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Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
James Deal was inducted into the Army and sent to Fort Lewis, Washington. A tank battalion was formed out of the new...
Bruno Viani was in the 102nd Medical Regiment, Company B, 27th Infantry Division prior to the start of the war. As part...
Seymour Reitman's entire senior geometry class enlisted while they were still in high school. When he turned 18 years...
Al Currier was sent to Fort Custer [Annotator's Note: Fort Custer Training Center, Kalamazoo County and Calhoun County...
Wallace Hurley was initially trained as a scout but reassigned to regular infantry. His training was at Camp Robinson...
Robert Cahoon was drafted into the Army on his 21st birthday. When he reported to Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near...
Herbert Weatherwax was drafted into the military when he was 24 years old. He had a problem with alcohol while he was...
While working on a road, Ben Steele would see men covered with mosquitos. They did not have mosquito nets to sleep with...
Murray Stein was told that when they replacde the 2nd Division [Annotator's Note: 2nd Infantry Division], they were...
Walter Sapp had been in his foxhole for eight days. He could not stand or walk. Two men lifted him out and he woke up...
Robert Brant and his unit [Annotator's Note: 71st Naval Construction Battalion] invaded Bougainville [Annotator's Note...
A day after William Garbo and his machine gun squad successfully ambushed a group of Japanese soldiers in a mountain...
Arthur Pendleton went to Pavuvu after Cape Gloucester. There, he dealt with a bout of appendicitis which almost killed...
When they reached the field hospital, Edmund Durocher was put on a stretcher in the mortar platoon area. At the bottom...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
[Annotator's Note: Ivan Van der Pool points on a map to various locations he saw in North Africa.] Ivan Van der Pool...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Thomas Cowart entered France as a replacement [Annotator's Note: for the 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry...
On 2 October 1944, Sol Lazinger was looking for soldiers in his squad after a battle. He crossed the Wurm River [...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Henry Langrehr to tell him about 29 June 1944.] They were assaulting a series...
Vernon Brantley got a call that a German tank had been bypassed. He took a crew of four and some anti-tank mines and...
[Annotator's Note: A person off screen interjects throughout the interview.] Harold G. Cowart and his unit [Annotator's...
Byron Othello Wilkins was given an automatic rifle after they cleared the foxholes on the hill. All the men had M1...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When they...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
After Guadalcanal, James Gulotta went to Bougainville. They did a lot of heavy fighting on Bougainville. The Marines...
Robert Powers never saw his comrade who was captured again. He knew that if he were captured he would be killed. If...
Adolph Wilson fought through some of the worse jungles on Bougainville. It had everything imaginable. It rained every...
Joseph Venerloh remembered the attack on the Siegfried line, which was numerous amounts of pill boxes staggered around...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
In September 1944, Harry Snyders division [Annotator's Note: Snyder was a member of I...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota [Annotator's Note: with Merrill's Marauders, the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional)] walked...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
Vernon Brantley was at Camp Polk, Louisiana [Annotator's Note: now Fort Polk, Vernon Parish, Louisiana] for maneuvers...

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