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William Myers, Jr. used any available ship to send sailors home. He did such a good job, his captain wanted to write...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
When Robert Rosendahl and his fellow survivors were told to destroy their weapons they threw them all out into the bay...
Nathan Taffel worked at a huge camp in Flossenburg, Germany. The camp included many different types of individuals...
Nathan Taffel and other Jews were forced by the Germans to build roads in Poland. At times, his life was threatened....
One morning a German officer who spoke English entered the room [Annotator's Note: in their barracks at Stalag III-B in...
Lieutenant Hagerty was promoted as a liaison officer for the 1st Marine Division and coordinated all of the regiments...
Robert Hammond's medical training was in suturing, and one of his major challenges on Guam occurred when there were no...
Anthony Acevedo was picked to be part of a group of 350 Jewish and other undesirables being sent to Berga in the Ulster...
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...
Harry Bell was born in May 1925 and grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He graduated high school in May 1943 and by...
Second Lieutenant Irma Darphin, a nurse in the US Army, docked in Liverpool, England and went to Bishop's Lydia,...
Richard Audler shipped out of the United States and steamed for to the island of Ponam, located off Manus Island [...
Thomas Murphy talks to high schools about the war. When a young girl asked him which of his medals he was the most...
Robert Rosendahl got out of Camp O'Donnell and went on a detail north of a town called Cabanatuan where he was put to...
Claude Shannahan and his unit went to Vallejo, California while waiting for transfer papers to go on furlough. Shanahan...
Anzio, Italy was the worst place Lowell Hughes ever was. The morning they left, they had dug in about 500 yards from...
After spending one day in Paris, France, Hugh Colbert boarded a train for Le Havre, France in Normandy. Upon arriving...
The camp [Annotator's Note: Camp Lucky Strike, between Cany and Saint-Valery, France] was Seventh Heaven. They [...
After some time in Melbourne, Edmund Durocher and the other Marines [Annotator's Note: of the 1st Marine Division] were...
Annaliese Nossbaum was in Theresienstadt [Annotator’s Note: Theresienstadt; transit camp and ghetto; Terezin, Czech...
Thomas Edgar Morgan, Sr. was assigned to the 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) and took part in the Battle of Midway....
Upon reaching his 18th birthday in October, 1943, Warren Schmitt volunteered for the Army Air Corps. During his initial...
Having completed basic training in the Army Air Forces, Teddy Kirkpatrick was sent to aircraft mechanics school in...
Robert Swift witnessed the atrocities at the Gunskirchen death camp. There were two different kinds of camps. In the...
The children of the family did not always know, Christian de Marcken clarified, about their parents' sheltering of...
Robert Fisch had contracted a fever. [Annotator's Note: He had been exposed to typhus at the Austrian border on his way...
Arthur Staymates had nearly daily conversations with Göring [Annotator's Note: German Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring...
Francis Higgins recalls the story of how Philippine mahogany wood was secured to build the PT boats. He [Annotator's...
Hans Courant has never been to Hiroshima or Nagasaki. He has also not returned to Alamogordo but has been back to Los...
William Leibold spoke to his wife Grace for the first time in years while he was in Oakland. She wanted to visit but he...
Daniel Szafran survived the Holocaust and combat in Israel after the war. He felt good being in Palestine after...
Ernest Gross, a prisoner at Kaufering [Annotator’s Note: Kaufering; subcamp of Dachau; Landsberg am Lech, Germany] says...
Anne Levy and her family were required to have good health in order to immigrate to the United States. Her mother and...
Paula Knobler and her group of fellow Holocaust survivors found out from Russian soldiers that help was available for...

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