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Donelson Houseman experienced a terrible event after he was liberated. He went into town and could see the tanks [...
Daniel Szafran had only one friend killed in an offensive. [Annotator's Note: There is a break in the tape then starts...
William Pierce went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina following his tour in Hingham, Massachusetts. Because he had been...
William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
They [Annotator's Note: Louis Zamperini, his pilot and their tail gunner] spent 47 days fighting off sharks, the...
Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
A lot Darrell Welch's colleagues [Annotator’s Note: fellow fighter pilots] did not make it. Some wound up in prison...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
William Winter agrees with the interviewer's statement that many black veterans felt more freedom in the Army than they...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot with Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in the...
Jeannine Burk was liberated in 1944. Her mother retrieved her and brought her home. [Annotator's Note: Burk, a Jewish...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
Seymour Mermelstein attended basic training in Miami Beach, Florida. He was then sent to automotive school. He went to...
Jack Yusen still frequently thinks about the men who died [Annotator's Note: when his ship, the USS Samuel B. Roberts (...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
Ryfka Finkelstein [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling of her maiden name which is Sushka] was born in Poland in 1926...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
Alice Howie cannot remember what dress she wore for her wedding. She got married at a minister's home in Selma, Alabama...
As the American advance through the Pacific moved closer and closer to the Japanese mainland, enemy resistance grew...
Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
After being captured, Vincent Pale was sent to Stalag XVII. The prisoners were assigned to bunks in a barracks. At...
On one mission, Bernard Smith's aircraft was taking off and the left wing began to dip. He got frightened and they hit...
[Annotator's Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were sent to a Christian family's farm to hide from the Nazis.] The couple...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
When James Morehead arrived at Broom, Australia, the little airfield where they landed didn't have modern pumping...
When Harold Lightell arrived off the beaches of Normandy, alarms sounded on his ship. The 600 troops on the ship were...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division...
In early June [Annotator's Note: June 1944] Edward Driscoll's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Franklin (CV-13)] was held in...
Theodore Wessen and the USS Pirate (AM-275) went to Guam after that island had been recaptured by the United States....
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
J. L. Giroir wrote to his mother on the Fourth of July [Annotator's Note: 4 July 1944], and although he could not tell...
Francis Bucher knows he cannot cover everything in two hours. The Army flew P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40...
Samuel Malta and the men in combat were just kids who were 18 or 19 years old. The combat troops felt they were...

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