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After being captured, Vincent Pale was sent to Stalag XVII. The prisoners were assigned to bunks in a barracks. At...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
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...
Raymond VanDuzer was liberated by an advance echelon of American troops. The American soldiers marched the prisoners...
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...
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
Jeannine Burk's mother died in February [Annotator's Note: 1950] and the trip to New York was in May. The purpose of...
About three months after returning, Jeannine Burk's sister received a letter from a family named Mike and Frieda Savage...
Frank Pomroy had decided to go on a third invasion regardless of whether or not he would be sent home. The Marines drew...
Mahlen Arledge and the 81st Infantry Division were placed on ships that were destined for the island of Angaur. The...
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...
Robert Gorman left England by transiting through Wales. In Wales, the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th Field Artillery...
Luna Kaufman and the concentration camp survivors stayed in place for a few days but the Russians were coming and...
Horace Sharp and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
Jack Carver moved into Germany and crossed the Rhine River. Most of the bridges into Germany had been destroyed but one...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
Jack Skaggs could tell the end of the war was coming by April 1945 when the 7th Fleet wiped out the shipyard in Osaka....
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...
Lloyd Guillory joined the Air Force and was shipped to Sheppard Field in Texas. It was a hell hole for Guillory. There...
The name of Wendall Woodall's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] was City of...
Basil Woolf and his landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269] helped support troop landings in Sicily and Italy....

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