Interactions with Allied troops

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George Griffenhagen went in on a Dutch ship [Annotator's Note: when he traveled from Sicily to Great Britain]. They...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
After Joseph Medicine Crow had spent time in Italy, he returned to southern Germany then went to Poland. It was there...
John Rogers found dug in tanks that were dispersed throughout [Annotator's Note: throughout Germany]. One time, they...
Cleveland Peterson and the 59th Air Service Squadron left the United States for India with as much aircraft repair...
Herbert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in nine...
John Raaen saw an unbelievable number of ships on the morning of D-Day. There were thousands of ships all spaced apart...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
On 17 July 1944 Sidney LaPook and the 193rd Field Artillery Group left Kington for Southampton. On 21 July they took a...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
George Rudloff was sent to India via Australia. He arrived at Chandigarh which was a staging area in India. From there...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Life in Hawaii was wonderful for Lydia Grant before the war. The island was at its pristine best at that time. Grant...
Marigold "Margot" McNeely was born in London, England in 1926. She moved from London to a small seaside resort called...
Herbert Auerbach was born in June 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended a local high school in what is...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Gus Gikas was in India when he heard that the Germans had surrendered. Later, he heard of the Japanese surrender. Gikas...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Wallace Jeffery was near the Buchenwald concentration camp when the war ended in Germany. The camp had been liberated...
Herbert Heilbrun wore long johns under woolen pants with a warm shirt under a Mae West [Annotator's Note: inflatable...
Zhanna Dawson worked with a tuner to tune the orphanage piano [Annotator's Note: because of her playing talent, Dawson...
Robert Inghram lived in a room with an Eagle Squadron pilot [Annotator's Note: in Stalag Luft III, a prisoner of war...
Judith Meisel was standing with her mother and sister when they discovered that her sister had typhus. That was the...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...
John Raaen and the men around him were ready to get on with the job that they were trained to do. They were tired of...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
Glenn Frazier was in the Philippines on 8 December 1941 when the war started. [Annotator's Note: The date difference is...
John Singlaub had expected that his team would lead an attack on a German garrison, but a competing Communist...
Monty Joe Boitnott killed groups of men that were mostly Italian with his machinegun at Sened. He also killed Frenchmen...

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