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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...
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...
Horace Sharp had communications with the German defendants at the Nuremburg Trials. [Annotator's Note: Sharp was a...
Herbert Heilbrun was not working the day Pearl Harbor occurred [Annotator's Note: on 7 December 1941]. On that Sunday...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Reva Kibort could not attend school because the war broke out in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland [Annotator's Note...
After training in Texas, Joseph Medicine Crow went to Camp McCoy near New York, New York for embarkation to Europe. He...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training, Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
The trip overseas for Richard Witaker was difficult because so many of his fellow Marines got seasick on the 31 day...
Vernon Leopold and his outfit [Annotator's Note: I...
After two different assignments on quartermaster duty in the United States, Rothacker Smith finally joined his...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
Harry Quinn has been bothered with physical and mental problems resulting from the war. He goes to the VA [Annotator’s...
Abe Milkis took a train home from New York. [Annotator’s Note: he arrived in New York after he returned from Europe...
Henry Malec did not have sufficient points to return home immediately after the war ended. He was subject to being...
Samuel Lombardo did not think much of the German people. He felt they were negligent in allowing Hitler's [Annotator's...
Roy Uthes was in Myitkyinā when word was received about the end of the war with Japan. After the war he was flown out...
After all he witnessed in the war, Anthony Costa had no negative feelings toward the Japanese. He was raised with...

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