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Donelson Houseman experienced a terrible event after he was liberated. He went into town and could see the tanks [...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Lester Hull does not recall when the German counterattack began. He remembers that while the battle lasted for six...
[Annotator's Note: Orville Bethard served as an Electrician’s Mate aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63) which was sunk during...
After Orville Bethard went aboard ship [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] they went to Australia where...
When they were finished building their positions [Annotator's Note: along the beaches of Oahu] Clarence Herbert...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax rose through the ranks quickly [Annotator's Note: while assigned to Fort Shafter as an...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Joseph LaNier joined the United States Navy in February 1944. African-Americans prior to 1942 were not allowed to join...
John Nicholas went into the service in September 1943. His half brother George was already in the Navy. Nicholas went...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins in the middle of a story.] Benedict Bronder was told not to sign up as a...
Samuel Spector joined the United States Army Air Forces as a pilot trainee but he did not pass the advanced pilot...
Frank Maresca started his basic training in January [Annotator's Note: January 1944]. He was first sent to Fort Dix for...
John McConn was sent to Paris, Texas for basic training. That lasted about four months then he was sent to Kingsville,...
John Pogue was a capable typist when he entered the Army. He was told that with his ability to type 70 words per minute...
Before Arthur Seltzer was drafted into the Army, he had received multiple letters of commendation from the Army Signal...
Harold Berkman had 16 weeks of basic training as a member of Company B, 36th Infantry Training Battalion [Annotator's...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
Dabney Montgomery was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps and sent to Kessler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
John McConn experienced German machine gun fire at the battle of Saint- Dié. The enemy fired their guns at the...
After being wounded, Richard Keller was evacuated to a field hospital [Annotator's Note: Keller was shot by a sniper...
Donelson Houseman believes that the magnitude of the German offensive [Annotator's Note: the German Ardennes Offensive...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
While in Calcutta, George Rudloff developed physical activities in which the American soldiers could participate. There...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
James Jeter was drafted in 1944 but did not pass the physical examination at Fort Humbug [Annotator’s Note: in...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
Cape Gloucester was a rough campaign for Arthur Pendelton. They captured prisoners. Some of the fellas that had lost...
Arthur Pendleton was happy to get off of Cape Gloucester. They were there during the monsoon season. It was a terribly...

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