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Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Gabriel Kinney's unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), also known as Merrills's...
Harry Watson went to Newport, Rhode Island [Annotator's Note: for Navy boot camp training], and couldn't understand why...
Walter Ram arrived at his base in Bassingbourn, near London. His plane was part of the 94th Bombardment Group, 331st...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Joseph Krause recalls that he didn't keep his flight log book up to date while he flew the requisite 30 missions to...
Clyde East experienced a slow training program after entry into the Canadian Air Force. He was in flying school during...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
Louis Frydman reached the border between France and Germany after being in Auschwitz. [Annotator's Note: Frydman had...
Jack Carver arrived at Utah Beach about six weeks after D-Day [Annotator's Note: D-Day was the Allied invasion of...
Paul Amrod joined the Army because his siblings had set the example, and his love of country obliged him to do his part...
Vernon Leopold was trained as a radio operator at Camp Wolters, Texas then went into the ASTP, Army Specialized...
It was Holy Week when Joseph Rockforte got there [Annotator's Note: to England] but he did not know it. When he went to...
Alois Kopp enlisted in the Navy in September 1937 despite the fact he could not swim. He learned fast. He volunteered...
The next day, John Mock was flown to Rheims, France in a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 Skytrain cargo aircraft]...
Paula Knobler was lucky that she worked at a camp not in the German territory [Annotator's Note: the camp was in...
When Donald Beeghly’s unit [Annotator's Note: the 142nd Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion (mobile)] arrived in...
Robert Rosendahl got out of Camp O'Donnell and went on a detail north of a town called Cabanatuan where he was put to...
Peter Somogyi saw his father taken away within a week of 19 March 1944 [Annotator's Note: the day Germany occupied...
Rothacker Smith entered Sommocolonia on 1 December [Annotator's Note: 1 December 1944] and his last day there was 28...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. to tell the story regarding his canteen on the wall in...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Astley Blackwell’s ship [Annotator's Note: the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] was sunk on 25 October [Annotator's Note: 25...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Caudill [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling, but this was Hazard's Sergeant] went to Le...
On their way back to the United States, they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and his crew] had to make a stop in the...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Barbara Heming's mother worked as a maid on another farm. It was a tough life for her. Her father's brother had...
From the New Hebrides, Charles Davis said they [Annotator's Note: the USS Helena (CL-50)] proceeded with two aircraft...
Having completed basic training in the Army Air Forces, Teddy Kirkpatrick was sent to aircraft mechanics school in...
As they [Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody and John Liska] approached, the entire village came to greet them. Carmody...
They [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and the English soldier he had escaped the prisoner of war camp in Cinecitta, Italy...
John LeBure went to work at Higgins Industries after his uncle suggested that he apply there. His uncle was a policeman...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Radford served in the Army as an infantryman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 133rd Infantry...

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