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Thomas Murphy was drafted into the Army on 8 June [Annotators Note: 8 June 1944]. His father had worked as the...
One of the chiefs saw Jack Yusen again at the opening of the Taffy 3 memorial and asked Yusen if he remembered him....
After being wounded, Richard Keller was evacuated to a field hospital [Annotator's Note: Keller was shot by a sniper...
Around three in the morning on 7 June [Annotator's Note: 7 June 1944] Harold Baumgarten saw an Army ambulance coming...
[Annotator's Note: Eva Schloss is an Austrian born Jew who fled to Amsterdam with her family after the Nazis came to...
Frank Mancuso crossed the Volturno River prior to Monte Cassino. His unit gathered in a courtyard to refuel their...
Michael Mervosh kept his binoculars in his pack the rest of the battle and he is thankful that he did. About a week...
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...
Frank Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment [Annotator's Note: on the Marine positions on...
In addition to class learning, such as communication and radio navigation, Maynard David and the other cadets learned...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Templet took his boot camp training in San Diego. The days started early for him. During his first week in...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Jack Thornhill was sent to San Diego for boot camp. There were a lot of guys from the Alexandria [Annotator's Note:...
The training Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Keith Renstrom went into...
Harper Gruber found boot camp very rough, but very beneficial in terms of his physical conditioning. After school, his...
James Salerno cannot remember a lot of things that happened during the war. He does remember that there was a lot of...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
Sherwin Callander's voyage to Australia consisted of stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. It was winter and the ship...
Clarence Schilperoot remained in Jakarta [Annotator's Note: at that time called Batavia] until October [Annotator's...
Benjamin Lesser knew that his sister, Lola, and her husband, Michael, had a hiding place under a dog house in the...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
They [Annotator's Note: John Sacks and his fellow newly liberated prisoners from Stalag Luft I] were flown to an...
Glenn Frazier entered a compound after the long Bataan Death March. The marchers were so fatigued that they simply...
Recalling his experiences on Cape Gloucester, Joe Clapper said the combat portion was very light. It was the easiest...
Robert Whitcomb was put in a compound with Polish prisoners who had been there for six years [Annotator's Note: at...
Dominick Sgobbo remembered taking prisoners back to headquarters and having to prevent non-combatants from mistreating...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
Robert Max vividly remembered 16 December 1944, day one of the Battle of the Bulge, as the Germans' final major effort...
When Joseph Rockforte was captured there were many other soldiers captured with him. They had been tasked with...
The US Navy had planes ready to help out at Wake Island but the admiral in charge figured that it was going to be too...
To Edward LaPorta, everything in the camp [Annotator's Note: Stalag III-B in Fürstenberg, Germany] was in sad shape but...
Charles Radford tried to keep his mind on the task at hand. Once someone died they were dead and they had to be able to...

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