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William Epperson entered the lower part of Germany after crossing the Maginot Line. It was called Wingen and was on the...
Arthur Staymates and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Staymayes was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th...
Kaliste Saloom was attached to the SHAEF [Annotator's Note: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces], Supreme...
Charles Balaza was in Manila Bay on a minesweeper during the morning of the Pearl Harbor attack. He was returning to...
Wim de Jonge worked in unsafe conditions in the coal mines of Japan. He was there for about a year. That was the...
On 7 December 1941, Alfred Raymond was sleeping and someone came and woke him up to tell him that the Japanese had...
At the end of the war, Ernst Schrader fought in the streets against the Czechs in the Sudetenland. The Czechs rebelled...
Ray League and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division]...
Thomas Wicker recalled the day before the Japanese surrender, they had to fuel the USS Missouri (BB-63). The ship had a...
Francis J. Cook remembers the Germans treating GIs harshly in the camps. Food was sparse. He lost about 60 pounds in...
Melvin Baker was concerned that his family would not know his status after he was captured. Later, he was allowed to...
Erwin Johnson was an aircraft mechanic at Fort McKinley in Manila, Philippines when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor...
Glen Kuskie was fighting with the 31st Infantry [Annotator's Note: Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment,...
Daniel Crowley survived the initial attack of the Japanese on 8 December 1941. On 24 December 1941, his unit [Annotator...
When the Japanese General Homma [Annotator's Note: Imperial Japanese Army Lieutenant General Masaharu Homma] brought...
Bryghte Davis Godbold and the men defending Wake Island could see enemy ships across the atoll from Peale Island. The...
After cruising around the Marshall Islands, James Moshovitis' crew was repairing the Higgins boats [Annotator's Note:...
Charles Balaza and the defenders of Corregidor were taken by troopship to the shores of Manila. They were offloaded a...
George Hood flew a memorable bomber mission over Odaka, Japan [Annotator’s Note: in a Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy...
For Archibald Higgins, being away from family and friends was not easy during his service. It took a tough toll on his...
Of his World War 2 experiences, Bernard Marcantel said that the one that stands out the most in his mind is of shells...
For the next two weeks, Ralph Sykes continued moving forward taking village after village without much trouble. Coming...
Winnecken Gerhard was sent to Normandy around 15 May 1944, only a few weeks prior to the D-Day invasion [Annotator's...
Wayne Pierce had no idea of what was happening with A or B Companies while he was with Sanford and the remnants of C...
[Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2.]. Wilhelm Gehlen...
Mitchell Zimmer served aboard two sister-ship submarines, the Snapper [Annotator's Note: USS Snapper (SS-185) and the...
Theodore Finkbeiner and his fellow paratroopers were told they were going to jump into Holland with the goal of...
Mitchell Zimmer and the crew [Annotator's Note: of the submarine USS Snapper (SS-185)] knew that war was on the way. In...
Benigno Martinez and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division] rounded up...
After the war, Leroy Fadem's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LST-871] was in the first task group to enter Nagasaki harbor...
Arturo Camacho’s unit was moved to Corregidor, and trained to take over the 12-inch mortar at Battery [Annotator’s Note...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Norman Johnson remembered fighting through the hedgerow and using machine guns to fight the enemy. [Annotator's note:...
Eveline Peardon and the Normandy population felt they could live again after the liberation of their region by the...
Clarence Schilperoot feels World War 2 should continue to be studied. Many of his memories are personal. They are the...
Frank Borrell thinks about the men he served with. They became like members of his family. Everyone tried to be friends...

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