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Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
Jeannine Burk was liberated in 1944. Her mother retrieved her and brought her home. [Annotator's Note: Burk, a Jewish...
After being captured, Vincent Pale was sent to Stalag XVII. The prisoners were assigned to bunks in a barracks. At...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
Next, Stanley Stewart was sent to Jacksonville Air Station [Annotator's Note: Naval Air Station Jacksonville] in...
Norman Bussel advises anybody going into the service to really think about it. It is not a pastime or a hobby or a...
The Red Cross came in to the prison camp and Dominick Sgobbo was treated for dysentery. His buddies had been taking...
When Ralph Weymouth left Guadalcanal he returned to the United States. He was flown to Noumea where he boarded the SS...
Joseph Haines was not worried about going overseas. Everything was new to him and he got to see things he had never...
Alton Barnes established the Alabama National Guard officer candidate school, OCS, in 1956. The leadership of the...
Robert Fisch witnessed Jews working for the Germans while he was incarcerated. Those complicit kapos, as they were...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was 15 years old when she and her family were taken by train from the Nowe Miasto Ghetto. They rode...
Robert Gorman left England by transiting through Wales. In Wales, the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th Field Artillery...
Curtis Brooks knew the Americans were approaching the Philippines. In 1944, the Japanese military posture in the...
Philip Dunford was on a huge transport ship that was full of troops. One person had been overseas once and told him he...
The day after they arrived in Spain, Fred Manasse and his brother caught a train to Barcelona, Spain where they stayed...
Alois Kopp escaped from a sinking Hell Ship and swam to the beach on Burma only to be recaptured by the Japanese. The...
Kenneth Marshall's first overseas destination was Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. He had no idea where he was. Early on,...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Everybody was scraping by during the Great Depression. Martin Brignac and his family made out with what they had. They...
Annaliese Nossbaum traveled for three days by train from Theresienstadt [Annotator’s Note: Theresienstadt; transit camp...
Eva Gross returned to Auschwitz as the war was nearing its end. Her mother was with her. Her mother was a very forward...
While he was in Australia, Nathan Taffel communicated with a brother-in-law in Chicago. He had survived the ghetto but...
Recounting his experience in France after he was shot down, James Armstrong comments that the French people were very...
When he left Hammond in mid 1943, Frank Patti went to Camp Beauregard in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he was issued...
John Moran's first day of action in Obergailbach, France was the day after a large battle had been fought. Bill Hundley...
Fortunately, the boat Michael Mervosh was in did not get hit [Annotator's Note: by Japanese artillery fire during the...
James Deal and the 737th Tank Battalion had its baptism to fire in the Ardennes while in France. The fighting resulted...
Following the Normandy breakout, David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery...
James Weller knew something was going on while he was near the German border. The OPs [Annotator’s Note: outposts] and...
Vernon Leopold saw the evidence of German activity in his sector when he went on patrol. Seeing boot prints or other...
[Annotator's Note: George Griffenhagen served in the Army as a combat engineer first in Company E, 20th Engineer...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Sterling Mace was born in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. He attended school there and played varsity...
Adolph Wilson arrived in San Diego for Marine training after three days of travel on a train from New Orleans. The men...
Andrew Kiniry went for his physical on 8 August 1942. Shortly after his induction on 22 August at Fort Dix, he traveled...

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