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[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the USMC as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] After Bloody...
Donald Stratton went aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) in Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona (BB-39) put the Missouri to shame...
One of the replacements sent to James Goodrich's squad was killed before Goodrich ever got his name because he did not...
Arthur Pendleton never claimed his injuries. He does not know if he ever will or if he even wants to. The system is...
Edward Tipper was on detached service with another company in Southern England during the preparatory phase to the...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
The uniform pants Walter Barnes wore were baggy and the jackets hung out. The uniform was made of a canvas type...
Enrique Cervantes recounts how at SAC [Annotator's Note: Strategic Air Command] headquarters he was asked to accompany...
There were a lot of good Christian German people. After Germany surrendered, Daniel Farley was assigned to occupation...
After Germany surrendered, Lewis Guidry went into occupation duty. Guidry drove a jeep for a major. The major told...
Lloyd Guillory was sent to Japan near Kanagawa two weeks after the war ended. Things were disorganized. The squadron [...
Paul Amrod made a combat landing at Inchon, South Korea, where the occupation took place without a shot fired. His...
Donald Wilson spent time in Tsingtao, China. Living conditions and the local population were very different for him. He...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
James Gaffney felt the Okinawan civilians were glad to see the Americans. They hung around the camp all the time. They...
When Charles Womack and the other Marines in his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company M, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine...
The worst fighting Roy Johnston experienced was at Okinawa. That's where he had his introduction to the Kamikaze...
Ralph Hopkins participated in the battle of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: while aboard the USS Louisville (CA-28)]. It was...
When they [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and another escaped prisoner of war] got to the gates of the Vatican they were...
Obie Wickersham said the paratroopers liked to go out to the airport, because the Air Force always had good food for...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Glenn Frazier loaded on a Japanese freighter with 49 other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] on 20 October 1942...
In mid 1942, Jack Leaming and approximately 60 other prisoners of war, POWs, were transferred to a camp in Osaka. The...
Herbert Auerbach worked with the Burmese ambushing the Japanese. On many occasions the troops would just spray an area...
Mitchell Zimmer and the crew [Annotator's Note: of the submarine USS Snapper (SS-185)] knew that war was on the way. In...
Reva Kibort could not attend school because the war broke out in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland [Annotator's Note...
Ray Felts went to Idaho for basic training, and hoped he would get to work on a submarine, but at six-foot-four his...
They went aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth in New York. The ship was full. Some of the men had been waiting aboard for a...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training, Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
Raymond VanDuzer shipped out for England aboard a former luxury liner. There were no available troopships so these...
Lloyd Guillory flew aboard an LB-30 [Annotator's Note: the Consolidated LB-30 Liberator cargo aircraft was a variant of...
Wayne Pierce was the Supply and Transportation Officer when his Battalion left Fort Bragg. The regiment travelled by...
Frank Hartzell and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division]...
After qualifying as a paratrooper, Obie Wickersham was at Camp McCall in North Carolina for two months of advanced...

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