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Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
Charles Murray's company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division]...
Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...
Glen Jostad was a radio man and gunner on a Boeing B-17 heavy bomber. He flew multiple missions against German...
Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp. When a group of Americans killed a German...
Thomas Ballew served in headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] handling finance and...
Carl Peterson went into the Battle of the Bulge near Aachen [Annotator's Note: Aachen, Germany]. He was only there...
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
After induction into the Army, Norris Waddill went to Camp Crowder, Missouri for his basic training. Basic training was...
Cyril Buchert went into the Army Air Corps flight program but washed out. He was given the option to become a radio...
One of the chiefs saw Jack Yusen again at the opening of the Taffy 3 memorial and asked Yusen if he remembered him....
The first and only time Raymond Bailey ever came under attack was on 19 March 1945. They were 50 miles off the coast of...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
Adolph Wilson fought through some of the worse jungles on Bougainville. It had everything imaginable. It rained every...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Richard Witaker faced many hardships on Okinawa. Troops suffered from fatigue resulting from tension and lack of sleep...
In March 1945, Robert Gorman learned that he was a father. He received a telegram giving him the news. Everyone in his...
Gabriel Spinelli began his active duty in March 1943. His basic training took place in Sacramento at a facility that...
Gustave Heinecke was made a Lieutenant, and as commanding officer was in charge of taking the USS LCS(L)(3)-1 back...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
Linda Hope was born in 1939 [Annotator’s Note: She is the daughter of Bob and Dolores Hope]. She never realized the...
Major L. Cohn was born in Manhattan, New York in October 1927. He grew up in Brooklyn during the difficult times of the...
Howard Genrich was on a stretcher when he was loaded onto a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 cargo aircraft]...
Samuel Spector felt that the Kachins were on a friendly basis but not strictly military disciplined. It was more a team...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
Herbert Heilbrun wrote his last letter before his final mission. [Annotator's Note: A baby has been crying in the...
Murphy Burke had been gone for two years when he got his first leave in April 1945. While overseas he had stayed in...
Arturo Camacho remembers going down to the docks, and coming away with a canteen full of brown sugar that had been...
The Red Ball Express hauled the troops around and it was almost completely made of black drivers. When they got ready...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...
Sidney Philips remembers someone being perfect. He was handsome, young, and the girls loved him. Phillips tells...
One of the guys in the group with Dominic Martello went and got a scalp from one of the Germans that crashed in the...
Lester Hull was born in Hartford, Connecticut in April 1920. He remembers the Great Depression well. Hull's father was...
They returned to Pearl Harbor but didn't stay long enough for Clayton Fisher to train. He still hadn't made any dives...
Once the United States entered World War 2, Adelaide Benjamin followed the progress of the war in a number of ways but...

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