Feelings toward enemies

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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-...
Gene M. Gene M. Cushman flew cargo planes into Templehof during the Berlin Air Lift [Annotator's Note: Allied military...
The Germans were good soldiers, well-trained, had good equipment, and did not want the Americans there. Thomas J....
Michael Maziarczyk remembers the Navy starting the bombardment at four in the morning. They made a hospital on the...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Video glitches several times throughout this segment.] Bernard Kofsky enlisted in the Army but...
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...
Eventually, Bougainville was taken [Annotator's Note: Bougainville campaign, part of the Solomon Islands Campaign at...
After being badly wounded and captured by the Germans, Chester J. Butcher [Annotator's Note: a fighter pilot with 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...
John Treen spent his time on board [Annotator's Note: on board the USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353)] as the radar officer...
Arthur Staymates was presented the Bronze Star for actions performed early in his combat. He earned his first Bronze...

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