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[Annotator's Note: Frank Biondo was wounded while clearing Saint-Lo, France of rubble in July 1944.] They were sent...
When he was told that he would be trained aboard ship as a gunner, Robert Fitz was "mystified." He arrived at the main...
On one mission, Bernard Smith's aircraft was taking off and the left wing began to dip. He got frightened and they hit...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
When the New Year [Annotator's Note: 1945] came, Robert Snyder's 67th Armored Regiment [Annotator's Note: Snyder was a...
Allen Pedersen [Annotator's Note: as a member of the 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] left the Anzio Beachhead and...
At the Southampton hospital, Francis Resta was treated for his shrapnel wounds as well as for frostbite to his feet....
Norman Raner went home for 30 days and then was transferred down to Hot Springs, Arkansas for R...
Blanche Gangwere went to Bad Neuenahr, Germany on the Danube River near Cologne. She always wanted to make it to Bonn...
Life on base was "awful" according to Edwin Sved. The men lived in tents set up in the mud and took cold showers, but...
The Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944...
Lee Roy Dugas was sent to San Diego for his Navy basic training. It was his first trip out of Louisiana, having never...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
While stationed in Polebrook, England [Annotator's Note: with the 511th Bombardment Squadron, 351st Bombardment Group,...
Norman Riggsby remained in the hospital for several months while his wounds healed [Annotator’s Note: he had first been...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...
Carl Koone was in the Army Air Corps for another year after his return to the United States. He spent the winter [...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
Robert Kelso's unit had pulled up near a railroad track and dug in. He had heard that some of the guys went to a...
Aubrey Bradley said when the war was over, the Germans just folded; the guards all discarded their uniforms and left....
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...
Elmore Ruck had a brother who was a flyer in the war. Ruck was promoted to first lieutenant and his brother in the Air...
Stanley James Thurston participated in the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp [Annotator's Note: Buchenwald...
[Annotator’s Note: John H. Price, Jr. commanded a tank destroyer in Company B, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion...
Debra Stern [Annotator's Note: in the Women's Army Corps; women's branch of the US Army, 1942-1978] was at Camp Shanks...
Thomas Francis Schicker and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
Chafer Honea was on his way to Nuremberg, Germany with C Battery, 433rd Antiaircraft Battalion, 939th Field Artillery...
Only one time did Frederick Amore come into a truly dangerous situation. He was not supposed to be in a "combat area,"...
The Army moved Leno E. Stone and the 44th Division [Annotator's Note: 44th Infantry Division] by train to an area close...
Replacement pilots were in high demand in Europe so Joseph Pilcher was sent to Rennes, France for assignment to a...
When they started moving east from Hoffen [Annotator's Note: Höfen, Germany], Phillip Candella said the 99th [Annotator...
Jacob Velfling, Jr. and his unit set out for New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] to board a ship for Europe...

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