Overseeing enemy prisoners of war

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The first dead people John H. Price, Jr. saw were Germans and that had little effect on him. They could hear field...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
David Olson felt most of the people in France were happy to see the Americans. They had never fully recovered from the...
Benigno Martinez arrived in Italy [Annotator's Note: on 28 June 1944] and, within ten days, he was in combat with his...
Norris Waddill drove off the barge at Normandy and had a dry landing. He saw dead Seabees [Annotator's Note: members of...
Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Arthur Staymates studied with the MPs [Annotator's Note: military police] prior to leading the guards during the...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
Frank Patti's unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 333rd Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division]...
Landing on 1 April [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1945], Joe Clapper's platoon went into Okinawa right below Kadena, with...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
As soon as the artillery rounds got close, Charles Murray could not call in corrections because the batteries in his...
Under the influence of his sister who was a nurse, Walter Oka was thinking of studying to become a laboratory...
After crossing the Atlantic, Jack Barnes arrived in Le Harve, France. He then motored into Belgium. From Belgium,...
In Norfolk, Virginia, Leo Praetorius was assigned to several different pilots. They were training up and down the east...
Before being discharged from the hospital, Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] returned to his unit by lifting a...
Edwin Henlebin became interested in the activities of a photographer who was taking shots of an open air, 24 hour mess...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th...
Edmund Durocher had been in Headquarters Company but was transferred out ten days before they left New River [Annotator...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The 29th...
John Singlaub had expected that his team would lead an attack on a German garrison, but a competing Communist...
Robert Harris flew his first combat mission over France on D-Day. [Annotator’s Note: D-Day was on 6 June 1944 when...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Kaliste Saloom was sent to Marseilles and Toulon in the Provence region of France. He and the men with him were the...
The 20th Engineers was the first unit to go into Bizerte. George Griffenhagen and his fellow engineers spent the first...
Elmer Knudsen's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division]...
When the morning came, someone told Jack Houston that he 22nd [Annotator's Note: 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine...
Only one boat from Robert Huber's company [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th...
John McConn has a vivid memory of the attack on the Siegfried Line because of his terror about mounting a direct attack...
Norman Riggsby worked as an MP [Annotator’s Note: military policeman] and as a judge. When they not on motorcycle...
Wallace Hurley contracted pneumonia during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in the hospital for four days. Following his...
Baptiste Puissegur [Annotator's Note: as part of the 104th Infantry Division] went through Aachen and Stolberg in...
One day, Mort Walker heard on the radio that the war was over so he arranged for a train to take all of the Germans,...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The German rifle...
One day in late 1945 Allen Tillery was called in to the office of the colonel and informed that his application for the...

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