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When Anthony Acevedo first arrived at Berga he could not see the camp. There were political prisoners there but they...
After finishing his training, John Snyder was assigned to the USS Harry Lee (APA-10), which transported troops to North...
Eugene Tarrant has certain memories from the war that have stuck with him to this day. One night off of Guadalcanal,...
The first thing Lawrence Angst did when being shelled was jump in a foxhole. They learned how to protect themselves. He...
Lawrence John Lejeune was a Merchant Marine sailor on a liberty ship [Annotator's Note: a class of quickly produced...
Adolph Wilson was a platoon sergeant on Iwo Jima but acted as a lieutenant after the officers were wounded or killed....
Asked to comment on other post World War 2 trails and tribunals, Whitney Harris brought up the war crimes trial held in...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Claude Shannahan left Samoa for New Caledonia and from there shipped out to Tulagi aboard the USS Little (APD-4), an...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the US Marine Corps as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]...
When he set sail, Gerald West had never heard of Guadalcanal. He didn't learn about it until he was about to attack it...
George Roberts remembers a pilot named Clyde Cosper. He was a sergeant who went through flight school and was...
Fred Gordon remembers two near death experiences during his combat [Annotator's Note: Gordon was an officer in Battery...
The missions James Kemp McLaughlin flew without fighter cover were much tougher missions. When they took off, P-47s [...
Josephine Pescatore remembers pot belly stoves at the end of the tent which kept the whole tent warm. One evening a...
Harold Baumgarten and the men he was with engaged about five Germans at a farm house on the bluff. He killed one of the...
[Annotator's Note: Monroe Scherer was sent to Okinawa, Japan in July 1945.] There was a sign posted saying that they...
Most of Bernard Smith's missions were to railroad marshalling yards. [Annotator's Note: SMith walks off camera for a...
Douglas Harper stayed at the receiving station for six weeks then moved to target repair at Bishop's Point, working on...
John E. Johnson went aboard the USS Liddle (ADP-60) in New York in September 1944, and sailed through the Panama Canal...
While the division [Annotator's Note: 94th Infantry Division] was in Luxemburg, Dominick Sgobbo was charged with taking...
The Army had not yet finished on Leyte because of bad weather, and Clem Thrift said that in the process of readying to...
Walter Broll saw chaos the next morning after the German attack on the port of Bari, Italy. Live and dead personnel...
George Peto had a unique experience there [Annotator's Note: on Okinawa] one time while watching kamikazes hitting...
James Flannigan was sent to Camp Carrabelle, Florida [Annotator's Note: after completing basic training at Fort Sill,...
Thomas Tizzard was assigned to the USS Denver (CL-58) and was interviewed by an officer asking what his previous jobs...
Henry A. Tacket and the USS Heermann (DD-532) were assigned to the invasion of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. The...
Russell Clay was aboard the USS Helena (CL-50) when it departed California for Hawaii. She spent ten months there...
Thomas Wicker recalled the night the USS Mississinewa (AO-59) was hit by a torpedo. A Japanese submarine came into the...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
William Roy had decided to do a documentary if there was a battle. He got permission to film the captain and the...
Harry Quinn woke up in the morning [Annotator’s Note: of 6 June 1944]. He was the third man to go down the net into...
While John Witmeyer and his fellow soldiers waited aboard ship to land at Utah Beach on D Day, they did not know that...
Norris Bucksell fired a gun for the first time on 8 May 1945, V-E Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day], and...
On returning from the flight that achieved Donald Strait his status as an Ace [Annotator's Note: a fighter pilot with...
Jack Skaggs was on Wake Island during the first Japanese bombing raids on the islands. The Marines had assigned VMF-211...

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