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Moses Hogan's basic training was in Norfolk, Virginia, and he shipped out from San Diego, California. He was assigned...
Carroll Knutson and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were forced marched by the Germans from their...
Paul Pizzolongo was a medic in the medical detachment of Battery B, 991st Field Artillery Battalion, 258th Field...
Roger Bowers's first experience with a casualty occurred about three days after entering the hedgerows; one soldier had...
On one occasion, Edwin Knight removed a wounded man downhill by following a telephone wire. The wire split and changed...
Sterling Cale was assigned to the 1st Marine Division right after Pearl Harbor. He did not have a proper Marine uniform...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Monty Joe Boitnott and his squad ended up near Chimoy [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling] off the main road. One...
On 20 September and 18 December [Annotator's Note: 1943] Robert Liles had very successful mission. They were moving...
George Morgan was given a physical and sworn into the Navy along with many other men on Church Street. [Annotator’s...
While the division [Annotator's Note: 94th Infantry Division] was in Luxemburg, Dominick Sgobbo was charged with taking...
Donald Witmer was on the USS Twiggs (DD-591) for its shakedown cruise to Bermuda. It was Christmas of 1943, and Witmer...
John Witmeyer was sent to Camp Pickett, Virginia where roll was called and men were assigned to various outfits. When...
Seymour Mermelstein and the 1st Special Service Force [Annotator's Note: Mermelstein was a member of 3rd Company, 1st...
Harry Quinn woke up in the morning [Annotator’s Note: of 6 June 1944]. He was the third man to go down the net into...
They [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] started on their way to Paris but...
The Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counteroffensive, 16 December 1944 to 25...
Walter Barnes was sent to pick up some German prisoners. When he got to the enemy troops there were about a dozen of...
During the Battle of Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counteroffensive, 16 December 1944 to 25...
Richard Witaker recognizes the valuable role played by the American home front in winning the war. Without the...
William Rupp decided to sign on to work with the Hendy Corporation with a neighborhood friend. The company operated tug...
Basil Woolf looked about after the action at Walcheren Island and, to his dismay, only his ship [Annotator's Note: LCH-...
Joseph Simpson witnessed little resistance after his unit crossed the Rhine River. There were hardly any battles. The...
William Laubner was in Stalag Luft III [Annotator's Note: near Zagań, Germany (now Poland)] as a POW [Annotator's Note...
Henry Malec was atop a hill when the war ended. He was with several other men and Lieutenant Lewis [Annotator's Note:...
Louis Frydman felt the Warsaw ghetto uprising was just a matter of choosing how to die. [Annotator's Note: Frydman...
Ed Rendelman found that just surviving the war was the best experience he had in the combat. Seeing those wounded...
Perry Strait saw he had signed up for the USMS [Annotator's Note: United States Maritime Service] but was assured if he...
After Richard Jaccarino was released from the hospital, he was sent to a replacement depot on Saipan, and within a...
[Annotator's Note: The audio level of this interview is very low.] On VE-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day,...
Eugene DiSabatino had to disguise his military status and rank both on and off the base at Wendover Air Field. There...
Richard Scholl arrived in New Guinea to constant rain. They were experimenting with canvas boots. They would wear them...
When Frank Maresca's unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division...
Mildred Aupied worked in Shop 1 [Annotator’s Note: at Delta Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana]. There were two other...
To help the war effort, Lorene Auld bought savings bonds. She remembers the rationing. While teaching school she had a...

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