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Archie Maltbie found the flying in the Battle of the Bulge to be some of the toughest work of his fighter career....
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
The strike groups began hitting Guam and Saipan on the 12th [Annotator's Note: 12 June 1944] in preparation for the...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Allen Horton reported aboard the USS Nevada (BB-36), and a fellow Princeton acquaintance helped him settle into...
Yukio Kawamoto was born in Berkeley, California in November 1919. He was drafted into the Army from the University of...
Arthur Jackson had been influenced by Marine pilots and wanted to fly. At the recruiting office he took the aviation...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Russell Clark enlisted at a young age [Annotator's Note: shortly after he turned 18 years of age]. He went to basic...
Leonard Lomell served with Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion, United States Army. That Rangers were volunteers and aimed...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
Harry McCauley joined the Navy and was sent to San Diego, California for his basic training. It was tough but easier...
After five weeks of boot camp, Vernon Cummings was given leave and then reported for mechanical training at Great Lakes...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enlisted in the Navy, scored well on tests, and was sent to San Diego for boot camp. He...
Norman Riggsby was drafted. He then went to an examination. Afterward, he went to a reception center in Michigan. From...
Harvey Segal wanted to serve his country after he was drafted. He was inducted at Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: in...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924. After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
On 1 July 1943, Milton Moxon received his draft notice. He reported to Fort Hood, Texas for basic training after which...
Clayton Kelly Gross does not recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Herbert Weatherwax was drafted into the military when he was 24 years old. He had a problem with alcohol while he was...
Harold Baumgarten continues talking about his experience when he reached Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: on D-Day, 6...
Landing on Iwo Jima was not much different to Michael Mervosh and his men than some of their other amphibious landings...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
Benjamin Carson assessed the battle for Bougainville to be unique in the sense that the intent was not to capture the...
Adolph Wilson fought through some of the worse jungles on Bougainville. It had everything imaginable. It rained every...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
Melvin Abadie assisted in the landing at Guam after the original landing. They first bombarded Guam before the landing...
Sherwin Callander's voyage to Australia consisted of stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. It was winter and the ship...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
Joe Clapper's unit [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] landed on...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Jack Skaggs surrendered on Wilkes Island. Meanwhile, there were about 1,200 civilians on Wake Island. Commander...
Howard Ricks basically tried to stay alive through various close calls at Saipan. On Saipan, his outfit [Annotator's...

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