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Robert Villars sailed through the Straits of Magellan after leaving Montevideo, Uruguay. He saw the local inhabitants...
When James McCorriston left the hospital, he was assigned to the USS Fall River (CA-131), then he left the Navy. He...
Ed Weber saw a movie with John Payne [Annotator's Note: John Howard Payne, American actor] and Maureen O'Sullivan [...
Lester Shapiro gives his serial number. He came out [Annotator's Note: of the Army] a Technical Sergeant from the 40th...
Robert Kelso crossed into Germany through the Siegfried Line and headed toward Salzburg. His unit was in Salzburg when...
Fredi Van Pelt went through basic training in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp...
Marion Labauve was born in February 1924 in Plaquemine, Louisiana. He was in the depression [Annotator's Note: the...
Byron Herbert Meader was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi and assigned to Headquarters, 271st Infantry Regiment [...
Irvin C. Klimas and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Thompson (DD-627)] gave support to the landing forces around...
On 25 December 1944, Christmas Day, J.M. "Jimmy" Fried, Jr., boarded the vessel that would take him to the European...
After graduation, Orrin Welty went home on a 14-day furlough [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short...
James Connelly got burned. They ran short of gasoline for flamethrowers. A small boat came back to get more. The LCM [...
Basil Woolf used local labor to help clean parts of the landing craft engines. The local help was assigned to him....
As a radar man, Ogden Saik was trained to destroy his equipment in the presence of an officer in the event of the ship'...
Returning home and being discharged from the Marine Corps was bittersweet for Edgar Cole. At the time prejudice was...
Norman Gustaf Benson left the United States in January 1945. He sailed from Newport Beach, Virginia and landed in...
After doing shore duty for a couple weeks, Lincoln Grahlfs was transferred to Guam [Annotator’s Note: Northern Marianas...
Richard "Dick" Schneider became a spare tail gunner after the loss of his former crew mates. It was not his preference...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Windom Joseph Burton was an aviation metalsmith 1st class when he was discharged. He might have received a promotion to...
Irwin Stovroff and about 200 or so Jewish POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] had been separated by their German...
Before the war, Sterling Mace played baseball and had aspirations to pitch. He pitched for the Philip Morris cigarette...
On 5 July [Annotator's Note: 5 July 1945], after refuel and refit in Perth [Annotator's Note: Perth, Australia], John...
Sullivan Tindal and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company I, 3rd Battalion, 259th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry...
John "Jack" Raquepau does not know if he got the same bunk that was used by the pilot he replaced [Annotator's Note:...
Allen Pedersen, as First Sergeant, was responsible for running the company [Annotator's Note: Pedersen served in the...
Robert Lowe was at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and was sent to Palmyra Atoll for two years of guard duty. They took a radar...
Bryce Jordan went on active duty in February 1943, and took a train from Chicago, Illinois to Sheppard Field, Texas [...
Alvin Barnes entered Tokyo Bay [Annotator's Note: Tokyo Bay, Japan] after the war. His ship [Annotator's Note: USS...
The war in Europe had ended, but the war in the Pacific continued. The Allies were supporting Chiang Kai-Shek [...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. Chester Sharp and his crew dropped food...
[Annotator's Note: US Navy Rear Admiral James D. "Jig Dog" Ramage, commanded Bombing Squadron 10 (VB-10), a scout-...
Robert Dickinson's fourth patrol [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Queenfish (SS-393)] included the sad story of the...
As soon as William "Bill" Parker returned to the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, he was put on patrol...
The woman spoke English. James Siracuse asked if he could join her. They chatted for awhile. She was a medical student...
Lester Shapiro's experience before getting to Burma [Annotator's Note: present day Myanmar], was guarding some oil...

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