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[Annotator's Note: Recording begins mid conversation between Hugh Colbert and the interviewer.] Hugh Colbert joined the...
John Poole was in the 103rd Infantry Division which was relieved by the 36th Division after the battle of Sélestat....
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Richard Boyd returned to his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] and was sent...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
Byron Othello Wilkins experienced the artillery barrage around 5:30 in the morning [Annotators Note: on the morning of...
Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
As the situation unraveled for 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, German tanks cut off the battalion's position...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Joseph Yourkavitch was captured on 16 December [Annotator's Note: 16 December 1944]. It had started out as a normal day...
After being wounded by a mortar round Rothacker Smith, his sergeant and another soldier wounded during the German...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
Donelson Houseman was confident in his training. What worried him was that he did not know where he was. He was taken...
When on the P-34 ship that pulled them out of the ocean, William Leibold and the other survivors of the Tang [Annotator...
Robert Inghram learned that 72 of 75 of the escapees were captured. The senior German officer, named Lindeiner [...
[Annotator's Note: Gerhard Franzky served in the Waffen SS as a communications officer in Headquarters, 22nd Regiment,...
[Annotator's Note: Anthony Costa begins this segment by discussing his transfer to Japan aboard one of the prisoner of...
Vernon Leopold feared being captured because he was German. He did not know of the death camps but he knew that the men...
It was night when they [Annotator's Note: Donelson Houseman and his fellow prisoners] started marching back. Houseman...
Rothacker Smith's first interrogation was not bad. At the second stop of their march, Smith and his fellow prisoners...
En route to their first German prison camp, Rothacker Smith and his fellow prisoners never discussed the possibility of...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December, Heilbrun lost track of Pearson who was...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
The seven men reached a town that had a substantial German presence and they saw officers sending men to different...
Harry Bell could not believe that they were surrendering. They had not fired a shot since leaving the front lines. The...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
A few days later, Gerhard Franzky was caught by surprise as the allies launched Operation Market Garden. On 17...
Byron Othello Wilkins saw men with different patches representing different divisions when he was captured. [Annotators...
John Noack got the emergency radio set up. Noack had a little difficulty getting everything set up. Noack got seasick...
Alexander Jefferson’s plane name was “Bubble Blue Subsoil” [Annotator’s Note: Jefferson became quiet and was lost in...
Fw190s [Annotator's Note: German Focke Wulf 190 interceptor aircraft] attacked the group the day Oscar Johnson was shot...
David Dennis went with his unit to New York where they got on the Queen Mary. Teddy Roosevelt was the commander of the...

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