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Trinidad Ledesma received orders to ship out from Fort Ord [Annotator's Note: in California] at around three or four o'...
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...
George Hood flew bombing missions against Japanese residential sections of Tokyo. That was because the enemy had...
Gabriel Kinney's unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), also known as Merrills's...
Norman Bussel’s first mission was with an older, experienced crew. Lieutenant Hughes was the pilot and the crew were...
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...
Winfield Zerphey was based on the southern coast of England at Dunkeswell. The airmen lived in Quonset huts. They had...
Robert Swan and the other officers in his squadron, Patrol Squadron 44 or VP-44, did everything underground while they...
[Annotator's Note: David Oreck served in the US Army Air Forces as a navigator on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
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...
Nathan Taffel and other Jews were forced by the Germans to build roads in Poland. At times, his life was threatened....
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...
Michael Linquata and his friend Ray Miller were taken to an airport in Germany after their liberation. They were...
Joseph Orlando had two men in his squad who had been on Guadalcanal [Annotator’s Note: Battle of Guadalcanal; Operation...
None of the Jews deported with Laszlo Schwarc knew what Auschwitz was. The SS [Annotator's Note: Schutzstaffel, the...
[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]...
John Laborde traveled by train from Fort Benning, Georgia to Fort Ord in Monterey, California via New Orleans,...
Samuel Jenkins remembers the raid on Hammelburg. [Annotator's Note: The Hammelburg Raid or Task Force Baum was the...
Curtis Brooks was aboard a transport aircraft after being liberated from the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila,...
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...
Paul Pizzolongo was already in the Army and was returning from maneuvers in Pennsylvania when he heard about Pearl...
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...

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