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In September 1944, Samuel Jenkins and the others [Annotator's Note: the other members of the I...
Robert Gorman was only in Camp Shanks for a few days before sailing in a convoy for Europe. His wife tried to visit him...
Thomas Murphy boarded ship and left Boston Harbor on 24 December [Annotator's Note: 24 December 1944] to go overseas....
Revis Haslett initially wanted to join the Marines but went into the Army Air Forces instead. He was working with a...
After two different assignments on quartermaster duty in the United States, Rothacker Smith finally joined his...
Kelly Kuwayama had been used to all of these different types of Americans growing up in New York City. The meeting of...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
Blanche Gangwere received a leave to go to Paris. She did not have to wear her uniform during that time. She wore...
Not a lot occurred on Cape Gloucester. Arthur Pendleton put in a lot of time on Cape Gloucester that was incredibly...
Sterling Mace and the Marines that accompanied him from San Diego stayed in Camp Saint Louis on New Caledonia for five...
Douglas Harper said the raid lasted two hours, then, when things quieted down, a truck came by asking for volunteers to...
The day after the Pearl Harbor attack, J. W. Childs went to the USS Nevada (BB-36) which had managed to get underway...
Frank Maresca had just finished eating Sunday dinner and had turned on the radio to listen to a ball game. During the...
Louis Conter arrived onboard the USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor on 5 December 1941 following practice firing and...
Having escaped the ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Oklahoma (BB-37)] as she capsized, Richard Schlink survived the day...
Henry Malec felt the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Weapon] was heavy at ten pounds. He took the bipod off...
Charles Davis clearly remembers the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. It was eight days after his 15th birthday, and Davis...
Frank Stewart was standing outside of the White House in Washington D.C. when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor...
Charles Womack remembers that the bunkers and emplacements were often different from one to the next. He came across...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines [Annotator's Note: 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were among the first to...
After going aboard they were given some soap and a half a towel [Annotator's Note: Raymond Bailey and many of the other...
[Annotator's Note: Edgar Cole had been drafted into the US Marine Corps and was on his way to Camp Lejeune, North...
Oran Harris said that while he was on Palawan, he learned that Franklin D. Roosevelt had died, and the news made him...
Mahlen Arledge participated in a ceremony when he crossed the equator. [Annotator's Note: The ceremony of conversion...
Vernon Leopold vividly remembers the positions of the foxholes and emplacements that his platoon [Annotator's Note: the...
Byron Othello Wilkins saw men with different patches representing different divisions when he was captured. [Annotators...
Harold Zeringer returned to New Orleans in March 1946 and embarked on a concentrated law school effort. He took three...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
Bernard Friedenberg passed through Camp Lucky Strike on his way home after the war. He remembers passing the Statue of...
Roy Uthes was in Myitkyinā when word was received about the end of the war with Japan. After the war he was flown out...
After all he witnessed in the war, Anthony Costa had no negative feelings toward the Japanese. He was raised with...
When the war in Europe ended, Herbert Auerbach found out there was a point system set up to determine who went home and...
Alois Kopp returned from the war in a mood to celebrate. He ate and drank far too much and was advised by his father to...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
After graduating from college, Harry Bell interviewed with a number of business who were then hiring engineers. Bell...
George A. Sarosi and his mother lived in Szeged from 1945 to 1948. They returned to Budapest after that. No battles for...

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