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Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
Jack Trautman Lengsfield was born in January 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Despite the hardships of the Great...
John Coxe was born in August 1921 in Walker, Louisiana. He was one of seven children, four of whom were members of the...
When the war started, Joseph DeMott was still working as a radio operator. His group was scheduled to take off for...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Joseph Venerloh and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 41st Armored...
Harley Reynolds’s company came across some German collaborators who had killed themselves once they realized the...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
Andrew Kiniry and his unit [Annotator's Note: 45th Evacuation Hospital] was stationed outside of Weimar at Hohra. The...
Richard Scholl was in some of the dirtiest fighting in the Philippines [Annotator's Note: Invasion of Lingayen Gulf,...
Donelson Houseman was confident in his training. What worried him was that he did not know where he was. He was taken...
Sherwin Callander's parents gave their permission for their 19 year old son to enlist. He took a bus to San Diego,...
Richard Audler's unit [Annotator's Notes: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit (Forward) 13 or CASU(F)-13] was stationed on...
Robert Max was not going to participate in the forced march. His right foot, inflamed with trench foot or frostbite,...
Judith Meisel was standing with her mother and sister when they discovered that her sister had typhus. That was the...
James White and the 103rd Infantry Division were transported by truck convoy deeper into France after arriving in...
Harold Horseman was the historian for the Guadalcanal veterans. Horseman wrote about the same area and about the same...
Edmund Durocher landed on Guadalcanal weighing 156 pounds and left weighing 126. He had no socks because they had...
Arthur Pendleton does not recall to much more about Cape Gloucester. There was nothing pleasant about it and he was...
In Norfolk, Virginia, Leo Praetorius was assigned to several different pilots. They were training up and down the east...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
Theodore Finkbeiner and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
Samuel Malta and his company [Annotator's Note: Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division]...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Four days after arriving at Guadalcanal, H. Lloyd Wilkerson put his commanding officer on an evacuation flight out of...
Walter Ram and his fellow crewmates had to wait for another airplane before continuing their bombing missions. A female...
It was night when they [Annotator's Note: Donelson Houseman and his fellow prisoners] started marching back. Houseman...
Hana Zoltz worked in a factory making guns. [Annotator's Note: Following the liquidation of the Lodz ghetto in August...
Lieutenant Hagerty was promoted as a liaison officer for the 1st Marine Division and coordinated all of the regiments...
Olen Grant only had one surgery while he was in Austria. In the hospital room Grant was in there were three Americans...
Frank Mancuso next went to Bessence [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling], France where his commanding officer gave him...
Michael Linquata and his friend Ray Miller were taken to an airport in Germany after their liberation. They were...
Hans Courant does not recall which year that happened [Annotator's Note: when he was drafted]. After reporting in he...
It was Holy Week when Joseph Rockforte got there [Annotator's Note: to England] but he did not know it. When he went to...
When the morning came, someone told Jack Houston that he 22nd [Annotator's Note: 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine...

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