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Antonio C. Rodriquez flew towards the latter part of the war when few Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: the German Air Force...
Robert Brown left for boot camp in February 1943. He went to Fort MacArthur [Annotator's Note: Fort MacArthur,...
Robert Guitard and his family listened to the news of the war over the radio. One of his brothers was in the 5th Army...
Benjamin Schleider was with the 6th Armored Division when it arrived in Buchenwald [Annotator's Note: the Buchenwald...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
William Pierce tells the story of his duty on Guam while he was training for the invasion of the Japanese home islands...
Richard Baile's crew all thought alike. They were optimistic. None of them thought they would be shot down. Baile does...
Joseph Richard tries to forget the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese but he cannot. He can see it as plain as day...
Robert Brant wanted to be transferred to new duties on an escort ship going to the Philippines after spending 11 months...
Lillian Drucker's brothers all had medical discharges and had income from that. She and her husband bought their first...
The Reverend Doctor Lamar Edward Smith believes that World War 2 does not mean too much to America today. America did...
Carolyn Bridgforth's most memorable experience of World War 2 was the atomic bomb [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons...
John T. "Jack" Race thinks the greatest impact on aviation from the technological advances in the war was the jet...
Melvin Dahlberg finds it hard to point to one experience from the war that is the most memorable. The blast that...
On his second day in France, Henry Feldman saw his captain and a private killed in action. He was nearby when it...
Jack Dye [Annotator's Note: as a crewman aboard the USS LSM-232] landed at various islands both during the battles...
Oran Harris maintains that after having walked for 67 days, 2,000 people from the Bataan Death March were transferred...
Vernon Cummings' first battle station [Annotator's Note: aboard USS Indiana (BB-58)] was below deck in the powder room...
James Billingsley was on the line and he had fired his rifle so much that he could not touch it due to the heat. The...
William McCool and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry...
When they started moving east from Hoffen [Annotator's Note: Höfen, Germany], Phillip Candella said the 99th [Annotator...
William Cart switched from SB2Cs [Annotator's Note: Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, or Curtiss A-25 Shrike, dive bomber] to...
[Annotator's Note: The audio and video freeze throughout this clip.] Leo Bednarczyk's first combat experience was at...
Before entering the military, Thomas J. Bostick received some training by a World War 1 veteran while in high school....
Alton Barnes arrived by ship in the Philippines and was sent by railcar into the jungles immediately. They had been...
Stewart Bass was excited and nervous to fly his first combat mission. He soon calmed down, followed his training and...
Lloyd Guillory had two eventful missions he would never forget. On a mission before he reached Ie-Shima, Guillory flew...
Rivers Richardson King was assigned to Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 233 (VMSB-233) and headed to Guadalcanal [...
David T. Morgenthaler returned to the United States at the end of the war with Europe. He had a 45 day leave [Annotator...
John L. Cowan went on active duty in February or March 1945. He was at MIT [Annotator's Note: Massachusetts Institute...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
While Armiger Jagoe was based in Corsica, he took advantage of every R...
By the time the United States dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Robert Leese had completed his...
Thomas Ard Sylvest landed on Iwo Jima, Japan shortly after the United States had secured the island. His squadron [...
Freeman Dyson was not involved with the Manhattan Project. He was totally surprised at the dropping of the atomic bombs...
Roy H. Matsumoto saw the city of Hiroshima [Annotator's Note: Hiroshima, Japan] after the war. It was flattened and...

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