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William Epperson was in Tunisia for a brief time before boarding a small troopship bound for Italy. The ships departed...
The Russians invaded the section of Poland inhabited by Jacob Finkelstein prior to the Germans entering his town. The...
[Annotator's Note: Edgar Cole served in the US Marine Corps as a communications specialist in Headquarters, 52nd...
Joseph LaNier had no training or explanation concerning how to perform as a Seabee [Annotator’s Note: Seabee is a twist...
Adolph Wilson and the 5th Marine Division assaulted Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: on 19 February 1945]. The island was...
Waldeman Czaban's first experience bringing in casualties was disturbing. He thought about how young the wounded...
At 19 years of age, Murphy Burke witnessed the fight at Iwo Jima. He described the day as breaking grungy, with low...
Lauren Swinney displays a hat from the 1940s with the V for victory emblem on the front of it. The V was a very...
Benjamin Carson served with James Roosevelt who was President Roosevelt's [Annotator's Note: President Franklin D....
Anthony Costa was sent to Osaka aboard a ship to work on the docks there. He was in a transport ship hold where he did...
Jack Leaming had a buddy nicknamed Ace who was a prisoner of war, POW, from the carrier Yorktown. [Annotator's Note: At...
James Gulotta was training to hit Tokyo when the war ended. His unit was to land near Yokohama but the war ended before...
They [Annotator's Note: Walter Imahara and many of the other Japanese-Americans held at the Fresno Assembly Center]...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Louis Conter arrived in San Francisco after his voyage from Hawaii. He took a train trip to Pensacola, Florida during...
James Gulotta was sent to New Caledonia. New Caledonia was a French possession which was used a staging area for new...
Richard Higgins joined the Marine Corps in 1940. He was set on the Marine Corps from the beginning. He never considered...
Harold Whitaker and a few friends went up to San Francisco in the summer of 1945 and joined the Merchant Marine. They...
Eugene Tarrant went to join the military when he was 18. He was in good shape, about 175 pounds. A sergeant asked him...
Jack Leaming was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1919. When he was three months old, his mother moved to Wildwood...
Ben Skardon thought the prisoners would be taken back to Bilibid Prison and that the American troops were nearby or...
John Mock and the other wounded were moved from town to town. Sometimes they stayed in a hospital and sometimes they...
John Singlaub was nervous about parachuting into France, but, even so, his team was not ineffectual. Prior to the jump...
Samuel Spector was always hungry in the jungle with Detachment 101. The food that was airdropped would not last long so...
Rollins Rosenzweig continued to fly missions over Okinawa after the attack on the Japanese battleship Yamato. Missions...
[Annotator's Note: Dominic Martello served in the Army as a half-track driver and gunner in Cannon Company, 39th...
Manfred Klepper heard a knock on the family apartment door at dusk [Annotator's Note: on the evening of 9 November 1938...
Frank Pomroy begins the interview by talking about the living conditions on Guadalcanal. Living conditions were as...
Richard Higgins occasionally wants to forget what he has seen. Higgins remembers being on Cape Gloucester hiding behind...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
Sterling Mace had various individuals in his platoon for the assault on Peleliu. There was Jim McEnery, the platoon...
They did everything they could do to get off of the beach. One of the warrant officers was hit and told Keith Renstrom...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] In the lock up...
Leslie Aigner walked through the outskirts of Landsberg. A fellow prisoner pointed out the prison where Hitler [...
Tom Quigley remembers watching as the two platoons before his made their way down the hillside, through some fields,...
Archie Maltbie flew one of his last missions of the war against a very large German ammunition dump. There was a huge...

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