World War 2 Army and Airborne Personal Stories

 

This page includes a collection of army and airborne personal accounts and stories from World War II.

 

 

 

U.S. Army Personal Stories and Accounts:

 

150th Combat Engineer Battalion of WII

A tribute to the men of the 150th Combat Engineers of WWII. Includes stories, news articles, pictures, reunion history and info. More truth and info than any history book.

 

505th Regimental Combat Team

We are proud to bring you this site detailing the history and stories of the 505th Regimental Combat Team.

 

Audie Murphy Memorial Web Site

Official web site. and an educational resource on Audie L. Murphy, most decorated American veteran of World War II.

 

Battle Babies

Personal stories of the 99th Infantry Division.

 

Brothers-In-Arms: 83rd Division, 331st Infantry

The personal story of Thomas D. Curry and the men he served with in Company F, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Division--over 1400 miles and 244 days in combat from Normandy to Central Germany.

 

Buck's War

This web site is dedicated to my Dad, "Buck" Brener and all the guys he served with in Europe near the end of World War II.  

 

Dogface Soldiers : U.S. Third Division WWII

A photographic journey of the U.S. Third Division in WWII. The images and story of five combat photographers traveling with the U.S. Third Infantry Division from the Anzio Beachhead to Hitler's Berghof in WWII.

 

Forever Forward

Personal stories of the 99th Reconnaissance Troop, 99th Infantry Division

 

An Infantry Platoon Leader in Patton's Army

Memoirs of 1st Lt. Bryan Bell, an infantry platoon leader in Patton's army fighting the German Nazi invasion of France during World War II.

 

Joe Cicchinelli

Joe Cicchinelli is a highly decorated WWII US paratrooper veteran. This website will tell you his story and the dramatic story of the unit he served in, the 551 st Parachute Infantry Battalion, also known as “the forgotten battalion”. But above all, this website is just about a man, a man who had to deal with the hardship of war, not only then, but throughout his whole life.

 

John G. Burkhalter

Dedicated to Capt. John G. Burkhalter who was a chaplin in the U.S. First Infantry Division in Europe.

 

Life at the Front Lines

This page attempts to show what life at the front lines was really like.  It contains photos and stories from veterans who served in Italy without the boring history details. The intent is to tell the story of the average GI, who fought in the mountains of Italy.  Includes many un-published photos donated by veterans. Includes links to group photos several  companies and batteries before they left the U.S.

 

Lt. Colonel Edwin Price Ramsey

Leading a 27-man Platoon, as advance guard for the 1st Regular Division of the Philippine Army, on January 1st, 1942, at the village of Morong, Bataan, Lieutenant Ramsey encountered a Japanese infantry force in the village and immediately ordered a charge. General Wainwright later awarded Ramsey the Silver star for gallantry in action for leading what became the last Horse Cavalry charge in U.S. history. Escaping after the surrender of Bataan, Lieutenant Ramsey formed the guerrilla forces in Central Luzon. Then came three years of agonizing guerrilla warfare, waged by courageous Americans and Filipinos on Luzon Island, fighting both the imperial Japanese Army and communist Huk guerrillas to prepare the way for the return of General Douglas MacArthur.

 

Lt. Col. Roland H. Vogt - D-Day Veteran

Dedicated to Lt. Col. Roland H. Vogt, US Army (Ret), a veteran of the D-Day Landings at Omaha Beach as well as all veterans of World War II and specifically those involved in Operation Overlord -- the invasion of Europe.

 

Major Dick Winters

Remembering and honoring World War II veterans.

 

Men of Easy Company

Welcome to the official web site of the Men of Easy Company Association. The Association founded by the 101st Airborne WWII veterans of Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division. The veterans of E-Company are generally known through the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. The Men of Easy Company Association is a non-profit veterans organization.

 

My Dad Goes To War

War memories and photos of T5 Lynn K. Juckett, 78th Infantry Division.

 

Roy Duncan: US Army 1941-1945

Written by his son Jason, this site features a very detailed narrative of Roy Duncan's experience as a U.S. combat solider in Europe in 1944 and 1945.

 

Scorpio's Website - The Battle of the Hürtgen Forest

Includes dozens of personal accounts from this comprehensive resource on the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest.

 

Staff Sergeant David "Rosie" Rosenkrantz

This web site is dedicated to the 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment where my uncle, S/Sgt David Rosenkrantz served. The men of the 504 have become known as those "Devils in Baggy Pants". My uncle was one of the troopers at Anzio that earned the regiment that name.

 

A Tribute to Frederic N. Hernandez

Dedicated to Frederic N. "Bambino" Hernandez. He served his country in the China - Burma - India theatre of war from February 1944 until February 1945.

 

Trigger Time - 101st Airborne WW2

Dedicated to the 101st Airborne Division in World War II with unit history, personal stories and forum. Site also includes a special section on the "Band of Brothers".

 

Uncle Arthur's Wartime Experiences

Dedicated to an uncle who served in the United States army in World War II.

 

US Airborne during World War II

Dedicated to the U.S. Airborne divisions of the Second World War including the 11th Abn Division, XVIII Abn Corps, 13th Abn Division, 17th Abn Division, 82nd Abn Division and 101st Abn Division.

 

VI Corps Combat Engineers WWII

Dedicated to the VI Corps Combat Engineers of WWII - 36th, 39th, 540th and 1108th Engineer Combat Regiments.

 

wildbill guarnere.com

Wild Bill Guarnere.com is a digital tribute to William J. Guarnere, a member of the 101st Airborne, 506th P.I.R. Easy Company, United States Army. Known by his war comrades as "Wild Bill," the site aims to chronicle his life, as well as document his heroism. It is maintained by his immediate family.

 

The World War II Journals of Colonel Walton S. Van Arsdale

Here you will find diaries, photographs and letters from my grandfather's, Colonel Van Arsdale's, archive that I have assembled here in electronic form as a way both to honor him and his life and to serve as a research tool to those who are interested in studying personal accounts of WWII veterans and, in particular, Field Artillery in the Second World War. There is also contained within information about the 79th Division in World War II, Field Artillery History, and many other things that describe the bigger picture of the war going on as these entries were written.

 

WWII Letters

This blog has a collection of over 100 letters primarily written by U.S. soldiers during World War II.

 

WWII Photo Album, Harry O'Connor

Historical WWII Photos from a soldiers scrapbook.

 

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