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Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
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...
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...
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...
Gerhard Franzky was a member of the 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg. Franzky was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1925....
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
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...
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...
Arthur Jackson had his squad leader bring up some explosives and ammo but he was alone for the most part [Annotator's...
The next day, John Mock was flown to Rheims, France in a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 Skytrain cargo aircraft]...
Claude Shannahan and his unit went to Vallejo, California while waiting for transfer papers to go on furlough. Shanahan...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Romus Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...

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