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Arriving in October 1944, Aubrey Bradley was assigned to the 401st Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 613th...
During a mission, Walter Bala's plane was hit over the target. A shell came through the plane and knocked out his...
After missions they [Annotator's Note: Hewitt Brian Gomez and his fellow crewmen] would have a debriefing about the...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
Gerry Jones discusses Eleanor Roosevelt's visit the South Pacific to assess the well being of the 1st Marine Division....
Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
Raymond Downs finally got up the stairs and found the captain in the pilot house. The captain said they needed to get...
Peter Newberg did not have much choice in abandoning ship [Annotator's Note: after the USS Yorktown (CV-5) was mortally...
His expertise was not required for the invasion of Normandy [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6...
Having participated in several amphibious landings as a combat swimmer, Robert Judd discusses that after their initial...
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
Joseph Simpson advanced with his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
John Raaen woke up the next morning [Annotator's Note: the morning of 7 June 1944 following the D-Day invasion the...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
After graduating from gunnery school, Robert Tyler Oakes was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet his crew. They were...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
Burt Richard Sadler remained on the ship all night. The next day, he heard the anchor rise, and the ship went into the...
Amelia Taylor discussed the developments of the war while she was in high school. It was very real to them. They...
When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
Richard Field and the other men of 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion had to buy scarves and jackets from the armored...
The Hurtgen Forest was thick so they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] didn...
As Stanley Wolczyk departed the United States, he had no idea of his destination. The troops thought that they were...
Besides morphine and cigarettes, John Kerner also carried along scotch. Back in England, they were worried the Germans...
During his time in the China-Burma-India Campaign, John Hever rarely had contact with the local adults; but he did...
Frank Finklang recalls a mission where a plane in front of him was hit and the pilot bailed out but did not have time...
About three months after returning, Jeannine Burk's sister received a letter from a family named Mike and Frieda Savage...
Kenneth F. Thomas's unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 322nd Medical Battalion, 97th Infantry Division] was sent to...
Frank Pomroy had decided to go on a third invasion regardless of whether or not he would be sent home. The Marines drew...
Mario DeCarlo recalls electrocuting himself when he attempted to install a light bulb in his pup tent one night. He...
Mahlen Arledge and the 81st Infantry Division were placed on ships that were destined for the island of Angaur. The...
Felix Polito participated in the Battle at Anzio. The 101st went in and had 165 men but only 5 or 6 survived. They were...
Once his ship [Annotator's Note: the SS Sara Teasdale] reached Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipan, Northern Mariana...
They did not want to get caught on the railroad tracks when hit was dark because that is when the RAF would come...

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