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Luna Kaufman was shipped to Germany to work for the same factory who owned them before [Annotator's Note: Kaufman was...
Ernest Gross, a prisoner at Kaufering [Annotator's Note: Kaufering; subcamp of Dachau; Landsberg am Lech, Germany],...
The most memorable experience for Samuel Lombardo during the war came when he had to cross a minefield. It was the most...
Arnold Debrick was at a reunion with his wife some years after the war. They arrived early and his old colonel was...
Reva Kibort and other inmates were gathered up again and put into boxcars [Annotator's Note: the inmates were forced to...
John Raaen saw an unbelievable number of ships on the morning of D-Day. There were thousands of ships all spaced apart...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....
For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
Judith Baron and her sister were taken by cattle car to a work camp in Germany. They had been in Auschwitz which was...
Harry Watson described the daily routine of the Segundo [Annotator's Note: USS Segundo (SS-398)]. They would surface at...
Nathan Taffel and his brother were forced by the Germans to leave their labor camp and begin a death march. The weather...
Gabriel Spinelli began his active duty in March 1943. His basic training took place in Sacramento at a facility that...
When he arrived on Wake Island [Annotator's Note: with the US Marine Corps' 1st Defense Battalion] in August 1941,...
Cleveland Peterson heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after boarding a ship in San Francisco, California...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Walter Halloran landed in a small English town with his company and their equipment in preparation for the invasion [...
Richard Scheerer was sent to New York where he boarded a ship bound for England. They were escorted by the battleship...
Samuel Lombardo went to Fort Shanks prior to going to Pier 42 in New York for departure on the Queen Mary. Lombardo was...
During the trip overseas, Lewis Guidry and the other men aboard ship were only fed two meals per day. They traveled...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
George Roberts took part in the 6 March [Annotator's Note: 6 March 1944] raid over Berlin during which 69 bombers were...
The caravan of trucks that took Hugh Colbert and the men of the 106th Infantry Division to the front lines stretched as...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
Vernon Leopold arrived on the Belgium and German border at the village of Hünningen. They took over a farm house that...
Most of the time, James Marks was the only chaplain assigned to the USS Nassau (CVE-16). If there was another it would...
Albert Reale remembers that the size of the Pacific impressed him, and there were many days when he saw nothing but...
Marvin Hill had a famous bandleader aboard his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)]. Eddie Duchin...
Lowell Brueland's first combat mission in the Mustang was a piece of cake. He performed escort duty with a flight of...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Archie Maltbie was born in 1923 in Turlock, California. He had an ordinary life growing up in Turlock. He focused on...
Samuel Malta was born in March 1925 at Revere, Massachusetts near Boston. He learned to swim early since it was a...
Alton R. Barnes was born in December 1923 in Oxford, Alabama. He grew up in Talladega County where his father was in...

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