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Out of the 135 men in John Caponigro's company [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 346th Infantry Regiment,...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Gabriel Kinney's unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), also known as Merrills's...
Harry Watson went to Newport, Rhode Island [Annotator's Note: for Navy boot camp training], and couldn't understand why...
When Robert Rosendahl and his fellow survivors were told to destroy their weapons they threw them all out into the bay...
Douglas Harper said that after Pearl Harbor it was believed the Fifth Column had poisoned the water supply. [Annotator'...
Benjamin Lesser and his family left the city of Krakow in a wagon with few belongings but with hidden money in a...
Jacob Finkelstein ran away from captivity a second time with his cousin. His escape was successful that time [Annotator...
Robert Swan and the other officers in his squadron, Patrol Squadron 44 or VP-44, did everything underground while they...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
Malcolm Higgins received messages from home [Annotator's note: while a prisoner of war at the Stalag Luft III POW camp...
Harold Lightell entered France right after the D-Day invasion with the 79th Infantry Division. The 79th was under...
[Annotator's Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the Army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
Richard Keller had a good friend from Alabama who was a funny guy. He received different training than Keller had...
It was Holy Week when Joseph Rockforte got there [Annotator's Note: to England] but he did not know it. When he went to...
Frank Maresca went ashore on the Albert Dock in Liverpool. When they offloaded from the ship there was no one around....
Elmer Knudsen's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division]...
Samuel Jenkins remembers the raid on Hammelburg. [Annotator's Note: The Hammelburg Raid or Task Force Baum was the...
Lester Hull and his unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 976th Field Artillery Battalion] spent several months in North...
They [Annotator's Note: Raymond VanDuzer and the rest of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th...
Edward LaPorta does not recall the date he was captured at Kasserine Pass in North Africa. He believes that the reason...
Paula Knobler was lucky that she worked at a camp not in the German territory [Annotator's Note: the camp was in...
Robert Rosendahl got out of Camp O'Donnell and went on a detail north of a town called Cabanatuan where he was put to...
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
The Battle of the Driniumor River ended in August of 1944 after the Japanese 18th Army had been completely decimated....
John Rogers recalls that the area they were operating in and out of was Modave, Belgium. Modave was where they lost the...
Arthur Seltzer reached Munich, Germany. The troops could tell the war was coming to an end. That was the location of...
Elisabeth Bolster was on the farm for six years [Annotator's Note: Bolster and her mother found refuge on a farm 20 or...
[Annotator's Note: James Siracuse served in the USAAF as a pilot flying Douglas A-20 Havoc light bombers in the 669th...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
Norman Riggsby worked as an MP [Annotator’s Note: military policeman] and as a judge. When they not on motorcycle...
Peter Somogyi saw his father taken away within a week of 19 March 1944 [Annotator's Note: the day Germany occupied...
Rothacker Smith entered Sommocolonia on 1 December [Annotator's Note: 1 December 1944] and his last day there was 28...
While Robert Max was on the Mauretania, zig zagging across the Atlantic, he knew there were German submarines in the...
When Vincent Pale and his fellow prisoners were liberated by General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant...

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