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Samuel Jenkins remembers the raid on Hammelburg. [Annotator's Note: The Hammelburg Raid or Task Force Baum was the...
Samuel Malta voyaged from New Zealand to New Caledonia. He imbibed a potent whiskey while at Nouméa. Missing his ride...
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...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) after the Battle of Eniwetok when the fleet was sent to a natural...
Leroy Fadem and the USS Stevens (DD-479) were part of the invasion force attacking Guam [Annotator's Note: in July 1944...
On one mission, Harry Carlson's aircraft had to land on Iwo Jima due to a lot of flak [Annotator's Note: antiaircraft...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Hoff served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless...
Robert Knudson remembers the shellback ceremony when he crossed the equator as being theatrical and funny. He was...
Jack Taylor found the Japanese could not hold up to the F6F fighters [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter...
When they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and the men on his aircrew] got back to the field they realized they had...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator taking part in Operation Tidal Wave over Ploiești,...
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...
On 3 February 1945, nine American planes flew over the camp very low and slow. Curtis Brooks told his brother he...
There was a nice beach [Annotator's Note: in a cove along the Batang Peninsula] where Angus Lorenzen and his fellow...
Walter Ram was taken from the hospital and transported to Frankfurt am Main, Germany for interrogation. He was...
Donald Witmer said the Japanese decided on a last-gasp attempt at interrupting the invasion of Leyte with three prongs...
James Moshovitis' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Cecil (APA-96)] arrived off the shores of Iwo Jima when the Allies were...
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...
Warren Schmitt witnessed a kamikaze attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Savo Island (CVE-78)}. The attacker...
Rollins Rosenzweig continued to fly missions over Okinawa after the attack on the Japanese battleship Yamato. Missions...
George Joseph Bertucci and the USS Mississippi (BB-41) were first attacked by Japanese suicide aircraft in the Lingayen...
Isaac Edward landed in Florence, Italy with the 92nd Infantry Division. There were combat units next to them that hit a...
During the overseas voyage Frank Mancuso was in charge of checking the tie downs, therefore he had privileged access to...

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