Veterans

Veterans from all over the world tell their stories from the wars. Exclusive stories told by people who lived them. Collections of short stores from the Wars and Military category.

Steve Hart

Steve Hart – Forced to Land in a German Minefield

Steve talks about being forced to land in a minefield by German aircraft during WWII, and other scary moments from the war. CLICK HERE to see Steve’s Short Story on how he flew Eisenhower and how he was just like a father to him in the WWII – In Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE to see the…

Nadeem Khan- Father gets one last Chance

Nadeem Khan tells about when his father was in Pakistan (India at the time) during WWII and was the last man standing on his side. He tells the story of how his father’s bravery and a smoking machine gun saved his life. CLICK HERE to see Nadeem’s full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Nadeem’s…

Steve Hart

Steve Hart – Eisenhower called him Son

Steve Hart talks about how he flew Eisenhower who was just like a father to him and tells funny stories about George Patton, a General in the US Army. CLICK HERE to see Steve’s Short Story about when he was forced to land in a German minefield in the WWII – In Europe and at…

Bill Prindible

Bill Prindible – WWII Navigation Technology

Bill Prindible remembers the primitive navigation technology of the troop carrier planes of World War II. He says they did not have a radar, just a short-range homing device, time and distance, and radio frequencies to guide them. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lester Burgman – Meeting Bob Feller on the Front Lines

Lester Burgman met Bob Feller, who was on a Navy baseball team, during his service in WWII and changed his mind about his favorite baseball team. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Robert Lamb

Robert “Bob” Lamb – Grandfather in WWI & WWII

Bob Lamb’s grandfather served in WWI and became a Merchant Marine in WWII. He later died when a German submarine shot at him and his crew with a torpedo. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Leon Rubenstein

Leon Rubenstein – Marshall Islands: Attacked by Kamikazes

Leon Rubenstein joined the Navy weeks after graduating high school and was immediately transferred into New Destroyer where he fought in the battles for the Marshall Islands, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, where his ship was attacked by two Kamikaze flights. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Barbara Park

Barbara Park – Coast Guard Enlistment

Barbara Park talks about how she accidentally joined the coast guard. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jack Bradshaw

Jack Bradshaw – Joining the British Royal Air Force

Jack Bradshaw shares about how he joined the British Royal Air Force even though he was an American during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Jack Bradshaw’s Short Story on the Civil War in the Civil War Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about getting lost while flying during WWII in the WWII – In…

A J Mills

AJ Mills – Plane Formation Split Up and Commander Down

AJ talks about his formation being fired on and his commander going down. CLICK HERE to see AJ’s Short Story about a multi-plane crash that almost took him down in the WWII – Europe and At Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story where he recalls his company, Executive Charter, having an impressive clientele…

S.D. Houston

S.D. Houston – Merchant Marines Convoy

S.D. Houston talks about how the Marines didn’t have guns on their ships at first, but they would travel in groups of boats for protection. He says when one boat would lag behind, U-boats would shoot their deck guns at them until the ship sank. CLICK HERE to see S. D. Houston’s Short Story on…

Sonny Hacker

Sonny Hacker – Hurricane Hunting

Sonny Hacker flew on VJ-2 Hurricane Hunting missions in the Navy from 1953-55. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Glenn Ison

Glenn Ison – Twenty-Seven Air Combat Missions

Glenn Ison gives details of the twenty-seven air combat missions he flew with the Air Force during the Korean War. CLICK HERE to see Glenn Ison’s Short Story on the H Bomb Explosion in the Atomic Bomb Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History  

Marylyn Andrews

Marylyn Andrews – Japanese Students

Marylyn talks about how her Japanese classmates were treated during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Marylyn’s Short Story about her first TV in the Great Inventions Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

WWII Pacific

World War II – In the Pacific Compilation

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Jack Turley

Jack Turley – Guadalcanal

Jack Turley talks about only being able to carry three days worth of food leading to living off Japanese rice, Japanese soldiers ruining water around the area, and Japanese soldiers continuously bombing the air strip Jack and his crew were building. He says the scariest moments for him were when he’d lose friends during his…

Eileen Kreisler

Eileen Kreisler – Air Raid Drills During WWII

Eileen Kreisler talks about having to be in complete dark during air raid drills in her New York City apartment during World War II. She remembers traffic lights having slits in them to dampen the amount of light given off and being able to only use dim headlights. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral…

Bill Wilhoit

Bill Wilhoit – Kamikaze Target

Bill gives a harrowing account of the time he locked eyes with a Kamikaze fighter. CLICK HERE to see Bill’s Short Story on how he heard the gun shots fired in an attempt to assassinate President Truman in the President Memories Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on how he was at Normandy on D-Day and Okinawa…

Paul J Fouts 2

Paul Fouts – Mussolini’s Death

Paul Fouts and his partner came upon the mob just after they shot, hung, and killed Italian Prime Minister Mussolini and his girlfriend in the village square. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Paul’s first Oral History! CLICK HERE to see Paul’s Short Story about his experiences during WWII,…

Reverend Wilson Canafax

Wilson Canafax – First soldier in Buchenwald

Reverend Wilson Canafax was a chaplain with the US Army at the end of the war in Germany and was the first US soldier to enter the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History.