Interactions with Allied troops

The map only displays records that have geographic information. Switch to the grid view to see all records.

Map is loading...
Timeline is loading...

The timeline only displays records that have date information. Switch to the grid view to see all records.

Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon was wounded in France.] Dillon was in the hospital from June to September [Annotator's...
Clifton Trahan was hospitalized in Africa after being burned in a submarine attack while serving aboard the merchant...
Judith Baron was imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen. It was absolutely hell. When they first arrived, they slept in tents. It...
As they [Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody and John Liska] approached, the entire village came to greet them. Carmody...
James Allen remembers Henry Glinski coming aboard with him. Glinski was a couple years older than Allen. Allen had...
Lorraine Achee could not believe the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor and she did not really understand it. They had...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Radford served in the Army as an infantryman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 133rd Infantry...
More tanks came in on 4 February [Annotator's Note: 4 February 1945], and they placed guards all around as there were...
[Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2. He was in the Jungvolk...
Edward "Babe" Heffron jumped into Holland and spent over 78 days there. The jump into the drop zone meant kill or be...
During the invasion of Normandy, Clinton Riddle and most of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment landed in British Horsa...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
[Annotator's Note: Bud Loring was in London, England after being rescued in France.] Loring was asked where he wanted...
James McDermott was at Moosburg [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] when the Germans surrendered. He...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
James Muri and his crew got on the first B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] they could...
Ernest Gross, a prisoner at Kaufering [Annotator’s Note: Kaufering; subcamp of Dachau; Landsberg am Lech, Germany] says...
Moses Hogan doesn't think movies about Pearl Harbor are authentic. After Pearl Harbor, Hogan was on a destroyer [...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
The American troops were taken prisoner, and Alexander Marsh said he marched for three days into the interior of...
[Interviewer asks about the planning of the operation at Los Baños Internment Camp, Los Baños, Philippines] Henry...
Henry Muller was with the 11th Airborne Division, Eighth US Army, that liberated the Japanese internment camp at Los...
While in Manila, Wim de Jonge was ordered to return to the Dutch Army to fight an uprising in the Dutch East Indies....
There was a nice beach [Annotator's Note: in a cove along the Batang Peninsula] where Angus Lorenzen and his fellow...
James McDermott says that the Germans did not treat them badly. If you were taken by the Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note:...
Benjamin Schleider and his unit [Annotator's Note: 6th Armored Division] landed at Utah Beach on 18 July 1944. The...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Edward "Babe" Heffron continued fighting into Alsace-Lorraine then Dusseldorf and on to...
William Garbo was born in 1924 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was in high school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor....
Henry Muller was present for the arrival of General Douglas MacArthur at Atsugi field, Japan, 30 August 1945. The...
Leo Porteau's squad [Annotator's Note: Porteau was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment...
Lester Hecht was heading to the invasion of Leyte. Halsey [Annotator's Note: US Navy Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey]...
The invasion of Morotai had been building up, and Robert Marovelli's ship joined the convoy going to battle. General...
At about nine that night, the captain told William Curtis and the rest of the crew to put their gas gear on and they...
Lowell Hughes crossed the Atlantic from Norfolk, Virginia to Oran, Africa. The weather was great for the trip. They...
William Leo Spaetgens and his Navy crewmates aboard the SS Leslie M. Shaw (MC-0440) converted their Liberty Ship to a...

Pages