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Elisabeth Bolster and her husband left Bremerhaven for America. There were four tier bunk beds on the ship. There were...
Assigned to the commissioning crew of the USS Flasher (SS-249), William Beaman went back to Groton, Connecticut to...
During the entire year of 1943, Alexander White and his father worked at the air base and lived in the barracks. In...
In 1987, John M. Roberts learned that the 106th Infantry Division had an association so he joined it and started going...
John Morrow does not really remember his first mission as a radio operator on a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Lorraine Mesken said people were eager to participate in victory gardens and bond drives. They felt it was their duty....
Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the convoys crossing the Atlantic to...
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
Richard Witaker faced many hardships on Okinawa. Troops suffered from fatigue resulting from tension and lack of sleep...
Philip Whitman went overseas on a Liberty ship [Annotator's Note: a class of quickly produced cargo ship]. He went...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had been to Berlin. It was high time to have an easy mission. The guys were told it was...
George Alaniz landed on the beach at Attu. [Annotator's Note: Alaniz was a rifleman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 32nd...
The most memorable experience for Samuel Lombardo during the war came when he had to cross a minefield. It was the most...
Arnold Debrick was at a reunion with his wife some years after the war. They arrived early and his old colonel was...
A lot of the small towns along Clyde Kenney's march were "butchered," and Germany was "pulverized" during that period...
William Burrus went from New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] to Southampton, England [Annotator's Note: on...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans after leaving Ormont, Germany and arrived in a nearby...
Around the time Paul Dietzel flew his first mission, General Curtis LeMay had gone to the Pacific to take over the 20th...
Reva Kibort and other inmates were gathered up again and put into boxcars [Annotator's Note: the inmates were forced to...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
Around five on the morning of 6 June 1944, Eveline Peardon and her family were awoken by the sound of heavy artillery...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....
[Annotator's Note: Julian Gould Brunt served with the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion which was attached to the 4th...
Walter Halloran hit the beach and saw many men die as soon as the ramp was dropped [Annotator’s Note: he was assigned...
On 6 June 1944, Gale Ammerman flew out of Membury [Annotator's Note: Royal Air Force Membury, Lambourn, England] from...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
Robert Marovelli said the PT boats [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boats] patrolled every night, and had to be...
Julian Gould Brunt was a Platoon Sergeant [Annotator's Note: in the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion] at the beginning of...
Luba Keller was taken to the ammunition factory in Skarżysko, Poland. [Annotator's Note: Now Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland...
Frank Pomroy describes Johnny Rivers in detail saying the he liked to drink quite a bit and punched a hole in their...
On 7 December 1941, Theodore Pavlovich, along with many of his fellow riflemen, was on their barracks roof using the...
John Nicholas's ship, the USS Gayety (AM-239), participated in submarine chasing in the Pacific. He set the depth...
From Camp Rucker, Alabama, Robert Mero went to Camp Shanks, New York for embarkation to the European Theater in late...
Samuel Lombardo went to Fort Shanks prior to going to Pier 42 in New York for departure on the Queen Mary. Lombardo was...

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