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[Annotator's Note: Donelson Houseman served in the Army as the 81mm mortar platoon leader in Company D, 1st Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
As John Marr led his advanced scout team back to the position of Captain Ben Schwartzwalder [Annotator's Note:...
Paul Pizzolongo received a Bronze Star for his work as a medic. He had the Medical Caduceus, Combat Medic Badge, and...
Arthur Staymates fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The Americans were constantly advancing through and fighting over...
Luna Kaufman came in contact with the concentration camp commandant. She had an embarrassing experience. She was...
The invasion of Attu [Annotator's Note: Battle of Attu, Alaska, 11 to 30 May 1943] was made with fresh troops from the...
Joseph Haines was on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Japan] from 9 May to December [Annotator's Note: 1945]. Truman [...
Richard Higgins often wonders why he walked away when so many of his friends did not. Higgins knew that Captain Haldane...
Warren Nolan had been on bridge watch from 12 to four [Annotator's Note: midnight to four o'clock in the morning] on...
Anthony Acevedo started his diary a little at a time. He entered information about what was happening in his area. They...
Joyce Leblanc's memories of the war are vivid. Hitler [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] came to power...
The artillery in the Hurtgen Forest was tree burst artillery which prevented men from digging foxholes in the cold...
Harley Reynolds thinks he was crazy to have assaulted that pillbox by himself. Only four hours before he had learned...
Lester Hull saw Munich near the end of the war. The war ended when they were a little bit east of the city. Hull saw...
The soldiers were appreciative of the nurses. In England, Irma Darphin worked as a mail censor at night. There were 100...
[Annotator's Note: Astley Blackwell was a plane captain servicing Grumman FM-2 Wildcat fighter aircraft aboard the USS...
Harley Reynolds recognizes that the invasion [Annotators Note: the invasion of Sicily] was fairly easy in terms of...
John McConn received a birthday gift in June 1940 when he turned 16 years of age. It was a rosary. The crucifix had his...
John Campbell was born Clinton Township, Ohio in 1926. [Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks about life during the...
Warren Nolan was aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) in the Mariana Islands campaign [Annotator’s Note: June to November...
Rosette Goldstein met her father at a farm after fleeing Paris. They adored each other. She was not afraid because he...
Asked to recall his worst memories of the Hurtgen Forest, James Flannigan replied, "The day I went in, 'til the day I...
In the Atlantic, Sherwin Callander was on the USS Lyon (AP-71), a transport ship that brought troops and supplies to...
William Wayne says Bradley [Annotator's Note: US Navy Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class John Henry Bradley, known as “Jack”...
John Finn was on the opposite side of the island from Pearl Harbor, at Kaneohe Bay, and he heard terrible explosions,...
John W. Marr and the men of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment loaded into their transport airplanes on the evening...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Henry Langrehr looks at it [Annotator's Note: World War 2] as the last good war. The country was united, we were doing...
[Annotator's Note: Chester Brewer served in the USAAF as a tail gunner aboard Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers...
Gabriel Kinney occasionally encountered Burmese civilians. For the most part the natives did not care who they were....
A couple of months after Lodz [Annotator's Note: Lodz, Ploand] was taken, all the Jews were put in the Lodz Ghetto....
When Edwin McAuliffe's brother went to sea his parents likely knew it was a dangerous time to be at sea but he did not...
[Annotators Note: Warren Schmitt was a forward observer in Battery B, 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion.]...
The USS Yarnell (DD-541) first met the enemy, according to Murphy Burke, at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands...

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