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As Charles Balaza prepared to enter Cabanatuan, he had access to a water pump and filled his canteen. The Japanese said...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Cape Gloucester was a rough campaign for Arthur Pendelton. They captured prisoners. Some of the fellas that had lost...
Edwin McGhee had experienced German and American shelling before his squad evacuated the building that was under fire....
Carl Landwehr was able to get a letter to his mother telling her of his being wounded, before the Army went to tell her...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Richard Yavenue was with the 2nd Marine Division on Saipan [Annotator's Note: in the Northern Mariana Islands]. After...
Stanley Wolczyk was under fire three times during the campaign to recapture Attu from the Japanese. It was during the...
Walter Jacobs thought the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Rifle] was a good weapon but required a lot of...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...
Russell Clark and Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with Frank Stewart showing the interviewer some newspaper clippings that had been...
Keith Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other...
Theodore Finkbeiner [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
Late in the war, Otis Gatewood said, there was a lot of propaganda circulating on the front lines. Hitler [Annotator's...
When he reached the front, Herb McClure was placed in a 60mm mortar squad. The ground was frozen so the soldiers couldn...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
When George A. Sarosi worked at a VA Hospital, he always felt it was an extension of the university. He has enjoyed...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
Luna Kaufman was shipped to Germany to work for the same factory who owned them before [Annotator's Note: Kaufman was...
Around Christmas [Annotator's Note: Christmas 1944], Charles Murray learned that people in the hospital were being sent...
A call went out for volunteers and Battery H, 11th Marine Regiment sent five people to the front to help out. Three of...
One morning, shortly after Thanksgiving [Annotator's Note: 23 November 1944], Edward E. Boyles could not get up from...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
Walter Bowsher had difficulties obtaining stamps. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was the Marine postmaster in the 1st...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Romus Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
[Annotator's Note: Carl Marca served in the Army as a mail censor in the Pacific Theater of Operations.] One censor...
After leaving the Pacific, Lloyd Dendy was sent to the Key West Naval Operating Base [Annotator's Note: Naval Base Key...
Olin Tisdale's newly launched ship was meant to take a Seabee unit to Iwo Jima to refurbish landing strips. However,...
Bruno Viani was born in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1921. He grew up on a crowded street that was primarily...
Rena Finder was born in February 1929 in Krakow, Poland, and considered her family rich because she always had new...
John A. Pogue was born in North Madison, Indiana in April 1921. He attended North Madison High School. He participated...
Patrick Russell was born in Minneapolis in 1919. His wife was born there as well. He attended 14 different schools...

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