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Bryghte Davis Godbold observed incoming Japanese aircraft flying at a low level. They flew over the islands and...
Walter Halloran landed in a small English town with his company and their equipment in preparation for the invasion [...
Richard Scheerer was sent to New York where he boarded a ship bound for England. They were escorted by the battleship...
On 8 April [Annotator's Note: 8 April 1944] they got a red flag in the area and they knew they were getting ready to go...
Samuel Lombardo went to Fort Shanks prior to going to Pier 42 in New York for departure on the Queen Mary. Lombardo was...
Waldeman Czaban’s unit went to Kawaii, the Hawaiian Islands, and helped develop the fledgling base. The Seventh...
Edward Bale and his Marine Corps Medium Tank Company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Corps Tank Battalion (medium)]...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
The closest call Thomas Long recalled was the time he was dropping dynamite to repel enemy swimmers whose mission was...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
When the war with Germany ended, Richard Ryan hoped he would be sent home. He had a one year old son he had not yet...
His duty in the Aleutians lasted for about seven months, after which Thomas Long was sent to Coronado, California for...
When John Caraway boarded the USS Bridge (AF-1), he found it to be not only one of the oldest ships in the Navy's fleet...
Sidney Maiten was born in September 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. He enjoyed his early life there. He delivered...
Dominic Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's Note: early Cannon Company, before they established them...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
Gerald West spent 1944 in an OSS [Annotator's Note: Office of Strategic Services, the pre-runner of the CIA] training...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Mahlen Arledge fought on Peleliu independently of the Marines who were at a stage of moving off the island and turning...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
Carrol Joy moved from England to France in July [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. Afterward, his squadron would be in...
The 84th Infantry Division crossed on a big ship, and by way of a rope ladder Frank Patti debarked onto an LST [...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
After crossing the Atlantic, Jack Barnes arrived in Le Harve, France. He then motored into Belgium. From Belgium,...
Benjamin Carson found that evacuating Makin Island was far more difficult that arriving there. The tide worked against...
Paul Amrod arrived on the southern beaches of Okinawa to aggressive Japanese artillery fire. There was still heavy...
Walter Bowsher was at Pusan and then Inchon during the Korean War. He was told to report to a warrant officer for duty...
Keith Renstrom felt like he had too much responsibility to stay with his men [Annotator's Note: even after being...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
When Martin Jacobson and his Underwater Demolition Team [Annotator's Note: UDT-3] did reconnaissance, they did not go...
John Kerner thought he would be taking part in the D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: the invasion of Normandy on 6 June...
Harley Reynolds remembers artillery fire coming in from one of the supporting ships out at sea. The shells came just...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
Four days after arriving at Guadalcanal, H. Lloyd Wilkerson put his commanding officer on an evacuation flight out of...

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