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Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
On 5 January 1945, Carl Beck and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Thomas Ard Sylvest served in the USAAF with the 302nd Fighter Control Squadron, 7th Fighter Command...
When President Truman [Annotator's Note: Truman, Harry S., 33rd President of the United States] dropped the atomic...
After the end of the war, Malcolm Johnson was awarded the Bronze Star. [Annotator's Note: The Bronze Star Medal is a U....
Joseph Richard feels that the war means more now to the younger generation than it did after he left it. He meets kids...
Lowell Hughes got new uniforms when he returned to Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts]. He...
Clarence Carlson enjoyed Belgium. He was able to communicate better than he did in France. They had good-looking people...
After he returned to duty, Lloyd Dendy had a case come up where a member had a death in the family. The Red Cross is...
Kenneth A. Lafleur talks about his missions in the Philippines. His unit [Annotator's Note: 408th Bombardment Squadron...
Warren Nolan was helping to gather the dead after two kamikaze aircraft hit the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17). They tried to...
Jules Levin recalled the cold winter in Europe. Usually people slept around or under the tank. Levin would take his bed...
Carl Landwehr was able to get a letter to his mother telling her of his being wounded, before the Army went to tell her...
Nolan Albarado was in a tent in Rennes, France on Christmas Eve 1944. He volunteered to bake cakes for his company [...
After landing in LeHarvre, France, Royce Jarrell got his introduction to combat at Saarlautern, Germany. By then he was...
Thomas Ard Sylvest landed on Iwo Jima, Japan shortly after the United States had secured the island. His squadron [...
Anton Jaber took his basic training at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. He went right into advanced training with his division [...
Milton Muelder had been stationed in London, England until the Allied troops moved into France, after which he was...
Clarence Carlson was in Belgium when President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President...
David Verlander was given leave, and he went home to his family in New Orleans, Louisiana, after which he began a four...
Joseph Massey returned to the United States and ended up at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was processed with guys coming...
Although the war ended in Europe, America was still fighting the Japanese in the East. Jules Levin was chosen to be...
The closest call Thomas Long recalled was the time he was dropping dynamite to repel enemy swimmers whose mission was...
When the war in Europe ended, John Laster and others in his gun crew were pulled off their ship in Port Said, Egypt....
The war made Joseph Massey appreciate life a lot more. [Annotator's Note: Massey gets emotional.] He got a better...
By the time Kenneth A. Lafleur had enough points to go home, he had flown 41 missions in the Pacific. Lafleur remarked...
In 1944, Daniel Crowley was a prisoner of war and worked as a slave laborer in a copper mine in Ashio, Japan. He was...
George Hardy does not remember when he heard that the war was over. They knew it was close because they were running...
Lester M. Bornstein could not believe the war was over. He had been in the Army for two years. His unit [Annotator's...
Emile Engles demonstrates his gratitude annually in Belgium for the Americans liberating them. He talks of the markers...
Once, after the war had ended in Europe, a guard told Charles Slay there was a German woman he could not get rid of and...
In January 1945, Walter Douglas flew his last mission which was to Paderborn [Annotator's Note: Paderborn, Germany],...
George Allen says he was part of something that worked out well. He was worried that we [Annotator's Note: the United...
Joseph Massey was discharged as a PFC [Annotator's Note: Private First Class]. There were no promotions. He was only a...
Occasionally, Louis Massengale said, the guys would pull little tricks, and he described a "hot foot." When lit, a...

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