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Dominic Martello learned that when going fast in the sand, the wheel of the half-track could be turned, but the force...
Edward E. Boyles remembered very little resistance in the beginning of fighting on Leyte, Philippines, but his company...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
The caravan of trucks that took Hugh Colbert and the men of the 106th Infantry Division to the front lines stretched as...
[Annotator's Note: Jacklyn Lucas served in the Marine Corps in Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 5th...
As Lieutenant John Marr was taken by boat to American positions across the Merderet River from Timmes' orchard [...
Seymour Reitman was a platoon runner [Annotator's Note: in the weapons platoon of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 395th...
The first day Dale LeBlanc was ashore on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: LeBlanc landed on Okinawa on 1 April 1945] they...
Vernon Leopold arrived on the Belgium and German border at the village of Hünningen. They took over a farm house that...
Sterling Mace and his platoon rode to the assault beach at Peleliu in an Amtrak [Annotator's Note: Landing Vehicle,...
Eva Gross was born in December 1927 in Belahavo [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling], Czechoslovakia and grew up in...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
John Moran was born in Superior, Wisconsin. He had a great youth and enlisted in the Army at 17. He was then sent to...
James Bazet was born in December 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana. When he was two years old, he was taken to live in...
The 88th Infantry Division made it into the port at Naples, and Harry Boughman moved through and crossed the Volturno...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Edward G. Willette and his division [Annotator's Note: Willette was a mortarman in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 413th...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
Berle Wheeler experienced Japanese air raids but slit trenches protected him from the attacks [Annotator's Note: he was...
Within a few miles of Aparri [Annotator's Note: Aparri, Philippines], Leo V. Strausbaugh met up with Major Connolly [...
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...
On arriving in Germany on 15 September 1944, James Flannigan remembers entering a farmhouse and with some not so gentle...
Once Wayne Lebsack earned his jump wings, he was sent across the English Channel to an already secure Normandy [...
James White and the 103rd Infantry Division were transported by truck convoy deeper into France after arriving in...
James Bollich had just gotten back from the movies when he heard about the attack at Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note:...
James Stewart Rosenbaum worked with two Navajo Code Talkers [Annotator's Note: also called Diné code talkers, one group...
Backtracking to the time when he was outside of Valmontone, Italy, Robert Boyer recounted an incident when they [...
[Annotator's Note: Glynn G. Raby, Jr. took part in the Battle of Brest, 7 August to 19 September 1944, Brest, France.]...
Ivan Van der Pool's unit [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
Roy Creek knew they did not get enough troops across the bridge [Annotator's Note: the causeway in La Fiere, France]....
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...
James Shelton Scales did not think about his family much, except that he missed his wife and daughter. His wife wrote...
Walter Jacobs thought that the Japanese were not normal people. They were fanatics. They were good at sneaking around...
When Theodore Pavlovich was on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands], it was wet and rough. For...

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