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When Edward LaPorta landed in Oran all he could see was the German fortress which had two giant spotlights shining out...
On the evening of 28 February [Annotator's Note: 28 February 1942] they left the area they had been fighting in and...
As far as a specific routine, they knew what had to be done when they woke up in the morning. The crews were very...
Another problem they had was when they 1st arrived on the island they ran out of food. When they landed they had the...
1 of the men working with Church was hard headed and clearly unhappy with their current predicament. When they were...
Those with dysentery didn't live very long. Dehydration, lack of food, lack of water, the sickness, it was awful....
William Barnes was aboard USS PC-590 when it was thrown onto the reef which surrounds Midway atoll. After making...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
In basic training David Dennis went to school first. His basic training was the normal marching and learning their gun...
On a rainy day William Disanza would work around the house. He did a variety of odd jobs with odd solutions and trick...
They built the dugout for 3 people. They would run around and get food, and they would work all night. After...
Hawk says that the thing he wondered about the most prior to combat was what kind of officers he would have. He says...
They were taken across the Rhine River on a streetcar then put into an underground dungeon [Annotator’s Note: American...
McKee slept in the Frenchman's hayloft over night and suffered from his wounded back [Annotator’s Note: after bailing...
Alexander Jefferson’s plane name was “Bubble Blue Subsoil” [Annotator’s Note: Jefferson became quiet and was lost in...
Jospeh Armanini went to gunnery school while still Stateside. He describes the bombardier's responsibilities while...
They would get up at four in the morning on Pavavu. They were in King (K) Co. 3-1 [Annotator’s Note: K Company, 3rd...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Ben Kuroki learned that it did not matter that he had flown 30 missions, or that he had a chest full of ribbons. An...
Each crew had a tent to themselves. In the 483rd Group [Annotator’s Note: Bombardment group] there were about 20 tents....
Dan Baker thought he was going to be captured once during the Battle of the Bulge. He was sent to deliver a message,...
Lyle Bouck did not meet many civilians in Belgium. Someone higher up had gone through the towns and villages and...
Chuck states that the guys in the Japanese army at Osaka were pretty good guys. 1 of the Japanese soldiers was even a...
Kalil thought his chance of survival was fifty percent. They traveled straight to the Ardennes Forest and stayed in a...
The place where Bilibid prison once stood is now government buildings. Even though the building is gone Gonzales still...
Onesi recalls his time in the prisoner of war (POW) camps. If they were not sergeants, they would have been better off...
After the war started their NCO [Annotator's Note: non- commissioned officer] went to Pan Am station and brought back...
Grant Ichikawa helped coerce a large number of Japanese soldiers to surrender in the jungles of the Philippines. The...
While Michael Doi was overseas his family and everyone he knew from Oxnard [Annotators Note: Oxnard, California] was...
Of all the ports Woods visited he liked Panama the best because it was like being back at home. There was a good...
They loaded the back of their rig. They took the ballast off and put the goods in there so they did not go hungry. They...
They were told that they had to march about 60 miles [Annotator’s Note: as American prisoners of war in Poland]. Corbin...
Alexander Jefferson came in the middle of the Tuskegee program. The first program was March 1942 and the last class was...
Oscar Johnson was taken to Frankfurt after being held in Bonn for a short time. All he gave the enemy was his name,...
They got on three different ships to haul the First Marine Division on August 25th [Annotator’s Note: 1944]. They...
Deploying overseas was the first time Stegmeier had ever left the country and it was interesting for him. When they...

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