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After going ashore three months after D-Day, Robert Huber's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th...
Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
Bud Loring retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel. After World War 2 he joined a National Guard unit. He had a...
After training at Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near Hattiesburg, Mississippi], Roy H. Matsumoto heard rumors of a...
Seymour Mermelstein attended basic training in Miami Beach, Florida. He was then sent to automotive school. He went to...
When he was told that he would be trained aboard ship as a gunner, Robert Fitz was "mystified." He arrived at the main...
They [Annotator's Note: Edward Driscoll and Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13), USS Franklin (CV-13)] left Leyte [Annotator's...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Eugene Vaadi enlisted in the US Army Air Forces at age 20 and was sent to Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama for...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
After gunnery school, Paul Lefever underwent training at Buckley Field, Colorado for pursuit armors training and had...
Next, Stanley Stewart was sent to Jacksonville Air Station [Annotator's Note: Naval Air Station Jacksonville] in...
After graduating from gunnery school, Robert Tyler Oakes was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet his crew. They were...
Burt Richard Sadler remained on the ship all night. The next day, he heard the anchor rise, and the ship went into the...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) during the Battle off Samar. Battle damage examination afterward...
As a member of a new P-47 [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] fighter group [Annotator's...
Joseph Haines was not worried about going overseas. Everything was new to him and he got to see things he had never...
Carl Beck joined the Army at 17 in November 1942. He was born in 1925. He had been working with his father during the...
Albert Porche and the 99th Fighter Squadron landed in North Africa. [Annotator's Note: The 99th Fighter Squadron was an...
As Stanley Wolczyk departed the United States, he had no idea of his destination. The troops thought that they were...
Henry A. Tacket and his boat, the USS PC-600 [Annotator's Note: a patrol craft] were assigned duty as escort for a...
Robert Barnett went to radio training for six weeks and then went to Fort Pierce [Annotator's Note: Fort Pierce,...
Kenneth F. Thomas's unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 322nd Medical Battalion, 97th Infantry Division] was sent to...
When Oran Harris' ship pulled into port in New Guinea, he walked ashore just to say he had been there. But he saw no...
John Morrow was born in April 1924 in Marksville, Louisiana. It is a small town and he knew almost everyone in town. He...
Robert Max transferred to Ohio University for his sophomore year of college because the commute was easier and the...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
Helen Gagel was sent to Texas to an Army Hospital at Fort Brooke, Texas. She was sent from there to Chickasha, Oklahoma...
Darold Rice remembers how when he and the other privates reported back for duty no one was at the camp and they joined...
A great deal of camaraderie had been established in the unit, especially among the guys Fred Hirsekorn had been in the...
Earl Williams recounts his experiences as an assistant crew chief assigned to a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Paul Bosworth and his crew flew their B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] to Wales. The...
Wilbur Thomas and his unit were traveling were near La Havre [Annotator's Note: Le Havre, France] with a convoy, when...
Selwyn Gilmore and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 52nd Bombardment Squadron, 29th Bombardment Group, 314th Bombardment...
Robert Prince graduated from college and then reported to Fort Lewis [Annotator's Note: now part of Joint Base Lewis-...

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