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Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
As the situation unraveled for 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, German tanks cut off the battalion's position...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
James Newsom joined the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was put on a train in New Orleans,...
Ralph Hopkins wanted to join the Navy at 17 years of age, but his father refused. Hopkins could have gotten a job...
After five weeks of boot camp, Vernon Cummings was given leave and then reported for mechanical training at Great Lakes...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
Burton Lewis attempted to join the Navy V-12 program [Annotator's Note: V-12 Navy College Training Program] for...
Robert Huber read Mein Kampf in high school. It was his first introduction to Hitler [Annotator's Note: German Dictator...
Edwin Knight was drafted at Camp Robinson in Arkansas and put on a train traveling west. After a cold and uncomfortable...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924. After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
On 1 July 1943, Milton Moxon received his draft notice. He reported to Fort Hood, Texas for basic training after which...
Samuel Lombardo joined the National Guard on 11 November 1939. He had a friend in the Guard who coaxed him into doing...
Harold Berkman had 16 weeks of basic training as a member of Company B, 36th Infantry Training Battalion [Annotator's...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
Wallace Hurley was initially trained as a scout but reassigned to regular infantry. His training was at Camp Robinson...
William McCool never thought he would be in the war although his uncles served in the military. He had been trained for...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
Glen Jostad had an abbreviated basic training before beginning radio training at Scott Field [Annotator's Note: near...
Robert Swift was drafted. He received his draft notice before he turned 18. He was a medic in the 71st Division [...
In February [Annotator's Note: 5 February 1945], Daniel Farley and the rest of the 5th Ranger Battalion got word to...
Joseph Yourkavitch was captured on 16 December [Annotator's Note: 16 December 1944]. It had started out as a normal day...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...
A day after William Garbo and his machine gun squad successfully ambushed a group of Japanese soldiers in a mountain...
Robert Fulton and eight survivors of the USS Houston (CA-30) swam to Java after they abandoned ship and were captured...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
William Laubner was assigned to fly overhead cover on a mission near Berlin, Germany. The other portion of the fighter...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
[Annotator's Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gun section leader in the 27th Marine...
Michael Mervosh kept his binoculars in his pack the rest of the battle and he is thankful that he did. About a week...
Harold Baumgarten continues talking about his experience when he reached Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: on D-Day, 6...
Byron Othello Wilkins was given an automatic rifle after they cleared the foxholes on the hill. All the men had M1...
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
Marigold McNeely was trained to work on the Bombe machine at Bletchley. It was mandatory to be at least five foot, four...
When Company I came to the relief of a decimated Company K, George Peto, who served as a forward mortar observer,...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...

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