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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...
William Burrus and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry...
On 5 January 1945, Carl Beck and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry...
Once his ship [Annotator's Note: the SS Sara Teasdale] reached Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipan, Northern Mariana...
Clarence Robert Duff recalled the USS Benham (DD-796) was on picket duty the night the first atomic bomb was dropped....
[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...
Jerome Fatora's captors, kids of 14 and 15 years old, put his platoon [Annotator's Note: Fatora was a member of Company...
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...
Elmore Ruck had a brother who was a flyer in the war. Ruck was promoted to first lieutenant and his brother in the Air...
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...
William Burrus became a technical sergeant when he returned to the United States after the war ended [Annotator's Note...
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...
After being promoted to captain and finishing his last bombing mission, Jack Buckner left his group [Annotator's Note:...
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...
Robert Barnett came back to the United States through the Panama Canal on Christmas Day, 1945 to join the Atlantic...
When David Harvey heard that the war had ended, they had 1,500 planes up off the carriers. The British and Russians had...
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...
Roy Cascio was a dispatcher for the motor pool [Annotator’s Note: for the 27th Air Supply Squadron, 27th Air Depot...
When the war in Europe ended, John Laster and others in his gun crew were pulled off their ship in Port Said, Egypt....
Roy Cascio only knew the atomic bombs ended the war [Annotator's Note: Nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima and...

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