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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...
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...
Robert Fisch witnessed Jews working for the Germans while he was incarcerated. Those complicit kapos, as they were...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Harold Buell attended Parsons College in Iowa [Annotator's Note: Fairfield, Iowa] on an athletic scholarship. He was an...
Alois Kopp was in Pocatello, Idaho in the Civilian Conservation Camp when the Navy recruited him. He was sent to San...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
Jack Beverstein first entered the Navy in the V5 Program [Annotator's Note: Naval Aviation Cadet program]. He learned...
William Rupp felt it was time to go into the Navy just before he reached 18 years of age. He told his parents that he...
Julian Siebert was drafted in May 1942. The next year was very long. He had his basic training in Camp Hood in Texas....
After induction, Jack Barnes went to Camp Howze in Gainesville, Texas for nine months of training. He trained in...
After he was inducted into the Army, Joseph Simpson first went to Camp Wolters in Mineral Well, Texas for about three...
Mahlen Arledge received his draft notice in July 1943 and went into service the next month. He elected to go into the...
Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...

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