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As the men of 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment packed their gear and prepared to move out to cross the English...
On the big merchant ships, Clifton Trahan was a fireman and water tender [Annotator's Note: Trahan worked in the engine...
Paul Bosworth was in Nuremberg [Annotator's Note: Stalag XIII-D Nürnberg Langwasser, Nuremberg, Germany] for a week and...
Clinton Riddle initially wanted to join the US Navy after he graduated from high school but being the only child in his...
Charles Fitts, Jr. received orders to report to Camp Barkeley, Texas to join the 12th Armored Division. He was brought...
The Navy's boot camp in San Diego required that all graduates knew how to swim, and Ogden Saik mentioned that it was no...
Against his older brother's advice, Arnold Addison joined the Marine Corps. He remembers that when he started boot camp...
Wilbur Rogers moved easily from civilian to military life because his pre-enlistment days were more strenuous than that...
Robert Dickinson's training took place on one of the old S-boats. [Annotator's Note: The United States' S-class...
Lloyd Dendy went from San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California] to Oahu, Hawaii to the old Camp Catlin which...
When Richard Bennett went for his military service physical, he was given his choice between the Army, the Navy and the...
William Lansford and the other Marine Raider recruits were taken to Jacques Farm where they began their training. The...
Moses Hogan's basic training was in Norfolk, Virginia, and he shipped out from San Diego, California. He was assigned...
Micha Tomkiewicz, his mother, and one uncle, Stanislaw Tomkiewicz, were in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. They...
Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele] told Charlotte Weiss that Rosalie was not strong enough to go on a...
Carl Landwehr was transferred to the 8th Air Force in High Wycombe [Annotator's Note: 8th Air Force Bomber Command...
After his rough mission during which his engine caught fire James Kemp McLaughlin was ordered to take an airplane to...
Carl Landwehr was transferred from the 8th Air Force in England to the 9th Air Force in Frankfurt, Germany. He was put...
Samuel Jenkins was captured by German forces. They were lucky that they were not SS Troops because they would have been...
Byron Othello Wilkins and other POWs worked in a nearby town called Euskirchen. They unloaded boxcars and one man found...
Frank Pomroy went back to get the wounded Marvin Hattan who was screaming and moaning from his wounds [Annotator's Note...
Opal Grapes saw the first patients arriving by midmorning or noon [Annotator’s Note: on D-Day, 6 June 1944]. The...
Adolph Wilson was a platoon sergeant on Iwo Jima but acted as a lieutenant after the officers were wounded or killed....
[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the US Marine Corps as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]...
Monty Joe Boitnott and his squad ended up near Chimoy [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling] off the main road. One...
The missions James Kemp McLaughlin flew without fighter cover were much tougher missions. When they took off, P-47s [...
On 20 September and 18 December [Annotator's Note: 1943] Robert Liles had very successful mission. They were moving...
After he was captured Floyd Dumas and his fellow prisoners were marched to a small town and put in a basement. They...
Douglas Harper stayed at the receiving station for six weeks then moved to target repair at Bishop's Point, working on...
Leo William Schmittgens went on patrols and his Lieutenant, Jaffe [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps First Lieutenant...
After combat on Saint Angelo Mountain near Naples, Italy had ceased, Clinton Riddle and Company B, 1st Battalion, 325th...
William B. Hughes sailed on the hospital ship USAHS Wisteria on his second voyage. He was assigned a fire station but...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Bailey served in the Navy as a 20mm antiaircraft gunner aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Joseph Brannan reached Tulagi on the USS Niagara (AGP-1) [Annotator's Note: the USS Niagara (PG-52) was redesignated...
James Newsom was assigned to the USS Sarsfield (DD-837) in New York. The Sarsfield was larger than his previous...
Donald Wilson took the train across country from San Francisco to Quincy, Massachusetts to report aboard the cruiser...

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