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Reva Kibort was in school at a new DP [Annotator's Note: displaced person] camp called Neu Freiman near Munich when an...
The following day [Annotator's Note: the day after they left Myitkyinā], Gabriel Kinney and the other remaining...
Richmond Hamilton characterizes his aviation training as very thorough and shares a pair of anecdotes illustrating this...
Roger Bowers entered the Army from Pennsylvania when he was 18 years old in 1943. He was sent to Ft. Indiantown Gap,...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Edward "Babe" Heffron continued fighting into Alsace-Lorraine then Dusseldorf and on to...
William Epperson was in Tunisia for a brief time before boarding a small troopship bound for Italy. The ships departed...
Harry Koukos became part of the 7th Army [Annotator's Note: Koukos served in the 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry...
Ira Schilling and most of his comrades in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment changed a great deal after the...
Charles Balaza was in Manila Bay on a minesweeper during the morning of the Pearl Harbor attack. He was returning to...
Wim de Jonge worked in unsafe conditions in the coal mines of Japan. He was there for about a year. That was 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...
Archibald Higgins was 17 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. He did not know where the location...
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...
Ben Skardon thought the prisoners would be taken back to Bilibid Prison and that the American troops were nearby or...
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...
Clarence Carlson was only stationed at St. John in France [Annotator's Note: Beaumont Sur Oise Airfield, Beaumont Sur...
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...
Annaliese Nossbaum came across letters she and her mother had written after their liberation from Mauthausen [Annotator...
Itka Zygmuntowicz stayed in Auschwitz until 18 January 1945 when she and the other inmates were marched out of the camp...
Richard Lockhart saw burial parties take the dead out of his POW [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] camp day after...
When he arrived at Berga, Morton Brooks was shocked to find that it wasn't a POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war]...
On 1 June 1945, 800 B-29s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] and B-17s [Annotator's Note:...
Fernando Serna was liberated from a prisoner of war camp after the war. He was treated by doctors and nurses following...

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