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Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
The mission for which Henry Sherman Fouts was awarded the DFC [Annotator's Note: the Distinguished Flying Cross, or DFC...
The SS Lurline, on which Virginia Wilterdink was traveling, stopped in Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands]...
His duty in the Aleutians lasted for about seven months, after which Thomas Long was sent to Coronado, California for...
When John Caraway boarded the USS Bridge (AF-1), he found it to be not only one of the oldest ships in the Navy's fleet...
Olin Tisdale's newly launched ship was meant to take a Seabee unit to Iwo Jima to refurbish landing strips. However,...
June Catherine Elliott Haggerty was born in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana]. She grew up in Pass...
Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Virginia Wilterdink was born near the Canadian border in Woodland, Maine in October 1922. She was one of five children...
[Annotator's Note: There is a tape break and this clip starts with James Billingsley midsentence. There are some cuts...
In February 1945, Robert Mero volunteered for another patrol that involved an assault group and a support group. He...
Fighting in the Leyte Valley area lasted for two brutal months, and John Smith related the tale of the event that...
Lawrence Angst never became a doctor because he could not. He came back and recovered from his injuries, but he could...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
At Ormoc Bay, John E. Johnson drove his LCVP [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel also referred to as...
Edward G. Willette and his division [Annotator's Note: Willette was a mortarman in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 413th...
Harley Reynolds’s company came across some German collaborators who had killed themselves once they realized the...
Dominic Geraci was overseas for 26 months. He stayed with the 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. He was...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Carrol Joy and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th...
The club [Annotator's Note: the Red Cross in Northern Ireland] closed and Holly Reynolds was sent to Wales to...
After Michael Mervosh helped his wounded friends in the foxhole he realized that he had lost his hearing [Annotator's...
Andrew Kiniry and his unit [Annotator's Note: 45th Evacuation Hospital] was stationed outside of Weimar at Hohra. The...
The 84th Infantry Division crossed on a big ship, and by way of a rope ladder Frank Patti debarked onto an LST [...
[Annotator's Note: A dog barks in the background throughout video.] Clifford Smith was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania...
After a trip to Guantanamo Bay [Annotator's Note: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba] and back in the newly commissioned USS Hutchins...
Billy Grieves talks about the eulogies he gives for friends who have passed away. He has officiated a number of...
When Ira Schilling and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division...
At Pearl Harbor, Sherwin Callander was reassigned to the sea plane tender USS Wright (AV-1). The vessel carried men and...
[Annotator's Note: William Leibold served in the Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
Dr. John Julien Zingheim was taught how to setup an aid station. He served in the 329th Medical Battalion [Annotator's...
While Carey Suratt was aboard the 452 [Annotator's Note: USS LST-452], the ship landed on New Guinea. While there,...
Lieutenant Babe Meeks informed William Garbo and the men of G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, that the he...
Rita Brandes had uncles who survived the war. Rather than being angry at her uncles for surviving, she was mad at her...
Raymond Bailey was not a Catholic but he went to Father O'Callahan's services [Annotator's Note: Captain Joseph T. O'...
John Kerner thought he would be taking part in the D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: the invasion of Normandy on 6 June...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...

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