“World at War” features the journals, letters, diaries or interviews with the men and women who served in the Armed Forces during World War II.

The series will run periodically in The Billings Gazette and is sponsored by MasterLube. If you have letters, journals, diaries, reflections or stories to share for possible inclusion, please contact Darrell Ehrlick at dehrlick@billingsgazette or (406)657-1289.


Leland Anderson

When Leland Anderson was asked about his time spent serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, he didn’t say much about it. …  Read More


Roy Peters

“We were all kind of pale-faced as we were definitely in Japanese territory”…  Read More


Francis Crilley

Three days after his 19th birthday, Francis Crilley was killed in the Battle of Sugar Loaf Hill on Okinawa. The date was May 20, 1945. …  Read More


Stewart Miller

“I feel sure that our final victory is near at hand.”…  Read More


Bill Schultz

“We felt we were going to go down” …  Read More


George Hartley

“But the terribleness of war showed on their faces”…  Read More

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