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[Annotator's Note: Frank Biondo was wounded while clearing Saint-Lo, France of rubble in July 1944.] They were sent...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
[Annotator’s Note: John H. Price, Jr. commanded a tank destroyer in Company B, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion...
[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...
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...
When he reached the front, Herb McClure was placed in a 60mm mortar squad. The ground was frozen so the soldiers couldn...
After they were liberated, Thomas Crosby's mother wanted to return to the United States. They were able to sail on a...
After Joseph Medicine Crow had spent time in Italy, he returned to southern Germany then went to Poland. It was there...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
William Curtis did not keep up with the other men on his boat after the war except the boatswain’s mate. He worked at a...
Alex Lopez remembers having a difficult time when he was in Czechoslovakia. His unit [Annotator's Note: the 314th...
Clarence Carlson was in Belgium when President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President...
There were many gold stars in the windows around Lorraine Mesken's home, and she remembers helping to console mothers...
When Harry Bell steamed into New York Harbor one of the first things he saw was the Statue of Liberty. When he saw it...
When the war in Europe ended, John Laster and others in his gun crew were pulled off their ship in Port Said, Egypt....
Leo Terrebonne was born in Westwego, Louisiana in 1923, the third of three children. Both of his parents were Cajuns. [...

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