Interactions with Allied troops

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Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
William Lansford continued training while he was in Hawaii waiting for the Raiders who had carried out the raid on...
There were two things about a boat of the type [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat, or PT-Boat] that Thomas D....
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Traina served in the US Coast Guard as a radioman aboard the USCGC Comanche (WPG76).] In...
After enlisting in the Army Air Corps, Frank Dolsen was sent to Jefferson Barrack in St. Louis, Missouri [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: There is a loud hissing noise throughout this clip.] In headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters...
[Annotator's Note: There is a lot of background noise in this interview.] Edith Vancheri [Annotator's Note: an Army...
After Marshall Burnett's induction at Camp Shelby [Annotator's Notes: Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi], he...
William E. Byrnes took a train to Camp Wolters [Annotator's Note: in Mineral Wells, Texas] and it took forever. There...
William Pena traveled on the Queen Elizabeth over to England where he was given lots of food. Only one day he remembers...
Edward G. Willette lived in tents [Annotator's Note: in Cherbourg, France], and the closest he came to combat at the...
Norris Bucksell and the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry Division, crossed the Arno River in Italy. There...
Thomas Francis Schicker heard that they changed course four different times [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS General...
Alois Kopp escaped from a sinking Hell Ship and swam to the beach on Burma only to be recaptured by the Japanese. The...
Paul Bosworth and his crew flew their B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] to Wales. The...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Grunte was a Latvian prisoner in a labor camp in the Soviet Union after World War 2.] There...
When Alfred Dearman got to Japan, he went to a replacement depot. He waited around there with his friend he had gone to...
On the way out of the United States, Joseph F. McGee Junior reunited with his old high school football coach in Hawaii...
Selwyn Gilmore and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 52nd Bombardment Squadron, 29th Bombardment Group, 314th Bombardment...
The first rounds of artillery fire are often shot way over where you think the troops are and then you fire back to...
Vernon Tweedt got his artillery training at Camp Edwards [Annotator's Note: in Cape Cod, Massachusetts]. There were...
Nolan Albarado was in the Army but was cooking for the Navy in Hawaii. He returned home to the United States in 1943...
Horace Sharp and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
[Annotator's Note: Glynn G. Raby, Jr. was with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division...
Whenever the 939th Field Artillery Unit [Annotator's Note: 939th Field Artillery Battalion] moved, Chafer Honea and C...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
Edgar R. "Ross" Forman's unit [Annotator's Note: Company A, 319th Engineer Combat Battalion, 94th Infantry Division in...
Richard O. "Otto" Bertz when through the backstreets of Paris [Annotator's Note: Paris, France] on a truck. It was...
Hans Siverts' unit [Annotator's Note: 4th Convalescent Hospital] pretty much stayed together through the war. The last...
Frederick Ellis's points were up, and he was entitled to go home. He got a new officer on board [Annotator's Note: USS...
Philip Curran was on Admiral Barbey's [Annotator's Note: US Navy Vice Admiral Daniel Edward Barbey] staff and that was...
After a 30 day leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time], during which Alvin Callender...
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...
Robert Villars was assigned to the SS Grant Wood which was built in Jacksonville, Florida. After the shakedown cruise,...

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