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William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
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...
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...
Delano Brister witnessed the Louisiana Maneuvers in 1941. The operations took up much of central Louisiana including...
Calvin Moret became interested in flying when he was about eight years old. Before the war started, he found himself...
John Angier explained that the Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: German Air Force] would try to catch the bombers right...
The Army was in charge of the Fiji station where Ted Wiebe's group was being held, and although they clothed and fed...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew were the oldest and most experienced after three missions. Buschmeier and his crew flew...
Kaliste Saloom was part of a group of 30 men who landed at Oran in North Africa [Annotator's Note: as part of Operation...
Jack Beverstein found the living conditions on Mindoro to be similar to Samar. The tents were livable. The men made the...
In February [Annotator's Note: February 1942], Ted Wiebe was making raids on Salamaua and Lae [Annotator's Note: on the...
It was getting dark when they took off after the Japanese fleet. The most Jack Glass had flown up to that point was...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Liles served in the USAAF and flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft with the 16th...

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