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William Pierce went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina following his tour in Hingham, Massachusetts. Because he had been...
Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
Jeannine Burk experienced the forced separation of her family. Prior to the Nazis arriving to take her father away, her...
Ryfka Finkelstein [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling of her maiden name which is Sushka] was born in Poland in 1926...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
After Erik Johnsen graduated from his final training at Kings Point, [Annotator's Note: US Merchant Marine Academy,...
John Raaen woke up the next morning [Annotator's Note: the morning of 7 June 1944 following the D-Day invasion the...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
The Red Cross came in to the prison camp and Dominick Sgobbo was treated for dysentery. His buddies had been taking...
Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
Judith Baron got married and lived in New York City. Her husband did not like the city because it was too fast for him...
James Marks was on a ship that was carrying people to American Samoa. The ship tied up at the pier and he decided to...
Richard Ryan served aboard the Tripoli [Annotator's Note: USS Tripoli (CVE-64)] in the Pacific and the Card [Annotator'...
When Oran Harris' ship pulled into port in New Guinea, he walked ashore just to say he had been there. But he saw no...
Philip Dunford feels the Japanese were very capable fighters, but were also very cruel. What they did to an American...
William Epperson and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company D, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry...
William Epperson received two Purple Hearts for being wounded. Epperson felt strongly that women in the service would...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
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]...
Jack Carver moved into Germany and crossed the Rhine River. Most of the bridges into Germany had been destroyed but one...
Samuel Lombardo and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division] experienced light...
On 6 August 1945, Gerald Abbenhaus was training with the 3rd Chemical Mortar Battalion north of Nuremburg, Germany. The...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Judith Meisel was taken by train to Auschwitz. They were loaded into a car with others who were already there. Feces...
Lloyd Guillory joined the Air Force and was shipped to Sheppard Field in Texas. It was a hell hole for Guillory. There...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
Recounting his experience in France after he was shot down, James Armstrong comments that the French people were very...
The French Resistance had taken James Armstrong via train to the town of Quimper, France. [Annotator's Note: Armstrong...
When John Moran was in Belgium during the Battle of Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes...
Glen Jostad bailed out of his damaged Boeing B-17 heavy bomber and had a German fighter pass twice around him with the...
Basil Woolf returned from North Africa on his landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269] and voyaged to England. En...
When they left Clark Field, Harold DeForest's Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th Infantry...

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