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Claude Shannahan was named for three of his dad's brothers who had died of pneumonia in Canada. Shannahan was born in...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
Raymond Bailey was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Jobs at the time only paid about one dollar per day....
Barbara Butler was born in Syracuse, New York in 1921. Her father was a salesman so they moved around a lot when she...
Oran Harris was born in Hartford, Tennessee in September 1924. His childhood home was near the Smoky Mountains, about...
Robert Templet was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in September 1920. At the age of five years old, his family moved to...
Dominic Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's Note: early Cannon Company, before they established them...
Herbert Auerbach was born in June 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended a local high school in what is...
James Muri joined the Army so that he could become a pilot. Growing up in Montana Muri did not see many airplanes. He...
John Moran was born in Superior, Wisconsin. He had a great youth and enlisted in the Army at 17. He was then sent to...
Harold Baumgarten served with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division during the first wave of attacks on D...
John Rogers was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. He went to college in Indiana then got a job as a recreation...
Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Howard Fox was born in Albany, New York in 1925. He grew up during the Great Depression, and lost his mother when he...
William Myers, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1926. During the Great Depression his father worked...
Thomas Amico was born in June 1926, the fourth of four children of Italian immigrants who settled into an area called...
Herb McClure was born in March 1924 in Neodesha, Kansas, the only male and oldest of five siblings. His father had an...
Aubrey Bradley was born in October 1923 in Blue Mound, Kansas. When he was 18 and attending the University of Kansas,...
Benjamin Schleider was born in Brenham, Texas in 1921. His grandfather was a successful businessman and was very...
Robert Rans was born in Chicago, Illinois in April 1921. Family life was mostly normal until the war started. He worked...
William Douglas Lansford was born in 1922 in Los Angeles. His father was an Anglo from Texas and his mother was a...
Blanche Marie (Gregory) Barnes Gangwere was born in 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up near Northeast High...
Paul Pizzolongo was born in February 1923 in Bronx, New York. His father picked numbers for the bookies and his mom did...
Joe Clapper was born in Jonesboro, Indiana, but grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He joined the Marine Corps just out of...
David Roderick was born in Decatur, Illinois on 18 November 1923. Roderick had five brothers. His mother and father...
Gerald West spent 1944 in an OSS [Annotator's Note: Office of Strategic Services, the pre-runner of the CIA] training...
The club [Annotator's Note: the Red Cross in Northern Ireland] closed and Holly Reynolds was sent to Wales to...
Ray Snyder graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering Physics, and was commissioned in...
Having returned to the United States to become part of a cadre of experienced personnel who were tasked with preparing...
Edward Tipper completed his paratrooper training in the United States and shipped out for England. Before going aboard...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
Byron Othello Wilkins was taught what to do if he became a POW but no one figured they would become POWs. They boarded...
Curt Simmons was a member of the US Navy Armed Guard. He was born on a farm outside of Walters, Oklahoma and was a farm...
Marvin Hill went to the Parcel Post building in Richmond to enlist, and underwent a physical. He was rejected, and told...
Wesley S. Trindal was with Company F, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was born in Superior, Wisconsin...
Robert Kelso crossed into Germany through the Siegfried Line and headed toward Salzburg. His unit was in Salzburg when...

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