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Richard Scheerer never spoke much about the war after he got home. He just wanted to forget it. It was a four year...
When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Lester Hull does not recall when the German counterattack began. He remembers that while the battle lasted for six...
Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
Byron Othello Wilkins was put on the front line again with his company. The sleeping holes were dug into the walls near...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
They did not want to get caught on the railroad tracks when hit was dark because that is when the RAF would come...
When Robert Liles arrived in China, he and the other pilots lived in hostels. They also had Chinese room boys that took...
Darold Rice remembers how when he and the other privates reported back for duty no one was at the camp and they joined...
A great deal of camaraderie had been established in the unit, especially among the guys Fred Hirsekorn had been in the...
Luna Kaufman and the concentration camp survivors stayed in place for a few days but the Russians were coming and...
After Orville Bethard went aboard ship [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] they went to Australia where...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
Judith Meisel was taken by train to Auschwitz. They were loaded into a car with others who were already there. Feces...
Eva Gross returned to Auschwitz as the war was nearing its end. Her mother was with her. Her mother was a very forward...
The name of Wendall Woodall's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] was City of...
The barracks Charles Womack and the other Marines stayed in when they were on Pavuvu the first time were still there...
Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp. When a group of Americans killed a German...
Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...
Charles Moore flew to support beleaguered American troops in Bastogne. [Annotator’s Note: relief to the men in...
Frank Maresca saw his first combat at Bristol. Shortly after they were issued their ammunition and k rations they were...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Richard Boyd returned to his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] and was sent...
Joseph Simpson arrived in La Havre, France after crossing the English Channel. Those in charge decided the troops...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
During the Battle of the Bulge, Norris Waddill was serving as a messenger. He came upon a sergeant he had met before...
Arthur Seltzer was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began in December 1944. It was cold and...
Byron Othello Wilkins experienced the artillery barrage around 5:30 in the morning [Annotators Note: on the morning of...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...
Richard Nummer entered service in November 1943 at 17 years old. He went to San Diego for boot camp. That was his first...
Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...

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