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Berle Wheeler was sent to Camp Robinson, Arkansas for 13 weeks of boot camp. He was then sent to Camp Gordon in Augusta...
After induction into the Army, Norris Waddill went to Camp Crowder, Missouri for his basic training. Basic training was...
Antonio C. Rodriquez reported to Fort Sam [Annotator's Note: Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas in September 1943...
Cyril Buchert went into the Army Air Corps flight program but washed out. He was given the option to become a radio...
Rob Roy Ratliff was assigned to the communications section of Headquarters, 5th Marine Division. At the time, the 5th...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Dr. Robert Beynon what it was like to be aboard a submarine being attacked with...
One of the chiefs saw Jack Yusen again at the opening of the Taffy 3 memorial and asked Yusen if he remembered him....
[Annotator's Note: Robert Doolan was marched from Stalag Luft III in Zagań, Poland to Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany...
On 2 October 1944, Sol Lazinger was looking for soldiers in his squad after a battle. He crossed the Wurm River [...
The night Arles J. Doss was wounded, the ambulance drove around without lights because the Germans could see them. Doss...
The first and only time Raymond Bailey ever came under attack was on 19 March 1945. They were 50 miles off the coast of...
Paul James Grubb was assigned to bombing runs over the Alps into France after a few days [Annotator's Note: he had...
Marine Corps boot camp was hard, hard, and harder for Marion Meredith Beal. They would have unannounced D.I. [Annotator...
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...
Robert Guitard and his family listened to the news of the war over the radio. One of his brothers was in the 5th Army...
Elmore Ruck had a brother who was a flyer in the war. Ruck was promoted to first lieutenant and his brother in the Air...
John S. Johnson remained in Camp Kiangwang until May 1945. Their workload eased up and conditions improved as more and...
[Annotator's Note: George Joseph Sullivan was captured by the Japanese during the Battle of Peleliu.] There was nothing...
Carl Landwehr was able to get a letter to his mother telling her of his being wounded, before the Army went to tell her...
Frank Pantuso's outfit [Annotator's Note: 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division] was assigned to support...
Sometime in the early summer of 1943, Norman Kinsey moved south of Casablanca to Berrechid [Annotator's Note: Berrechid...
Not much during combat stands out for Alan Moskin. Once in a while near the end, he would get R...
[Annotator's Note: Glynn G. Raby, Jr. took part in the Battle of Brest, 7 August to 19 September 1944, Brest, France.]...
Close to Nancy, France, William Jucksch first engaged in combat. His division [Annotator's Note: Jucksch served in the...
William McCool crossed the Rhine River. He and another soldier were sent forward as scouts. Hidden by grape vineyards,...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Roy Joseph Moss transitioned to the front when he joined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 142nd...
Earl Flanagan recalled his voyage overseas as enjoyable. It reminded him of rollercoasters which he loved. He did not...
Berle Wheeler was company clerk [Annotator's Note: in the 967th Engineer Maintenance Company at Ledo, India]. Each man...
Bruno S. Rinas was able to complete the work he was given because he was being fed. He never saw the Japanese shoot...
Jack Lengsfield says that although he thought about the moral implications of bombing cities, he had no qualms and...
Richard Witaker faced many hardships on Okinawa. Troops suffered from fatigue resulting from tension and lack of sleep...
The only thing Phineas Stevens remembers about Corregidor [Annotator's Note: Corregidor Island, Luzon, Philippines] is...
Ryan O'Brien crashed on 10 December 1944. O'Brien had been sent to lead navigator school. He flew a lot in the lead...
On Christmas 1944 [Annotator's Note: 24 December 1944], Morris Eugene Day was in Langendorf, Germany. His unit [...

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