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[Annotator's Note: Charles Kneflin was a tail gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortressvery heavy bomber in the 53rd...
Mac Glenn Morris joined his squadron VMSB-236 [Annotator's Note: Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 236 (VMSB-236), in...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
Charles Poston [Annotator's Note: a US Army Air Corps pilot with the 1st Air Commando Group based in Asansol, India]...
Karl Friedrich "Charley” König [Annotator's Note: or Koenig] knew he was going to Africa [Annotator's Note: in March...
Burt Richard Sadler remained on the ship all night. The next day, he heard the anchor rise, and the ship went into the...
Elmo Bell fought all the way across France. His unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) during the Battle off Samar. Battle damage examination afterward...
Wallace Spencer and two others stole a whaleboat after the war. A wooden one. They were in Bremerton, Washington where...
Edward Stone realized that the United States was not prepared for war when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. He saw...
Leo William Schmittgens remembered after all the firing ceased [Annotator's Note: after a firefight during the Battle...
James Thomas Womack's ship [Annotator's Note: USS St. Louis (CL-49)] was on patrol duty until they were able to get...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
Ogden Saik had a few other items he wanted to cover. He said he considered himself a member of the "Poor Man's Navy."...
Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Commander William R. Kane] took over the squadron then took over as CAG [Annotator's...
Robert Leese was based on New Guinea [Annotator's Note: with the 822nd Bombardment Squadron, 38th Bombardment Group,...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
James Morehead discusses his aerial victory while he was on an escort mission over Romania. He saw two planes that...
Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...
As a member of a new P-47 [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] fighter group [Annotator's...
James Oney was scared when bombs were falling [Annotator's Note: during air raids on Stirling Island, Treasury Islands...
The barracks were about two or three miles from the fields. Sometimes John Symons walked there. They had A, B, and C...
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...
Joseph Haines was not worried about going overseas. Everything was new to him and he got to see things he had never...
Bud Olson was prepared well by his training prior to flying into Normandy [Annotator's Note: with Headquarters Company...
Robert Leroy Shirkey and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 158th Regimental Combat Team] began...
Henry A. Tacket and his boat, the USS PC-600 [Annotator's Note: a patrol craft] were assigned duty as escort for a...
Besides morphine and cigarettes, John Kerner also carried along scotch. Back in England, they were worried the Germans...
Norris Bucksell was in Italy during World War 2 as a litter-bearer in the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry...
Michael Mickey Ganitch served on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) during the Aleutian Islands Campaign. It was cold and...
Robert Barnett went to radio training for six weeks and then went to Fort Pierce [Annotator's Note: Fort Pierce,...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
On 5 January 1945, Carl Beck and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...

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