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Asked to describe the fighting in which he participated, Earl Conklin referred to his position with the mortars. The...
Howard T. Maki found that the Purple Heart [Annotator's Note: the Purple Heart Medal is award bestowed upon a United...
Norman Neste feels that The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana is a good institution to have, especially for...
Harold Bergbower learned to appreciate life and Uncle Sam as a result of his experiences in World War 2. He has felt...
Walter Ram and his fellow crewmates had to wait for another airplane before continuing their bombing missions. A female...
The first time Alan Moskin realized he was in combat and war, something hit the top of his head. There were mortar and...
Trinidad Ledesma received orders to ship out from Fort Ord [Annotator's Note: in California] at around three or four o'...
Paul Arst joined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division...
John Bache-Wiig, Jr.'s first combat objective was at Philippsbourg, France. On 4 and 5 January [Annotator's Note:...
Clifford Albert Hahn reached Dutch Harbor [Annotator's Note: Dutch Harbor, Alaska] on 11 May [Annotator's Note: 11 May...
It gradually sunk in to Rothacker Smith that he was a prisoner of war as he believed for the first couple of days in...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon was a platoon commander in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
The first time William J. Twigger took fire from the Japanese was on 18 May [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of...
[Annotator's Note: Vernon Squire was in the 821st Tank Destroyer Battalion, 29th Infantry Division.] They fired far...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Edward Zarger what he remembers about the first day he was shot at by a German...
William Wayne had joined the Marine Corps with John Shepperly who got shot through the arm landing on Iwo Jima, Japan....
Leonard Lomell and Sgt. Kuhn [Annotator's Note: US Army Staff Sergeant Jack Kuhn] kept advancing forward, but as luck...
Jack Albert Del Monte felt he had finally made it when he was assigned to the 191st Tank Battalion [Annotator's Note:...
When Robert Rosendahl and his fellow survivors were told to destroy their weapons they threw them all out into the bay...
Stewart Bass never crashed a plane but discusses an incident in Opa-locka, Florida when he was a aboard a TBM [...
In Vietnam, Van Barfoot found the news different from the perspective he got from it in the United States. He saw and...
Lisle Neher took part in all five of the fire bomb mission. On those missions they would fly between 300 feet and 700...
Arnol Sellars went overseas to Italy to join a fighter squadron. When he got there, he had a lot more time on the P-47...
Roy H. Matsumoto and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Blue Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional...
Frank Mancuso next went to Bessence [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling], France where his commanding officer gave him...
There was a barber in Ivan Van der Pool's company [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment,...
Howard Warren Stokes was born in 1926 in Lodi, California and was an only child. His father supported his family during...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
Arthur Jackson had his squad leader bring up some explosives and ammo but he was alone for the most part [Annotator's...
After liberating Paris France, George F. Mills [Annotator's Note: with the Company E, 2nd Battalion, 109th infantry...
Johnny Ngai did not do any special training for the landing in Southern France. They were physically fit. He only had...
[Annotator's Note: There is a tape break, and the clip starts with Harper Harvey Coleman mid-sentence.] An 88 [...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Romus Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
John J. Cupina recalled the horrible cold weather and muddy terrain when all of a sudden a machine gun opened fired on...
A German medic came in who spoke English to Donald Evans [Annotator's Note: after being wounded and captured when his...
David Roderick saw German fortifications that were made to look like homes or barns and one town was only made of...

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