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Elisabeth Bolster was on the farm for six years [Annotator's Note: Bolster and her mother found refuge on a farm 20 or...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
Eduardo Alberto Peniche Carvajal recalled his first time jumping out of the plane was exciting and apprehensive....
After dropping his bomb, Sumner Whitten turned to get away from the Haruna's [Annotator's Note: Imperial Japanese Navy...
From California they went to Kwajalein. There, Wendall Woodall tried to talk his radar operator into trying some...
Sumner Whitten received orders to return to Ewa [Annotator's Note: following the Battle of Midway]. He got aboard a B-...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) after the Battle of Eniwetok when the fleet was sent to a natural...
Leroy Fadem and the USS Stevens (DD-479) were part of the invasion force attacking Guam [Annotator's Note: in July 1944...
On one mission, Harry Carlson's aircraft had to land on Iwo Jima due to a lot of flak [Annotator's Note: antiaircraft...
Joseph Richard was a welder assigned to the USS Rigel (AR-11) when it was attacked at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. He...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Hoff served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless...
Robert Knudson remembers the shellback ceremony when he crossed the equator as being theatrical and funny. He was...
Jack Taylor found the Japanese could not hold up to the F6F fighters [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter...
Warren Nolan was part of Task Force 58 when they were making carrier raids south of Japan in preparation for the...
When they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and the men on his aircrew] got back to the field they realized they had...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator taking part in Operation Tidal Wave over Ploiești,...
Walter Nelson recognized that they were close enough that they could have bailed over Australia if they needed to. From...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
[Annotator's Note: Bud Loring was in London, England after being rescued in France.] Loring was asked where he wanted...
James Muri and his crew got on the first B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] they could...
Lloyd Guillory made one flight against Rabaul. Rabaul was a Japanese airfield that was a very hot spot. It was bypassed...
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...
James McDermott says that the Germans did not treat them badly. If you were taken by the Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note:...
For a couple of weeks, Richard Jaccarino unloaded ships and moved supplies inland. The enemy was expected to come back...
Martin Jacobson arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii soon after the Marshall Islands Campaign in 1944. He underwent more...
Lester Hecht was heading to the invasion of Leyte. Halsey [Annotator's Note: US Navy Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey]...
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...

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