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Harold DeForest landed in New Caledonia and was sent to a replacement center. There, he and another guy volunteered to...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
Lester Hull and his unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 976th Field Artillery Battalion] spent several months in North...
Arthur Jackson was in the hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia for three or four weeks before being shipped back to the...
The Red Ball Express hauled the troops around and it was almost completely made of black drivers. When they got ready...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Romus Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
David Roderick saw German fortifications that were made to look like homes or barns and one town was only made of...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
When they were heading to Tonga, Fred Bergeron and the rest of his air group were dropped off in Fiji. They flew some...
John M. Roberts and his unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 592nd Field Artillery Battalion, 106th Infantry Division]...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
William Pena’s two sergeants were taken from him after one night and were transferred so he was given a new sergeant...
Harry Quinn and his buddy attempted to locate the paratroopers the day after the landing [Annotator’s Note: the date...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Richard Keller did not see too much of Hill 700 but he had a friend named Sid Goodkin, the commander of Company G [...
Floyd Dumas was injured at Salerno when a fragment from a hand grenade hit him. He was patched up and stayed on the...
[Annotator's Note: Elmo Bell served in the Army as a sergeant in Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry...
After the 82nd Airborne Division finished combat operations in Normandy, Clinton Riddle and the men of the 325th Glider...
Robert Huber's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division]...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
George Linker was sick with yellow jaundice while he was on the front. He was pulled back from the action [Annotator's...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
William Dabney notes that the explosive did not have to be activated before being hauled up with the balloon. They...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
When Joseph Simpson entered enemy towns as his unit advanced into the German home land, white flags would come out and...
Thomas Murphy graduated from high school on 6 June 1944 and was inducted into the military two days later. He took his...
William Garbo was born in 1924 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was in high school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor....
James Goodrich landed [Annotator's Note: on Iwo Jima] on Red Beach 1 with the 2nd Battalion [Annotator's Note: 2nd...
Ira Schilling and his outfit of assault engineers landed in the third wave during the invasion of Saipan. They landed...
As they neared Iwo Jima, James Salerno and the others were told that it would not take more than a week to take the...
Since Richard Nummer had been separated from his original unit [Annotator's Note: Weapons Company, 28th Marine Regiment...

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