Interactions with Allied troops

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In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941],...
Ogden Saik had a few other items he wanted to cover. He said he considered himself a member of the "Poor Man's Navy."...
[Annotator's Note: William Nesser served aboard the SS Kalliopi in Russia where they loaded lumber for England.] They...
Robert Leese was based on New Guinea [Annotator's Note: with the 822nd Bombardment Squadron, 38th Bombardment Group,...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
James Oney was scared when bombs were falling [Annotator's Note: during air raids on Stirling Island, Treasury Islands...
The morning of 9 December 1941 was calm for the most part in Pasay, Luzon, Philippines. Curtis Brooks and his brother...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout the segment, a chirp sound can be heard.] Albert "Al" Machaud is not sure of the unit he...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. After being assigned to an air crew, Chester...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. Chester Sharp and his crew [Annotator's Note...
[Annotator's Note: Floyd Horne enlisted in the Army Air Forces at Chanute Field in Champaign County, Illinois in July...
Robert Leroy Shirkey and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 158th Regimental Combat Team] began...
Besides morphine and cigarettes, John Kerner also carried along scotch. Back in England, they were worried the Germans...
Norris Bucksell was in Italy during World War 2 as a litter-bearer in the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry...
After Marine Corps boot camp, Arthur McHardy was sent to Seattle, Washington to a Navy yard as an MP [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...
During his time in the China-Burma-India Campaign, John Hever rarely had contact with the local adults; but he did...
Herndon Inge, Junior heard scuttlebutt [Annotator's Note: a period slang term for a rumor] that the Americans were...
On 5 January 1945, Carl Beck and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry...
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
On the day American forces arrived [Annotator's Note: 3 February 1945 at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp, or, Manila...
Madeleine Peters remembers the Allies landing in France [Annotator's Note: The Normandy D-Day invasion began the...
On 4 February [Annotator's Note: 4 February 1945] Curtis Brooks looked out and saw all of the American military. Right...
Karl Friedrich "Charley” König [Annotator's Note: or Koenig] does not remember much about arriving in Norfolk [...
William King never experienced any discrimination while in the service. He never thought about it. He wrote home...
Depth charges were generally under the wings of the aircraft, according to Bennett Sparks. The pilot, given location...
John H. Cole was in Company M, 3rd Battalion, 381st Heavy Weapons [Annotator's Note: Company M, 3rd Battalion, 381st...
Around the time of the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive...
Harold Ronson experienced one of the most anti-Semitic incidents in his life going into Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note:...
Peter Hirschmann and his Jewish family were an accepted part of the German population prior to Hitler's [Annotator's...
Allen Pedersen and his company [Annotator's Note: 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] were recovering American tanks and...
There was not much going on when Lowell Hughes landed at Anzio, Italy [Annotator's Note: 22 January 1944]. The landing...
Bernard Baker went to Anzio [Annotator's Note: Anzio, Italy] and remained there for about three weeks. It was a...
During the Anzio [Annotator's Note: Battle of Anzio; 22 January 1944 to 5 June 1944; Anzio, Italy] breakout, Robert...
Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...

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