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In January 1944 the weather was good, and Carl Koone said Allied airplanes could be seen all over Europe "all day,...
Alvin Barnes entered Tokyo Bay [Annotator's Note: Tokyo Bay, Japan] after the war. His ship [Annotator's Note: USS...
Lloyd Augustus Chamblin, Jr., was sent to El Toro [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California] to...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer reads a list of things Robert Payne has written about.] Robert Payne was in Southern...
The war in Europe had ended, but the war in the Pacific continued. The Allies were supporting Chiang Kai-Shek [...
John T. "Jack" Race was already flying for the British High Command [Annotator's Note: British 21st Army Group]....
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer says that Edward Nickerson was on the O-Nine Six, Douglas C-47 Skytrain cargo...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. Chester Sharp and his crew dropped food...
In Benjamin Bederson's estimation, his experience at Los Alamos, New Mexico, qualified him as a physicist. He worked...
Lester Shapiro's experience before getting to Burma [Annotator's Note: present day Myanmar], was guarding some oil...
Since they had bonded together in a single place at a single airfield in Germany, Robert Payne and friends continued...
Howard Warren Stokes was born in 1926 in Lodi, California and was an only child. His father supported his family during...
Not long after the Germans surrendered, Albert Hatala's battalion [Annotator's Note: Hatala was a member of...
Robert Wolf went into Cologne [Annotator's Note: Cologne, or Koln, Germany]. It was a desert. There was a lot that was...
Hersey Goodwin flew one mission over Iwo [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan] where they [Annotator's Note: 11th...
On 10 January 1945, Vernon Wold went by train to Camp Shanks, New York [Annotator's Note: Camp Shanks in Orangetown,...
Joe Morris and his unit [Annotator's Note: 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were part of the...
The USS Champion (AM-314) moved to the Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] area, and Elmer Spraker said it was...
After arriving in the Ruhr Valley, they [Annotator's Note: Raymond Mabarac and his fellow soldiers in Company H, 2nd...
Lionel Baxter says they [Annotator's Note: the German Army] had some fast-moving vehicles and had the 88s [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John McCarthy if they ever forced any German submarines, or u-boats, to surface...
Henry Little was told to get on a truck with 12 men, but not told his destination. Achering [Annotator's Note: likely...
In Leipzig [Annotator's Note: Leipzig, Germany], Ernest Chauvin and another man were put on a listening post. He was...
Joseph Massey was discharged as a PFC [Annotator's Note: Private First Class]. There were no promotions. He was only a...
After France, Bernard Baker entered Germany. He went through Heidelberg and Darmstadt, Germany. In Darmstadt, Baker...
Within two days of his jump into Germany, Frank Zunno and his unit [Annotator's Note: Military Police Platoon,...
Occasionally, Louis Massengale said, the guys would pull little tricks, and he described a "hot foot." When lit, a...
Lester Hecht was having a beer on liberty in Honolulu [Annotator's Note: Honolulu, Hawaii] when the man next to him,...
When the 32nd Division [Annotator's Note: 32nd Infantry Division] was called back, Emmanuel Damonte was transferred to...
Joseph Romano had mixed feelings about going home. He got disappointed when he went to Camp Kilmer [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph O'Donnell was liberated by British troops and taken to Hamburg, Germany in 2 May 1945.] They...
The camp [Annotator's Note: Camp Lucky Strike, between Cany and Saint-Valery, France] was Seventh Heaven. They [...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Griffith was a rifleman in Company A, 6th Ranger Battalion and took part in the Raid at...
At the end of the war, Donald F. Goyette says, the United States could put 130 B-29s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29...
The worst thing [Annotator's Note: about the war] for Lionel Baxter was that after the war was over, he was a guard at...
Richard Willett went to Fort Bragg [Annotator's Note: Fort Bragg, North Carolina]. He had a girlfriend in Washington, D...

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