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On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast, he went to the...
Louis Conter started 7 December 1941 aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor. It was his practice to substitute for...
Leslie Aigner and the other living passengers were ordered out of the cattle car [Annotator's Note: upon their arrival...
Lloyd Guillory joined the Air Force and was shipped to Sheppard Field in Texas. It was a hell hole for Guillory. There...
Ejnar Christiansen was sailing in a convoy and was at Key West, Florida. They left to go to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
Murphy Burke made good, lasting friendships while in the Navy, and when he got out, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill...
Douglas Harper remembers everyone starting to talk about going home [Annotator's Note: after the war in the Pacific...
Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp. When a group of Americans killed a German...
Chester Strunk and his crewmates who were originally assigned together had flown with separate crews until they were...
On the mission to bomb Manila, Herbert Gross' B-24 Liberator [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
[Annotator's Note: No mention is made here of the mission being described, however, from later interviews and the...
Joseph Pocoroba’s unit [Annotator's Note: Troop E, 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mecz)] was sent to reinforce...
Isaac Edward was drafted into the Army in 1943. His uncle, Joseph Anthony, had gone before him. Boot camp in St. Louis...
Charles Moore flew to support beleaguered American troops in Bastogne. [Annotator’s Note: relief to the men in...
Bastogne was very cold. There, Edward Shames' platoon mostly executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
[Annotator's Note: Orville Bethard served in the Navy as an Electrician’s Mate aboard USS Midway (CVE-63), renamed USS...
When they left Clark Field, Harold DeForest's Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th Infantry...
J. W. Childs was at the Battle of Midway, but remembers nothing in particular about the event. The USS Worden (DD-352)...
Melvin Munch stopped at Guam en route to Okinawa. He was concerned about the requirements of going into a war zone. He...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) and the HMAS Perth ran into a Japanese landing force late on the night of 28...
Howard Genrich was assigned to guard the Combat Command Headquarters because they had suffered casualties in their...
Following the Normandy breakout, David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery...
Horace Sharp arrived in Le Havre, France following his deployment from the United States. The town was utterly...
Prior to the Battle of Bulge, Robert Gorman saw the American infantrymen passing the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th...
Edward "Babe" Heffron went to Bastone for his next mission [Annotator's Note: this occurred at the outset of the Battle...
Jack Carver felt that he [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] had caught the Army flatfooted. The American...
Harry Bell served in Company F, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division] as a mortar gunner...
[Annotator's Note: Elmer Knudsen served in the Army as a rifleman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment,...
Bernard Friedenberg fought in the Battle of the Bulge in late December [Annotator’s Note: December 1944]. Friedenberg...
Richard Boyd returned to his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] and was sent...
Reuben Weiner was sent on a run with the 105th Infantry Division. He stayed in a two-story building with a photo...
After recovering from his wounds, John Caponigro found out that his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion...
Samuel Lombardo gave Captain Marsh the orders and moved forward into the action. [Annotator's Note: Even though...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
Sidney LaPook heard that things were getting rough up there [Annotator's Note: in the Ardennes Forest] and that Bastone...

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