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Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash [Annotator's Note: Donald...
Martin Richard was taken to Gross Tychow, Poland [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft IV, Gross Tychow, Pomerania, now...
Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
The underground had contacted Eva Nathanson's mother and told her they would protect them. During the winter of 1943,...
After missions they [Annotator's Note: Hewitt Brian Gomez and his fellow crewmen] would have a debriefing about the...
Charles Harrison said the war was over just in time, because none of the prisoners of war he was among could have lived...
With his unit [Annotator's Note: 511th Engineer Light Ponton Company], Reginald Duncan arrived in Arlon, Belgium and...
During World War 2, Rachel Lazarus and her mother were in a concentration camp together. She recalled one day, while...
If it was at night and he had to fly, William Martin would be awakened 30 minutes before. They would go and get their...
Gerry Jones discusses Eleanor Roosevelt's visit the South Pacific to assess the well being of the 1st Marine Division....
After being captured, Vincent Pale was sent to Stalag XVII. The prisoners were assigned to bunks in a barracks. At...
James Odom was excited to travel into the unknown, leaving home on a Greyhound bus bound for Dallas, then taking his...
[Annotator's Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were sent to a Christian family's farm to hide from the Nazis.] The couple...
Continuing his sequence of experiences, John Laster described a personal injury that was not the consequence of combat...
His expertise was not required for the invasion of Normandy [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6...
Herbert W. Ridyard's squad [Annotator's Note: 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 301st Infantry Regiment...
In early June [Annotator's Note: June 1944] Edward Driscoll's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Franklin (CV-13)] was held in...
According to Thomas Payn, the Atlantic convoys were under attack from E-boats [Annotator's Note: German Schnellboot or...
Francis Bucher knows he cannot cover everything in two hours. The Army flew P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40...
Holocaust survivor Ernest Gross gives talks in the schools to teach them not to hate and to get along with each other....
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
Raymond Downs was in the water for almost 20 hours with no food. On the horizon, he could see 27 shrimping boats. He...
Next, Stanley Stewart was sent to Jacksonville Air Station [Annotator's Note: Naval Air Station Jacksonville] in...
Herbert W. Ridyard was let off a truck near Nennig [Annotator's Note: Nennig, Germany] and then advanced toward their...
[Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2. He was in the Jungvolk...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
After graduating from gunnery school, Robert Tyler Oakes was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet his crew. They were...
Burt Richard Sadler remained on the ship all night. The next day, he heard the anchor rise, and the ship went into the...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Griffith was a member of Company A, 6th Ranger Battalion and took part in the Raid at...
On 28 August 1945, John Hever was sent by plane to Shanghai, China to work with the 10th Air Force that had taken over...
Richard Scheerer never spoke much about the war after he got home. He just wanted to forget it. It was a four year...
When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
Raymond VanDuzer was liberated by an advance echelon of American troops. The American soldiers marched the prisoners...
James Thomas Womack's ship [Annotator's Note: USS St. Louis (CL-49)] was on patrol duty until they were able to get...
Ogden Saik had a few other items he wanted to cover. He said he considered himself a member of the "Poor Man's Navy."...

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