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William Harvey was stationed on a big island named Burrwood [Annotator's Note: Burrwood, Louisiana]. The United States...
As Charles Balaza prepared to enter Cabanatuan, he had access to a water pump and filled his canteen. The Japanese said...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
Recalling his experiences on Cape Gloucester, Joe Clapper said the combat portion was very light. It was the easiest...
Cape Gloucester was a rough campaign for Arthur Pendelton. They captured prisoners. Some of the fellas that had lost...
Norma Jean Ford Beard lost her father in the war. His remains were only recovered recently. [Annotator’s Note: Beard's...
Fernando Serna was sent from the Philippines to Korea and then to Manchuria. He slaved in Korea at a tool and die...
Ryfka Finkelstein and her brother were fleeing [Annotator's Note: their village was being surrounded by Gestapo and...
Dominick Frank Poliseno was in an area of trees, brush and high grass, and he entered an abandoned house, sat in a...
For days, James Flannigan recalls, the word was that they had to get to Saint-Lo [Annotator's Note: Saint-Lo, France]....
At one point, Paul Carter was in an action where he put more ammunition through his rifle than at any other time. What...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
The pathfinders went out about 20 minutes ahead of Henry Langrehr and his men. That alerted the Germans and there was...
That same day, Robert Powers [Annotator's Note: Powers asks for the helmet he wore the day he was shot] was on top of...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Charles Radford tried to keep his mind on the task at hand. Once someone died they were dead and they had to be able to...
The worst part of the fighting for Johnny Ngai was fighting in to Cassino [Annotator's Note: Cassino, Italy]. Rocks and...
Only one of Robert Huber's friends was wounded during the war. He did not know the sergeant who was killed. The one who...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Schafer was aboard USS LST-502 for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944.] USS...
On 26 December [Annotator's Note: 26 December 1944], Frank Maresca and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd...
Somewhere before Vernon Breen crossed the Rhine [Annotator's Note: Rhine River] and got to Worms [Annotator's Note:...
Lloyd Dendy and another man were on the side of a bomb crater and got blown out of their foxhole. They both vibrated...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon had been sent to deliver a message to US Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles J. Timmes to...
Frank Pantuso's outfit [Annotator's Note: 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division] was assigned to support...
Thomas Francis Schicker and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...
Theodore Pavlovich compares the battles on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands] with those in...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
In Normandy [Annotator's Note: D-Day; the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944], Fred B. Morgan, Junior...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
Henry Langrehr was told about the D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasionm of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944] plans....
Basic training for Robert Lippman was in Miami Beach, Florida. He learned to salute, and dress right. He thinks he went...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Lowe and men from his outfit, a detachment of the US Marine Corps' 1st Defense Battlion, were...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Don Daniels to describe the process of clearing caves by hand on Iwo Jima,...

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