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John Kerner thought he would be taking part in the D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: the invasion of Normandy on 6 June...
Jack Taylor was temporarily assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) for two weeks when his ship [...
The first real fighter airplane Donald Bryan flew was the P-40D with the Merlin engine, not the Allison engine. They...
Harley Reynolds notes that today everything is different from what they were doing. Reynolds notes that they had to do...
Joseph Simpson experienced snow and rain during the Battle of the Bulge. The men who fought in Bastone told Simpson...
Henry Feldman and the 8th Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Feldman was a member of Cannon Company, 121st Infantry...
Joseph Medicine Crow walked all night after exiting the Liberty ship in France. They covered 25 miles the first night....
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the area of Menton...
The B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bomber crews typically did not fly every day;...
Glen Jostad describes his terrible experience during eight days transit from one Stalag to another. The cramped boxcar...
Romus Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September 1943 and were stationed for...
William Myers, Jr. used any available ship to send sailors home. He did such a good job, his captain wanted to write...
To Edmund Durocher, New Britain was just as bad as Guadalcanal. They went to New Guinea before they landed on New...
Howard Genrich experienced his first battle on 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December 1944] when they captured a town...
Out of the 135 men in John Caponigro's company [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 346th Infantry Regiment,...
Frank Hartzell and his battalion [Annotator's Note: Hartzell served on a machine gun crew in Company B, 21st Armored...
Robert Harris flew his first combat mission over France on D-Day. [Annotator’s Note: D-Day was on 6 June 1944 when...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Max Finesmith went into the briefing for his first mission before four in the morning. The plan was to takeoff by 8:30...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and his first ship assignment was the SS Dolly Madison which they...
Walter Ram arrived at his base in Bassingbourn, near London. His plane was part of the 94th Bombardment Group, 331st...
Robert Dickinson boarded the newly commissioned USS Queenfish (SS-393) as a Seaman Second Class. It didn't seem like he...
Revis Haslett flew the Hump [Annotator's Note: the nickname given to the stretch of the Himalayas that American pilots...
Charles Brooks landed on the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-10)] just in time for the attack on the...
Clyde East experienced a slow training program after entry into the Canadian Air Force. He was in flying school during...
In January 1943, James Kemp McLaughlin was ordered to fly the commanding general, Lieutenant General Jacob Devers, and...
John W. Towle was stationed at Rattlesden, England. There are reunions with veterans of the 448th held in Rattlesden....
Clyde East was provided a week of instruction after his transfer to the United States Army Air Forces. That was to...
Cyril Buchert as well as all the units flying off the island [Annotator's Note: New Guinea] were referred to as the "...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
One morning a German officer who spoke English entered the room [Annotator's Note: in their barracks at Stalag III-B in...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow was doing research into statistical fitting with WACs [Annotator’s Note: Women's Army Corps] during...
[Annotator's Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the Army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
Richard Keller had a good friend from Alabama who was a funny guy. He received different training than Keller had...
Vernon Leopold was trained as a radio operator at Camp Wolters, Texas then went into the ASTP, Army Specialized...

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