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Fernando Serna and the defenders of Corregidor were bombarded continuously for days on end. He was scared but he kept...
Jules Levin's unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 41st Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division] was assigned another...
The first dead people John H. Price, Jr. saw were Germans and that had little effect on him. They could hear field...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Edwin McGhee landed in Marseilles, France was his infantry division [Annotator's Note: McGhee was an infantryman in...
David Olson felt most of the people in France were happy to see the Americans. They had never fully recovered from the...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Russell Clark and Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
Samuel Malta and his company [Annotator's Note: Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division] in...
After Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment hit the beach at Tarawa, Company L split up and...
One of the Japanese jumped out of the tank [Annotator's Note: on Tinian] and Keith Renstrom shot him. He was awarded...
John Raaen landed after the first wave [Annotator's Note: on Omaha Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944]. The first wave had...
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...
John Rogers found dug in tanks that were dispersed throughout [Annotator's Note: throughout Germany]. One time, they...
Arthur Staymates studied with the MPs [Annotator's Note: military police] prior to leading the guards during the...
Edward Bale spent the first night on Tarawa sleeping next to a disabled LVT [Annotator's Note: Landing Vehicle, Tracked...
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...
Herbert Stern and the 84th Infantry Division crossed the Rhine River [Annotator's Note: on 1 April 1945] and the Weser...
For Robert Gorman, crossing the Roer River was a serious point in his combat experience. Both sides shelled heavily...
Archie Maltbie’s first mission from England was against a French railroad bridge. Several pilots missed the bridge but...
Robert Curl and his boat crew left the English port at midnight on 6 June [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944] headed to the...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
David Olson landed on Utah Beach on D plus 1. Part of his command was on another ship, the Susan B. Anthony [Annotator...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore went back overseas and joined the 3rd Marine Division while they were finishing up on Guam [...
It took three weeks for John H. Price, Jr. to make the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, all the while zig-zagging to...
Dominic Martello learned that when going fast in the sand, the wheel of the half-track could be turned, but the force...
Sterling Mace and his platoon rode to the assault beach at Peleliu in an Amtrak [Annotator's Note: Landing Vehicle,...
Early life for Charles Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his...
John Rogers was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. He went to college in Indiana then got a job as a recreation...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Arthur Staymates thought General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] was a great...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Richard Scholl was in some of the dirtiest fighting in the Philippines [Annotator's Note: Invasion of Lingayen Gulf,...

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