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Gus Gikas and two other men swam about a mile from the sinking HMT Rhona to the Pioneer [Annotator's Note: USS Pioneer...
Sharks began circling the group of survivors, and Cleatus Lebow said the predators were attacking men who broke away...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the troop transport...
Joseph Simpson was discharged from the service on 26 February 1946. When he was in Bremerhaven, Germany preparing to...
Isabella Karle said that certain measures were taken to insure against radiation sickness, including the daily...
Pearson Riddle was sent to second camp that had high walls and an electric fence in 1943. He was then put on a ship to...
Wilburn K. Ross grew up in Strunk, Kentucky. He worked on a farm until he was 18 then went to work in a coal mine but...
They [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] had been given their parcels [Annotators Note: Red Cross...
The general population was preparing, women too, to defend that island. Myers feels that if they did not drop the...
Zawada was trying to figure out what he was going to do [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg raid as a member of...
Gravois had had plenty of amphibious landing training. He also had a lot of combat training in boot camp. He did a lot...
McClellan and two other people were selected to take the guns down to Paris. On the train ride down he was with a...
They were taken into the pillbox and searched [Annotator’s Note: after being captured by Germans near Aachen in...
Stegmeier was told that he had shrapnel on his lung and that his feet appeared to be frozen. One doctor wanted to...
Milosevich was informed that he had a daughter while he was still aboard ship to England. He thought about his child...
When he wasn't driving McClellan would stand guard. That's how he got the frozen toes; frostbite.They had three gun...
Standifer had been eating well and sleeping well in the hospital. He was put into a boxcar and shipped to the front. He...
It was dark and they were trying to figure a way out [Annotators Note: after landing on Anzio]. They stumbled upon some...
Ploesti, Romania was a well known target. The group had gone there several times and had some substantial losses there...
Kalil mentions moving into the positions previously occupied by the 2nd Infantry Division at Lanzareth, Belgium. Kalil...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
William Disanza was happy to straighten the propeller issue out and get a new one back on. That was an experience they...
The American prisoners were rounded up on Monkey Point [Annotator’s Note: American servicemen captured by the Japanese...
They were interrogated in Frankfurt. They were only supposed to tell them name, rank, and serial number. A German...
The Japanese kept the Americans and British in separate groups until they started working on the railroad.The food was...
One of Biddle's squad members was ordered to cut a piece of wire. He went up to cut the wire as ordered by an officer...
When the Laffey left Pearl Harbor she was assigned as a escort for an old battleship heading out into the Pacific to...
The men got up before daylight and took their mess kits and lined up for some soup. Then they immediately lined up in...
Galloway notes that as long as he was ahead of the German officers behind him he could sneak into a house. Galloway...
After separating Kalil from the rest of the platoon after his capture, the Germans loaded Kalil on a truck and took him...
Sometime in the spring of 2004 [Annotator's Note: Myers means 1944] there was a Japanese, who Myers thought had been...
Mann's group walked to the other side of the valley to join the battalion [Annotator's Note: 3rd Battalion, 157th...
The Japanese split the camp up again. Myers thinks that after the school teacher had been to the camp he said something...
The one thing that stands out the most in Milosevich's mind about the Battle of the Bulge was that he expected a bullet...
Joseph Armanini explains how he never thought or worried about dying, he was more worried about his mother not knowing...
Herbert Auerbach arrived in Bombay, India in October 1943 then went by train to northern Burma, nearly to Assam. From...

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