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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...
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...
J. L. Giroir wrote to his mother on the Fourth of July [Annotator's Note: 4 July 1944], and although he could not tell...
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...
Allen Pedersen and his company [Annotator's Note: 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] were recovering American tanks and...
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...
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...
Louis Conter started 7 December 1941 aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor. It was his practice to substitute for...
James Ramage was at Pearl Harbor when the Battle of Midway took place. He was not aboard ship at the time. The...
The barracks Charles Womack and the other Marines stayed in when they were on Pavuvu the first time were still there...
Drafted into the Army in 1943, Peter Paret was thrown in with unfamiliar types, and became a fairly solitary man. His...
Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
Glenn Frazier was responsible for delivering ammunition to the Philippine Army at the front lines after the invasion of...
Lloyd Dendy was in the advance party [Annotator's Note: of the 12th Defense Battalion] on the first day at Cape...
Already in the Philippines when Pearl Harbor was attacked, Ralph Griffith was ordered to his wartime position on...

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