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Irving Becker was assigned to Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Special Service Force. A book...
George Sichler says that his service made him a better American. He did what he was supposed to do. The country has...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
Rosette Goldstein was taught to not talk to others while she was sheltered by the Martin family in France during the...
After missions they [Annotator's Note: Hewitt Brian Gomez and his fellow crewmen] would have a debriefing about the...
When Orville Carroll arrived at Northwest Field on Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], the Marines had...
During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
Floyd Horne says the B-26 [Annotator's Note: Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber] was a very tough airplane. He recalls...
As the American advance through the Pacific moved closer and closer to the Japanese mainland, enemy resistance grew...
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...
Next, Leo V. Strausbaugh's unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 6th Ranger Battalion] joined the rest of his battalion at...
Theodore Wessen and the USS Pirate (AM-275) went to Guam after that island had been recaptured by the United States....
According to Thomas Payn, the Atlantic convoys were under attack from E-boats [Annotator's Note: German Schnellboot or...
Having participated in several amphibious landings as a combat swimmer, Robert Judd discusses that after their initial...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen served in the Navy as a gunner aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413). The Samuel B....
Initially training in single engine airplanes with an instructor, Robert Heller liked flying, but was a "little bit...
Herbert Gross had trained on B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bombers. His new...
Robert Oplinger left Fort Pierce, Florida training [Annotator's Note: as a member of Underwater Demolition Team 21 (UDT...
Herbert W. Ridyard was let off a truck near Nennig [Annotator's Note: Nennig, Germany] and then advanced toward their...
From there [Annotator's Note: the area around Bastone, Belgium], Sidney LaPook and his unit [Annotator's Note: 193rd...
John Raaen woke up the next morning [Annotator's Note: the morning of 7 June 1944 following the D-Day invasion the...
The beach was already taken when Ubert Labat went into Normandy [Annotator's Note: Normandy, France] two days after the...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Kneflin was a tail gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortressvery heavy bomber in the 53rd...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
In March 1943, Robert "Bob" Rickel was given orders to go through gunnery school. He did not understand why he was...
Raymond Bailey was on the mess deck washing cups when he felt the first shudder caused by the bomb hit [Annotator's...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Richard Field and the other men of 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion had to buy scarves and jackets from the armored...
Walter Broll became more cautious as a result of his experience at Bari, Italy with the German bomber attack on Allied...
En route to his battle station, Robert Kinzler had a clear view of Pearl Harbor, which was a mass of black smoke, with...
James Oney was scared when bombs were falling [Annotator's Note: during air raids on Stirling Island, Treasury Islands...
The barracks were about two or three miles from the fields. Sometimes John Symons walked there. They had A, B, and C...
Flying the B-47 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-47 Sratojet subsonic strategic bomber] was great, according to Joseph...

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