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[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...
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...
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...
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 [...
Irwin Stovroff flew his last mission on 13 August [Annotator's Note: 13 August 1944]. He felt great that it was to be...
On Guadalcanal, Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment faced some enemy air raids and naval...
Perry Garten removed wounded troops from the combat zones in his glider. The injured Australians were very stoic but...
On 2 March 1945, Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down over Dresden, Germany and taken prisoner. On 4 April 1945,...
John W. Towle was liberated near the end of the war in Europe. British troops were in the northern region of France...
James Siracuse's wife was a Christian. She told him about the Lord and he became more interested in the story. He wound...
Stewart Bass served aboard an Essex class aircraft carrier. [Annotator's Note: Bass served as a Grumman TBM Avenger...
Paul J. Frisco's regular watch station aboard the USS Cushing (DD-797) during the first year or so he was aboard was in...
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...
Robert Mayes and his unit [Annotator's Note: 12th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, 9th US Army] had been in...
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...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
George Roberts was signed up to fly 25 missions. After flying only 16 missions, however, that required number was...

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