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Arnold Debrick was at a reunion with his wife some years after the war. They arrived early and his old colonel was...
In March 1945, Robert Gorman learned that he was a father. He received a telegram giving him the news. Everyone in his...
Alex Lopez remembers having a difficult time when he was in Czechoslovakia. His unit [Annotator's Note: the 314th...
Reva Kibort and other inmates were gathered up again and put into boxcars [Annotator's Note: the inmates were forced to...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
There were a lot of cases where there were no NCOs [Annotator's Note: non-commissioned officers]. Roland Chaisson says...
William Epperson saw the concentration camp at Dachau while he was stationed in Munich. The first attempt had been...
Thomas Kingsley experienced unforgettable sights as he participated in the liberation of the concentration camp at...
Louis Frydman ended up in Allach, which was a sub-camp in the Dachau complex of camps. The prisoners were being sent...
Leslie Aigner and the other inmates were weak when they entered the camp [Annotator's Note: Dachau concentration camp...
Harry Watson described the daily routine of the Segundo [Annotator's Note: USS Segundo (SS-398)]. They would surface at...
He never wants to forget how bad war is, and Francis Resta said he will always protest American involvement in...
As Edward E. Boyles and his platoon [Annotator's Note: at the time, Boyles was serving as a platoon leader in Company B...
Nathan Taffel and his brother were forced by the Germans to leave their labor camp and begin a death march. The weather...
Benjamin Lesser could hear the front closing in on the rock quarry where they worked. The inmates were told that they...
[Annotator's Note: Glen Kuskie was a rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Division...
Clarence Carlson was in Belgium when President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President...
Luba Keller was taken to the ammunition factory in Skarżysko, Poland. [Annotator's Note: Now Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland...
Frank Pomroy describes Johnny Rivers in detail saying the he liked to drink quite a bit and punched a hole in their...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
June Tinker's older sister went to Patterson Field, Ohio for defense work training. Tinker went to Charleston, West...
Mildred Aupied worked on three Liberty ships at Delta [Annotator’s Note: she was a welder at the Delta Shipbuilding...
Gabriel Spinelli began his active duty in March 1943. His basic training took place in Sacramento at a facility that...
In June 1942, after mortar training at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville,...
Ralph Crump had passed all the tests, but all the gunnery training billets were full, and he was told that he would be...
Shifted about, Alexander Marsh didn't feel he had been adequately trained in any position. Nevertheless, he got orders...
During the trip overseas, Lewis Guidry and the other men aboard ship were only fed two meals per day. They traveled...
Waldeman Czaban’s unit went to Kawaii, the Hawaiian Islands, and helped develop the fledgling base. The Seventh...
Howard Genrich had an accident while disassembling a .50 caliber machine gun. His finger was caught in the bolt and he...
Benjamin Lesser had taken refuge in Hungary to escape the Nazi tyranny in Poland. Although initially a place of safety...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
Rothacker Smith's family moved into his grandfather's house in Detroit before the Great Depression. There, Smith and...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
Walter Douglas was on a bombardment mission near Berlin, Germany. After he dropped his bombs, he lost one of his...
Joseph Haines was drafted in April 1944. He was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia. He got off the train and there were two...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...

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