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[Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen served in the Navy as a gunner aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413). The Samuel B....
Raymond Downs was in the water for almost 20 hours with no food. On the horizon, he could see 27 shrimping boats. He...
Joseph Simpson advanced with his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th...
They [Annotator's Note: Robert Jones and his fellow aviation cadets at Maxwell Field, Alabama] did a lot of night...
After ten weeks of primary training, James Morehead moved to Moffett Naval Air Field [Annotator's Notes: NAS Moffett...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
Joseph DeMott eventually lost track of the friends he made in the prison camps on Java. One of the men, who had part of...
The Red Cross came in to the prison camp and Dominick Sgobbo was treated for dysentery. His buddies had been taking...
Amelia Taylor discussed the developments of the war while she was in high school. It was very real to them. They...
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...
Leo William Schmittgens remembered after all the firing ceased [Annotator's Note: after a firefight during the Battle...
Donald Long did not know what to make of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Hawaii. [Annotator's Note: The Japanese attack...
James Thomas Womack's ship [Annotator's Note: USS St. Louis (CL-49)] was on patrol duty until they were able to get...
Walter Broll became more cautious as a result of his experience at Bari, Italy with the German bomber attack on Allied...
Michael Linquata went to France from Dover, England on an English troopship. He saw the white cliffs of Dover. It was...
James Morehead discusses his aerial victory while he was on an escort mission over Romania. He saw two planes that...
From Townsville, Australia, Robert Leese went to Port Moresby, New Guinea, which was still occupied in the north by the...
Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...
Flying the B-47 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-47 Sratojet subsonic strategic bomber] was great, according to Joseph...
Norris Bucksell was in Italy during World War 2 as a litter-bearer in the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry...
George Rudloff saw a competition between the American and British soldiers. The territory of India belonged to the...
On 5 January 1945, Carl Beck and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry...
[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...
Recalling some of the highlights of his experiences, Harold Shook said it didn't look like the Luftwaffe [Annotator's...
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...

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