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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...
John Treen spent his time on board [Annotator's Note: on board the USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353)] as the radar officer...
[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...
Andrew Kiniry reached Hohra and then entered into Buchenwald. The sights in the concentration camp were unbelievable....
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...
As Charles Balaza prepared to enter Cabanatuan, he had access to a water pump and filled his canteen. The Japanese said...
Mark Rubin and his family had been sent to Terezin [Annotator's Note: Theresienstadt transit camp and ghetto in Terezin...
Angus Lorenzen took regular types of classes in the Japanese internment camp at Santo Tomas University in Manila,...
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...
While in captivity, Walter Bowsher received few Red Cross packages, and, of those he received, some of them were...
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...
John S. Johnson stayed alive during captivity because of his faith and his family. While on Wake Island before the...
Fernando Serna was sent from the Philippines to Korea and then to Manchuria. He slaved in Korea at a tool and die...
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...
In Lavrion, Rena Greenup's family, two Christians and a few crewmembers boarded their hired boat. It was December 1943...
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...
Francis J. Cook went from England to France in late September or early October 1944. The 106th [Annotator's Note: 106th...
John S. Johnson stood with his hands in the air as the Japanese searched his pockets. He had no water or food for a day...
Norman Neste left for Europe in October 1944 after the D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: the Allied invasion of...
Carl Landwehr was able to get a letter to his mother telling her of his being wounded, before the Army went to tell her...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
Henry Freedman, along with the rest of the troops in his division [Annotator's Note: Freedman was a member of the...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
According to Charles Harrison the prisoners maintained discipline in the prison camps under good leadership. There were...
Vernon Alexander and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry...

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