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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 Erik Johnsen graduated from his final training at Kings Point, [Annotator's Note: US Merchant Marine Academy,...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) during the Battle off Samar. Battle damage examination afterward...
Henry A. Tacket and his boat, the USS PC-600 [Annotator's Note: a patrol craft] were assigned duty as escort for a...
Richard Ryan served aboard the Tripoli [Annotator's Note: USS Tripoli (CVE-64)] in the Pacific and the Card [Annotator'...
Lester Hull does not recall when the German counterattack began. He remembers that while the battle lasted for six...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
William Lansford continued training while he was in Hawaii waiting for the Raiders who had carried out the raid on...
Curtis Brooks arrived for duty in Korea at night. His unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Battery, 10th Field...
[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...
Having moored in the harbor at Nagasaki, Japan, Lauren Bruner and some shipmates [Annotator's Note: from the USS...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. said his ship was anchored off Enewetak Atoll when the atomic bomb was being tested. Their ship was...
When they were finished building their positions [Annotator's Note: along the beaches of Oahu] Clarence Herbert...
Moses Hogan was on the USS Montgomery (DD-121) when Pearl Harbor was attacked. As one of three stewards, he cooked and...
Robert Templet believes that there was a lack of preparation for an enemy attack at Pearl Harbor during the weeks...
Lloyd Guillory joined the Air Force and was shipped to Sheppard Field in Texas. It was a hell hole for Guillory. There...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
Recounting his experience in France after he was shot down, James Armstrong comments that the French people were very...
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...
Basil Woolf returned from North Africa on his landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269] and voyaged to England. En...
Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
Bastogne was very cold. There, Edward Shames' platoon mostly executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
Frank Hartzell advanced through the ranks as squad and then platoon leader as casualties mounted during the Battle of...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
At the time, Roger Bowers had never considered the idea of being captured. On 16 December 1944, right after daybreak,...
Donald Wilson and the USS Vincennes (CL-64) participated in the shore bombardment of Saipan and Tinian during the...
Allen Horton reported aboard the USS Nevada (BB-36), and a fellow Princeton acquaintance helped him settle into...
Basil Woolf joined the British Navy in May 1941. He was called up in October 1941 and his parents had a fit. His father...
Lloyd Guillory and the other new pilots were told that they would initially train in P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...

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