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[Annotator's Note: Interviewer asks Swanson about a downed army transport and a female off-camera reminds him of the...
Ted Wiebe said that the pilots taught all the "middle men" how to fly the TBDs [Annotator's Note: Douglas TBD...
Jack Yusen remembers the shells flying by sounded like freight trains and the explosions sounding like thunder. Another...
Unbeknownst to Hugh Colbert and most of the men in the 422nd Infantry Regiment, the German advance had completely cut...
Jumping forward to when Chris Carawan was in Belgium, replacing the 2nd Infantry Division's positions weapon-for-weapon...
Charles Murray was with 25 second lieutenants in the back of a truck going across France. He was a first lieutenant by...
[Annotator's Note: William Leibold served in the Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
James Morehead's first combat action was an intercept of bombers determined to destroy the 19th Bomb Group's [Annotator...
Upon arrival his at Auschwitz, Leslie Aigner saw Doctor Mengele [Annotator's Note: Doctor Josef Mengele chose who lived...
Another reason Wesley Trindal crawled into the bunker was to take cover from the German and American shells that...
Henry A. Tacket was a Radioman 1st Class aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532). He was a 1st Class Petty Officer. He would...
Francis Resta was in B Company [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 407th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry...
When the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counteroffensive, 16 December 1944 to...
After he was wounded, Norman Neste spent a few weeks in France. He was in England when the war ended May 1945. He had...
Josephine Pescatore landed on Omaha Beach. Upon landing, she noticed all the dead bodies. Some of them were in body...
Even now not a day goes by that Norman Bussel does not think of the four of crew members who were killed when their...
After being taken to Gestapo headquarters, Mark Rubin and his family were sent to the Sered transient camp [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
Manfred Klepper left family behind when he left Germany [Annotator's Note: the Kleppers left Germany in April 1940 as a...
While in prison in Nuremberg, Germany, Norman Bussel would get information from the outside from a crystal radio a...
Herbert Heilbrun did not care which theater he fought in as long as he was a part of the war. He got into training late...
David Oreck was in Minneapolis, Minnesota when he heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He and many others had never...
Walter Nelson had a different pilot for his first raid. The pilot’s name was Lieutenant Womper [Annotators Note: unsure...
The day the war was over is the most memorable for Amelia Taylor. She wanted to serve because her brothers were serving...
Gene Alair's most memorable experience of the war was being back on board the USS Astoria (CA-34), below decks...
Going into the Mediterranean on the SS Thomas Nelson Page is the most memorable experience for Edward Kissam. When he...
Being in a hole with Jimmy Grimes when he got shot through the head, and Harrington got his belly split open stands out...
Thomas Kolesa feels he had the best education he could have ever gotten from the Marine Corps. When he got into...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was 15 years old when she was taken to the Nowe Miasto Ghetto. There were outbreaks of typhus there...
William Epperson found the SS troops he faced at Wingen to be younger than the Germans they had fought prior to that...
Robert Huber's first combat action in Holland was at night. It was a 40 man patrol sent out to capture some enemy...
John Foy's division [Annotator's Note: Foy was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th...
They [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] retreated about eight or ten miles...
Following Saipan, Howard Ricks and the 4th Division [Annotator's Note: Ricks was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
When Allen Tillery got there [Annotator's Note: to Pearl Harbor after the Battle of Eniwetok in Febraury 1944] he was...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Baile served in the USAAF and as a flight engineer on B-29 bombers.] Finally, they got their...

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