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Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
Arthur Pendleton was happy to get off of Cape Gloucester. They were there during the monsoon season. It was a terribly...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
Frank Buschmeier was put into a big room on the first night. All night long guys were coming in and were trying to find...
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
It is George Kearney's opinion that the exhibits at the museum [Annotator's Note: The National WWII Museum in New...
John Witmeyer recognizes the value of The National World War II Museum and is glad that the museum affords the public...
Herbertert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had been to Berlin. It was high time to have an easy mission. The guys were told it was...
Sidney Philips remembers the whole platoon being sent away to Lejeune. Most of the men were put into the 1st Regiment....
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
[Annotator's Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
George Edward Morgan was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey on 29 June 1927. He had a younger brother named Robert....
Harry C. Quinn, Jr. was born in 1925 near Brookhaven, Mississippi in Lincoln County. He grew up on a farm during the...
Jack C. Sanders was born in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When he had to leave his hometown because of his work or service...
Life in Hawaii was wonderful for Lydia Grant before the war. The island was at its pristine best at that time. Grant...
Sidney Philips was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up on Georgia Avenue in midtown. Eugene [Annotators Note...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
John J. Witmeyer, known all his life as JJ, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1921. He lived in only two different...
Charles Fitts, Jr. was born in December 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He lived there until he was about four years old....
George Bernard Griffenhagen was in Plzen, Czechoslovakia on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Griffenhagen was born in Portland,...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
Robert Freligh’s father died when he was two and a half years old. His mother worked full time as a pharmacist but was...
Herbert Heilbrun flew twin engines in his second stage of flight training. He flew the Cessna Bobcat [Annotator’s Note...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
One of George Kearney's friends, who lives not far from him, was a ban saw operator who cut the notches for the keel...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
The Red Cross members in London tried to talk Holly Reynolds out of getting married overseas but there was a group of...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
Lowell Brueland flew with Clayton Kelly Gross [Annotator’s Note: Captain Clayton K. Gross is also part of the Digital...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...

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