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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...
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...
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...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
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....
Henry A. Tacket began training at Treasure Island in San Francisco for his assignment to a new destroyer. That was...
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...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Norman Hatch served as a combat cameraman with the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima.] On Iwo Jima,...
Edward E. Boyles remembered that before they set off for Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, there was a big meeting...
Michael Mickey Ganitch was aboard the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) during the fight for the Marshall Islands. The ship's...
Gene Alair was assigned to a Transport Division Staff, CTD8, as a flag secretary and navigator aboard the USS Astoria (...
Melvin Munch stopped at Guam en route to Okinawa. He was concerned about the requirements of going into a war zone. He...
Richard Witaker landed on Red Beach 2 on Easter Sunday, April Fool's day of 1945 [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1945]. The...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) and the HMAS Perth ran into a Japanese landing force late on the night of 28...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
Harold Berkman fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle lasted from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. [...

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