Feelings toward enemies

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George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
Trinidad Ledesma did not go by the name Trinidad while on duty overseas. He found out Trinidad meant gay people and...
Thomas Cowart entered France as a replacement [Annotator's Note: for the 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry...
Odell Vaughn was wounded near Pisa, Italy. He went to assist a wounded man in a minefield. Four men near him...
When Frank Stewart's group arrived at the Tenaru River [Annotator's Note: actually, the Ilu River, on 21 August 1942]...
Robert Ledford wanted to join the Army because he wanted to be on the ground fighting the enemy. When he heard the...
The Germans were good fighters, according to Harry Koukos, and they were ruthless, cruel and brutal. He recalled going...
Judith Baron experienced hell on earth at Bergen-Belsen. The camp was not prepared for the mass number of people...
Judah Samet saw stacks of dead corpses about two stories high when he arrived in Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note:...
John L. Cowan was asked to teach incoming recruits how to handle a Garand rifle [Annotator's Note: .30 caliber M1 semi-...
The Germans were good soldiers, well-trained, had good equipment, and did not want the Americans there. Thomas J....
Benjamin Lesser arrived at Birkenau after a long journey in a cattle car. It was adjacent to Auschwitz. Birkenau was...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...
Landing on Iwo Jima was not much different to Michael Mervosh and his men than some of their other amphibious landings...
Mason Brownell Fitch flew five missions before Curtis LeMay [Annotator's Note: Curtis Emerson LeMay; US Army Air Forces...
The missions Theodore Theodore flew to Balikpapan, Borneo were "prime" experiences of the year he spent in the Pacific...
Edward Grant flew his first mission in March 1945. He took for granted that he might be shot down. His airfield did not...
Early on 24 March [Annotator's Note: 24 March 1945], Jack Lengsfield was called into a briefing on what was to be the...
Antonio C. Rodriquez flew towards the latter part of the war when few Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: the German Air Force...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Edward Field was a navigator and an officer but also enjoyed associating with enlisted men. He discovered that one of...
The usual aim points for a bombing mission that Maurice Hackler flew were manufacturing, oil and transportation,...
[Annotator's Note: James "Jim" Marshall served in the US Army Air Forces as a radio operator aboard Boeing B-29...
Paul James Grubb was part of the air war in support of the fierce ground fighting in the Alps before the German forces...
Bombing Japan was a joint effort, according to Donald F. Goyette. He remembers loading bombs onto his squadron's [...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. remembers the mission flown to Vienna [Annotator's Note: Vienna, Austria]. Although the 8th...
Paul James Grubb experienced his worse raid over Vienna [Annotator's Note: Vienna, Austria]. His only wound resulted...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Tsuyin Soong was born in January 1933 in Hunan Province, China. He has two brothers and two sisters. He remembers the...
Bill Toledo saw his first combat on 1 November 1943. He landed on the island of Bougainville [Annotator's Note:...
Benjamin Carson assessed the battle for Bougainville to be unique in the sense that the intent was not to capture the...
James Flannigan said the replacement lieutenants came in all sorts and he particularly remembered one who earned the...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
After Utah Beach had been somewhat secure, David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: 87th Armored Field Artillery...
Melvin Linkous and his company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division]...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...

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