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Louis Zamperini thought that the mission [Annotator's Note: to bomb Wake Island] was a piece of cake because they were...
John W. Towle was stationed at Rattlesden, England. There are reunions with veterans of the 448th held in Rattlesden....
Cyril Buchert was stationed on Biak. He was overseas for a full year. He saw few locals except when he was in Manila en...
John Alison flew with Tex Hill [Annotator's Note: later Brigadier General David Lee Hill, known as Tex to friends and...
[Annotator's Note: David Oreck served in the US Army Air Forces as a navigator on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
John Elliott said he was very lucky to have had an excellent crew. On one night mission, they were going up to about 4,...
Anthony Acevedo was picked to be part of a group of 350 Jewish and other undesirables being sent to Berga in the Ulster...
The 20th Engineers was the first unit to go into Bizerte. George Griffenhagen and his fellow engineers spent the first...
Helen Gagel arrived in Australia and thought the people there were very friendly but she did not think too much about...
While stationed in England [Annotator's Note: at Royal Air Force Boxted, Colchester, England], Clarence Carlson would...
Robert Fisch was an inmate of Mauthausen which was the largest concentration camp built in Austria. That was done after...
Fred Bergeron was 19 years old when he took part in the Battle of Midway. He did not really have any idea just how...
Arthur Jackson was in the hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia for three or four weeks before being shipped back to the...
Richard Audler shipped out of the United States and steamed for to the island of Ponam, located off Manus Island [...
When Donald Beeghly’s unit [Annotator's Note: the 142nd Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion (mobile)] arrived in...
When assigned to the USS Helena (CL-50) in March 1942, Thomas Tizzard was given leave in Sydney, Australia for R...
[Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2.] Wilhelm Gehlen's father...
Francis Dymnicki flew missions from France against Germany. There were few days off because of the perilous times. When...
Walter Broll saw the raid on Bari, Italy start at about 7:30 at night while the Grace Abbott's cargo was being...
John Morrow was very angry about the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor so he joined the Army. It was a done deal...
Elisabeth Bolster was on the farm for six years [Annotator's Note: Bolster and her mother found refuge on a farm 20 or...
The missions George McGovern flew usually required between 4,000 and 6,000 pounds of bombs, with ten of those bombs...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
Basil Woolf experienced the buzz bomb [Annotator's Note: German V-1 rocket bomb] attacks perpetrated by Germany on...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
After dropping his bomb, Sumner Whitten turned to get away from the Haruna's [Annotator's Note: Imperial Japanese Navy...
James Ramage and other pilots were ready to go [Annotator's Note: Ramage is talking about attacking Japanese aircraft...
During the invasion [Annotator's Note: the invasion of North Africa], Dominic Martello went down a rope ladder while...
From California they went to Kwajalein. There, Wendall Woodall tried to talk his radar operator into trying some...
Sumner Whitten received orders to return to Ewa [Annotator's Note: following the Battle of Midway]. He got aboard a B-...
Walter Broll sailed north of Iceland on his first convoy. The ship zig-zagged over the course of the voyage. He did...
Jack Glass believes that good commanders made the USS Enterprise (CV-6) such a good ship. There was hardly anyone in...
Monty Joe Boitnott was supposed to deploy to Scotland on the Mariposa but the ship caught on fire while it was being...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Jack Brukman realized that there was nothing to do when he was off duty [Annotator's Note: while serving as a ground...
Claude Shannahan left Tulagi and boarded the USS Colhoun (APD-2) on the way to Guadalcanal. They had just gotten into...

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