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John Howland and his B-17 bomber crewmates were assigned to the 381st Bomb Group based at Ridgewell, England. They...
When Carey Eleser was in port in Southampton, England, they were able to go into town. He would go to movies and the...
William Wayne was drafted and went to Fort Leonard Wood in Saint Louis [Annotator's Note: Saint Louis, Missouri] for...
Melvin Abadie assisted in the landing at Guam after the original landing. They first bombarded Guam before the landing...
After being turned down by the Navy for being blind in one eye, Clifton Trahan was accepted into the US Merchant Marine...
[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...
[Annotator's Note: George Colburn had his first combat kill in a cave on Iwo Jima, Japan in February 1945.] There was a...
Thomas Long said they made four landings among the small islands around Okinawa, under limited enemy fire. Their...
After being promoted to captain and finishing his last bombing mission, Jack Buckner left his group [Annotator's Note:...
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 [...
Barney Hajiro was involved in major combat prior to the battle of 29 October. [Annotator's Note: On 29 October 1944,...
David Harvey would be assigned liberty depending on what side of the ship he was on, port or starboard. Passes were...
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...

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