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Dominic Geraci was overseas for 26 months. He stayed with the 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. He was...
Sidney LaPook joined the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group about a week before the war ended. He was hoping to be able to...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari, Italy and headed for the ocean. Broll and the deck crew secured the...
Leon Williamson was transferred back to the United States and was sent to Cherry Point [Annotator's Note: Marine Air...
William Leo Spaetgens was pulled out of the Navy Armed Guard in January 1945. Many men were removed from that service...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotator's Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
When the war ended, Thomas Ballew's unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] was in Furth...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Arst and the interviewer discuss some of his old comrades and their current whereabouts.] One...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...
At the end of the war, Philip Schmidt and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 8th Armored Division] could...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
Berle Wheeler experienced Japanese air raids but slit trenches protected him from the attacks [Annotator's Note: he was...
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...
Robert Kelso crossed into Germany through the Siegfried Line and headed toward Salzburg. His unit was in Salzburg when...
After graduation, Orrin Welty went home on a 14-day furlough [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short...
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...
After doing shore duty for a couple weeks, Lincoln Grahlfs was transferred to Guam [Annotator’s Note: Northern Marianas...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
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...
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 [...
The war in Europe had ended, but the war in the Pacific continued. The Allies were supporting Chiang Kai-Shek [...
[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...
The woman spoke English. James Siracuse asked if he could join her. They chatted for awhile. She was a medical student...
Davis Gordon Mayes was born in February 1919 in Pontotoc, Texas. During his service in World War 2, he served on the...
Not long after the Germans surrendered, Albert Hatala's battalion [Annotator's Note: Hatala was a member of...
Rivers Richardson King was born in October 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Great Depression effected his family...
Thomas Murphy talks to high schools about the war. When a young girl asked him which of his medals he was the most...

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