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Daniel Szafran had only one friend killed in an offensive. [Annotator's Note: There is a break in the tape then starts...
Andrew Kiniry rejoined his unit [Annotator's Note: 45th Evacuation Hospital] at Eupen, Belgium near the German border....
On 11 September 2001, Norman Mineta was having breakfast with the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium who was also that...
Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) joined other American, British, Dutch and Australian [Annotator's Note: also...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)] were attacked in Bizerte by dive bombers. There were...
Theodore Wessen and the USS Pirate (AM-275) went to Guam after that island had been recaptured by the United States....
Having participated in several amphibious landings as a combat swimmer, Robert Judd discusses that after their initial...
Samuel Malta and the men in combat were just kids who were 18 or 19 years old. The combat troops felt they were...
John Raaen woke up the next morning [Annotator's Note: the morning of 7 June 1944 following the D-Day invasion the...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) during the Battle off Samar. Battle damage examination afterward...
Edward Stone realized that the United States was not prepared for war when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. He saw...
Donald Long did not know what to make of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Hawaii. [Annotator's Note: The Japanese attack...
Michael Linquata went to France from Dover, England on an English troopship. He saw the white cliffs of Dover. It was...
Coleen Landry's father was an air raid warden and drills would be held weekly. His job included making sure there were...
The Hurtgen Forest was thick so they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] didn...
Besides morphine and cigarettes, John Kerner also carried along scotch. Back in England, they were worried the Germans...
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
Felix Polito participated in the Battle at Anzio. The 101st went in and had 165 men but only 5 or 6 survived. They were...
Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
James Weller volunteered as a gung-ho young man looking for trouble. He enjoyed his war years and the people he met....
After finishing his training, Donald Scott was put on a troop ship to the 8th Air Force field in Knettishall, England...
After graduating from advanced training, Second Lieutenant Eugene Vaadi was assigned to the 385th Bombardment Group...
Curtis Brooks knew the Americans were approaching the Philippines. In 1944, the Japanese military posture in the...
Arnold Debrick has one regret [Annotator's Note: from his time in Company B, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th...
Harvey Segal knew nothing of the concentration camps before he entered Germany. When he and his battalion [Annotator's...
John Raaen saw a lot of smoke and heard a lot of noise from small arms fire from the right side. It was from WN70 which...
Thomas Tizzard was assigned to the USS Helena (CL-50) and sent to Nouméa, New Caledonia. A person had told him the...
Donald Lindquist, of the US Merchant Marine, was likely in Ulithi or the Philippines, when the United States dropped...
Edward Stone began his morning duty [Annotator’s Note: 7 December 1941 aboard the USS Pyro (AE-1) in Pearl Harbor] with...

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