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Darold Rice reached the peak of Hill 122 and had gone to ground to wait for further orders. While lying there, a German...
George Peto and the men of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines had a few days of rest and got new guns then moved out...
Frederick Moore's scariest experience was flying a green airplane low over a green jungle and looking up to see flashes...
Howard Ricks had several close calls during the Battle of Iwo Jima. A friend was hit by artillery fire and Ricks...
When they were pulling into port in Luzon with 600 men aboard, Ben Skardon said that Lieutenant George Coburn, Skardon'...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer talking about another interview he recorded with a soldier...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft with Marine...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
Vernon Alexander reached the Siegfried Line in Germany and found it to be sturdier than the Maginot Line. Entering the...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon was with the 17th Airborne Division when they met up with the British 6th Airborne...
Dominick Sgobbo walked 200 miles with Patton's [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] forces...
On one mission, Michael Linquata and his squad were to advance into a forest with their sergeants. The enlisted men...
Anthony Varuso thought highly of the natives on the island of New Guinea. Even though their clothing was minimal, they...
The 792nd Military Police Battalion was subdivided and Roy Uthes was assigned to the 209th Engineer Combat Battalion [...
Vernon Cummings' first battle station [Annotator's Note: aboard USS Indiana (BB-58)] was below deck in the powder room...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Julian Siebert went straight from England to France. Within two days, he was on the front in November 1944. Siebert was...
Melvin L. Baker was born in November 1919 in Marysville which is near his current home in Summerdale, Pennsylvania. He...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
After landing in LeHarvre, France, Royce Jarrell got his introduction to combat at Saarlautern, Germany. By then he was...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...
Edwin Knight was in the midst of a battle [Annotator's Note: in Lingayen Gulf in January 1945]. While advancing through...
Samuel Malta and his company [Annotator's Note: Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division] in...
Stewart Bass was excited and nervous to fly his first combat mission. He soon calmed down, followed his training and...
Harry Carlson does not recall his first mission target. The B-29s [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Ira Schilling killed a Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal with a shotgun. In the morning, before the Marines moved out...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
George Linker entered Manila as part of the 25th Infantry Division. He was a private first class in the infantry. He...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin "R.V." Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in...
Richard Yavenue and and his unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division] started...
They shipped out in late September [Annotator's Note: September 1942] and landed in North Africa on 8 November 1942....
Theodore Finkbeiner [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
William Garbo first entered a combat zone in an Army DUKW [Annotator's Note: an amphibious truck, referred to as a Duck...
While Sterling Mace was positioned north on Okinawa, he would look south and see what appeared to be, and sounded like...

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