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As soon as the artillery rounds got close, Charles Murray could not call in corrections because the batteries in his...
Robert Kelso crossed into Germany through the Siegfried Line and headed toward Salzburg. His unit was in Salzburg when...
James White and the 103rd Infantry Division were transported by truck convoy deeper into France after arriving in...
Lawrence Brooks followed the war while he was in service. One of the islands he was on had Japanese pillboxes. The...
Lieutenant John Marr was assigned to guide Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in that company's...
Walter Jacobs thought that the Japanese were not normal people. They were fanatics. They were good at sneaking around...
In Harold DeForest's platoon there were two squads of machine guns and three squads of mortars. There were about 12 men...
Richard Boyd had been taught that fighting the war was his job. He never gave any thought to the fact that the enemy...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th...
Harley Reynolds notes that a few of the wounded men were dragging behind. They made it to the trench area. They had men...
[Annotators Note: segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to describe his first moments in Normandy]...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
George Sakato recalled that they took that hill then had to take a few others [Annotator's Note: during fighting in...
In Sidney LaPook's next bivouac, German pilots, called Bed Check Charlie by the GIs, buzzed them late at night and...
Sterling Mace and Company K, along with Companies L and I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment were told to withdraw...
Samuel Jenkins does not remember hearing the fire fight in the next town over because of all the shelling in his...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Sidney Philips remembers the Marines bringing the amphibious tank up the creek from the beach. It was just sitting...
Romus Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September 1943 and were stationed for...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enjoyed the sights and sports in Pearl Harbor. He was a bit of a loner because he did not drink...
Henry Malec, along with three or four other men, was transported by truck to his first combat experience. It was very...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Once the Americans had broken through St. Lo, Robert Gorman and the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th Field Artillery...
Darold Rice remembers his first experience with combat as he and his crew were ordered to fire their .30 caliber into...
Once Raymond VanDuzer and his fellow soldiers cleared the beach they started marching or moved out on trucks. They went...
Arthur Pendleton participated in a lot of covert operations. It was interesting work. Pendleton did not know the...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
Elmer Knudsen's first combat was at Fort Driant, about a week after he got off the boat in France. It took him about a...
Harold Lightell entered France right after the D-Day invasion with the 79th Infantry Division. The 79th was under...
Ira Schilling was born in June 1924 in Saratoga, Texas. His parents separated when he was very young and he moved to...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Lucien Laborde was a regimental adjutant in the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division when he landed in...
Vernon Leopold was trained as a radio operator at Camp Wolters, Texas then went into the ASTP, Army Specialized...
Elmer Knudsen's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division]...

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