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Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator that was shot down over Ploiești, Romania. He says...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Donald Long performed defensive beach guard duty in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack. Shortly afterward, he...
While on his cruiser [Annotator's Note: USS San Juan (CL-54)], Dale Peterson's favorite form of entertainment was...
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
Cleveland Peterson's most memorable experience was being close to Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. During the...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
Harold Buell is proud to have been a dive bomber pilot. He was recalled from the United States to help a squadron that...
Elisabeth Bolster went to New York to be with her in-laws at Jackson Heights [Annotator's Note: she left Fillmore, Utah...
more missions after D-Day and then returned to the United States. He was in Milwaukie on V-E Day and in Louisiana when...
Rollins Rosenzweig has a vivid memory of looking through his tail gun window as the Yamato was being attacked and...
Delano Brister has had a fun run. Although he does not miss the uniform, he does not regret a bit. The soldiers laid...
Patrick Russell is not certain of the importance of teaching World War 2 history to the younger generation. He would be...
Olen Grant got restless and tired of going to town to get drunk all the time, so he asked a few of his buddies how they...
Anthony Varuso served in the Navy for three years and eight months. He had rotated back to the United States by the...
James Muri believes that his gunner shot up a Japanese antiaircraft gun crew on the Akagi but the Japanese claim that...
That attack on the Japanese fleet off Guadalcanal was a turning point in Martin Carmody’s life. He felt bad about...
Firman Balza lost track of time until mid-afternoon. He heard that his division officer, Mr. Crow, had been killed by...
Sabol was born in 1924 and knew when the war broke out that he would have to serve in one branch or another. He chose...
Onesi was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Niagara Falls, New York at a young age. He was drafted into the Air Force...
Alexander Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi...
Sherman was born and raised near Toledo, Ohio. He attended school in Toledo. He was fortunate enough to take classes at...
Paul Hilliard believes the SBD Dauntless is much underrated and unfortunately much unrecognized. WWII books sometimes...
Clayton Kelly Gross was born in Walla Walla, Washington, a town so pretty they named it twice. Gross remarks it is...
Clarence Anderson had to fly differently than usual because of the amount of fuel he had aboard. All of the fighters...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
Years later Vejtasa asked Japanese veterans if they had thought about strafing the deck and they said no. Vejtasa would...
Richard Candelaria thinks it is a shame that the American public did not get to see their 8th Air Force. They were able...
Joseph Armanini discusses having bicycle races in the officer's club at Thorpe Abbotts [Annotator’s Note: the 100th...
The torpedo planes flew into Espiritu Santo. They stayed on Espiritu Santo for about a week. They sent 6 TBF's [...
While escorting bombers Clarence Anderson was leading his flight to the front of the bomber formation when he noticed a...
Yellin is not sure if he was fired upon during landings and take offs from Iwo Jima. Yellin recalls that one of his...

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