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Joseph LaNier had no training or explanation concerning how to perform as a Seabee [Annotator’s Note: Seabee is a twist...
Saipan was a bigger island then Tinian so it required a different kind of fight. After Tinian, Michael Mervosh felt...
Adolph Wilson and the 5th Marine Division assaulted Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: on 19 February 1945]. The island was...
Jack Skaggs was on Wake Island on 23 December 1941 when the Japanese launched their amphibious invasion of the island....
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Lawrence Yatsu went to Fort Meade, Maryland when he left Camp Blanding. From there they went overseas on a troopship....
Samuel Spector thought the Kachin people were diverse. They were from various areas. Some were very smart and others...
After Sicily, Floyd Dumas went to Salerno. The fighting there was not much different than it had been in Sicily except...
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Battalion [Annotator's Note: 100th Infantry Battalion] came together in...
Frank Stewart stopped to see one of his brothers in Oklahoma on his way to Boston when he returned to the United States...
[Annotator's Note: Allen Tillery served in the USMC as a Japanese language specialist. For the campaign in the Marshall...
On Guadalcanal, Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment faced some enemy air raids and naval...
When Henry Malec arrived at the 100th General Hospital, he was laid on the floor [Annotator's Note: Malec had been...
After Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the La Fiere causeway,...
The Battle of the Driniumor River lasted for 45 days. William Garbo was attached to a regiment of the Army's Dixie...
Dale LeBlanc had been through Naha many times as a runner. Every time he went through there snipers would shoot at him...
Iwo Jima as the worst place Dave Severance fought. They could not see the enemy. The terrain was rough and open. Living...
By December 1944, Roger Bowers and his unit [Annotator's Note: 103rd Medical Battalion, 28th Infantry Division] had...
[Annotator's Note: Philip Schweitzer served in the Army as a combat medic in the 11th Airborne Division and took part...
William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment on the island of Luzon in the Philippines after...
One of the worst times Philip Schweitzer experienced was the month that he spent on the plateau on New Guinea. Another...
When the invasion [Annotator's Note: the invasion of Normandy, France] took place on 6 June 1944, Daniel Chester...
For Charles Coolidge, success [Annotators Note: success in combat] continued in Italy. His unit [Annotators Note:...
Felix Polito and the Force [Annotator's Note: 1st Special Service Force] became famous for climbing Monte la Difensa in...
James Goodrich thinks that people had a greater hatred for the Japanese than the Germans in America. He credits hearing...
After eliminating the remainder of the artillery positions on Ngesebus Island, the 5th Marine Regiment returned to...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Troy Edwards and his unit [Annotator's Note: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 14 (CASU-14)] loaded their equipment on...
[Annotator's Note: Gabriel Kinney served in the Army as a BAR man and fought with the 25th Infantry Division on...
They [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were put ashore on New...
Richard Keller did not get promoted to captain until after they were in combat. They went straight into the jungle to...
Gabriel Kinney and the 2nd Battalion [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, Blue Combat Team, 5307th Composite Unit (...
Edmund Durocher was alone for a while [Annotator's Note: on a ridge on Cape Gloucester, New Britain known as Coffin...
[Annotator's Note: due to a technical problem, audio for this segment was lost].
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with George Griffenhagen and the interviewer returning from a break and talking...
Richard Scheerer does not recall hearing any news about D-Day prior to crossing the Channel. The first night he sat...

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