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Martin Richard was taken to Gross Tychow, Poland [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft IV, Gross Tychow, Pomerania, now...
Arriving in October 1944, Aubrey Bradley was assigned to the 401st Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 613th...
Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot with Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in the...
Palermo, Messina and Sicily [Annotator's Note: all in Italy] were very severe targets for Jack Buckner due to the...
Clem Thrift went to Norfolk, Virginia for turboelectric training. The ship he helped commission, and on which he...
Jack Rolfson had a roommate who would find coal to warm their pot belly stove. He was a mathematician and was always...
Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
After being captured, Vincent Pale was sent to Stalag XVII. The prisoners were assigned to bunks in a barracks. At...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
William Burrus and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry...
Continuing his sequence of experiences, John Laster described a personal injury that was not the consequence of combat...
According to Thomas Payn, the Atlantic convoys were under attack from E-boats [Annotator's Note: German Schnellboot or...
Joseph Simpson advanced with his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
Emil Schoonejans was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when the war ended. They had been sent back to the United States for...
Jack Thornhill was discharged on 15 December 1945 in New Orleans. After being discharged, he went back to Alexandria [...
James Thomas Womack's ship [Annotator's Note: USS St. Louis (CL-49)] was on patrol duty until they were able to get...
Michael Linquata went to France from Dover, England on an English troopship. He saw the white cliffs of Dover. It was...
From Townsville, Australia, Robert Leese went to Port Moresby, New Guinea, which was still occupied in the north by the...
Basil Woolf was in London for some of the German bombing. He was home on leave and found his fiancé in an air raid...
Joseph Haines was not worried about going overseas. Everything was new to him and he got to see things he had never...
As Stanley Wolczyk departed the United States, he had no idea of his destination. The troops thought that they were...
Henry A. Tacket and his boat, the USS PC-600 [Annotator's Note: a patrol craft] were assigned duty as escort for a...
Michael Mickey Ganitch served on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) during the Aleutian Islands Campaign. It was cold and...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
Frank Pomroy had decided to go on a third invasion regardless of whether or not he would be sent home. The Marines drew...
John Morrow was born in April 1924 in Marksville, Louisiana. It is a small town and he knew almost everyone in town. He...
Floyd Dumas believes that they could have taken Rome if they had not been stopped. They were ordered to dig in and...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
The first of the three battles that stands out to William Lansford was at Asamana on 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11...

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