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[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...
Byron Othello Wilkins was put on the front line again with his company. The sleeping holes were dug into the walls near...
They did not want to get caught on the railroad tracks when hit was dark because that is when the RAF would come...
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...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
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...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
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...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
Frank Mancuso crossed the Volturno River prior to Monte Cassino. His unit gathered in a courtyard to refuel their...
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
Most of the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp spoke Hebrew which Arthur Seltzer could somewhat communicate with...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
Harry C. Quinn, Jr. was born in 1925 near Brookhaven, Mississippi in Lincoln County. He grew up on a farm during the...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
Four or five days after 5 April [Annotators Note: 5 April 1945] Tokuji Yoshihashi’s company [Annotators Note: Company A...
Romus Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September 1943 and were stationed for...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...

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