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John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
By daylight, combat started again. Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Swaney [Annotator's Note: Arthur Swanson from Boston,...
Howard Genrich was assigned to guard the Combat Command Headquarters because they had suffered casualties in their...
During the Battle of the Bulge, Norris Waddill was serving as a messenger. He came upon a sergeant he had met before...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
Lawrence Yatsu went to Naples then continued on to Milan. Yatsu does not recall much of his first night in combat. The...
Some of the primary targets Robert Whitcomb hit were marshalling yards, research facilities, and factories. They made...
George Spera first saw combat in September 1944. He was scared to death. Nobody had previous combat experience...
Stanley Wolczyk was under fire three times during the campaign to recapture Attu from the Japanese. It was during the...
A call went out for volunteers and Battery H, 11th Marine Regiment sent five people to the front to help out. Three of...
Benjamin Lesser could hear the front closing in on the rock quarry where they worked. The inmates were told that they...
George Roberts took part in the 6 March [Annotator's Note: 6 March 1944] raid over Berlin during which 69 bombers were...
Bernard Marcus was born on 14 May 1922. He was born in the Bronx in New York City. He lived there for 20 years before...
Howard Genrich was on a stretcher when he was loaded onto a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 cargo aircraft]...
James White and the 103rd Infantry Division were transported by truck convoy deeper into France after arriving in...
Benjamin Carson found that evacuating Makin Island was far more difficult that arriving there. The tide worked against...
John Singlaub had expected that his team would lead an attack on a German garrison, but a competing Communist...
Max Finesmith went into the briefing for his first mission before four in the morning. The plan was to takeoff by 8:30...
Robert Whitcomb went overseas on a converted cruise liner. After arriving in Liverpool he was sent to Chelveston Air...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. to tell the story regarding his canteen on the wall in...
Benjamin Carson received ten days leave after the Makin Island raid. He was billeted at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in...
Richard Keller did not see too much of Hill 700 but he had a friend named Sid Goodkin, the commander of Company G [...
Floyd Dumas was injured at Salerno when a fragment from a hand grenade hit him. He was patched up and stayed on the...
Harlan Twible and many others saw the ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)] as it went down. They were...
Since Richard Nummer had been separated from his original unit [Annotator's Note: Weapons Company, 28th Marine Regiment...
Benjamin Carson had never heard of Iwo Jima before he was told that the Marines would be invading that part of Japan....
John Nicholas experienced Japanese suicide attacks on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)]. A wooden...
Dale LeBlanc had been through Naha many times as a runner. Every time he went through there snipers would shoot at him...
George Roberts knew people who would give their lives for him in the military. He has spoken to people at Keelser Air...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr.'s wife asking if he had any idea how long he had...
Benjamin Carson was on Guam when the war in the Pacific came to an end. All of the ship whistles and horns were blowing...
Stanley Wolczyk knew that the Japanese soldiers he encountered [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of Attu] were doing...
Howard Genrich went overseas in October 1944. Information about the progress of the war was available to him. He was at...
Sometime in the spring of 2004 [Annotator's Note: Myers means 1944] there was a Japanese, who Myers thought had been...
After joining the 45th Division, John McConn and his company moved fast by traveling on tanks and tank destroyers. The...
Walter Broll was told by one of the officers on the Grace Abbott that he should go to the English aid station at the...

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