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Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
While David Flynn was in the water, he was only concerned with staying alive, not with thoughts of what would happen if...
James Armstrong had bailed out of his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber], which was shot...
Wim de Jonge accompanied an officer to Jakarta. They traveled alone in a jeep through the mountains without convoy...
After being wounded by a mortar round Rothacker Smith, his sergeant and another soldier wounded during the German...
Around three in the morning on 7 June [Annotator's Note: 7 June 1944] Harold Baumgarten saw an Army ambulance coming...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
John Angier's 33rd mission was to Cologne, Germany which should have been a relatively short mission. They were hit...
Arthur Pendleton went to Pavuvu after Cape Gloucester. There, he dealt with a bout of appendicitis which almost killed...
George Morgan told his parents about his wartime experiences. He told them about being wounded in the invasion of...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
Trinidad Ledesma did not go by the name Trinidad while on duty overseas. He found out Trinidad meant gay people and...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Earl Tweed was wounded once during his service. That was in the 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11 November 1944] attack...
Frank Mancuso crossed the Volturno River prior to Monte Cassino. His unit gathered in a courtyard to refuel their...
[Annotator's Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gun section leader in the 27th Marine...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
Michael Mervosh kept his binoculars in his pack the rest of the battle and he is thankful that he did. About a week...
When Frank Stewart's group arrived at the Tenaru River [Annotator's Note: actually, the Ilu River, on 21 August 1942]...
Harold Baumgarten continues talking about his experience when he reached Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: on D-Day, 6...
Robert Kelso's unit had pulled up near a railroad track and dug in. He had heard that some of the guys went to a...
The Germans were good fighters, according to Harry Koukos, and they were ruthless, cruel and brutal. He recalled going...
[Annotator's Note: Warren Schmitt served in the US Army Air Forces as a gunner on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
Arthur Staymates was presented the Bronze Star for actions performed early in his combat. He earned his first Bronze...
Michael Linquata participated in a battle that occurred in bitter cold. The weapons froze and would not fire. While...
Carl Landwehr was able to get a letter to his mother telling her of his being wounded, before the Army went to tell her...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Lloyd Dendy and another man were on the side of a bomb crater and got blown out of their foxhole. They both vibrated...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Richard Yavenue was with the 2nd Marine Division on Saipan [Annotator's Note: in the Northern Mariana Islands]. After...
Darold Rice reached the peak of Hill 122 and had gone to ground to wait for further orders. While lying there, a German...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
While in the service, Benigno Martinez carried no weapons. It was not permitted. A medic did take over a machine gun...

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