead Seabees [Annotator's Note: members of...
Charles Coolidge left Camp Edwards near Boston to go to New York before going overseas. He was at sea for 13 days then...
Henry Freedman was a member of an intelligence and reconnaissance unit [Annotator's Note: Intelligence and...
Bryan’s preference for aircraft depended on where he was. The P-47 was a great aircraft at low level. The P-51 was a...
Enrique Cervantes flew about 25 missions over Europe. Although he classified those missions as uneventful, they were...
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...
John Rogers found dug in tanks that were dispersed throughout [Annotator's Note: throughout Germany]. One time, they...
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...

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