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Charles Murray was going down the hill with his soldiers behind him. As he got down toward the bottom where two sunken...
The platoon leader, company commander, and the battalion weapons officer approached Arthur Jackson [Annotator's Note:...
Lincoln Piazzo was recommended for the Medal of Honor for a mission over the most highly fortified area of the Pacific...
When Louis Smith's transport ship [Annotator's Note: USS Knox (APA-46)] arrived, among a mass of other ships, at Iwo...
Herbert W. Ridyard arrived at battalion headquarters prior to the advance on Sinz, Germany and was sent to find a...
Al Currier was able to learn to operate a tank [Annotator's Note: M3 Stuart light tank] when the Army sent 20 prewar...
Clifford Albert Hahn encountered harsh weather conditions on the opposite side of Attu [Annotator's Note: Attu,...
Judith Baron lived in a long barrack at Auschwitz. There was a stove in the middle that may have been intended to warm...
As soon Philip Mayer got off the boat [Annotator's Note: in Melbourne, Australia], he was ordered to help extinguish a...
Johnny Ngai was almost killed three times. He was lucky. He was with a guy from Chicago [Annotator's Note: Chicago,...
William Epperson was awarded the Bronze Star for his action in Soye, France [Annotator's Note: Soye-en-Septaine]....
A mission over the road leading out of Remagen [Annotator's Note: Remagen, Germany] proved problematic for Robert...
Ray Fitzgerald was right behind the pilot and copilot in the top turret in the B-24 [Annotator's Note: he was the...
It was about a five or six hour mission for David K. Hayward to fly into Burma [Annotator's Note: now Myanmar] and back...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. flew as a bombardier aboard B-29s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy...
David Oreck enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He wanted to fly in the Air...
Blanche Gangwere went to Bad Neuenahr, Germany on the Danube River near Cologne. She always wanted to make it to Bonn...
The French Resistance had taken James Armstrong via train to the town of Quimper, France. [Annotator's Note: Armstrong...
Sterling Mace and the Marines on Ngesebus Island were told that they were headed back to Pavuvu. They were allowed to...
Jack Houston and a buddy who had been cut by a bayonet stayed in their hole for a while. Houston had a buddy named Joe...
Raymond Kaiser was taken on a mission by his CO [Annotator's Note: commanding officer]. He asked why he was taking him...
On the mission to bomb Manila, Herbert Gross' B-24 Liberator [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
After enduring an artillery barrage in a coconut grove, William Garbo's unit [Annotator's Note: G Troop, 2nd Squadron,...
Drafted into the Army in 1943, Peter Paret was thrown in with unfamiliar types, and became a fairly solitary man. His...
During the Invasion of Leyte [Annotator's Note: Battle of Leyte, 17 October to 26 December 1944], Robert Marich and his...
Vernon Henry Moret recalled a banzai attack on Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipain, Northern Mariana Islands]. The...
Richard "Dick" Willhour landed in Marseilles, France [Annotator's Note: with the 100th Infantry Division] and moved out...
Joseph Pocoroba’s unit [Annotator's Note: Troop E, 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mecz)] was sent to reinforce...
[Annotator's Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the Army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
Remarkably, Bernard Marcantel claims, he went through three basic trainings: after Camp Fanning, in Texas, he was...
Harry Carlson was accepted into Army Air Corps in June 1943. He had given thought to Naval aviation, but he went to the...
Garland Bath liked being called up for the service. He went to Fort Eustis, Virginia [Annotator's Note: now Joint Base...
Charles Slay was sent to Oregon after being drafted into the Army and was assigned to the 104th Infantry Division. They...
By the second day of basic training Leon J. Neiman realized how hard serving in the military was going to be. One day...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts abruptly.] In December 1944, Carl Beck was 19 years old and had just gotten...
Bastogne was very cold. There, Edward Shames' platoon mostly executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...

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