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Benigno Martinez managed to keep on the right side of his commanding officers. He worked so closely with the enlisted...
Charles Kneflin was born in December 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had a very nice childhood. His mother was a home...
Howard Robert Charles was inducted into the Marine Corps [Annotator's Note: in June 1940] in San Diego [Annotator's...
Going back to his experiences in the Pacific, Arthur Davis recalled visiting many bases, and said New Caledonia was a "...
Coleen Landry's father was an air raid warden and drills would be held weekly. His job included making sure there were...
In Room 28 of the Hamburg Barracks at Terezin, Ela Weissberger had three friends of the same last name, Hannah, Helga,...
For Vernon Leopold, being from a Jewish background was unpleasant in Germany as there had been latent anti-Semitism...
Allen Pedersen [Annotator's Note: as a member of the 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] left the Anzio Beachhead and...
Leon Bass voluntarily entered the military. He was in a movie theater when he heard about Pearl Harbor [Annotator's...
Ruth Switzer recalled living in a two family house. Her family lived in the apartment upstairs and another family lived...
Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington DC on a Sunday morning. Most of...
While moving towards New Georgia [Annotator's Note: New Georgia, Solomon Islands], Theodore M. "Ted" Robinson's boat [...
Walter Sapp's father had been in World War 1 and knew what infantry was about. Sapp did not consult with his family...
Robert S. Rugeley was sent to basic training in Mineral Wells, Texas. He was then sent to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey [...
James Jordan took his basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia. It was night and day from his college military experience....
Alfred Anthony Alvarez's unit [Annotator's Note: 7th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry Division] was given a new...
Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2.] Wilhelm Gehlen witnessed...
As Peter Paret's battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division] moved down...
Basil Woolf joined the British Navy in May 1941. He was called up in October 1941 and his parents had a fit. His father...
Benjamin Carson was born in February 1923 on a farm in Ottawa Township, Minnesota. Shortly afterward, his family moved...
Joseph Goble was part of a contingent of Marine enlistees from Raleigh, North Carolina. He did 12 weeks of boot camp...
Martin Suter was sent to Colgate University [Annotator's Note: in New York, New York], where he took part a pilot...
With his interest in submarines, Edward Stone decided to join the Navy and enlisted in December 1940. After acceptance...
F. Lincoln Grahlfs enlisted into the Navy in the fall of 1942 and was inducted on 5 October 1942. At that time, the...
Paul J. Frisco enlisted in the Navy because of his father's service during World War 1 and because of the Navy's...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...
Robert Gorman was inducted [Annotator's Note: into the Army] at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He was then sent to Camp...
James Richard O'Rorke trained in Fort Monmouth near Redback, New Jersey. All the trainees had previously been shipped...
Jack Carver began his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. An accelerated training went on there to teach...
Cyril Buchert went into the Army Air Corps flight program but washed out. He was given the option to become a radio...
Donelson Houseman was born in Dallas, Texas in 1923 and grew up there. After graduating high school, he began classes...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
John W. Snyder was born in March 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up, Snyder's family was poor. However, because...
Lawrence Angst was born in July 1923 in Barberton, Ohio. His mother and father were young and struggled through the...
The night Arles J. Doss was wounded, the ambulance drove around without lights because the Germans could see them. Doss...
Melvin Linkous and his company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division]...

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