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James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
Jack feels that World War II is important enough that they shouldn't take it out of the history books. He felt it was...
At Ft. Benning, Bell ended up training with the 79th Infantry Division. As an officer, Bell remembers going through...
Giles Bacon remained at Merritt Island for five months before transferring to Quantico, Virginia. He then transferred...
Galloway lost his radio at one point and had to join up with another radio operator. Galloway recalls one afternoon...
After leaving the aid station [Annotator’s Note: near Chambois, France on August 20, 1944] Hawk was looked at by...
The Germans would use flares at night and drop them over the American convoy. At night this would illuminate the fleet...
Galloway was able to write back home which was nice. Galloway's parents found out that he was in a POW camp because of...
Joseph Armanini describes explaining why he missed the target from the previous mission to Colonel Harding [Annotators...
Richard Duchossois and his company were set up on the south eastern tip of the Bulge [Annotators Note: during the The...
Baynham recalls writing a couple of postcards per month. His folks wrote a lot but he only received a couple of letters...
They had a couple of rainy days in April [Annotator's Note: April 1945] but the rains got heavy after Lazarick left. He...
Richard Greer was in the hospital when John Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor. Greer was supposed to have been in...
Leo Terrebonne was assigned to the 1302nd Engineer General Service Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company C, and he endured a...
Joseph Haines wrote home. The letters were censored. He could not say more than he was doing fine. [Annotator's Note:...
John DuBose reached his new ship [Annotator's Note: the SS Bostonian] and was immediately given lifeboat training. He...
John Sacks was in a camp [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft I in Barth, Germany] with four compounds that housed about 9,...
Glen Jostad thought life at Stalag VI was much better than Stalag IV. [Annotator's Note: Jostad was initially held at...
While on forward observation with Task Force Sugar, Robert Gorman received a stack of mail from home. He learned that...
When James Bollich ran out of food, he started hunting. He was using World War 1 era ammunition. One day while hunting...
When Lester Hecht was in Mindanao [Annotator's Note: Mindanao, Philippines], the aircraft he was in charge of always...
Cleveland Peterson was aboard the SS Johnson when he heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They had been...
On the last mission that Maurice Hackler flew over Ludwigshafen [Annotator's Note: Ludwigshafen, Germany], his aircraft...
There was ongoing correspondence with people back home, and John Caraway was able to keep abreast of what was going on...
When Edwin McAuliffe's brother went to sea his parents likely knew it was a dangerous time to be at sea but he did not...
Donald Wilson and the USS New Orleans (CA-32) engaged in combat with the Japanese fleet at Guadalcanal. During the late...
No one tried to escape while Robert Whitcomb was a prisoner. After the Russians liberated the camp [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: James Gulotta served in the Army as an intelligence and reconnaissance team leader in the 21st...
Dr. Roscoe Brown says that the scene in the film "Red Tails" where the pilots were standing on the air field doing a...
Thomas Kolesa feels he had the best education he could have ever gotten from the Marine Corps. When he got into...
Russell Gackenbach had no idea where Tinian was located when he arrived there. He only knew it was close to Japan. At...
Basic training for Robert Boyer was regimented, leaving little to chance. For 17 weeks he worked with the 57mm anti-...
Carl Landwehr was transferred from the 8th Air Force in England to the 9th Air Force in Frankfurt, Germany. He was put...
Having completed multi-engined flight training as an Army Air Force pilot, Alonzo Emerson reported to Greenville, South...
After one patrol during which he was carrying a heavy BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Rifle], Richard...
Leo William Schmittgens went on patrols and his Lieutenant, Jaffe [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps First Lieutenant...

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