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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...
Cyril Buchert was stationed on Biak. He was overseas for a full year. He saw few locals except when he was in Manila en...
Jack Sanders had the opportunity to take leave in London and some of the other towns of England while he was stationed...
Robert Swan and the other officers in his squadron, Patrol Squadron 44 or VP-44, did everything underground while they...
During the two years Robert Liles was in China the supply situation improved a little. They were able to get more...
John Alison flew with Tex Hill [Annotator's Note: later Brigadier General David Lee Hill, known as Tex to friends and...
Cyril Buchert as well as all the units flying off the island [Annotator's Note: New Guinea] were referred to as the "...
Samuel Jenkins remembers the raid on Hammelburg. [Annotator's Note: The Hammelburg Raid or Task Force Baum was the...
Francis Dymnicki flew missions from France against Germany. There were few days off because of the perilous times. When...
Elisabeth Bolster was on the farm for six years [Annotator's Note: Bolster and her mother found refuge on a farm 20 or...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
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...
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-...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Hoff served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless...
When they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and the men on his aircrew] got back to the field they realized they had...
Walter Nelson recognized that they were close enough that they could have bailed over Australia if they needed to. From...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
James Muri and his crew got on the first B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] they could...
Lloyd Guillory made one flight against Rabaul. Rabaul was a Japanese airfield that was a very hot spot. It was bypassed...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Walter Ram was taken from the hospital and transported to Frankfurt am Main, Germany for interrogation. He was...
Roland Chaisson volunteered for the Army when he was 17. He didn't like the Navy and the Marine Corps sounded too tough...
John Alison flew into China in a worn out P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft] that was...
Rollins Rosenzweig continued to fly missions over Okinawa after the attack on the Japanese battleship Yamato. Missions...
During the overseas voyage Frank Mancuso was in charge of checking the tie downs, therefore he had privileged access to...
Leslie Aigner walked through the outskirts of Landsberg. A fellow prisoner pointed out the prison where Hitler [...
On Guadalcanal, Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment faced some enemy air raids and naval...
James Siracuse's wife was a Christian. She told him about the Lord and he became more interested in the story. He wound...
Edwin McAuliffe was more interested in the war in Europe. He was also interested in the air war in England because his...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Beeghly served in the Army as a pointer on a 90mm antiaircraft gun in the 142nd and 143rd...
Louis Conter left the USS Arizona (BB-39) via a liberty boat after her fatal bombing. He boarded the boat near number...
The first flight Jack Glass went on was a search mission during the later stage of the Eastern Solomons campaign. The...

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