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Edwin Henlebin loaded onto a troop ship in San Francisco, California. He was issued Army clothing so that he couldn't...
Dell Lauderdale went into the areas outside the prison while he was in Tokyo [Annotator's Note: While at Sugamo Prison...
Guy Leefe, Jr. was in Lemgo, Germany when the war ended. Prior to that, Eisenhower [Annotator's Note: US Army General,...
On 10 November [Annotator's Note: 10 November 1944], Gabriel Kinney was sent back to the airport [Annotator's Note: at...
Walter Ram and the other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] who could walk were marched out of Stalag XVII as the...
Erwin Blonder remembers Marty Higgins [Annotator's Note: US Army Captain Martin J. Higgins] sending a sergeant and 35...
Richard Field was overseas for about 21 months. His son was born nine months after he returned. They sailed out in a...
Basil Woolf and his landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269] beached on D-Day at Ouistrehan [Annotator's Note: Sword...
When Diana Belliard and her family left [Annotator's Note: when they left Berlin, Germany] they first went back to the...
Another reason Wesley Trindal crawled into the bunker was to take cover from the German and American shells that...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotator's Note: Charlotte Weiss is a Czechoslovakian born Jew who survived incarceration in a number of...
After exiting the beach at Normandy, John Raaen and his men followed the hedgerows in case they would be fired upon....
[Annotator's Note: Carl Peterson served in the Army as a mortar man in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment...
Russell Gackenbach had no idea where Tinian was located when he arrived there. He only knew it was close to Japan. At...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Baile served in the USAAF and as a flight engineer on B-29 bombers.] Finally, they got their...
As the men of 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment packed their gear and prepared to move out to cross the English...
Clinton Riddle initially wanted to join the US Navy after he graduated from high school but being the only child in his...
Charles Fitts, Jr. received orders to report to Camp Barkeley, Texas to join the 12th Armored Division. He was brought...
Wilbur Rogers moved easily from civilian to military life because his pre-enlistment days were more strenuous than that...
Robert Dickinson's training took place on one of the old S-boats. [Annotator's Note: The United States' S-class...
When Richard Bennett went for his military service physical, he was given his choice between the Army, the Navy and the...
William Lansford and the other Marine Raider recruits were taken to Jacques Farm where they began their training. The...
Moses Hogan's basic training was in Norfolk, Virginia, and he shipped out from San Diego, California. He was assigned...
Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele] told Charlotte Weiss that Rosalie was not strong enough to go on a...
After his rough mission during which his engine caught fire James Kemp McLaughlin was ordered to take an airplane to...
Samuel Jenkins was captured by German forces. They were lucky that they were not SS Troops because they would have been...
Byron Othello Wilkins and other POWs worked in a nearby town called Euskirchen. They unloaded boxcars and one man found...
Frank Pomroy went back to get the wounded Marvin Hattan who was screaming and moaning from his wounds [Annotator's Note...
Opal Grapes saw the first patients arriving by midmorning or noon [Annotator’s Note: on D-Day, 6 June 1944]. The...
Adolph Wilson was a platoon sergeant on Iwo Jima but acted as a lieutenant after the officers were wounded or killed....
[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the US Marine Corps as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]...
Monty Joe Boitnott and his squad ended up near Chimoy [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling] off the main road. One...
The missions James Kemp McLaughlin flew without fighter cover were much tougher missions. When they took off, P-47s [...
On 20 September and 18 December [Annotator's Note: 1943] Robert Liles had very successful mission. They were moving...
After he was captured Floyd Dumas and his fellow prisoners were marched to a small town and put in a basement. They...

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