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George Peto and the men of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines had a few days of rest and got new guns then moved out...
Walter Halloran was often in combat. During the Battle of the Bulge, he was with an outfit trying to recapture a town...
When they were pulling into port in Luzon with 600 men aboard, Ben Skardon said that Lieutenant George Coburn, Skardon'...
Melvin Dahlberg finds it hard to point to one experience from the war that is the most memorable. The blast that...
Joseph Simpson joined the 84th Infantry Division in January 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in Company C,...
Fernando Serna and the defenders of Corregidor were bombarded continuously for days on end. He was scared but he kept...
While in the service, Benigno Martinez carried no weapons. It was not permitted. A medic did take over a machine gun...
William McCool crossed the Rhine River. He and another soldier were sent forward as scouts. Hidden by grape vineyards,...
Harold Buell and his fellow "Cactus Airforce" pilots searched the Slot for enemy ships. The enemy had Zero [Annotator's...
As a machine gunner, Arnold Addison said he didn't often see the enemy face to face. He remembers firing tracer rounds...
One of the Japanese jumped out of the tank [Annotator's Note: on Tinian] and Keith Renstrom shot him. He was awarded...
Calvin Moret and other Tuskegee Airmen were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 in Washington by President...
Jack Lengsfield says that although he thought about the moral implications of bombing cities, he had no qualms and...
Herbert Stern and the 84th Infantry Division crossed the Rhine River [Annotator's Note: on 1 April 1945] and the Weser...
Frank Pomroy describes Johnny Rivers in detail saying the he liked to drink quite a bit and punched a hole in their...
Raymond VanDuzer was recommended for a Silver Star but he did not know it at the time. He was awarded two Bronze Stars...
George Roberts took part in the 6 March [Annotator's Note: 6 March 1944] raid over Berlin during which 69 bombers were...
Tony Schneider recaps his involvement in the Doolittle Raid that took place on 18 April 1942. Assigned to VB-6 [...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Vicksburg (CL-86)] went to the Philippines because it was stricken...
Frank Maresca was born in September 1925 in Jersey City. He served in Company F, 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry...
Stewart "Stu" Bass was born and raised in Western Montana, about 20 miles outside of Missoula. He was the middle child...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
Richard Scholl was in some of the dirtiest fighting in the Philippines [Annotator's Note: Invasion of Lingayen Gulf,...
John Raaen and the men around him were ready to get on with the job that they were trained to do. They were tired of...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Murray served as a platoon commander, then company commander, in Company C, 1st Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
After the fighting in the Paris area Franklin Denius and his unit boarded trucks and travelled north of Paris. The...
On 18 April 1945 Thomas Murphy was shot. A few days before that happened they were attacked by German infantry...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: 7 December 1941], Richard Ryan was stationed at the naval...
Ralph Weymouth was awarded the Navy Cross for the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He was given the award for his...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Rothacker Smith's first interrogation was not bad. At the second stop of their march, Smith and his fellow prisoners...
When on attack, Robert Dickinson was usually at the helm or on one of the bow or stern planes. When on the surface, he...

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