European Theater of Operations (ETO)

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Robert Kelso was born in Bristow, Oklahoma. He lived up on a farm owned by his grandparents. A few years after he was...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins mid-conversation.] Herbert Heilbrun was waiting for his crew in Salt Lake City when...
During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
An incident occurred at the camp that cost Grant a tough interrogation when he returned to the United States. Workers...
Elmo Bell fought out of Normandy and all the way across France. All maneuver elements of the army were assigned a...
Heffron [Annotators Note: Edward Heffron, also known as Babe] knew that William Guarnere lived on 17th Street and came...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Joseph Motil put the charge right against the door so it blew it in. There was a flame thrower operator with their unit...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams is aWorld War 2 veteran of the 101st Airborne Division and jumped into Normandy in...
Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...
Byron Othello Wilkins was put on the front line again with his company. The sleeping holes were dug into the walls near...
William Pena traveled on the Queen Elizabeth over to England where he was given lots of food. Only one day he remembers...
They did not want to get caught on the railroad tracks when hit was dark because that is when the RAF would come...
Darold Rice remembers how when he and the other privates reported back for duty no one was at the camp and they joined...
A great deal of camaraderie had been established in the unit, especially among the guys Fred Hirsekorn had been in the...
David Roderick went to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey for 10 days. The men were checked for health and packed everything while...
Sergeant Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled all...
Byron Othello Wilkins was in a provisional regiment that did not have enough guns to go around. They were issued 1917...
After that mission [Annotator’s Note: an aborted mission to an airfield just outside of Paris during which Grant had...
Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp.  When a group of Americans killed a German...
Robert Walter was born in 1922 in Seneca County, Ohio. His young years prior to entering the service were spent within...
Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...

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