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George Linker entered Manila as part of the 25th Infantry Division. He was a private first class in the infantry. He...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin "R.V." Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in...
George A. Damiano recalled the rainy weather while on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan], and that it was hard...
As a machine gunner, Arnold Addison said he didn't often see the enemy face to face. He remembers firing tracer rounds...
After Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment hit the beach at Tarawa, Company L split up and...
They shipped out in late September [Annotator's Note: September 1942] and landed in North Africa on 8 November 1942....
Theodore Finkbeiner [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
William Garbo first entered a combat zone in an Army DUKW [Annotator's Note: an amphibious truck, referred to as a Duck...
After finishing ASTP [Annotator's Note: Army Special Training Program], R.M. Wilkes was not sent back to the engineers...
Wallace Hurley seldom knew where he was when he was in combat. He entered France and fought there before crossing into...
Theodore E. Skinner, Sr. was sent overseas to Scotland and then took a train to Tidworth Barracks in Southern England....
Albert Hatala was inducted at Camp Custer, Michigan and was then sent to Camp Swift, Texas for basic training. He then...
Terrell Lavern Pigott reached Normandy [Annotator's Note: Normandy, France in November 1944]. He was to be attached to...
Combat is something Eugene Yackel will never forget. They [Annotator's Note: 103rd Infantry Division] moved out in...
The second and final time Floyd Fogg was wounded, the Marines were taking Hill 515 for the fifth time. They were...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Willett asks the interviewer to cut the tape for a minute to catch his breath. The video...
Edward Bale spent the first night on Tarawa sleeping next to a disabled LVT [Annotator's Note: Landing Vehicle, Tracked...
Richard Witaker faced many hardships on Okinawa. Troops suffered from fatigue resulting from tension and lack of sleep...
A German force moved north out of Picauville toward Lieutenant John Marr's position and attacked in force with tanks...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans after leaving Ormont, Germany and arrived in a nearby...
Paul Arst belonged to a rotary club in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: Baton Rouge, Louisiana]. One year, the club did a...
Alex Lopez remembers having a difficult time when he was in Czechoslovakia. His unit [Annotator's Note: the 314th...
Leonard Jindra crossed the English Channel en route to the amphibious invasion of Normandy [Annotator's Note: D-Day;...
At about 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning, Arthur Seltzer went over the side of the ship to enter his landing craft. He was...
Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....
[Annotator's Note: Julian Gould Brunt served with the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion which was attached to the 4th...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
Edward Shames and his men stopped at a French farmhouse and met an old lady and man. The woman started to scream and...
Edward E. Boyles was on a landing craft with his platoon [Annotator's Note: at the time, Boyles was serving as a...
Arnold Debrick got separated from his unit in Bastogne, Belgium and hitched a ride on a passing truck. When he got off...
Frank Pomroy describes Johnny Rivers in detail saying the he liked to drink quite a bit and punched a hole in their...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Keller served in the Army as the company commander of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 148th...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Urban was working in Santa Ana, California when Marine Fighter Squadron 212 (VMF-212) was...
Robert Marich traveled on a Liberty Ship [Annotator's Note: a class of quickly produced cargo ship], with the entire...

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