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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...
James Odom recalled two big "fracases." In Leyte Bay, his ship was part of what he has been told was the largest...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Russell Clark and Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
Samuel Malta and his company [Annotator's Note: Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division] in...
Keith Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other...
Joe Clapper was in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Theodore Finkbeiner [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
Late in the war, Otis Gatewood said, there was a lot of propaganda circulating on the front lines. Hitler [Annotator's...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans after leaving Ormont, Germany and arrived in a nearby...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...
Martin Carmody took a course that would be parallel to the island. He made a good landing in the ocean but the force of...
Gerhard Franzky was a member of the 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg. Franzky was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1925....
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
When the war started, Joseph DeMott was still working as a radio operator. His group was scheduled to take off for...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Joseph Venerloh and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 41st Armored...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Harley Reynolds’s company came across some German collaborators who had killed themselves once they realized the...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
Donelson Houseman was confident in his training. What worried him was that he did not know where he was. He was taken...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
Walter Jacobs thought that the Japanese were not normal people. They were fanatics. They were good at sneaking around...
Raymond Bailey was not a Catholic but he went to Father O'Callahan's services [Annotator's Note: Captain Joseph T. O'...
After the fighting in the Paris area Franklin Denius and his unit boarded trucks and travelled north of Paris. The...
Theodore Finkbeiner and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
In Sidney LaPook's next bivouac, German pilots, called Bed Check Charlie by the GIs, buzzed them late at night and...

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