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Kanaya had no idea if everyone made it back. They got off of the train in Chicago; there was a train from the Pacific...
Sabol was flying at 28,500 feet when he was shot down. He had heard about other guys being shot at by fighter planes on...
The next morning, possibly around 3 am, Baldwin and the rest of Cannon Company were told to get ready to go ashore. To...
Church did not know what to expect when he surrendered. There was about 5000 troops with over 4500 backups. There were...
Henderson flew as a tail gunner on a B-17 [Annotator’s Note: American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber] until his last...
John Vessey and his unit headed to Fort Dix to prepare to go overseas. They were supposed to go on a French ship but it...
A year after enlisting as a private Robert Christie graduated from OCS [Annotators Note: Officer Candidate School] with...
Delewski had never heard of Pearl Harbor before the attack and never planned to go into the Navy. He graduated high...
David Paul Spencer applied promptly but they were not taking people [Annotators Note: for officer candidate school, or...
John Weinart notes that three months after he got to Europe there were only ten of them left. Many were killed, injured...
Bailey checked in with his draft board and was put on a bus to Camp Croft. He told the army recruiter that he wanted to...
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] The...
The training also helped Lyle Bouck. It was new to all of them. The purpose of an I...
Chuck was able to see his Ford Coupe being driven around the island by the Japanese from a window in the church they...
Malarkey's group did not have pathfinders to identify the drop zone. Their pathfinders had gone down in the channel [...
When Edward LaPorta landed in Oran all he could see was the German fortress which had two giant spotlights shining out...
On the evening of 28 February [Annotator's Note: 28 February 1942] they left the area they had been fighting in and...
As far as a specific routine, they knew what had to be done when they woke up in the morning. The crews were very...
Another problem they had was when they 1st arrived on the island they ran out of food. When they landed they had the...
1 of the men working with Church was hard headed and clearly unhappy with their current predicament. When they were...
Those with dysentery didn't live very long. Dehydration, lack of food, lack of water, the sickness, it was awful....
William Barnes was aboard USS PC-590 when it was thrown onto the reef which surrounds Midway atoll. After making...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
In basic training David Dennis went to school first. His basic training was the normal marching and learning their gun...
On a rainy day William Disanza would work around the house. He did a variety of odd jobs with odd solutions and trick...
They built the dugout for 3 people. They would run around and get food, and they would work all night. After...
Hawk says that the thing he wondered about the most prior to combat was what kind of officers he would have. He says...
They were taken across the Rhine River on a streetcar then put into an underground dungeon [Annotator’s Note: American...
McKee slept in the Frenchman's hayloft over night and suffered from his wounded back [Annotator’s Note: after bailing...
Alexander Jefferson’s plane name was “Bubble Blue Subsoil” [Annotator’s Note: Jefferson became quiet and was lost in...
Jospeh Armanini went to gunnery school while still Stateside. He describes the bombardier's responsibilities while...
They would get up at four in the morning on Pavavu. They were in King (K) Co. 3-1 [Annotator’s Note: K Company, 3rd...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Ben Kuroki learned that it did not matter that he had flown 30 missions, or that he had a chest full of ribbons. An...
Each crew had a tent to themselves. In the 483rd Group [Annotator’s Note: Bombardment group] there were about 20 tents....
Dan Baker thought he was going to be captured once during the Battle of the Bulge. He was sent to deliver a message,...

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