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Kenneth F. Thomas reported to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia for induction [Annotator's Note: he had been drafted into the...
For John Witmeyer, every day in combat brought a new story, and Witmeyer served over 200 days on the front lines as a...
Judah Samet was sent to a large lumber yard [Annotator's Note: The first attempted deportation from Debrecen, Hungary...
Joseph Goble witnessed some of his fellow Marines having traumatic experiences in combat. Some hunted Japanese on their...
Thomas Amico's vessel [Annotator's Note: PT-155, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 9 (MTBRon 9)] was moving "up the line" all...
Henry Langrehr and his fellow prisoners of war entered Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz I; Oświęcim, Poland] in a...
On one occasion, Edwin Knight removed a wounded man downhill by following a telephone wire. The wire split and changed...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal joined Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division as an...
Robert Payne was in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1944 in flight training. It was a small town. What they were doing was well...
Claude Shannahan left Samoa for New Caledonia and from there shipped out to Tulagi aboard the USS Little (APD-4), an...
Harry McCauley and PC-800 steamed through a terrible typhoon after Okinawa. The crew had it rough in the small ship....
Clarence Robert Duff remembered that during World War 2, his ship rode out three typhoons. The last one was in December...
[Annotator's Note: Monroe Scherer was sent to Okinawa, Japan in July 1945.] There was a sign posted saying that they...
[Annotator’s Note: Omer Van Huylenbrouck served in the Army Air Forces as a tail gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying...
Describing the journey on the SS Dorchester, Ben Epstein said it was a terrible trip. But he pointed out that in every...
Douglas Harper stayed at the receiving station for six weeks then moved to target repair at Bishop's Point, working on...
Walter Broll saw chaos the next morning after the German attack on the port of Bari, Italy. Live and dead personnel...
George Peto had a unique experience there [Annotator's Note: on Okinawa] one time while watching kamikazes hitting...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
Paul J. Frisco was aboard a Fletcher-class destroyer, the USS Cushing (DD-797), during World War 2. He was impressed...
The Battle of the Philippine Sea was the end of Jack Glass' combat tour. They finished up the Marianas operation then...
Harry Quinn woke up in the morning [Annotator’s Note: of 6 June 1944]. He was the third man to go down the net into...
The second day, Robert L. Williams and the others went to the town of Vierville. They had gotten reports that Vierville...
Everywhere that Frederick Ellis went there was an officer's club. The enlisted men never got that. Every once in a...
During the Battle of Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counteroffensive, 16 December 1944 to 25...
William Blanckenburg was alongside a creek and the Germans were on the other side. This was before Blanckenburg got...
Adelaide Benjamin and her family saw the war in the movie theaters on the Movietone News films. The graphic images...
The first couple times Arthur Killam was depth charged it was a little hairy but he does not recall getting too upset...
Richard Nummer experienced the brutality of war on Iwo Jima. He and his buddies witnessed Japanese soldiers lying with...
Basil Woolf looked about after the action at Walcheren Island and, to his dismay, only his ship [Annotator's Note: LCH-...
Richard Witaker felt hatred for the Japanese before the assault of Okinawa. The feelings had begun with the surprise...
Bryan and Kirk Noyes had a very good relationship. Bryan was flying a P-51D10 out of an airfield south of London...
While flying with Peaslee [Annotator's Note: Colonel Budd Peaslee], James Kemp McLaughlin did not mind that Peaslee had...
Richard Scholl arrived in New Guinea to constant rain. They were experimenting with canvas boots. They would wear them...
When he arrived in Paris, France, Robert Sweatt's escorts introduced him to three young men of the French Resistance...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was in Auschwitz and had to work outside. She got lucky and started working in a place where the...

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