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Peter Harry fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Snow and winter began to set in and then the Battle of the Bulge began....
Joseph Simpson arrived in La Havre, France after crossing the English Channel. Those in charge decided the troops...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
Arthur Staymates was told by Hermann Göring that Hitler ordered 60,000 troops from the Eastern [Annotator's Note:...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
To illustrate how adrenaline takes over in battle, Obie Wickersham said that during the Battle of the Bulge members of...
Henry Freedman received an additional month of training in England prior to shipping out to France. He moved across...
Carrol Joy and two of his buddies took most of their equipment with them and loaded up their carbines to head to...
Frank Hartzell advanced through the ranks as squad and then platoon leader as casualties mounted during the Battle of...
Arthur Seltzer was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began in December 1944. It was cold and...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Alexander Marsh was in charge of three 57mm anti-tank guns and a platoon of 20 to 25 men. At night he could hear the...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
The Hurtgen Forest was a real forest. Raymond VanDuzer does not recall there being snow. When they were shelled things...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
The next morning, Jack Yusen was heading down to get some food when the call to battle stations came over the intercom...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) when the invasion of the Philippines started. The initial landings...
John Caponigro feels that the personnel who take part in war are the best human beings you can be with. There is...
Allen Horton reported aboard the USS Nevada (BB-36), and a fellow Princeton acquaintance helped him settle into...
Robert Oplinger joined the Navy, went through boot camp, and then was trained as a member of an underwater demolition...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Andrew Kiniry went for his physical on 8 August 1942. Shortly after his induction on 22 August at Fort Dix, he traveled...
After John DuBose signed on with the Merchant Marines, he was shipped to the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg,...
John Howland had taken flight courses and was ready to join the Air Force but was restricted from becoming a pilot...
When Jack Sanders decided to enlist, he knew nothing about air operations let alone how hard it was to get into the air...
William Laubner went to Fort Dix, New Jersey after entering the Army. He received basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky...
They had never seen rockets before they were attacked with them one day. A rocket hit Vincent Pale's B-24 [Annotator's...
As the situation unraveled for 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, German tanks cut off the battalion's position...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Anthony Varuso left New Orleans for his basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes [Annotator’s Note: near North...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
John Raaen saw the focus at the US Military Academy change after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It became obvious...
With his interest in submarines, Edward Stone decided to join the Navy and enlisted in December 1940. After acceptance...
Major Cohn joined the Navy and originally thought of becoming a submariner. He mistakenly thought it would be romantic...
Troy Edwards entered boot camp in San Diego. It was a lonesome experience for him. He did find a friend to talk to...

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