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After being captured, Vincent Pale was sent to Stalag XVII. The prisoners were assigned to bunks in a barracks. At...
Joseph Simpson advanced with his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
As Stanley Wolczyk departed the United States, he had no idea of his destination. The troops thought that they were...
Mahlen Arledge and the 81st Infantry Division were placed on ships that were destined for the island of Angaur. The...
Floyd Dumas believes that they could have taken Rome if they had not been stopped. They were ordered to dig in and...
After getting the alert prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor that Hawaii may be invaded by sea, Clarence Herbert...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Glenn Frazier was responsible for delivering ammunition to the Philippine Army at the front lines after the invasion of...
Howard Genrich was assigned to guard the Combat Command Headquarters because they had suffered casualties in their...
Prior to the Battle of Bulge, Robert Gorman saw the American infantrymen passing the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th...
Henry Freedman received an additional month of training in England prior to shipping out to France. He moved across...
The Hurtgen Forest was a real forest. Raymond VanDuzer does not recall there being snow. When they were shelled things...
Richard Nummer entered service in November 1943 at 17 years old. He went to San Diego for boot camp. That was his first...
They had never seen rockets before they were attacked with them one day. A rocket hit Vincent Pale's B-24 [Annotator's...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
Richard J. Field was born and raised in Upstate New York in the small town of Liberty. He lived on the outskirts of...
When they reached the field hospital, Edmund Durocher was put on a stretcher in the mortar platoon area. At the bottom...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
Lawrence Yatsu went to Naples then continued on to Milan. Yatsu does not recall much of his first night in combat. The...
Adolph Wilson fought through some of the worse jungles on Bougainville. It had everything imaginable. It rained every...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
James Jeter was drafted in 1944 but did not pass the physical examination at Fort Humbug [Annotator’s Note: in...
Benjamin Carson returned to Kwajalein with other Raiders and with Louis Zamperini [Annotator's Note: Louis S. Zamperini...
After surrendering to the German soldier [Annotator's Note: see segment titled Shot Down Over Ludwigshafen], John Sacks...
When Joseph Rockforte was captured there were many other soldiers captured with him. They had been tasked with...
The next day they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow soldiers of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 422nd Infantry...
Joseph Medicine Crow captured 50 enemy horses in Germany. This was considered to be a great war deed by the Crow nation...
Henry Freedman, along with the rest of the troops in his division [Annotator's Note: Freedman was a member of the...
[Annotator's Note: Dale LeBlanc served in the USMC as a runner in the 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division. He...
George Spera first saw combat in September 1944. He was scared to death. Nobody had previous combat experience...
Stanley Wolczyk was under fire three times during the campaign to recapture Attu from the Japanese. It was during the...
The first dead people John H. Price, Jr. saw were Germans and that had little effect on him. They could hear field...

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