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Jerome "Jerry" Riga was on a mission and saw a tank. As he went down to strafe it, Riga was hit by antiaircraft fire....
Robert G. Aldous and his crew were flying over Formosa [Annotator's Note: then the Republic of Formosa, present day...
While in a troop car going across the country, Ralph F. Lafferty shared a car with his friends Ralph and Duke. Lafferty...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Robert Marich traveled on a Liberty Ship [Annotator's Note: a class of quickly produced cargo ship], with the entire...
In January [Annotator's Note: January 1944], James Roland Westbrook [Annotator's Note: in Company F, 2nd Battalion,...
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...
Richard Keller [Annotator's Note: with Company E, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division] got the DSC [...
Martin Carmody took a course that would be parallel to the island. He made a good landing in the ocean but the force of...
[Annotator's Note: Gilbert S. Shawn served in the US Army Air Forces as a pilot flying Consolidated B-24 Liberator...
[Annotator's Note: Jacklyn Lucas served in the Marine Corps in Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 5th...
Ralph C. Franklin became an adjutant in Division Headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 3rd Marine Division]....
Raymond Eugene Overcash was born in Lanett, Alabama in 1923. He was drafted in 1943. He did his basic training in...
Donald Dean Paynter had three separate occasions where some of their enlisted men were hit by flak [Annotator's Note:...
William Hall was born in Denver, Colorado in July 1920. His family soon moved to Green River, Wyoming where his father...
Ray Marvin League was the second of twins born in November 1925. There were 11 boys in the family along with two girls...
Robert Marich was born in January 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 16, his family moved to Beloit, Wisconsin. A...
Edward Gerrits was born in Racine, Wisconsin, but was raised in Miami, Florida. He enjoyed going to the Florida...
Vernon Grimes was born in May 1921 in Wichita [Annotator's Note: Wichita, Kansas]. He grew up with a sister in various...
Orrin Welty was born in December 1922 in Lima, Ohio. He grew up during the Great Depression and spent summers working...
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...
Kenneth A. Lafleur was born in May 1923 in Ville Platte [Annotator's Note: Ville Platte Louisiana]. Before the war, he...
Clarence Lee Dobbs, known to his friends as Jack, was born in June 1925 in Dearborn, Michigan. He grew up there, and...
When the war started, Joseph DeMott was still working as a radio operator. His group was scheduled to take off for...
[Annotator's Note: There is a tape break and this clip starts with James Billingsley midsentence. There are some cuts...
The 88th Infantry Division made it into the port at Naples, and Harry Boughman moved through and crossed the Volturno...
Lawrence Angst never became a doctor because he could not. He came back and recovered from his injuries, but he could...
Joseph Lesniewski did not run into any resistance landing in Holland [Annotator's Note: during Operation Market Garden...
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...
Edward G. Willette and his division [Annotator's Note: Willette was a mortarman in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 413th...
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...

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