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[Annotator's Note: Francis Hurd served as a truck driver in Company B, 291st Engineer Combat Battalion. He saw action...
During the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December...
The Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to 25...
Carl Peterson went into the Battle of the Bulge near Aachen [Annotator's Note: Aachen, Germany]. He was only there...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
Victor Yost's first action against the Japanese was at the Battle of the Coral Sea [Annotator's Note: 4 to 8 May 1942...
William Roy [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-5) as the aircraft carrier's photographer] left Pearl Harbor...
[Annotator's Note: George Griffenhagen served in the Army as a combat engineer first in Company E, 20th Engineer...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
The strike groups began hitting Guam and Saipan on the 12th [Annotator's Note: 12 June 1944] in preparation for the...
Frank Pomroy arrived on Guadalcanal from New Caledonia after being left aboard the troopship George F. Elliot [...
Frank H. O'Leary and his platoon set up on the Tenaru River [Annotator's Notes: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands]. On the...
James Franklin Young was with his mortar unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) when the invasion of the Philippines started. The initial landings...
One memorable experience that came to mind for William Beaman was when his submarine, the USS Flasher (SS-249), sank...
Russell Clay always served below deck during engagements with the enemy [Annotator's Note: he was a crewman aboard the...
After being liberated in Warnach, Belgium for the second time, Emile Engles' father went to look at their family home....
John Caponigro feels that the personnel who take part in war are the best human beings you can be with. There is...
After 30 days at home, Walter Ehlers returned to his unit [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Weiss served in the Navy aboard the USS Columbia (CL-56).] They got word the Japanese fleet was...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon rejoined the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division as they were...
The Germans had a machine gun and rifles and were firing through windows. Arthur Spaulding and his squad [Annotator's...
Frank Hartzell and his battalion [Annotator's Note: Hartzell was a member of Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks James Connelly if any memories stand out in particular for him.] They ate C...
Robert J. "Bob" Goebel feels it was not a big deal to become an Ace [Annotator's Note: military aviator credited with...
Bud Olson volunteered for overseas duty in October 1943. Sent to a replacement depot in England, Olson volunteered for...
Arthur Jackson had been influenced by Marine pilots and wanted to fly. At the recruiting office he took the aviation...
Benjamin Carson was born in February 1923 on a farm in Ottawa Township, Minnesota. Shortly afterward, his family moved...
Ralph C. Franklin did not pass his first physical for the Marine Corps because he was underweight. He ate bananas and...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts with Martin Banyas mid-sentence talking about being drafted.] Banyas learned...
Leon Williamson grew up in Tecumseh, Michigan. He attended school in the town, then went to Michigan State College [...
After boot camp, Robert Powers joined a rifle company at Camp Elliot, then volunteered for a Marine Raider unit. He...
Charles Littig was selected for PT school following his graduation in December 1942 as a Navy midshipman at...
Jake Ussery enlisted in Monroe, Louisiana. He was in the Navy but lived in a barracks in Monroe. He trained in a small...
Salvador Perino was sent to Memphis, Tennessee to fly Stearmans [Annotator's Note: Boeing-Stearman Model 75 Kaydet or...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...

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