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Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Edgar Cole went to communications school and finished at the head of his class. He was automatically assigned to...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
Norman Ikari went from the aid station to the 56th Evacuation Hospital. This was a forward tent hospital where they...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
Kelly Kuwayama feels that the war changed him because he met so many Japanese Americans. It was the first time seeing...
Robert Akins discusses how the heroes were the ones who gave their lives 10,000 miles from home. Of the 120 men in his...
John Luckadoo had no regrets about returning to the United States after completing his 25 combat missions. The brass...
1 morning the prisoners were called out. They were usually called out every morning so the Japanese could do a head...
Lynn Compton had his orders changed so he could play baseball in Paris. He would look around for facilities for the...
Another of the Japanese pushers [Annotator’s Note: Japanese guards at POW camps in the Philippines] was called Many...
Bailey has seen the Okinawan civilian jumping off of cliffs on television. It puzzles Bailey how two Okinawan women...
William Disanza's business lasted over 30 years. The war did not change Disanza drastically. He was in the Civilian...
Not all of them were happy to see women [Annotator's Note: Wagner is referring to US Naval Officers in San Francisco]....
They proceeded to Samar to the repair base. The boats had already begun to be renovated because they had been assigned...
When Michael Doi and the rest of the 100th Battalion were on the French Italian border they were allowed passes to go...
That was as close as Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator’s Note: during a Japanese attack in the Philippines]....
John Weinart crossed the Rhine River and headed into southern Germany. They would frequently ride on tanks. Weinart...
Louis Zamperini was converted in 1949. In 1951, he returned to Japan, particularly to visit Sugamo Prison because he...
Theodore Van Kirk was the group navigator for the 509th Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 509th Composite Group]....
Wicker was told to go relieve the man on the gate but he refused because he knew he had more points than any man over...
From Pearl Harbor they were sent to the Pacific [Annotator’s Note: the crew of the USS Missouri in January 1945] and...
Ben Kuroki was amazed that he only saw one Japanese Zero [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi A6M fighter aircraft, also known...
Chuck recalls being stripped naked with his hands locked behind his head. The Japanese would hit them with a giant...
Their first dive bombing mission was a railroad trestle in Burma. Henderson lined up over his bomb sight. He dropped...
They moved on and Schmedemann ended the war in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia with the Fifth Corps. Pilsen was undamaged so...
Theodore Van Kirk remembers what he was told about the bomb. All they knew was they had to get away from the area as...
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day during the Battle of the Bulge. They were able to push the Germans back ten...
On 23 April [Annotators Note: 23 April 1945] Mancel Kirk and his fellow 168th Infantry Regiment GIs were taken by truck...
William Barnes got orders to get off at Bougainville. He was ordered to get back to the United States the best way he...
Dupuy and his flight were coming back from Kyushu [Annotator’s Note: Japanese main island]. One of their pilots had...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
Theodore Van Kirk remembers receiving word that President Harry Truman had approved the plans to drop the bomb and to...

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