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James Armstrong continues describing his experience in the small French village of Vaux-sur-Seine, where he had been...
In February [Annotator's Note: 5 February 1945], Daniel Farley and the rest of the 5th Ranger Battalion got word to...
Joseph Orlando knew he was a Marine immediately. In Basic Training they would be told they were better than any other...
Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
Lewis Thomas Easterling had broken his legs when his plane was hit and he could not go anywhere when he landed. A group...
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...
When James Shelton Scales was promoted to captain and given his own company [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion...
Robert Maxwell was transferred to the hospital in Naples, Italy. He learned about the extent of his wounds there. [...
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...
Ittsei Nakagawa was born in Fresno, California and lived in Orange Cove [Annotator's Note: Orange Cove, California] in...
After landing at Normandy beach for the D-Day Invasion [Annotator's Note: D-Day; the Allied invasion of Normandy,...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
[Annotator's Note: Everett Hyland served in the Navy as a radio operator on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) and was aboard...
The targets of the first missions Robert Doolan flew were submarines. The East Coast [Annotator's Note: of the United...
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...
Reginald Duncan was the driver for the captain in his unit [Annotator's Note: 511th Engineer Light Ponton Company] and...
Donald Draxler was brought back to Hawaii [Annotator's Note: after being wounded during the Battle of Saipan] and...
George A. Damiano recalls when the Marines accidently fired on his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Samuel Ukrop was flown to an Army hospital on Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands]. He was the only Marine in...
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...
[Annotator's Note: There is a lot of background noise throughout this clip.] Malcolm Louis Holleman did not come across...
[Annotator's Note: Ivan Van der Pool points on a map to various locations he saw in North Africa.] Ivan Van der Pool...
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...
Thomas Cowart entered France as a replacement [Annotator's Note: for the 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry...
On 2 October 1944, Sol Lazinger was looking for soldiers in his squad after a battle. He crossed the Wurm River [...
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: The interviewer asks Henry Langrehr to tell him about 29 June 1944.] They were assaulting a series...
[Annotator's Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gun section leader in the 27th Marine...

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