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On 23 April [Annotators Note: 23 April 1945] Mancel Kirk and his fellow 168th Infantry Regiment GIs were taken by truck...
Wilburn K. Ross stayed behind because he felt that he was able to stop the Germans. He had confidence in his ability to...
They had a point system [Annotator's Note: in regards to how soon 1 was discharged] depending on various factors like...
In September Henderson was on a flight to China as navigator. He was with a crew that had to bail out on the flight...
They had the Evans floating and had an auxiliary generator running; that meant lights and refrigeration. They were...
William Barnes got orders to get off at Bougainville. He was ordered to get back to the United States the best way he...
When Steve Pisanos was in Vietnam he was to drop weapons and food to a convoy that was lost in the jungle. He got close...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
After the completion of his first tour, Joseph Armanini went on to serve a second tour, this time with the 92nd Combat...
In Seattle the ship was opened to the pubic to try to convince them to keep working hard. Ari Phoutrides believes that...
Robert Christie got orders to go back to the United States via a troop ship. The ship was named the Newburn Victory....
Henry Phillips' most vivid memory of the war is how well the Nazis proved themselves as being the worst horror that was...
John Vessey had just returned from a mission when he was told that a cease fire was going into effect and the war in...
Holloman discusses racial terminology. He did not feel that he was being held to a higher standard. He felt that he was...
Each compound had a command group to deal with the Germans. This also helped the Germans by having commanders over the...
After the kamikaze hit the ship it was the end of the war for the crew. She came back to the states on her own power....
When Richard Cole returned to the United States he was stationed at an aircraft manufacturing plant. As the planes...
Raymond Zager ended up joining an army chorus group to stay busy during his occupation duty. He travelled around and...
When Gravois landed on Saipan they were being shelled. Gravois lost 2 men when they landed. They were put into the line...
Sherman went home after Washington D.C. After he was home, he went to Midland, Texas to be redeployed. However he was...
After the war, Wiley did meet the island chief's grandson and granddaughter. The relatives of the chief came to the US...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon then...
One day, William Curtis [Annotator's Note: aboard a ship off Normandy] watched a German plane come in dropping bombs on...
Robert Harris was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1922. The years of the Great Depression were tough. It hit hard in...
Donald Beeghly did not see any massive movements of German prisoners. Beeghly has a document he received from the...
Fulton Taylor returned to California and reported for further assignment. He received a 30 day leave en route to his...
Dell Lauderdale had been to Japan twice and Korea once before his next assignment which was finally back to the United...
Dr. Roscoe Brown was attacking a train one time. He was leading the squadron [Annotator's Note: 100th Fighter Squadron...
Donald Scholle was proud to have served on the USS Spadefish (SS-411). He did not like the second skipper who drove the...
Rosemary Fagot would not go into the u-boat [Annotator's Note: German submarine] because she is claustrophobic. [...
Robert Oplinger never had issues other than sunburn from being in the water during his time as a frogman. Some of the...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Baile served in the USAAF as a flight engineer on B-29 bombers in the 9th Bombardment Group...
Thomas Murphy spent eight or ten weeks in the 23rd General Hospital [Annotators Note: after being wounded in the side...
William Dabney notes that the equipment kept coming in [Annotators Note: across Omaha Beach in the days following the 6...
There were four parallel 9,000 foot runways [Annotator's Note: on Tinian]. Paul Dietzel's group was at the far end. One...
Astley Blackwell feels that it is very important for students to learn about World War 2. There is a museum at the base...

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