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Joseph Simpson advanced with his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
William Epperson received two Purple Hearts for being wounded. Epperson felt strongly that women in the service would...
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
Sergeant Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled all...
Frank Maresca saw his first combat at Bristol. Shortly after they were issued their ammunition and k rations they were...
[Annotator's Note: Norman Hatch served as a combat cameraman with the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima.] On Iwo Jima,...
John Poole was in the 103rd Infantry Division which was relieved by the 36th Division after the battle of Sélestat....
Harry Bell served in Company F, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division] as a mortar gunner...
Clyde East stayed with the 15th Squadron [Annotator’s Note: 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron] and continued his...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
James Weller knew something was going on while he was near the German border. The OPs [Annotator’s Note: outposts] and...
Tom Quigley remembers how one night before they blew the pillboxes, he and some other men were watching what they...
Arthur Seltzer was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began in December 1944. It was cold and...
Sidney Philips remembers explosions everywhere. Small arms fire everywhere. The total concern was for yourself. It is...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Joseph Simpson joined the 84th Infantry Division in January 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in Company C,...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
After Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment hit the beach at Tarawa, Company L split up and...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
Fred Hirsekorn's battalion [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] was made up of four...
A German force moved north out of Picauville toward Lieutenant John Marr's position and attacked in force with tanks...
John McConn and his outfit spent three weeks training to cross the Rhine River in boats. The first boat to cross with...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Donelson Houseman was confident in his training. What worried him was that he did not know where he was. He was taken...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
[Annotator's Note: Gerhard Franzky served in the Waffen SS as a communications officer in Headquarters, 22nd Regiment,...
In Harold DeForest's platoon there were two squads of machine guns and three squads of mortars. There were about 12 men...
Richard Boyd had been taught that fighting the war was his job. He never gave any thought to the fact that the enemy...

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