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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...
Martin Jacobson arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii soon after the Marshall Islands Campaign in 1944. He underwent more...
Joseph Richard stayed assigned to the USS Rigel (AR-11) throughout the war until the invasion of Okinawa. He then...
Lowell Hughes crossed the Atlantic from Norfolk, Virginia to Oran, Africa. The weather was great for the trip. They...
Donald Witmer said the Japanese decided on a last-gasp attempt at interrupting the invasion of Leyte with three prongs...
William Braddock signed up for Marine paratrooper training after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He returned to San Diego...
James Moshovitis' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Cecil (APA-96)] arrived off the shores of Iwo Jima when the Allies were...
Harry McCauley and PC-800 stayed in Hawaii for about a month after their initial deployment to the Pacific. McCauley...
John S. Johnson heard the bugler blowing a strange call the morning of the Japanese attack on Wake Island. It was an...
John S. Johnson and the Marines on Wilkes Island followed their routine after the initial Japanese aerial assault on...
Archibald Higgins was 17 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. He did not know where the location...
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...
As a torpedoman on the USS Conyngham (DD-371), William Anderson's general quarters station was the starboard torpedo...
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...
Odell Vaughn and the 178th Field Artillery Battalion boarded an LST, Landing Ship Tank, vessel in England. The...
William Anderson first saw the new destroyers with the twin, five inch guns after the USS Reid (DD-369) had been hit by...
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...
Joseph Blouin did not fly any missions after D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June...
On Guadalcanal, Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment faced some enemy air raids and naval...
When there were indications that both German fronts were collapsing, Jack Lengsfield knew the war would soon be over....
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...

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