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After the 82nd Airborne Division finished combat operations in Normandy, Clinton Riddle and the men of the 325th Glider...
During the invasion of Normandy, Clinton Riddle and most of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment landed in British Horsa...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
Lily Sawada and her family arrived in Poston, Arizona [Annotator’s Note: this was part of the relocation of Japanese-...
When Joseph Simpson entered enemy towns as his unit advanced into the German home land, white flags would come out and...
Earl Tweed served with L Company [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
The next morning Frank Mancuso is awoken by a lieutenant. He quickly learned that his unit had moved out of the city....
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there shortly after the 442nd Regimental Combat Team suffered...
Richard Higgins joined the Marine Corps in 1940. He was set on the Marine Corps from the beginning. He never considered...
Harley Reynolds and his unit were given a specific assignment. The planners were aware that their beachhead was...
During the overseas voyage Frank Mancuso was in charge of checking the tie downs, therefore he had privileged access to...
William Dabney and the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion flew their balloons from the ships. Dabney was responsible for...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...
Wesley Trindal had dreams about the war. He would dream that he was in it again and would keep the barracks awake while...
Wanda Damberg got up to go to the bathroom one morning and saw a nun along the way [Annotator’s Note: Damberg was in...
Linda Hope could not select one single favorite item of recognition given to her father [Annotator’s Note: Linda Hope...
James Jeter was born in Jetertown, Louisiana [Annotator’s Note: near Leesville, Louisiana]. It was a small settlement...
Charles Coolidge recalls the weather at Monte Cassino as being cold and rainy. Coolidge feels that had they gone with...
Monty Joe Boitnott was at a bomber base in Algeria. There were no air bases in Tunisia because almost all of the bases...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison was a member of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion.]After Bloody Ridge they went...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Lowell Brueland flew missions on 6 June [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944] in Normandy. The first mission was to...
The uniform pants Walter Barnes wore were baggy and the jackets hung out. The uniform was made of a canvas type...
Bernard Friedenberg trained for the invasion of Europe after the invasion of Sicily. He landed at Omaha Beach and Gela...
Wayne Pierce was the Supply and Transportation Officer when his Battalion left Fort Bragg. The regiment travelled by...
Vernon Alexander had never been on a big boat before his overseas deployment. The troops were stacked five deep in the...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...
Not a lot occurred on Cape Gloucester. Arthur Pendleton put in a lot of time on Cape Gloucester that was incredibly...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
Fred Hirsekorn's first combat was in the Vosges Mountains. They moved so much and so fast that they all lost track of...
The D Day assembly plans for paratroopers like John Marr were completely forgotten in the chaos of the jump. The...
James Weller pondered whether the accomplishments and sacrifices of the World War II were worthwhile. He sees...

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