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Jeannine Burk experienced the forced separation of her family. Prior to the Nazis arriving to take her father away, her...
Alton Barnes established the Alabama National Guard officer candidate school, OCS, in 1956. The leadership of the...
John Raaen saw a lot of smoke and heard a lot of noise from small arms fire from the right side. It was from WN70 which...
Lloyd Guillory joined the Air Force and was shipped to Sheppard Field in Texas. It was a hell hole for Guillory. There...
Douglas Harper remembers everyone starting to talk about going home [Annotator's Note: after the war in the Pacific...
Kenneth Killilea was climbing up a mountain on Saipan when he and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd...
Lowell Brueland had a normal flight training. He graduated in September 1942 and was assigned to the 20th Fighter...
Baptiste Puissegur saw a man at Camp Beauregard that he knew from home [Annotator's Note: Puissegur had grown up on a...
After he enlisted, Carroll Knutson was evaluated and selected for training as a pilot. His training began at Maxwell...
John McConn experienced German machine gun fire at the battle of Saint- Dié. The enemy fired their guns at the...
The Civil Service had two opportunities for Mary Edwards. [Annotator's Note: Edwards was a secretary for the 1007th...
Oran Harris maintains that after having walked for 67 days, 2,000 people from the Bataan Death March were transferred...
William McCool crossed the Rhine River. He and another soldier were sent forward as scouts. Hidden by grape vineyards,...
Alton Barnes arrived by ship in the Philippines and was sent by railcar into the jungles immediately. They had been...
John Raaen saw an unbelievable number of ships on the morning of D-Day. There were thousands of ships all spaced apart...
Edward Shames and his men stopped at a French farmhouse and met an old lady and man. The woman started to scream and...
Waldeman Czaban’s unit went to Kawaii, the Hawaiian Islands, and helped develop the fledgling base. The Seventh...
Landing on 1 April [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1945], Joe Clapper's platoon went into Okinawa right below Kadena, with...
Opal James Grapes was born in Franklin County, Virginia in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She grew up on a farm...
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Lombardo was born in Calabria in Southern Italy in 1919. He grew up there until the age of...
Ralph R. Hopkins was born in 1926 in New Orleans. The Great Depression made times difficult, but growing up was not bad...
It was very difficult for Marthe Cohn to get into Germany as a spy. She worked for Colonel Bouvet [Annotator's Note:...
As soon as the artillery rounds got close, Charles Murray could not call in corrections because the batteries in his...
Lawrence Brooks followed the war while he was in service. One of the islands he was on had Japanese pillboxes. The...
John Raaen and a portion of the 5th Ranger Battalion were detached and under the command of Sullivan [Annotator’s Note...
Sterling Mace and Company K, along with Companies L and I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment were told to withdraw...
William Pierce recounts the lack of success for the 37mm gun in Europe. He discusses a Marine Medal of Honor recipient...
Dave Severance was scared that he was going to be court martialed. He ran back to company [Annotator's Note: Company E...
Louis Frydman reached the border between France and Germany after being in Auschwitz. [Annotator's Note: Frydman had...
John Singlaub took his group of resistance fighters just south of the Loire River. A local mayor organized an...
Joseph Orlando had two men in his squad who had been on Guadalcanal [Annotator’s Note: Battle of Guadalcanal; Operation...
Wim de Jonge reached a prison in Singapore where he was guarded by Indian troops who had formerly served in the British...
On one mission, Harry Carlson's aircraft had to land on Iwo Jima due to a lot of flak [Annotator's Note: antiaircraft...
It was dark when Henry Malec was removed by stretcher from the cellar where he had been treated after being wounded at...
Kaliste Saloom was attached to the SHAEF [Annotator's Note: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces], Supreme...
Joseph Pocoroba first landed in southern France and then went straight up past the French Alps. [Annotator's Note:...

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