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Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...
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 and did not leave any time to be afraid....
After surviving the bombing of Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin was bombed 363 times between 1940 and 1945] as a child...
Robert Fisch witnessed Jews working for the Germans while he was incarcerated. Those complicit kapos, as they were...
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...
In Room 28 of the Hamburg Barracks at Terezin, Ela Weissberger had three friends of the same last name, Hannah, Helga,...
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...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
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...
Robert Gorman left England by transiting through Wales. In Wales, the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th Field Artillery...
Curtis Brooks knew the Americans were approaching the Philippines. In 1944, the Japanese military posture in the...
Earl Williams recounts his experiences as an assistant crew chief assigned to a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
When Ela Weissberger arrived in Terezin on 12 February 1942, she found it "terrible." She had to walk about four...
Alois Kopp escaped from a sinking Hell Ship and swam to the beach on Burma only to be recaptured by the Japanese. The...
Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled...
Horace Sharp and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
Harold Lightell moved into Germany after progressing through France with the 79th Infantry Division. Lightell could...
Jack Carver moved into Germany and crossed the Rhine River. Most of the bridges into Germany had been destroyed but one...
Samuel Lombardo and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division] experienced light...
Harvey Segal knew nothing of the concentration camps before he entered Germany. When he and his battalion [Annotator's...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
John Curtis Spencer said the USS Maryland (BB-46) was inboard of the USS Oklahoma (BB-37), and because the Oklahoma...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Jack Leaming was launched off the deck of the Enterprise on the morning of 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. was stationed at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, and vividly remembers the attack. He was slated to...
On the battleship, J. W. Childs said, it was mandatory for a sailor to wear his white hat if he went outside of his...

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