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After spending one day in Paris, France, Hugh Colbert boarded a train for Le Havre, France in Normandy. Upon arriving...
Following their liberation, Glen Jostad and over 100,000 other POWs were gather together and eventually flown out for...
Astley Blackwell’s ship [Annotator's Note: the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] was sunk on 25 October [Annotator's Note: 25...
Harold Bergbower remembers the freedom to eat as much as he wanted after he was freed from the Japanese POW [Annotator'...
Edward LaPorta and the other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] did not hear them [Annotator's Note: the German...
On their way back to the United States, they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and his crew] had to make a stop in the...
Lester Hull was born in Hartford, Connecticut in April 1920. He remembers the Great Depression well. Hull's father was...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. had two master sergeants assigned to him on the journey over. They would play cards and shoot...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Olen Grant left Paris on a train which took him to a station in Frankfurt. Between the station and Dulag Luft they...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Dale LeBlanc was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and grew up like most every other American boy during the depression....
Barbara Heming's mother worked as a maid on another farm. It was a tough life for her. Her father's brother had...
James Salerno stayed in San Diego for about four or five months. From there they went to Pearl Harbor where they saw...
From the New Hebrides, Charles Davis said they [Annotator's Note: the USS Helena (CL-50)] proceeded with two aircraft...
Forrest Villarrubia found the weather on Guam to be beautiful while he was stationed there after his tour in Leyte. The...
Robert Swift witnessed the atrocities at the Gunskirchen death camp. There were two different kinds of camps. In the...
Robert Fisch had contracted a fever. [Annotator's Note: He had been exposed to typhus at the Austrian border on his way...
Norman Mineta and his family were transferred to the Japanese-American internment camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming [...
Judith Baron was imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen. It was absolutely hell. When they first arrived, they slept in tents. It...
As they [Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody and John Liska] approached, the entire village came to greet them. Carmody...
Arthur Staymates thought Hess [Annotator's Note: Rudolf Hess was one of the highest ranking Nazi leaders under German...
They [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and the English soldier he had escaped the prisoner of war camp in Cinecitta, Italy...
Lucy Elliot knew of the area off Gentilly Road where Higgins [Annotator's Note: Andrew Jackson Higgins, owner of...
Soon after the Battle of the Philippines, Murphy Burke remembers spending a week at one of the larger ports, Ulithi....
During the invasion of Normandy, Clinton Riddle and most of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment landed in British Horsa...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
Frank Fontana went into Holland then Belgium. He was a supply sergeant for the whole outfit [Annotator's Note: 93rd...
It was dark when Henry Malec was removed by stretcher from the cellar where he had been treated after being wounded at...
Moses Hogan doesn't think movies about Pearl Harbor are authentic. After Pearl Harbor, Hogan was on a destroyer [...
William Pena remembers how his battalion commander was a gung-ho, brave, and tall man who refused to stay at the rear...
Lloyd Guillory made one flight against Rabaul. Rabaul was a Japanese airfield that was a very hot spot. It was bypassed...
Harry Bell could not believe that they were surrendering. They had not fired a shot since leaving the front lines. The...
Robert Fisch witnessed in the camps an older man talking to the younger people. He personally did not "give a damn"...
Mary Edwards met Harry Truman [Annotator's Note: President Harry S. Truman] when he was a congressman in charge of the...

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