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William Epperson was in Tunisia for a brief time before boarding a small troopship bound for Italy. The ships departed...
Ira Schilling and most of his comrades in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment changed a great deal after the...
Jack Leaming had a buddy nicknamed Ace who was a prisoner of war, POW, from the carrier Yorktown. [Annotator's Note: At...
Burton Johnson had been in the service for three years when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: on...
When the Battle of the Tenaru River ended, Lieutenant Port recommended Frank Stewart for the Navy Cross but the captain...
Orville Bethard was attending Washington High School when he learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in...
John Nicholas experienced Japanese suicide attacks on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)]. A wooden...
A year after Raymond Wells was shipped to Okinawa Joyce joined him there. At the time there was very little in terms of...
On 1 April 1943 Raymond Wells boarded a troop train to New York where they went aboard a ship. His brother Irwin, who...
Leslie Aigner walked through the outskirts of Landsberg. A fellow prisoner pointed out the prison where Hitler [...
Archie Maltbie flew one of his last missions of the war against a very large German ammunition dump. There was a huge...
John Witmeyer and the entire 79th Infantry Division were involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and he and his men fought...
George Ingram left port on the USS Mobjack (AGP-7) in a bad storm, and lost 15 pounds between Seattle and San Francisco...
On Guadalcanal, Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment faced some enemy air raids and naval...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS George Gayle. He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he...
Mahlen Arledge left Peleliu after the battle for the island was won. His company [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd...
When they left Guam, Walter Jacobs suffered acute tonsillitis and had to go to the hospital. He was still there when...
On 1 June 1945, 800 B-29s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] and B-17s [Annotator's Note:...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
Benjamin Lesser had arrived at the Dachau concentration camp in total exhaustion [Annotator's Note: following the...
While James Newsom was aboard the Cole [Annotator's Note: USS Cole (DD-155)], he slept back aft by the engineers. That...
Samuel Lombardo saw that life was getting tougher and tougher under Mussolini [Annotator's Note: Italian Fascist...
Alois Kopp was aboard the USS Houston (CA-30) defending Java when the ship was sunk. He survived and was taken prisoner...
Elisabeth Bolster would visit with her father every weekend [Annotator's Note: her father was forced to remain in...
On 23 May 1944, Harold Baumgarten was transferred, along with Robert Palmer, to Company B [Annotator's Note: Company B...
After Arthur Jackson got back to the United States [Annotator's Note: after being wounded during the Battle of Okinawa...
Peter Somogyi was interrogated by Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele]. Somogyi cannot remember the nature of...
Benjamin Lesser joined a group of pioneers for Palestine. They went to Palestine after being relocated from Europe....
[Annotator's Note: Gabriel Kinney served in the Army as a BAR man and fought with the 25th Infantry Division on...
Russell Gackenbach was summoned one day after dinner to answer the phone. He knew that something had to be wrong for...
When Orville Bethard graduated from high school he was 19 years old and eligible for the draft. He did not like the...
In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ira Schilling was sent to Camp Elliot, California where he joined Company L...
Charles Brooks was sent to VT-3 [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 3 (VT-3)] which was forming up on the big island at...
Wallace Jeffery and his outfit of direction finders entered Normandy on 7 June 1944. The men climbed over the side of...
Norman Riggsby went through maneuvers and practice landings in preparation for the invasion of France. Riggsby...

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