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John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
Byron Othello Wilkins was put on the front line again with his company. The sleeping holes were dug into the walls near...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
William Pena traveled on the Queen Elizabeth over to England where he was given lots of food. Only one day he remembers...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It voyaged to...
Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp. When a group of Americans killed a German...
Charles Moore flew to support beleaguered American troops in Bastogne. [Annotator’s Note: relief to the men in...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Bernard Friedenberg fought in the Battle of the Bulge in late December [Annotator’s Note: December 1944]. Friedenberg...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
Arthur Seltzer was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began in December 1944. It was cold and...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
When Jack Sanders decided to enlist, he knew nothing about air operations let alone how hard it was to get into the air...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924. After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Francis Dymnicki attempted to become a pilot in the Air Force. Half of his friends wanted to do the same. Dymnicki was...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
James Gaffney never spotted any Japanese while patrolling Bougainville. They did observe and report a bright light on...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...

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