Interactions with Allied troops

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After going ashore three months after D-Day, Robert Huber's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
George Rudloff saw a competition between the American and British soldiers. The territory of India belonged to the...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
Madeleine Peters remembers the Allies landing in France [Annotator's Note: The Normandy D-Day invasion began the...
Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...
William Lansford continued training while he was in Hawaii waiting for the Raiders who had carried out the raid on...
William Pena traveled on the Queen Elizabeth over to England where he was given lots of food. Only one day he remembers...
Alois Kopp escaped from a sinking Hell Ship and swam to the beach on Burma only to be recaptured by the Japanese. The...
Horace Sharp and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
George Scholes was flown to Pearl Harbor, which was just a muddy mess then. Much of the damage from the attack had been...
Robert Riddle was assigned to the Merchant Marine ship SS Typhoon, transporting supplies and soldiers throughout the...
Benjamin Troemel recalls an occasion when he was supposed to get leave at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, but he was...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. said his ship was anchored off Enewetak Atoll when the atomic bomb was being tested. Their ship was...
Moses Hogan was on the USS Montgomery (DD-121) when Pearl Harbor was attacked. As one of three stewards, he cooked and...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax rose through the ranks quickly [Annotator's Note: while assigned to Fort Shafter as an...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
Glenn Frazier was responsible for delivering ammunition to the Philippine Army at the front lines after the invasion of...
Horace Sharp arrived in Le Havre, France following his deployment from the United States. The town was utterly...
Sidney LaPook heard that things were getting rough up there [Annotator's Note: in the Ardennes Forest] and that Bastone...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
William Pena recalls the situation in the Ardennes before the Germans arrived, how they laid tripwires and mines. They...
Byron Othello Wilkins experienced the artillery barrage around 5:30 in the morning [Annotators Note: on the morning of...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) sailed in search of the Japanese fleet for a few days before discovering the...
Felix Polito was drafted into the Army in November 1942. He went to Camp Maxey for his infantry training and was there...
Walter Halloran would carefully pick his spots as he advanced in enemy territory. He would try to keep trees and brush...
Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
Robert Fulton had been brought to Japan to be interrogated by the Japanese Navy general staff in a camp called Ōfuna....
Paul Dietzel flew from the Hawaiian Islands over Kwajalein to Tinian. During the flight they had not had anything to...
[Annotator's Note: Eva Schloss is an Austrian born Jew who fled to Amsterdam with her family after the Nazis came to...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
Byron Othello Wilkins was given an automatic rifle after they cleared the foxholes on the hill. All the men had M1...
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
Marigold McNeely was trained to work on the Bombe machine at Bletchley. It was mandatory to be at least five foot, four...

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