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Dominick Sgobbo walked 200 miles with Patton's [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] forces...
James Billingsley was on the line and he had fired his rifle so much that he could not touch it due to the heat. The...
[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...
Ryan O'Brien crashed on 10 December 1944. O'Brien had been sent to lead navigator school. He flew a lot in the lead...
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...
Cyril de la Vergne was in the Marine Corps about for two and a half years. It was office work and did not change after...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Schlenger was chosen to work on the Central Fire Control System on Boeing B-29 Superfortress...
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 [...
At Oak Ridge [Annotator's Note: Oak Ridge, Tennessee], there were three shifts running all the time. Dieter Gruen...
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...
Ryan O'Brien and a friend went to watch the LA Bulldogs [Annotator's Note: Los Angeles Bulldogs] playing against the...
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:...
Kenneth Weiland was assigned to the 866th Aviation Engineer Battalion attached to the 8th Army. He was in A Company....
After leaving the Pacific, Lloyd Dendy was sent to the Key West Naval Operating Base [Annotator's Note: Naval Base Key...
Harold Hall Ashton was born in May 1919 in Shed, Oregon. He grew up in a family with four children. All four siblings,...
Emmett Charles Guderian Jr., was born in December 1926 in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana]. He...
Arthur J. Frongello was born in July 1925 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He grew up in a poor family, but felt rich...
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...
Arles J. Doss was born in October 1920 in Vivian, Louisiana. He remained in that town until he was 23 years old. He...
Curtis Brooks was born in September 1928 in Manila, Philippines. His father was hired to build power plants in Manila...
Philip Schmidt was born in June 1922 in Alton, Iowa. It was a small town with not much entertainment and few friends....
Ben Steele joined the Army Air Corps in 1940. He was raised on a cattle ranch north of Billings [Annotator's Note:...
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...
Jane Biestek was born in January 1925 in the Lamport Hotel Bear Creek, Montana. Her mother was working in the hotel and...
Terry T. Shima was born in January 1923 outside of Hilo, Hawaii. He grew up on a sugar plantation. His parents both...
John F. Caraway was born on in November 1922 in Baytown, Texas, the son of an antiques dealer. At an early age, his...

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