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Donelson Houseman experienced a terrible event after he was liberated. He went into town and could see the tanks [...
William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
William Winter agrees with the interviewer's statement that many black veterans felt more freedom in the Army than they...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
Jack Yusen still frequently thinks about the men who died [Annotator's Note: when his ship, the USS Samuel B. Roberts (...
During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
Ryfka Finkelstein [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling of her maiden name which is Sushka] was born in Poland in 1926...
As the American advance through the Pacific moved closer and closer to the Japanese mainland, enemy resistance grew...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen served in the Navy as a gunner aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413). The Samuel B....
Joseph Simpson advanced with his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
From there [Annotator's Note: the area around Bastone, Belgium], Sidney LaPook and his unit [Annotator's Note: 193rd...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
Arthur Pendleton does not remember who was in the hole with him [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of the Tenaru...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
For many years, Gerhard Franzky put the war in the back of his mind. He was more concerned with building a future. He...
George Rudloff saw a competition between the American and British soldiers. The territory of India belonged to the...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Being in charge of other people helped give Raymond Wells focus during combat, not leaving any time to be afraid. Wells...
Bernard Marcus’ parents immigrated to the United States from Europe. His mother came from Poland when it was a part of...
Joseph Motil put the charge right against the door so it blew it in. There was a flame thrower operator with their unit...
Felix Polito participated in the Battle at Anzio. The 101st went in and had 165 men but only 5 or 6 survived. They were...
Lester Hull does not recall when the German counterattack began. He remembers that while the battle lasted for six...
William Epperson received two Purple Hearts for being wounded. Epperson felt strongly that women in the service would...
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
[Annotator's Note: Charlotte Weiss is a Czechoslovakian born Jew who survived incarceration in a number of...
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
Eva Gross reached the place of selection at Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: she had just completed a terrible three day...
Judith Baron lived in a long barrack at Auschwitz. There was a stove in the middle that may have been intended to warm...
Judith Meisel was taken by train to Auschwitz. They were loaded into a car with others who were already there. Feces...

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