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John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
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...
Benigno Martinez arrived in Italy [Annotator's Note: on 28 June 1944] and, within ten days, he was in combat with his...
William McCool engaged in his first combat near Mersch, Luxembourg. His regiment [Annotator's Note: McCool was a member...
Russell Clark and Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
Edwin Knight was in the midst of a battle [Annotator's Note: in Lingayen Gulf in January 1945]. While advancing through...
After a brief time at an aid station, Michael Linquata was assigned to the 2nd Platoon, D Company, 134th Infantry...
Defying orders, Francis Neilson took pictures and kept a journal of his flights, and later put together a book that,...
Bryan Compton states that the Germans used the medics' red cross as a target. When they were moving out, his outfit [...
Ira Schilling killed a Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal with a shotgun. In the morning, before the Marines moved out...
John Wicklund and his fellow infantrymen started hitting tough resistance at Mechum Ridge [Annotator's Note: phonetic...
George Linker entered Manila as part of the 25th Infantry Division. He was a private first class in the infantry. He...
Leo V. Strausbaugh's mission [Annotator's Note: as part of Company B, 6th Ranger Battalion] on Suluan [Annotator's Note...
[Annotator's Note: George Colburn had his first combat kill in a cave on Iwo Jima, Japan in February 1945.] There was a...
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...
When George A. Sarosi worked at a VA Hospital, he always felt it was an extension of the university. He has enjoyed...
George A. Sarosi, like everyone else in Hungary, had a dossier that contained general information such as his...
After the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to 25...
Cleveland Peterson and the 59th Air Service Squadron left the United States for India with as much aircraft repair...
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
Ernest "Ernie" Andrus left [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California] on a Merchant Marine ship. Once they were...
Robert Taylor went on a patrol on a training site on Upolu, Samoa. His unit [Annotator's Note: Taylor served in the...
The most memorable experience for Samuel Lombardo during the war came when he had to cross a minefield. It was the most...
Leonard Jindra crossed the English Channel en route to the amphibious invasion of Normandy [Annotator's Note: D-Day;...
Before D-Day [Annotator's Note: D-Day; the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944], Myron L. Guisewhite...
Walter Halloran hit the beach and saw many men die as soon as the ramp was dropped [Annotator’s Note: he was assigned...
On 6 June 1944, Gale Ammerman flew out of Membury [Annotator's Note: Royal Air Force Membury, Lambourn, England] from...
Russell Clark has no regrets about D-Day. [Annotator's Note: Clark was a medic with Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th...
Hunger and thirst tormented Cleatus Lebow and his fellow shipmates from the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) who were stranded...
Raymond VanDuzer was recommended for a Silver Star but he did not know it at the time. He was awarded two Bronze Stars...
John Kerner was around the city of Mortain, France in heavy battle [Annotator's Note: Operation Lüttich, German...
On 8 April [Annotator's Note: 8 April 1944] they got a red flag in the area and they knew they were getting ready to go...
When Ray Gene Gresham deployed to the Pacific, he left out of San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco,...
Phyllis Lenhard grew up in the Detroit area, and she noticed that it changed during the war. The population increased,...

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