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Norman Bussel arrived in Memphis, Tennessee and took a taxi to his house. All of his family was there for a big reunion...
Gus Gikas and his unit spent six weeks in North Africa, mainly in training exercises simulating shipboard problems that...
When Ralph Weymouth started flying from Guadalcanal they were originally quartered with a Seabee outfit but soon moved...
Joseph Haines wrote home. The letters were censored. He could not say more than he was doing fine. [Annotator's Note:...
Daniel Crowley was a prisoner of war at a Japanese slave labor camp on the island of Palawan [Annotator's Note: Palawan...
Robert Fisch became part of the Jewish men who were between 18 and 48 years of age who were called up to serve the...
Wanda Damberg witnessed the science building at the university converted into a small clinic [Annotator’s Note: Damberg...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his B-17 over Berlin, Germany on 29 April 1944. He was captured and interrogated by a...
Itka Zygmuntowicz had no information and no idea about the war or world outside of Auschwitz. A girl was there [...
A few days after leaving Australia, the ship 25 miles ahead of Ralph Crump's radioed that it had been under torpedo...
Joseph Brannan was stationed in Southern France after being based in Italy. In France, liberty was more available than...
Howard Fox was with the Seventh Army going into France, serving on the USS Catoctin (AGC-5), the amphibious command...
Clinton Riddle spent three Christmases away from home due to his service in the Second World War. He spent his first...
John McConn fought his first major battle at Saint-Dié [Annotator's Note: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges]. The Americans were on...
Harry Bell ended up in IX-B [Annotator's Note: Stalag IX-B in Bad Orb, Germany]. In the camp was a man who Bell...
Chester Strunk received only half the Red Cross parcels allocated to the prisoners. The Germans supplemented that food...
John Sacks was in a camp [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft I in Barth, Germany] with four compounds that housed about 9,...
Chester Strunk was transported by train from an interrogation center in Budapest to Stalag Luft III at Zagan near...
James Siracuse could hear the ammunition train he bombed exploding in the distance. Every time there was an explosion...
John Angier was taken to Stalag Luft III-A [Annotator's Note: in Sagan, Poland] after being captured near Cologne,...
John Angier never personally interacted with his German guards at Stalag Luft III-A [Annotator's Note: in Sagan, Poland...
John Angier was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft VII-A [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] STalag VII...
Robert Inghram knew Roger Bushell. Bushell headed the Escape Committee [Annotator's Note: in Inghram's prisoner of war...
[Annotator's Note: Donelson Houseman served in the Army as the 81mm mortar platoon leader in Company D, 1st Battalion,...
Late in the war, Glen Jostad was relocated to a German prisoner of war camp near Moosberg, Germany [Annotator's Note:...
Before they boarded the train, Rothacker Smith and his fellow prisoners were strip searched. Then, 52 men were loaded...
While Olen Grant was at Stalag XVIIB he preferred to stay in the barracks [Annotator’s Note: as opposed to staying in...
June Tinker was 16 years old and living in Pax, West Virginia when Pearl Harbor was attacked. She heard the news after...
Norman Mineta's father wanted to work as an ASTP, Army Specialized Training Program, instructor in Chicago, Illinois....
Ralph Hopkins and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Louisville (CA-28)] continued along the Chinese coast to accept...
George McGovern had one his buddies took him up in a plane to see if he could still fly a few years ago. He was able to...
Chafer Honea landed in Naples, Italy at night. After leaving their ship, they boarded 40 and eight train cars [...
The first thing they [Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody and his rear seat gunner John Liska] needed was water. Behind...
Frank Fontana was a supply sergeant [Annotator's Note: in the 93rd Medical Gas Treatment Battalion]. He had access to...
[Annotator's Note: Lester Hull served in the Army as the battery clerk of Battery C, 976th Field Artillery Battalion...

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