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David Oreck enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He wanted to fly in the Air...
At the Southampton hospital, Francis Resta was treated for his shrapnel wounds as well as for frostbite to his feet....
Basil Woolf and his landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269] helped support troop landings in Sicily and Italy....
Blanche Gangwere went to Bad Neuenahr, Germany on the Danube River near Cologne. She always wanted to make it to Bonn...
The French Resistance had taken James Armstrong via train to the town of Quimper, France. [Annotator's Note: Armstrong...
The barracks Charles Womack and the other Marines stayed in when they were on Pavuvu the first time were still there...
Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp. When a group of Americans killed a German...
Glen Jostad bailed out of his damaged Boeing B-17 heavy bomber and had a German fighter pass twice around him with the...
Crismon and Malcolm Higgins talked over what they wanted to do. Higgins told him to go down to the back of the plane...
Basil Woolf returned from North Africa on his landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269] and voyaged to England. En...
Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...
Anthony Stefanelli was drafted into the Army. He was first sent to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, which was an engineering...
Charles Moore flew to support beleaguered American troops in Bastogne. [Annotator’s Note: relief to the men in...
Bastogne was very cold. There, Edward Shames' platoon mostly executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
Daniel Crowley became a prisoner on 9 April 1942 when the American forces surrendered after losing the Battle of Bataan...
Already in the Philippines when Pearl Harbor was attacked, Ralph Griffith was ordered to his wartime position on...
Frank Maresca saw his first combat at Bristol. Shortly after they were issued their ammunition and k rations they were...
Michael Mickey Ganitch was aboard the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) during the fight for the Marshall Islands. The ship's...
J. W. Childs was at the Battle of Midway, but remembers nothing in particular about the event. The USS Worden (DD-352)...
Melvin Munch stopped at Guam en route to Okinawa. He was concerned about the requirements of going into a war zone. He...
Arthur Jackson's first contact with the enemy on Okinawa was during a patrol. He volunteered for everything. He was...
Fortunately, the boat Michael Mervosh was in did not get hit [Annotator's Note: by Japanese artillery fire during the...
Following the Normandy breakout, David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery...
Richard Boyd returned to his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] and was sent...
Samuel Lombardo gave Captain Marsh the orders and moved forward into the action. [Annotator's Note: Even though...
Joseph Simpson arrived in La Havre, France after crossing the English Channel. Those in charge decided the troops...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
During the Battle of the Bulge, Norris Waddill was serving as a messenger. He came upon a sergeant he had met before...
Frank Hartzell advanced through the ranks as squad and then platoon leader as casualties mounted during the Battle of...
Arthur Seltzer was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began in December 1944. It was cold and...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Julian Siebert and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry...
Frank Patti's division [Annotator's Note: Patti was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 333rd Infantry Regiment, 84th...
[Annotator's Note: Francis Hurd served as a truck driver in Company B, 291st Engineer Combat Battalion. He saw action...
Byron Othello Wilkins experienced the artillery barrage around 5:30 in the morning [Annotators Note: on the morning of...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...

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