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Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
From there [Annotator's Note: the area around Bastone, Belgium], Sidney LaPook and his unit [Annotator's Note: 193rd...
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
Charles Murray was going down the hill with his soldiers behind him. As he got down toward the bottom where two sunken...
[Annotator's Note: Eva Schloss is an Austrian born Jew who fled to Amsterdam with her family after the Nazis came to...
Murphy Burke made good, lasting friendships while in the Navy, and when he got out, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill...
Charles Davis then went to Kula Gulf. [Annotator's Note: The Battle of Kula Gulf took place in the early hours of 6...
J. W. Childs was at the Battle of Midway, but remembers nothing in particular about the event. The USS Worden (DD-352)...
[Annotator's Note: Elmer Knudsen served in the Army as a rifleman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment,...
After recovering from his wounds, John Caponigro found out that his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
Alexander Marsh was in charge of three 57mm anti-tank guns and a platoon of 20 to 25 men. At night he could hear the...
Mitchell Zimmer attended boot camp at Newport, Rhode Island. He went to special training in San Diego. He was assigned...
Major Cohn joined the Navy and originally thought of becoming a submariner. He mistakenly thought it would be romantic...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
Jack Brukman had not been anyplace before receiving his draft notice. He considered himself a mama's boy. Young...
Raymond VanDuzer was inducted into the service then sent to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was not sure what he wanted...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
John Raaen and his company [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 5th Ranger Battalion] had a mission to proceed to...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
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...
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...
For George Griffenhagen, seeing Trewick [Annotator's Note: Captain Trewick (unsure of spelling) was the chief medical...
Leroy Fadem experienced his only occasion of seasickness on the shakedown cruise to Guantanamo aboard the USS Stevens (...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer talking about another interview he recorded with a soldier...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Elisabeth Bolster and her husband left Bremerhaven for America. There were four tier bunk beds on the ship. There were...
Emmett Kaylor's time in basic training was his first time in the South where they talked a little different. Their...
Reva Kibort and other inmates were gathered up again and put into boxcars [Annotator's Note: the inmates were forced to...
There was cholera, dysentery and skin illnesses [Annotator's Note: inside the Auschwitz concentration camp]. Eva...
Mildred Aupied worked on three Liberty ships at Delta [Annotator’s Note: she was a welder at the Delta Shipbuilding...

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