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On 16 December 1944, the Germans started the biggest battle of offensive fighting in the world's history, the Battle of...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
Mancel Kirk and his unit continued to move up toward Pisa, Italy. They were moving pretty good did not have much...
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Peterson was up in the mountains and could see the...
Their strategy didn't work because they couldn't bend around Rocherath-Krinkelt [Annotator’s Note: During the Battle of...
Martello learned that when you were in the sand and going fast, the wheel of the halftrack could be turned, but the...
To Raymond Zager the Maginot line was easily conquered. They then came to the Siegfried Line. They advanced through...
Most of the combat they [Annotators Note: Arthur Jackson and his fellow Marines of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine...
Zawada's first time in combat was in Alsace-Lorraine. In an infantry column, the tanks were always in the lead. At a...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper in Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Edward LaPorta was a halftrack driver during his first battle. He remembers that they had nothing to fight with except...
John Rogers went back to France for the 50th Anniversary. Rogers went with his choir from the First Methodist Church in...
Mancel Kirk and his fellow Company G, 168th Infantry Regiment GIs stayed in that area for four or five days then they...
In Sicily they were in a mountainous area. They made an assault on a hill but the Germans were well dug in and beat the...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
Robert Christie was in combat for a few weeks before his tank was hit. They had to bail out of their tank. He was not...
David Dennis went with his unit to New York where they got on the Queen Mary. Teddy Roosevelt was the commander of the...
Hawk arrived in England and took a C-47 across the English Channel to France. His aircraft landed on an airstrip on the...
Baum's combat command was a reserve command and the 1st 1 into the area at the front of the division. They came under a...
A lot of times they would go at night and capture a German guard on guard duty and put a bayonet to him. Then you'd...
[Annotators Note: Henry Phillips served in Company M, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.] By...
When Richard Duchossois and his unit got up into the Bulge [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Bulge] it was very cold...
John Rogers recalls that the area they were operating in and out of was Modave, Belgium. Modave was where they lost the...
They landed in Sicily at a little town called Gela. It was still dark when they landed and the Germans were shooting at...
Robert Christie notes that the armored tank units worked with the armored infantry. One of the residents at Christie's...
Baum remembers some of the men in his division. He talks about his feelings towards Creighton Abrams. Abrams was the...
On the 16th [Annotator’s Note: 16 May 1945 on Okinawa] Bailey moved out but got pinned down again and took cover in...
Deen was supposed to follow Bill Thompson [Annotator’s Note: during the invasion of Peleliu, 15 September 1944]. He was...
Martello recalled having to carry a wounded German soldier after being captured. He had been shot. Martello fell down...
While the ships were circling, Hershel Williams had to use the bathroom, which was essentially a pump that circulated...
Sherman [Annotator's Note: US M4 "Sherman" medium tank] tanks make a lot of noise but Tiger [Annotator's Note: German...
When they left the village [Annotator's Note: during fighting in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France], Zawada rode in...
[Annotators note: Henry Phillips was the operations officer in 3rd Battalion Headquarters, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th...
Edward LaPorta does not recall anything special about the battles at Gafsa and El Guettar. Battles are all the same....
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day during the Battle of the Bulge. They were able to push the Germans back ten...
They were supposed to leave around 4 p.m., but they were delayed because the area around Schweinheim had not been...

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