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While he was a prisoner, Dominic Martello was leaning over getting a head of cabbage when a German soldier came along,...
While David Flynn was in the water, he was only concerned with staying alive, not with thoughts of what would happen if...
Enrique Cervantes was the PX [Annotator's Note: post exchange] officer for Lowry Airbase in Denver, Colorado. There...
James Armstrong had bailed out of his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber], which was shot...
Benjamin Schleider was assigned to General Grow's [Annotator's Note: US Army Major General Robert Walker Grow,...
Paul Dietzel flew from the Hawaiian Islands over Kwajalein to Tinian. During the flight they had not had anything to...
Jack Leaming and his SBD pilot had just completed their bombing run on Marcus Island when the antiaircraft fire became...
Alois Kopp was in the water for nine hours before being picked up by Japanese [Annotator’s Note: After his ship, the...
Lowell Hughes got new uniforms when he returned to Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts]. He...
Thomas Murphy was drafted into the Army on 8 June [Annotators Note: 8 June 1944]. His father had worked as the...
One of the chiefs saw Jack Yusen again at the opening of the Taffy 3 memorial and asked Yusen if he remembered him....
After being wounded, Richard Keller was evacuated to a field hospital [Annotator's Note: Keller was shot by a sniper...
Around three in the morning on 7 June [Annotator's Note: 7 June 1944] Harold Baumgarten saw an Army ambulance coming...
Glen Kuskie had just made it to shore after surviving a Hell ship that was sunk by the Americans. [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Eva Schloss is an Austrian born Jew who fled to Amsterdam with her family after the Nazis came to...
Frank Mancuso crossed the Volturno River prior to Monte Cassino. His unit gathered in a courtyard to refuel their...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Henry Langrehr to tell him about 29 June 1944.] They were assaulting a series...
Michael Mervosh kept his binoculars in his pack the rest of the battle and he is thankful that he did. About a week...
The Germans were good fighters, according to Harry Koukos, and they were ruthless, cruel and brutal. He recalled going...
Clarence Carlson enjoyed Belgium. He was able to communicate better than he did in France. They had good-looking people...
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...
John Kerner took a German passenger ship overseas to Europe. He shared a stateroom with five other officers, and they...
Frank Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment [Annotator's Note: on the Marine positions on...
In addition to class learning, such as communication and radio navigation, Maynard David and the other cadets learned...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Ingrid Radke-Azvedo could tell who was bombing Berlin at night by the sounds of the planes [Annotator's Note: Berlin...
Robert Templet took his boot camp training in San Diego. The days started early for him. During his first week in...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Because he had been in the ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps], and he liked close order drill,...
Jack Thornhill was sent to San Diego for boot camp. There were a lot of guys from the Alexandria [Annotator's Note:...
Jimmie Dyer entered the service in March 1944 after making a deal with his mother to finish high school. He was sworn...
When John Laster got to Great Lakes, Illinois for boot training, he became a part of Company 1595, 36th Battalion, 23rd...
The training Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Keith Renstrom went into...
Harper Gruber found boot camp very rough, but very beneficial in terms of his physical conditioning. After school, his...

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