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John Poole was in the 103rd Infantry Division which was relieved by the 36th Division after the battle of Sélestat....
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Joseph Yourkavitch was captured on 16 December [Annotator's Note: 16 December 1944]. It had started out as a normal day...
After being wounded by a mortar round Rothacker Smith, his sergeant and another soldier wounded during the German...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
[Annotator's Note: Anthony Costa begins this segment by discussing his transfer to Japan aboard one of the prisoner of...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
Harry Bell could not believe that they were surrendering. They had not fired a shot since leaving the front lines. The...
William Epperson entered the lower part of Germany after crossing the Maginot Line. It was called Wingen and was on the...
Wayne Pierce had no idea of what was happening with A or B Companies while he was with Sanford and the remnants of C...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion had received orders to advance earlier in the evening in the woods adjacent to the...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Tom Quigley remembers how after the war ended, they were able to drive with the lights on their cars turned on. On his...
During and after the Battle of Saipan, Ira Schilling and his fellow Marines willingly accepted enemy troops who...
When Robert Rosendahl and his fellow survivors were told to destroy their weapons they threw them all out into the bay...
[Annotator's Note: Donelson Houseman served in the Army as the 81mm mortar platoon leader in Company D, 1st Battalion,...
Wanda Damberg experienced the 7 December 1941 Pearl Harbor attack on 8 December [Annotator’s Note: the Philippines is...
A German soldier runs to surrender. "ETO-HQ-44-27016. Roberts. 25 Nov. Signal corps photo. A Nazi soldier, hands high...
A German soldier surrenders to American troops. "ETO-HQ-45-15820. Bell. 26 Feb. Signal corps photo. German soldier at...
A surrendering Japanese soldier, surrounded by Marines, is pulled up out of a foxhole. There is a machine gun on a...
A surrendering Japanese soldier, surrounded by Marines, is pulled up out of a foxhole. "Jap surrenders on Kwajelein."...
German commanders at the negotiating table. "ETO-HQ-45-45311. Meserlin, Jr., 6 May. Signal corps photo. Terms of...
German prisoners emerge from a bunker. "ETO-HQ-44-5933. Franklin. 27 June. Signal corps photo. German prisoners as they...
In the War Room in Rhiems. "ETO-HQ-45-45310. Meserlin, Jr. 6 May. Signal corps photo. In the war room of Supreme Allied...
Photograph. Japanese officers seated on benches in US military transport aircraft. Japan. 1945
Photograph. Japanese officers signing papers at outdoor ceremony with US officers. Location unknown. 1945
Photograph. Soldiers walking down a dirt street. Houses are on either side of the street, all are flying white flags of...
Photograph. Signing of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri. 1945
Photograph. The Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri. September 1945
White flags hang from German buildings as Americans enter the town; American soldiers have half tracks in the street. "...