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Jeannine Burk always felt part of a group of people who had experienced much worse than she. They were all the new...
After Erik Johnsen graduated from his final training at Kings Point, [Annotator's Note: US Merchant Marine Academy,...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Madeleine Peters remembers the Allies landing in France [Annotator's Note: The Normandy D-Day invasion began the...
Francis Higgins says a female off camera had his uncle in a spell. [Annotator's Note: His uncle was Andrew Jackson...
Philip Dunford feels the Japanese were very capable fighters, but were also very cruel. What they did to an American...
Curtis Brooks arrived for duty in Korea at night. His unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Battery, 10th Field...
After Ted Wiebe was in the squadron [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 2 (VT-2) flying from the USS Lexington (CV-2)]...
Harry Carlson's training at Langley Field [Annotator's Note: Langley Field in Newport News, Virginia, now Langley Air...
Blanche Gangwere went to Bad Neuenahr, Germany on the Danube River near Cologne. She always wanted to make it to Bonn...
Norman Riggsby was drafted. He then went to an examination. Afterward, he went to a reception center in Michigan. From...
Walter Halloran had never thought about joining the military until the attack on Pearl Harbor. He knew no one who had...
Jack Carver began his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. An accelerated training went on there to teach...
John McConn experienced German machine gun fire at the battle of Saint- Dié. The enemy fired their guns at the...
Aubrey Bradley said when the war was over, the Germans just folded; the guards all discarded their uniforms and left....
Marigold McNeely was trained to work on the Bombe machine at Bletchley. It was mandatory to be at least five foot, four...
John Howland and his B-17 bomber crewmates were assigned to the 381st Bomb Group based at Ridgewell, England. They...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
Dominick Sgobbo walked 200 miles with Patton's [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] forces...
Lauren Swinney went to Northwestern University. The nuns had taught her to type when she was in boarding school and...
Walter Halloran landed in a small English town with his company and their equipment in preparation for the invasion [...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...
When Joseph Orlando arrived at Saipan, part of his job was to bury the Marines that had been killed. Duties varied and...
George Harrison Linker, Jr. was born in 1926 in Dover, Arkansas. He was the youngest of three siblings. Neither his...
Curtis Brooks was born in September 1928 in Manila, Philippines. His father was hired to build power plants in Manila...
Murphy Burke was born in Morgan City, Louisiana in February 1926. He and his only sibling, a sister, grew up in New...
Edwin Henlebin was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, and lived there his entire life, except for when he was in the...
David Flynn was born in November 1919 in Collegeville, Minnesota, where his father was the athletic director at St....
Gerald Abbenhaus was born in January 1920 on a farm in northeast Nebraska. He went to Bloomfield High [Annotator's Note...
While in Idaho, H. Lloyd Wilkerson completed his bachelor's degree through Idaho State University. At a Sunday...
Lauren Swinney was born in LaSalle, Illinois and grew up in Gary, Indiana. During that time, Gary had the Carnegie...
Robert Mayes knew the end of the war was impending when the Germans were trying to surrender to his unit [Annotator's...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
Luna Kaufman had no difficulties after the war with nightmares. She was fortunate. She never felt that she was...
George Haines had never been away from home before leaving for the Army in May 1943. Basic training was where he...
Robert Fisch witnessed the German occupation of Hungary in March 1944. The rationale for the move was that the...

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