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Around the time Paul Dietzel flew his first mission, General Curtis LeMay had gone to the Pacific to take over the 20th...
Around five on the morning of 6 June 1944, Eveline Peardon and her family were awoken by the sound of heavy artillery...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Jack Sanders took off unusually early on the day of the Normandy invasion [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. It was...
David Olson landed on Utah Beach on D plus 1. Part of his command was on another ship, the Susan B. Anthony [Annotator...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
John Howland had been involved in Operation Fortitude in deceiving the Germans before D-Day. They were not affected by...
William Greer was sent to a small camp in England [Annotator’s Note: after his deployment across the Atlantic Ocean]....
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Since the unit Gus Gikas led was intended to replace another unit in India that had been deployed for two years, their...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
George Roberts took part in the 6 March [Annotator's Note: 6 March 1944] raid over Berlin during which 69 bombers were...
Dale Peterson felt the Okinawa campaign to be the most difficult. He was at battle stations 113 times. Fear of death...
Harold Buell flew both the Douglas SBD Dauntless and the Curtis SB2C Helldiver dive bombers. There were positive and...
As Ralph Weymouth approached the Japanese fleet, he saw that it was organized in a typical formation for ships at sea....
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
This action was the one during which Robert Liles got his first confirmed kill. It was a Zero [Annotator's Note:...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
In early 1954, Bernard Marcus was visited by a colonel with the Signal Corps in Washington. The officer had been told...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Clyde East was born in 1921 on a Virginia tobacco farm. He had eight brothers and sisters. His father was a share...
Marigold "Margot" McNeely was born in London, England in 1926. She moved from London to a small seaside resort called...
Elisabeth Bolster was born in the Bavarian region in Germany. Upon arriving in the United States, she discovered that...
Blanche Marie (Gregory) Barnes Gangwere was born in 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up near Northeast High...
Albert Porche went into the service after Pearl Harbor was attacked. The armed forces were trying to recruit as many...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
At Ormoc Bay, John E. Johnson drove his LCVP [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel also referred to as...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Y29 was a wonderful set up. They got there on 24 December [Annotator’s Note: 24 December 1944]. For the first time they...

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