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Prior to the battle near Oradour-sur-Glane, John Singlaub experienced a German Heinkel 111 bomber attack. The aircraft...
Arthur Seltzer reached Munich, Germany. The troops could tell the war was coming to an end. That was the location of...
Norman Riggsby worked as an MP [Annotator’s Note: military policeman] and as a judge. When they not on motorcycle...
Peter Somogyi saw his father taken away within a week of 19 March 1944 [Annotator's Note: the day Germany occupied...
Basil Woolf experienced the buzz bomb [Annotator's Note: German V-1 rocket bomb] attacks perpetrated by Germany on...
Bernard Friedenberg fought at Aachen, Germany on the Siegfried Line. He was doing the same thing over and over again...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and the 745th Tank Battalion passed right through the Siegfried Lines...
After coming back to the United States Raymond Wells took a train to meet his wife in Aberdeen, North Dakota. On the...
At North Island Naval Air Station John Finn achieved Seaman First Class, then in September 1929 he made Third Class...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Samuel Lombardo appreciated his boyhood in Pennsylvania. He grew up admiring the forefathers of the United States. They...
Leonard Brooks was born in the Philippines in 1924. His parents had gone to the Philippines in 1922 as missionaries and...
Leroy Fadem and the USS Stevens (DD-479) were part of the invasion force attacking Guam [Annotator's Note: in July 1944...
Robert Fisch had contracted a fever. [Annotator's Note: He had been exposed to typhus at the Austrian border on his way...
They [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow soldiers of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
As they [Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody and John Liska] approached, the entire village came to greet them. Carmody...
Edward "Babe" Heffron jumped into Holland and spent over 78 days there. The jump into the drop zone meant kill or be...
Joy Skelton returned to Holland and had a reunion with many of her relatives. Life there was difficult because the...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
Frank Fontana went into Holland then Belgium. He was a supply sergeant for the whole outfit [Annotator's Note: 93rd...
About eight months after the Helena went down [Annotator's Note: the USS Helena (CL-50) was sunk during the Battle of...
Eugene Vaadi remained in the military after he was liberated from Moosburg, Germany [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII A (...
George A. Sarosi was a freshman in medical school at the commencement of the Hungarian Revolution [Annotator's Note:...
Lloyd Guillory made one flight against Rabaul. Rabaul was a Japanese airfield that was a very hot spot. It was bypassed...
Anne Levy and her family were required to have good health in order to immigrate to the United States. Her mother and...
Communications for John W. Towle and his new French host family was difficult. With the help of a French to English...
Robert Fisch witnessed in the camps an older man talking to the younger people. He personally did not "give a damn"...
Charles Murray captured about ten German soldiers then continued on, allowing his men to collect the prisoners [...
Richmond Hamilton characterizes his aviation training as very thorough and shares a pair of anecdotes illustrating this...
While in Manila, Wim de Jonge was ordered to return to the Dutch Army to fight an uprising in the Dutch East Indies....
Walter Ram was taken from the hospital and transported to Frankfurt am Main, Germany for interrogation. He was...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Edward "Babe" Heffron continued fighting into Alsace-Lorraine then Dusseldorf and on to...
When Joseph Simpson entered enemy towns as his unit advanced into the German home land, white flags would come out and...
Arthur Staymates and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Staymayes was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th...
William Epperson was in Tunisia for a brief time before boarding a small troopship bound for Italy. The ships departed...

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