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Dwain Luce feels that they must have loaded up in advance [Annotator's Note: loaded the gliders in preparation for the...
Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
Seymour Mermelstein attended basic training in Miami Beach, Florida. He was then sent to automotive school. He went to...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
Next, Leo V. Strausbaugh's unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 6th Ranger Battalion] joined the rest of his battalion at...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)] were attacked in Bizerte by dive bombers. There were...
In early June [Annotator's Note: June 1944] Edward Driscoll's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Franklin (CV-13)] was held in...
Lawrence J. Delaune, Sr. arrived at Lingayen Gulf off of Luzon [Annotator's Note: Luzon, Philippines] on 11 January...
J. L. Giroir wrote to his mother on the Fourth of July [Annotator's Note: 4 July 1944], and although he could not tell...
Clifford Smith and his unit [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division] made an...
The beach was already taken when Ubert Labat went into Normandy [Annotator's Note: Normandy, France] two days after the...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
Michael Mickey Ganitch served on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) during the Aleutian Islands Campaign. It was cold and...
Having survived the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the subsequent treatment for his burn injuries, Lauren Bruner...
Robert Barnett went to radio training for six weeks and then went to Fort Pierce [Annotator's Note: Fort Pierce,...
John S. Johnson and the Marines on Wake Island continued to be bombed daily by the Japanese after the enemy ships had...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Schafer was aboard USS LST-502 for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944.] What...
Allen Pedersen and his company [Annotator's Note: 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] were recovering American tanks and...
Alfred A. Johnson, Jr. was loaded into a ship at Naples [Annotator's Note: Naples, Italy] before the invasion at Anzio...
Van Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around 2 January 1944. They moved out of the...
Floyd Dumas believes that they could have taken Rome if they had not been stopped. They were ordered to dig in and...
William Lansford continued training while he was in Hawaii waiting for the Raiders who had carried out the raid on...
After getting the alert prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor that Hawaii may be invaded by sea, Clarence Herbert...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Vernon Tweedt got his artillery training at Camp Edwards [Annotator's Note: in Cape Cod, Massachusetts]. There were...
Robert G. Frey crossed the Rhine River in March [Annotator's Note: March 1945]. The Air Force had taken out most of the...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
John Smith said that as campaign veterans, his unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 271st Field Artillery Battalion, 1st...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
When the overhaul on the USS Hutchins (DD-746) was complete, Mark Brannon took off for its next assignment, operating...
Henry A. Tacket began training at Treasure Island in San Francisco for his assignment to a new destroyer. That was...
On Leyte in the Philippines, Arthur Lee, along with a major, served as liaison for the XXIV Corp with the 32nd Infantry...
After Orville Bethard went aboard ship [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] they went to Australia where...
James Connelly made landings on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal Campaign, 7 August 1942 to 9 February 1943;...

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