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Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Stanley Stewart was born in July 1924 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He lived in that model small town, where his father...
George Scholes was born in Endeavor, Wisconsin, and had a typical childhood there with his three siblings. His father...
Fernando Serna was born in Laredo, Texas in October 1922. He was a senior in high school when the war started. He was...
Elisabeth Bolster was born in the Bavarian region in Germany. Upon arriving in the United States, she discovered that...
Emile Engles was born in April 1932 in a small villages south of Bastogne, Belgium called Warnach. The most important...
[Annotator's Note: There is a tape break and this clip starts with James Billingsley midsentence. There are some cuts...
In February 1945, Robert Mero volunteered for another patrol that involved an assault group and a support group. He...
Sterling Baker's records say that at Casablanca [Annotator's Note: Casablanca, Morocco] he was patrolling a lagoon, but...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
Enemy fighters would come from all directions at the bombers. William Fili says they would dive fast and then turn away...
The day the affair took place [Annotator's Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea on 19-20 June 1944] they had not had...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Little served in the Army as a combat engineer in Company D, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion,...
Howard Genrich was on a stretcher when he was loaded onto a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 cargo aircraft]...
William Burrus shipped overseas to Europe on a slimy, English boat [Annotator's Note: 17 October 1944]. They had boiled...
On arriving in Germany on 15 September 1944, James Flannigan remembers entering a farmhouse and with some not so gentle...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
Manfred Klepper saw things get worse after 1939 [Annotator's Note: in Trier, Germany]. The police force had been...
Marthe Cohn decided she and her family needed to leave Poitiers, France and cross into unoccupied territory after a...
Benjamin Lesser and his family were able to escape to Hungary as a result of the papers received from the Gestapo head...
Judith Meisel was standing with her mother and sister when they discovered that her sister had typhus. That was the...
Gerhard Franzky’s unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 22nd Regiment, 10th SS Panzer Division "Frundsburg"] suffered...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...
A typical day for Henry Schaller would start with a briefing at four o'clock in the morning. If the target was to be...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
Samuel Malta was based in Brooklyn New York as a military escort for the war dead. It was rough duty. He had to sign...
Backtracking to the time when he was outside of Valmontone, Italy, Robert Boyer recounted an incident when they [...
When in port, Thomas Payn said the Canadians interacted with American troops. He recalled one incident at a barroom in...
Irwin Stovroff marched into his POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp, Stalag Luft I, and was greeted by...
After the Battle of the Tenaru River, Frank H. O’Leary and his squad were only given one and half meals a day because...
Jack Carver fought face to face with the Germans during the war. They could see each other's faces. It was obvious the...
[Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2. He was in the Jungvolk...

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