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John Sacks' first mission was to Bremen, Germany to hit an oil refinery in that city. When they got over the target the...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
Mahlen Arledge and the 81st Infantry Division were placed on ships that were destined for the island of Angaur. The...
Jack Sanders felt that despite its bad reputation, the B-24 [Annotator’s Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber...
Arthur Seltzer was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began in December 1944. It was cold and...
John Pogue was a capable typist when he entered the Army. He was told that with his ability to type 70 words per minute...
Earl Tweed advanced from being a platoon commander with 35 to 40 men at full strength to being a company commander with...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
Calvin Moret and the Tuskegee Airmen helped break down racial barriers. They did not realize at the time that they were...
There was more training for John Pogue after he reached Reading [Annotator's Note: Reading, England]. The 401st Glider...
In late January or early February [Annotator’s Note: late January or early February 1945] the Battle of the Bulge ended...
Anne Levy was born in Lodz, Poland in July 1935. Before the war started, she was a very young girl [Annotator's Note:...
Lawrence Brooks followed the war while he was in service. One of the islands he was on had Japanese pillboxes. The...
Reva Kibort left the Warsaw Ghetto and made her way to the Aryan side. Her mother had provided them with some valuable...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow was doing research into statistical fitting with WACs [Annotator’s Note: Women's Army Corps] during...
[Annotator's Note: Lawrence Yatsu served in the Army as a BAR man in Company C, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd...
William Pierce had steak and eggs before boarding the Higgins Boat [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel...
Dell Lauderdale retired from the military and went to work for a private security company called Wackenhut Security. He...
George Morgan returned to Fort Pierce. [Annotator’s Note: Fort Pierce in Florida was the training base for the...
John Singlaub compared British to American parachutes. The British chute was different in many ways compared to the...
William Harvey served on a converted yacht named the USS Onyx (PYc-5). Onyx was 125 feet long with two diesel driven...
Jack Skaggs was transferred from the Kiangwan POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp to Osaka, Japan in August...
Jack Skaggs saw several POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] accidentally killed by the electrical wire surrounding...
James Gaffney reviews the crew and officers of the PT Boat he served on in World War II. Some were good and some not so...
Madeleine Peters discovered going to the store without having to stand in lines was one of the first noticeable changes...
Sterling Cale returned from the various Pacific islands where he was stationed to Honolulu and the hospital at Fort...
Eva Gross was reunited with her very ill mother in Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note: after the British liberated the...
John McConn was awarded his Silver Star medal as a result of his actions while his unit was capturing a German town....
Harold Zeringer joined the 466 [Annotator's Note: USS PC-466] which was a warship of the first magnitude. Zeringer had...
Sterling Cale was assigned to the 1st Marine Division right after Pearl Harbor. He did not have a proper Marine uniform...
George Morgan was given a physical and sworn into the Navy along with many other men on Church Street. [Annotator’s...
George A. Sarosi lived in Hungary which had lost a large part of its territory after the end of World War 1. The ruling...
James White was a 60mm mortar man, but artillery fire took out two machine gunners. White became a machine gunner as a...
Lowell Brueland named his Mustang [Annotator’s Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] after his half-...
Jack Leaming and other Allied prisoners of war, POWs, were forced to work by the Japanese after capture. Work details...
Jack Leaming and his pilot were taken to Yokohama. [Annotator's Note: Leaming was the rear gunner in the Douglas SDB...