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William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
Sumner Whitten received orders to return to Ewa [Annotator's Note: following the Battle of Midway]. He got aboard a B-...
Benjamin Carson received ten days leave after the Makin Island raid. He was billeted at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in...
Claude Shannahan left Tulagi and boarded the USS Colhoun (APD-2) on the way to Guadalcanal. They had just gotten into...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Higgins served in the US Marine Corps in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
From the New Hebrides, Charles Davis said they [Annotator's Note: the USS Helena (CL-50)] proceeded with two aircraft...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) after the Battle of Eniwetok when the fleet was sent to a natural...
Thomas Edgar Morgan, Sr. was assigned to the 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) and took part in the Battle of Midway....
From Hawaii, Walter Jacobs and his division went to Guam. One of their regiments, the 307th [Annotator's Note: 307th...
Waldeman Czaban recalls the logistics of battles in the Pacific. Supplies and equipment were difficult, and sometimes...
Arthur Pendleton was friends with Johnny Rivers. Pendelton was in 2nd Squad, 2nd Platoon, which was machine guns....
Harry Quinn and his buddy attempted to locate the paratroopers the day after the landing [Annotator’s Note: the date...
Jack Taylor found the Japanese could not hold up to the F6F fighters [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter...
Edward Bale saw most of his company's [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Corps Tank Battalion (medium)] casualties at...
Francis Higgins recalls the story of how Philippine mahogany wood was secured to build the PT boats. He [Annotator's...
Most of the combat they [Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson and his fellow Marines of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th...
James Gulotta landed in the Philippines on Leyte on the Ormoc Peninsula. This is where he did most of his fighting....
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
Benjamin Schleider and his unit [Annotator's Note: 6th Armored Division] landed at Utah Beach on 18 July 1944. The...
Kept waiting, Dominick Sgobbo was disappointed that he didn't get to Normandy until August 1944. The whole 2nd...
Ralph Weymouth's first combat action was off Guadalcanal. They were supporting the landings on the seventh [Annotator's...
Martin Jacobson arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii soon after the Marshall Islands Campaign in 1944. He underwent more...
At about nine that night, the captain told William Curtis and the rest of the crew to put their gas gear on and they...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
Joseph Richard stayed assigned to the USS Rigel (AR-11) throughout the war until the invasion of Okinawa. He then...
For the invasion of Peleliu, Charles Womack and the other Marines transferred off the ship into amtracs [Annotator's...
Ira Schilling and his outfit of assault engineers landed in the third wave during the invasion of Saipan. They landed...
Lowell Hughes was part of the invasion of Sicily in July 1943. His primary duty as part of the 120th Engineer Combat...
Lowell Hughes crossed the Atlantic from Norfolk, Virginia to Oran, Africa. The weather was great for the trip. They...
William Leo Spaetgens and his Navy crewmates aboard the SS Leslie M. Shaw (MC-0440) converted their Liberty Ship to a...
Theodore Finkbeiner jumped into Sicily on the first night of the invasion [Annotator's Note: 9 July 1943]. His plane...
Gerard Halpern and his fellow soldiers of the 45th Infantry Division spent the six weeks after the fall of Rome doing...
When the 2nd Marine Division shipped out from New Zealand only the battalion commanders knew the specifics of the...
Edward Bale and his Marine Corps Medium Tank Company were told that the enemy resistance on the island of Tarawa would...
Ira Schilling and most of his comrades in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment changed a great deal after the...
Martin Jacobson returned to Maui, Hawaii after the invasion of Guam [Annotator's Note: Second Battle of Guam, 21 July...

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