Clyde Bramlett talks about his time in the 8th Air Force during WWII; through training, combat, and his return home. He describes the missions flown over Europe, obstacles they faced, and the emotions that come with being a young man during war.
These two news articles describe the dramatic rescue performed by Henry Preston. After a jeep accident, Preston pulled two men from a burning jeep, while also catching on fire himself.
Memories of Michael Ruffolo's time in the Army during WWII. As a member of the 137th Infantry Division, Michael witnessed death, destruction, and religion as a BAR man in the Pacific.
William Robishaw shares experiences from his time in WWII as part of the ground crew for the 454th Bomb Group. In this memoir, he discusses the innovative nature of servicemen and the dangers of working around bombers.
Diary kept by Al Hunt describing his time on LCI 226 and LCI 72 during WWII, and landings at Morotai, the Philippines, Tarakan Island, and Borneo.
Melzar Booker tells of his time in the 420th Armored Field Artillery Battalion (10th Armored Division) in Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. In this account, he describes the freezing cold, loss of friends, and constant threat from Germans.
Memoir of Phil Sligar's military service during WWII (B-29 Crewman).
A collection of WWII stories by W.T. Block of the 78th Infantry Division.
Personal memoir of Jack Brantley's WWII military service from enlistment to discharge (695th Armored Field Artillery Battalion).
Memoir about the military service of Jim Paine during WWII (Army, L Company, 399th Regiment of the 100th Division).
Sampling of letters, which Guy Denton (P-40 Fighter Pilot, 57th Fighter Group) sent from N. Africa to his future wife. His letters give the reader a glimpse into life in the Army Air Corps.
Walter Sawyer recalls being a top turret gunner in a B-17 flying missions over Germany, and preparing the bombs to be dropped over the targets.
Tatjana Zhabko was a female soldier in the Russian Army. As a member of an anti-aircraft artillery battalion, she was in charge of searching for German planes at night, as well as, repairing phone lines under enemy fire.
The Third Marines are finally headed into combat, this time to Bougainville in the Pacific.
Instead of heading into combat, the Third Marines are detoured again, this time to New Zealand.