European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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After going ashore three months after D-Day, Robert Huber's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th...
Donelson Houseman experienced a terrible event after he was liberated. He went into town and could see the tanks [...
Robert Kelso was born in Bristow, Oklahoma. He lived up on a farm owned by his grandparents. A few years after he was...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins mid-conversation.] Herbert Heilbrun was waiting for his crew in Salt Lake City when...
During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
Barbara Heming obtained her MBA and got a job in wealth management on Wall Street. The bank she worked for is one of...
An incident occurred at the camp that cost Grant a tough interrogation when he returned to the United States. Workers...
Norris Waddill crossed the Rhine River about a month after Christmas [Annotator's Note: in early 1945]. Engineers were...
One day before James Siracuse got to fly solo, one of his instructors showed him a maneuver that he said he should not...
From there [Annotator's Note: the area around Bastone, Belgium], Sidney LaPook and his unit [Annotator's Note: 193rd...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
[Annotators Note: Barbara Pathe worked for the American Red Cross (ARC) on a Red Cross Clubmobile attached to various...
After being released from the hospital, Frank Maresca was sent to Southampton. He was given a physical exam after which...
Elmo Bell fought out of Normandy and all the way across France. All maneuver elements of the army were assigned a...
Heffron [Annotators Note: Edward Heffron, also known as Babe] knew that William Guarnere lived on 17th Street and came...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax returned to Hawaii, took advantage of the GI Bill and went to school. After he got home he...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Richard Scheerer never spoke much about the war after he got home. He just wanted to forget it. It was a four year...
For many years, Gerhard Franzky put the war in the back of his mind. He was more concerned with building a future. He...
Richard Field and the other men of 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion had to buy scarves and jackets from the armored...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Joseph Motil put the charge right against the door so it blew it in. There was a flame thrower operator with their unit...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams is a World War 2 veteran of the 101st Airborne Division and jumped into Normandy...
[Annotator's Note: Clarence Herbert Weatherwax served in the Army as a communications specialist in Headquarters...
For Vernon Leopold, being from a Jewish background was unpleasant in Germany as there had been latent anti-Semitism...

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