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Vernon Brantley got a call that a German tank had been bypassed. He took a crew of four and some anti-tank mines and...
Before crossing the Moselle River, James Deal received wounds from shrapnel. The location had been cleared of enemy...
After ditching his plane [Annotator's Note: on 12 April 1944 over Perwez, Belgium], Gilbert S. Shawn worked with the...
Aubrey Bradley said when the war was over, the Germans just folded; the guards all discarded their uniforms and left....
William Jackson joined the 55th Troop Carrier Squadron, 375th Troop Carrier Group at Biak [Annotator's Note: Biak,...
When Company I came to the relief of a decimated Company K, George Peto, who served as a forward mortar observer,...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Carroll Knutson and his crew were leading the high squadron of a three squadron bombing group. Their target was a...
The night the USS Catoctin (AGC-5) was hit by the bomb, Howard Fox was on the bridge, copying messages and reading...
Joseph Lesniewski kept no records about where they were going. In one battle, he got hit twice [Annotator's Note: he...
Melvin Linkous and his company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division]...
William Harvey was stationed on a big island named Burrwood [Annotator's Note: Burrwood, Louisiana]. The United States...
James Bollich was only able to get water from one place [Annotator's Note: in the Camp O’Donnell prisoner of war camp...
Robert Taylor made the landing [Annotator's Note: on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Papua New Guinea] on LSTs [Annotator...
While in captivity, Walter Bowsher received few Red Cross packages, and, of those he received, some of them were...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...
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...
Joseph Lesniewski and Ed [Annotator's Note: Private Edward J. Joint] took off and were looking for more people. It took...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Taylor served in the Navy as a corpsman attached to Headquarters and Service Company, 7th...
Lawrence Angst was promoted to the battalion aid station [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd...
[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...
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: Frank Biondo and his Company C, 5th Engineer Special Brigade were sheltering behind steel girders as...
Recalling when his aircraft was hit over Tunis, Tunisia, Alvin Callender said he was in combat with German Focke-Wulf...
Howard Ricks had several close calls during the Battle of Iwo Jima. A friend was hit by artillery fire and Ricks...
Lawrence Angst remembers one close call very well. He was in basic training with another man. They were both first in...
The division's [Annotator's Note: Richard Graff was a member of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 415th Infantry...
Stanley Wolczyk was under fire three times during the campaign to recapture Attu from the Japanese. It was during the...
After arriving in Southern France, Thomas Houdek and the rest of his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Vernon Alexander reached the Siegfried Line in Germany and found it to be sturdier than the Maginot Line. Entering the...
On one mission, Michael Linquata and his squad were to advance into a forest with their sergeants. The enlisted men...
Robert Swift and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 371st Medical Battalion, 71st Infantry Division] shipped out of New...
Edwin Knight was in the Philippines when fighting began to subside. The priority for logistical support was redirected...
After the fighting [Annotators Note: in Ingolstadt] lulled, Fred Hirsekorn got a call to look at one of his men. It was...

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