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Martin Richard was taken to Gross Tychow, Poland [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft IV, Gross Tychow, Pomerania, now...
Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
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...
The Red Cross came in to the prison camp and Dominick Sgobbo was treated for dysentery. His buddies had been taking...
Ittsei Nakagawa's father's side of the family came over to the United States [Annotator's Note: from Japan] around 1904...
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
Helen Gagel was sent to Texas to an Army Hospital at Fort Brooke, Texas. She was sent from there to Chickasha, Oklahoma...
Arnold Debrick has one regret [Annotator's Note: from his time in Company B, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th...
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...
Recounting his experience in France after he was shot down, James Armstrong comments that the French people were very...
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...
Frank Hartzell advanced through the ranks as squad and then platoon leader as casualties mounted during the Battle of...
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...
After the Allies broke through at Saint-Lô, France [Annotator’s Note: Operation Cobra in July 1944], things got a lot...
The Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to 25...
When the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to...
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...
Carroll Harris and the 1st Platoon [Annotator's Note: 1st Platoon, 7th Scout Company (Provisional), 7th Infantry...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
Judah Samet saw stacks of dead corpses about two stories high when he arrived in Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note:...
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...

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