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The Rangers de-trucked in Kleinhaus at about two in the morning of 7 December 1944 then marched a couple of miles to...
William Martin did not have enough points to go home, so he took a B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell...
Chafer Honea was in the 581st Antiaircraft Battalion [Annotator's Note: 581st AAA AW Battalion (Mobile)] after the war...
Coming back to the United States was better than going over for William King. King did not like the regimentation of...
James McDermott was at Moosburg [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] when the Germans surrendered. He...
Lewis Guidry returned home aboard a ship. He sailed on New Year's Day [Annotator's Note: 1 January 1946] from northern...
Returning home from overseas, Alonzo Emerson remembers enjoying steak and fresh milk, two foods they didn't have while...
When Ubert Labat was on his way to get his discharge from Camp Shelby, Mississippi, the train he traveled on was...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
Edwin Slomka was in the hospital until June [Annotator's Note: June 1945], when he was shipped down to the George...
Frank Stewart was in the hospital on Espiritu Santos. After about ten days, he decided to go down the hall to the...
The medics tagged Robert L. Williams with stating that he was suffering from combat exhaustion and he was brought to...
The following day, Richard Scheerer was sent to a hospital on shore. One day Scheerer had to have his lungs aspirated....
[Annotator's Note: Vernon Squire was wounded in a tank battle near Jülich, Germany on 25 February 1945.] His hands were...
There was a young man with whom Violet Walsh corresponded throughout the war. He was her high school pen pal from...
Frederick Amore was transferred to Payne Field in Cairo, Egypt and, because there were too many mechanics there, he did...
As a "lowly naval officer", Milton Muelder knew his opinion that the plans in place were "no damn good," and decided...
Leo Porteau's squad [Annotator's Note: Porteau was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment...
Sterling Baker was on the invasions of Kwajalein [Annotator's Note: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands] and Enewetok [...
Waldeman Czaban's first experience bringing in casualties was disturbing. He thought about how young the wounded...
Oliver Donald Anthony Babbits was still on the ship when the Marines on Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan]...
The racism James B. Jones experienced was bad. He thought it was worse for northerners who went to the south. In 1935...
The ship Melvin Abadie was assigned to [Annotator's Note: USS Appalachian (AGC-1)] was one of 18 ships that took troops...
Matthew Poye was assigned to the Eigth Army as part of the occupation force in Japan. While stationed in Toyama City [...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi recalled preparing to go to Japan for an invasion, but he also knew from interrogating many...
Richard Higgins joined the Marine Corps in 1940. He was set on the Marine Corps from the beginning. He never considered...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Werner snuck out of Austria and made his way to the United States, arriving on 8 May 1939.]...
The kamikazes were day and night [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of Okinawa, code-named Operation Iceberg, 1 April...
Normand F. Gallichant was preparing to hit the beaches of Japan just before the war ended. Defenses in Japan would have...
Raymond Urban was called back for Korea but spent his time at Camp Pendleton [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]...
Vernon Grimes wanted to protect his rank, so he joined the Reserves after the war and was called up for the Korean War...
Ernest Cowell took a train from Fort Mason, California [Annotator's Note: in San Francisco, California], to Fort Lewis...
Henry Sherman Fouts' last combat mission [Annotator's Note: with the 346th Bombardment Squadron, 99th Bombardment Group...
At the end of the war, Ernst Schrader fought in the streets against the Czechs in the Sudetenland. The Czechs rebelled...
The last mission Maynard David flew was on 30 August [Annotator's Note: 30 August 1945]. It was an air-sea rescue...
Joseph Blouin did not fly any missions after D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June...

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