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There was an incident involving the Red Cross where Elmo Espree and another black soldier wanted to enter the facility...
Among his most memorable experiences during the war, William Hendren recounted when he was training on an aircraft...
Sara Aldouby grew up in a small village in Hungary. Her family called her "my pillow" because she used to carry around...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John Campbell about pay. He explains the lengthy process for getting paid.]...
James Crane got into the Merchant Marine because Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and...
Forrest Villarrubia was in combat with General MacArthur [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas MacArthur] on Leyte...
Erwin Johnson was a prisoner of war in Mukden, Manchuria and worked in a factory there. Some of the men would smuggle...
At that time, Ela Weissberger said, all except the very religious Jewish women were joining the Israeli Army. She was...
Josephine Pescatore’s unit would leap frog with 44th Evac Hospital. One group would work while the other rested. They...
Thomas Ard Sylvest enlisted in the Army Air Forces and began his training at Keesler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi. He...
Trinidad Ledesma volunteered to be a code clerk in headquarters where he thought he would be safer. He was shown a...
Carl Beck does not know exactly where he parachuted into on his way to Normandy, France [Annotator's Note: in the early...
Theodore Skare was on Morotai which the Japanese had invaded originally. The Americans took it back, occupying about a...
Morton Brooks didn't have interaction with the guards at Stalag IX-B, but others that Brooks referred to as "better...
Micha Tomkiewicz and his mother were in the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland when his father was killed after escaping...
Itka Zygmuntowicz lived in Ciechanów, Poland when the Nazis started rationing food. There was a lot of starvation. They...
Troy Edwards and his unit [Annotator's Note: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 14 (CASU-14)] loaded their equipment on...
[Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant served in the Navy as a captain’s mess attendant aboard the USS San Francisco (CA-38...
When Orville Bethard graduated from high school he was 19 years old and eligible for the draft. He did not like the...
As a sophomore in college, Ray Snyder was put into the V-1 program at the University of Dubuque, which he referred to...
There were several instances when Henry Malec could have been killed. While advancing on the German city of Regensburg...
Mahlen Arledge experienced his first combat on Angaur. He had no idea what to expect in combat. The first night on the...
Edwin Knight arrived at New Caledonia as a replacement for casualties suffered in the 43rd Infantry Division. He was in...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the USMC as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] After Bloody...
Emile Engles' parents took care to tell their children that when dealing with the Germans, and particularly the Gestapo...
Donald Stratton went aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) in Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona (BB-39) put the Missouri to shame...
Nolan Albarado was not on the front lines because he was assigned to artillery units. The 9th Air Force needed them to...
The bombings of Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin was bombed 363 times between 1940 and 1945] were awful for Ingrid...
One of the replacements sent to James Goodrich's squad was killed before Goodrich ever got his name because he did not...
Arthur Pendleton never claimed his injuries. He does not know if he ever will or if he even wants to. The system is...
Erwin Johnson was on the Tottori Maru hell ship [Annotator's Note: an unmarked ship with extremely inhumane living...
Edward Tipper was on detached service with another company in Southern England during the preparatory phase to the...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Allen Pedersen landed in Oran, North Africa on 11 May [Annotator's Note: 11 May 1943]. It was supposedly the largest...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...

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