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Dominick Sgobbo walked 200 miles with Patton's [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] forces...
Thomas Long said they made four landings among the small islands around Okinawa, under limited enemy fire. Their...
John Morrow does not really remember his first mission as a radio operator on a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Anton Jaber took his basic training at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. He went right into advanced training with his division [...
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...
Herbert Stern and his unit [Annotator's Note: 325th Field Artillery Battalion, 84th Infantry Division] left the Bulge [...
When Joseph Orlando arrived at Saipan, part of his job was to bury the Marines that had been killed. Duties varied and...
Samson Alexander was in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. He had a girlfriend in Denver [Annotator's Note:...
After leaving the Pacific, Lloyd Dendy was sent to the Key West Naval Operating Base [Annotator's Note: Naval Base Key...
Rena Finder was born in February 1929 in Krakow, Poland, and considered her family rich because she always had new...
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...
William Blackwood was born in March 1921 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was an only child, and lived in a small community near...
Murphy Burke was born in Morgan City, Louisiana in February 1926. He and his only sibling, a sister, grew up in New...
John F. Caraway was born on in November 1922 in Baytown, Texas, the son of an antiques dealer. At an early age, his...
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...
The LSM-319 [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship Medium] on which Ogden Saik served made about six other beachheads all...
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,...
The British treated the American soldiers, including Thomas Landrum, very well. The French did too. There were...
Richard Audler's unit [Annotator's Notes: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit (Forward) 13 or CASU(F)-13] was stationed on...
Luna Kaufman had no difficulties after the war with nightmares. She was fortunate. She never felt that she was...
There was not much interaction with the New Zealanders on Guadalcanal, according to David Verlander, except for the...
John Morrow was a radio operator on a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] based in...
Norman Bussel’s first mission was with an older, experienced crew. Lieutenant Hughes was the pilot and the crew were...
George Hardy flew out of Ramitelli [Annotator's Note: Ramitelli, Italy]. They would take off to the east, out over the...
George Haines had never been away from home before leaving for the Army in May 1943. Basic training was where he...
Helen Gagel arrived in Australia and thought the people there were very friendly but she did not think too much about...
While stationed in England [Annotator's Note: at Royal Air Force Boxted, Colchester, England], Clarence Carlson would...
Vincent DeSalvo was drafted into the US Army Air Force. He was at Gulfport Field in Gulfport, Mississippi for a while...

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