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Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
Darrell Welch returned to the 4th Air Force in San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California], and was...
[Annotator's Note: Frank Biondo was wounded while clearing Saint-Lo, France of rubble in July 1944.] They were sent...
Archibald Rackerby stayed in the Marine Corps after the war ended. He was not 100 percent after his injury. [Annotator'...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
On one mission, Bernard Smith's aircraft was taking off and the left wing began to dip. He got frightened and they hit...
William Burrus and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry...
They [Annotator's Note: Edward Driscoll and Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13), USS Franklin (CV-13)] left Leyte [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Griffith was a member of Company A, 6th Ranger Battalion and took part in the Raid at...
On 28 August 1945, John Hever was sent by plane to Shanghai, China to work with the 10th Air Force that had taken over...
William King did not want to stay in the Army after the war. He bought an Army surplus jeep with ten cartons of...
On 5 January 1945, Carl Beck and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry...
The location Gordon Higgins was sent for occupation duty was at Dachau, near Munich, Germany. There were 10,000 German...
Once his ship [Annotator's Note: the SS Sara Teasdale] reached Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipan, Northern Mariana...
Hans Siverts' unit [Annotator's Note: 4th Convalescent Hospital] pretty much stayed together through the war. The last...
Frederick Ellis's points were up, and he was entitled to go home. He got a new officer on board [Annotator's Note: USS...
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...
William Cart was on Majuro [Annotator's Note: Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands] when he heard about the atomic bombs...
We [Annotator's Note: the United States] were fire-bombing Japan with 800 B-29s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29...
[Annotator's Note: John Stiles was stationed on Okinawa, Japan with Marine Fighting Squadron 312 (VMF-312) when the...
After the end of the war, Malcolm Johnson was awarded the Bronze Star. [Annotator's Note: The Bronze Star Medal is a U....
Daniel Samuelson finished his 35 missions. He had flown over from Florida to Scotland and then went to England. After...
When Bernard Smith got back to the United States, he was interviewed and told he had a choice of schools where he could...
Life on base was "awful" according to Edwin Sved. The men lived in tents set up in the mud and took cold showers, but...
Monroe Scherer was shipped out to California where he visited some relatives and friends. He then went by troop ship to...
Norman Johnson recalls moving through France and into Germany and how many of the people stood down and surrendered as...
While Vernon Henry Moret was on a ship headed to Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] with his unit [Annotator's...
Wayne Peer and his outfit [Annotator's Note: I...
Joseph Richard feels that the war means more now to the younger generation than it did after he left it. He meets kids...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was in the US Merchant Marine aboard the SS Thomas Nelson Page. When he returned from...
Rob Roy Ratliff was assigned to the communications section of Headquarters, 5th Marine Division. At the time, the 5th...
Robert Maxwell was transferred to the hospital in Naples, Italy. He learned about the extent of his wounds there. [...
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...

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