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Melvin Munch stopped at Guam en route to Okinawa. He was concerned about the requirements of going into a war zone. He...
The Japanese had done a real job of planting all kinds of explosives [Annotator's Note: on Peleliu]. Arthur Jackson...
Fortunately, the boat Michael Mervosh was in did not get hit [Annotator's Note: by Japanese artillery fire during the...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
James Deal and the 737th Tank Battalion had its baptism to fire in the Ardennes while in France. The fighting resulted...
Horace Sharp arrived in Le Havre, France following his deployment from the United States. The town was utterly...
Edward "Babe" Heffron went to Bastone for his next mission [Annotator's Note: this occurred at the outset of the Battle...
Jack Carver felt that he [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] had caught the Army flatfooted. The American...
Harry Bell served in Company F, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division] as a mortar gunner...
[Annotator's Note: Elmer Knudsen served in the Army as a rifleman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment,...
Richard Boyd returned to his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] and was sent...
Reuben Weiner was sent on a run with the 105th Infantry Division. He stayed in a two-story building with a photo...
Samuel Lombardo gave Captain Marsh the orders and moved forward into the action. [Annotator's Note: Even though...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
Sidney LaPook heard that things were getting rough up there [Annotator's Note: in the Ardennes Forest] and that Bastone...
Peter Harry fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Snow and winter began to set in and then the Battle of the Bulge began....
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
Arthur Staymates was told by Hermann Göring that Hitler ordered 60,000 troops from the Eastern [Annotator's Note:...
Harold Berkman fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle lasted from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. [...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
At 0530 in the morning of 16 December 1944, they were shelled until daybreak then the German guns stopped. John M....
To illustrate how adrenaline takes over in battle, Obie Wickersham said that during the Battle of the Bulge members of...
Arthur Seltzer was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began in December 1944. It was cold and...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Alexander Marsh was in charge of three 57mm anti-tank guns and a platoon of 20 to 25 men. At night he could hear the...
Sterling Mace and his platoon [Annotator's Note: 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Frank Pomroy arrived on Guadalcanal from New Caledonia after being left aboard the troopship George F. Elliot [...
Sidney Philips remembers explosions everywhere. Small arms fire everywhere. The total concern was for yourself. It is...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Frank Hartzell and his battalion [Annotator's Note: Hartzell was a member of Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion...
Robert Oplinger joined the Navy, went through boot camp, and then was trained as a member of an underwater demolition...
Arthur Jackson had been influenced by Marine pilots and wanted to fly. At the recruiting office he took the aviation...
Edwin Knight spent four months in New Zealand learning to be a medic. He learned to give plasma, bandage wounds, and...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
William Laubner went to Fort Dix, New Jersey after entering the Army. He received basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky...

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