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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...
Henry Langrehr had heard about the paratroopers. When he went to join, he told them that is what he wanted. At that...
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...
Russell Brien was at the Foggia Airfield [Annotator's Note: the Pantanella Airfield was part of the Foggia Airfield...
Edwin McAuliffe was more interested in the war in Europe. He was also interested in the air war in England because his...
Dale Peterson served on two different cruisers, the USS San Diego (CL-53) and the USS San Juan (CL-54). His battle...
[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...
Remembering a sister ship that had come into the Mediterranean by way of Oran, John Laster said it had picked up a...
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...

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