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Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash [Annotator's Note: Donald...
[Annotator's Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
Arriving in October 1944, Aubrey Bradley was assigned to the 401st Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 613th...
Andrew Kiniry rejoined his unit [Annotator's Note: 45th Evacuation Hospital] at Eupen, Belgium near the German border....
Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
John Sacks' first mission was to Bremen, Germany to hit an oil refinery in that city. When they got over the target the...
Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
James Odom was excited to travel into the unknown, leaving home on a Greyhound bus bound for Dallas, then taking his...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)] were attacked in Bizerte by dive bombers. There were...
Theodore Wessen and the USS Pirate (AM-275) went to Guam after that island had been recaptured by the United States....
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Robert Oplinger left Fort Pierce, Florida training [Annotator's Note: as a member of Underwater Demolition Team 21 (UDT...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
Raymond Bailey was on the mess deck washing cups when he felt the first shudder caused by the bomb hit [Annotator's...
Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Edward Stone realized that the United States was not prepared for war when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. He saw...
Walter Broll became more cautious as a result of his experience at Bari, Italy with the German bomber attack on Allied...
Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Commander William R. Kane] took over the squadron then took over as CAG [Annotator's...
Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...
Basil Woolf was in London for some of the German bombing. He was home on leave and found his fiancé in an air raid...
The morning of 9 December 1941 was calm for the most part in Pasay, Luzon, Philippines. Curtis Brooks and his brother...
The Hurtgen Forest was thick so they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] didn...
They started flying and did not quit flying from that point on. Geraldine Nyman was stationed in Long Beach, California...
Michael Mickey Ganitch served on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) during the Aleutian Islands Campaign. It was cold and...
Having survived the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the subsequent treatment for his burn injuries, Lauren Bruner...
Robert Fisch met with outstanding doctors but did not stay at the hospital they recommended. Instead, he became a...

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