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Harold Baumgarten served with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division during the first wave of attacks on D...
Ralph Griffith was born in March 1923 in Hannibal, Missouri, one of four children. His father was an iron worker with...
Fernando Serna was born in Laredo, Texas in October 1922. He was a senior in high school when the war started. He was...
Adelaide Benjamin remembers the first Christmas tree the family had out there [Annotator's Note: in El Paso, Texas]....
After the Battle of the Bulge, Joseph Venerloh and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 41st Armored...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
Dave Severance thought they would be sent home once they took the mountain [Annotator's Note: Mount Suribachi on Iwo...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Elmer Knudsen was deployed close to the Rhine River and was billeted in a private...
When the war ended, Thomas Ballew's unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] was in Furth...
On his 22nd mission, Herbert Gross bailed out over French Indochina in Japanese territory. It took eight days to walk...
Oran Harris was 17 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was returning from Sunday school when a man called out...
Manfred Klepper saw things get worse after 1939 [Annotator's Note: in Trier, Germany]. The police force had been...
Robert Max was not going to participate in the forced march. His right foot, inflamed with trench foot or frostbite,...
Henry Malec and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division...
Paul Amrod arrived on the southern beaches of Okinawa to aggressive Japanese artillery fire. There was still heavy...
When Ira Schilling and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division...
Keith Renstrom felt like he had too much responsibility to stay with his men [Annotator's Note: even after being...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
Lieutenant Babe Meeks informed William Garbo and the men of G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, that the he...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
Lieutenant John Marr was assigned to guide Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in that company's...
Walter Jacobs thought that the Japanese were not normal people. They were fanatics. They were good at sneaking around...
William Pierce hated the Japanese before landing on Okinawa. Propaganda influenced his animosity. His feelings were...
Richard Boyd had been taught that fighting the war was his job. He never gave any thought to the fact that the enemy...
Harley Reynolds remembers artillery fire coming in from one of the supporting ships out at sea. The shells came just...
Harley Reynolds notes that today everything is different from what they were doing. Reynolds notes that they had to do...
Harley Reynolds was one of the first people under fire during the invasion of North Africa. Reynolds saw fighting on...
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Carl Peterson was up in the mountains and could see...
Harley Reynolds notes that a few of the wounded men were dragging behind. They made it to the trench area. They had men...
[Annotators Note: segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to describe his first moments in Normandy]...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
Earl Tweed had to revamp his plans after getting off the beach and reaching high ground [Annotator's Note: Tweed had...
George Sakato recalled that they took that hill then had to take a few others [Annotator's Note: during fighting in...
Harvey Segal reached the French coast. He had to board a landing craft after taking off his 80 pound pack. The timing...

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