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Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
As the situation unraveled for 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, German tanks cut off the battalion's position...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Peter Harry was born in May 1924. He had two brothers in the service during the war. His father worked for a sink...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924. After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
Arthur Staymates had a typical, hard training before he left the States but it was not too difficult for him. He...
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Odell Wallace Vaughn was born in December 1921 in Greenville, South Carolina and grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina...
John W. Towle volunteered for the service. He had been attending the University of Tennessee but had a wreck and was...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
John McConn experienced German machine gun fire at the battle of Saint- Dié. The enemy fired their guns at the...
Rosemary Elfer was born in Grand Bay, Alabama in 1924 even though all of her ancestors were born in Louisiana....
Earl Tweed advanced from being a platoon commander with 35 to 40 men at full strength to being a company commander with...
Walter Halloran would carefully pick his spots as he advanced in enemy territory. He would try to keep trees and brush...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Rosendahl served in the USAAF as an aircraft mechanic with the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th...
While David Flynn was in the water, he was only concerned with staying alive, not with thoughts of what would happen if...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...
A day after William Garbo and his machine gun squad successfully ambushed a group of Japanese soldiers in a mountain...
Wim de Jonge accompanied an officer to Jakarta. They traveled alone in a jeep through the mountains without convoy...
Freeman Dyson gathered information during World War 2 for Bomber Command [Annotator's Note: British Royal Air Force...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
John Angier's 33rd mission was to Cologne, Germany which should have been a relatively short mission. They were hit...
Arthur Pendleton went to Pavuvu after Cape Gloucester. There, he dealt with a bout of appendicitis which almost killed...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
Trinidad Ledesma did not go by the name Trinidad while on duty overseas. He found out Trinidad meant gay people and...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Earl Tweed was wounded once during his service. That was in the 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11 November 1944] attack...
[Annotator's Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gun section leader in the 27th Marine...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
Harold Baumgarten continues talking about his experience when he reached Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: on D-Day, 6...
Judith Baron experienced hell on earth at Bergen-Belsen. The camp was not prepared for the mass number of people...
John Raaen and his company [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 5th Ranger Battalion] had a mission to proceed to...
Benjamin Lesser arrived at Birkenau after a long journey in a cattle car. It was adjacent to Auschwitz. Birkenau was...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...
When Company I came to the relief of a decimated Company K, George Peto, who served as a forward mortar observer,...

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