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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...
In November 1944, during a battle in Italy, Walter Henry Barton was wounded by shell fire while manning a cannon. [...
Robert Ledford wanted to join the Army because he wanted to be on the ground fighting the enemy. When he heard the...
Byron Othello Wilkins was given an automatic rifle after they cleared the foxholes on the hill. All the men had M1...
Robert Maxwell was laying communications wiring on the left side of a road at Besançon, France when he discovered that...
William Jackson joined the 55th Troop Carrier Squadron, 375th Troop Carrier Group at Biak [Annotator's Note: Biak,...
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
Thomas Francis Schicker had his 19th birthday at Ulithi. He became friends with Leo Schmidtkin [Annotator's Note:...
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,...
Charles Struble had basic training at Amarillo, Texas. Aircraft maintenance instructions were also provided there. Next...
Mason Brownell Fitch determined that radar was very important when flying missions into Japan. The terrain was much...
Robert Bueker and his crew [Annotator's Note: in the 454th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force] had a lot of secondary...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Edward Field was a navigator and an officer but also enjoyed associating with enlisted men. He discovered that one of...
Capers Andrews Holmes, Jr. experienced enemy fire returning from a bombing mission to Hamm, Germany on 22 April 1944....
When Carey Eleser was in port in Southampton, England, they were able to go into town. He would go to movies and the...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Robert Brown left for boot camp in February 1943. He went to Fort MacArthur [Annotator's Note: Fort MacArthur,...
The training Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Keith Renstrom went into...
Tsuyin Soong was born in January 1933 in Hunan Province, China. He has two brothers and two sisters. He remembers the...
After Guadalcanal, James Gulotta went to Bougainville. They did a lot of heavy fighting on Bougainville. The Marines...
On 1 December 1943, they [Annotator's Note: Dave Severance and the rest of the 3rd Marine Parachute Battalion] attacked...
James Salerno cannot remember a lot of things that happened during the war. He does remember that there was a lot of...
James Flannigan said the replacement lieutenants came in all sorts and he particularly remembered one who earned the...
Joseph Venerloh remembered the attack on the Siegfried line, which was numerous amounts of pill boxes staggered around...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Earl Tweed and his company [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division...
In September 1944, Harry Snyders division [Annotator's Note: Snyder was a member of I...
The British admiralty had headquarters in Colombo, Ceylon [Annotator's Note: present day Sri Lanka], and Ralph Crump...
Sherwin Callander's voyage to Australia consisted of stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. It was winter and the ship...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota [Annotator's Note: with Merrill's Marauders, the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional)] walked...

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