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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...
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...
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...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
Norman Riggsby worked as an MP [Annotator’s Note: military policeman] and as a judge. When they not on motorcycle...
Wallace Hurley contracted pneumonia during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in the hospital for four days. Following his...
Joseph Massey was discharged as a PFC [Annotator's Note: Private First Class]. There were no promotions. He was only a...
On the 13 February 1945, Harold Baumgarten took his discharge papers to the Bronx County Courthouse. By 14 February, he...
Occasionally, Louis Massengale said, the guys would pull little tricks, and he described a "hot foot." When lit, a...
One day, Mort Walker heard on the radio that the war was over so he arranged for a train to take all of the Germans,...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax was in the town of Bad Ems, Germany. They located some alcohol and he got intoxicated. He...
David Verlander attended the graduation of his former classmates from Officer Candidate School, and, as was the...
From Munich they [Annotator's Note: Joseph Rockforte and his fellow newly liberated POWs] went to Le Havre. Rockforte...
When Vincent Pale and his fellow prisoners were liberated by General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant...
From New Guinea, Jack Yusen and the other survivors [Annotator's Note: survivors of the 25 October 1944 sinking of the...
After spending one day in Paris, France, Hugh Colbert boarded a train for Le Havre, France in Normandy. Upon arriving...
After the Germans surrendered, Seymour Mermelstein was part of rounding them up to send back to Germany. [Annotator's...
Following their liberation, Glen Jostad and over 100,000 other POWs were gather together and eventually flown out for...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...

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