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Dominick Sgobbo remembered taking prisoners back to headquarters and having to prevent non-combatants from mistreating...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
Ryfka Finkelstein and her brother were fleeing [Annotator's Note: their village was being surrounded by Gestapo and...
For days, James Flannigan recalls, the word was that they had to get to Saint-Lo [Annotator's Note: Saint-Lo, France]....
[Annotator's Note: William Albright had to bail out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber over Germany on 26...
The US Navy had planes ready to help out at Wake Island but the admiral in charge figured that it was going to be too...
At one point, Paul Carter was in an action where he put more ammunition through his rifle than at any other time. What...
Michael Linquata participated in a battle that occurred in bitter cold. The weapons froze and would not fire. While...
The next day they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow soldiers of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 422nd Infantry...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
Joseph Medicine Crow captured 50 enemy horses in Germany. This was considered to be a great war deed by the Crow nation...
The pathfinders went out about 20 minutes ahead of Henry Langrehr and his men. That alerted the Germans and there was...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Charles Radford tried to keep his mind on the task at hand. Once someone died they were dead and they had to be able to...
That afternoon, Clayton Fisher and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8)] were launched again to...
Lawrence Angst was promoted to the battalion aid station [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd...
Only one of Robert Huber's friends was wounded during the war. He did not know the sergeant who was killed. The one who...
For George Griffenhagen, seeing Trewick [Annotator's Note: Captain Trewick (unsure of spelling) was the chief medical...
On 26 December [Annotator's Note: 26 December 1944], Frank Maresca and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd...
Lloyd Dendy and another man were on the side of a bomb crater and got blown out of their foxhole. They both vibrated...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Lawrence Angst's first experience with combat was seeing the dead bodies piled up to be registered. They left and then...
Frank Pantuso's outfit [Annotator's Note: 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division] was assigned to support...
As time went by, Thomas Crosby and his family had to assimilate to the changes going on in the internment camp [...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was serving in the US Marine Corps as a navigator on cargo planes in China after the...
Walter Bowsher made two separate cemeteries because he had to bury Russians. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was assigned to...
Henry Langrehr was told about the D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasionm of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944] plans....
[Annotator's Note: Robert Lowe and men from his outfit, a detachment of the US Marine Corps' 1st Defense Battlion, were...
Out of 35 missions, Maurice Hackler only had one mission he considered a close call. He was flying deputy, watching the...
Darold Rice reached the peak of Hill 122 and had gone to ground to wait for further orders. While lying there, a German...
George Peto and the men of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines had a few days of rest and got new guns then moved out...
Howard Ricks had several close calls during the Battle of Iwo Jima. A friend was hit by artillery fire and Ricks...
Walter Halloran was often in combat. During the Battle of the Bulge, he was with an outfit trying to recapture a town...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...

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