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Donelson Houseman experienced a terrible event after he was liberated. He went into town and could see the tanks [...
After missions they [Annotator's Note: Hewitt Brian Gomez and his fellow crewmen] would have a debriefing about the...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Ora Hicks treated injured soldiers using physiotherapy [Annotator's Note: disease treatment by means other than drugs...
George Joseph Sullivan spent six months in a hospital at home after he got back. The diet was one of the bad things. He...
Raymond Cauble stayed in Italy until after Japan surrendered [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day, 15 August 1945...
After Erik Johnsen graduated from his final training at Kings Point, [Annotator's Note: US Merchant Marine Academy,...
On one mission, Bernard Smith's aircraft was taking off and the left wing began to dip. He got frightened and they hit...
Raymond Cauble got a long leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time] when he returned...
In February 1945, Salvador Guercia's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Sandoval (APA-194)] transported Marines to Saipan [...
They [Annotator's Note: Edward Driscoll and Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13), USS Franklin (CV-13)] left Leyte [Annotator's...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
They [Annotator's Note: Robert Jones and his fellow aviation cadets at Maxwell Field, Alabama] did a lot of night...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
John Bellecci completed engineering training at Clemson [Annotator’s Note: Clemson College in South Carolina]. He...
After gunnery school, Paul Lefever underwent training at Buckley Field, Colorado for pursuit armors training and had...
Next, Stanley Stewart was sent to Jacksonville Air Station [Annotator's Note: Naval Air Station Jacksonville] in...
Richard "Dick" Willhour retreated from German emplacements at Raon-l'Étape [Annotator's Note: Raon-l'Étape, France with...
Herbert W. Ridyard was let off a truck near Nennig [Annotator's Note: Nennig, Germany] and then advanced toward their...
In March 1943, Robert "Bob" Rickel was given orders to go through gunnery school. He did not understand why he was...
[Annotator's Note: Floyd Stahl was assigned to the minesweeper USS Sway (AM-120).] On the troopship over [Annotator's...
Burt Richard Sadler remained on the ship all night. The next day, he heard the anchor rise, and the ship went into the...
On the day after V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day, 15 August 1945], John Wicklund and a friend went to...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) during the Battle off Samar. Battle damage examination afterward...
En route to his battle station, Robert Kinzler had a clear view of Pearl Harbor, which was a mass of black smoke, with...
As a member of a new P-47 [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] fighter group [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. After being assigned to an air crew, Chester...
[Annotator's Note: Audio is not good throughout this clip.] When he was not on a mission, Marvin Raymond Graham would...
Henry A. Tacket and his boat, the USS PC-600 [Annotator's Note: a patrol craft] were assigned duty as escort for a...
Gordon Tadewaldt was born in June 1926 in Aurora, Illinois. He was one of five children. When his father lost his job...
Richard Ryan served aboard the Tripoli [Annotator's Note: USS Tripoli (CVE-64)] in the Pacific and the Card [Annotator'...
Bennett Sparks remembered that early in the war, before he was flying, one of his jobs in New York Harbor involved...
The housing at Henry Sherman Fouts' base was very primitive. He slept on a canvas cot and had only a couple of blankets...
Lester Hull does not recall when the German counterattack began. He remembers that while the battle lasted for six...
Bernard Baker went to Anzio [Annotator's Note: Anzio, Italy] and remained there for about three weeks. It was a...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...

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