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Rogers was born in Saltville, Virginia on 1 January 1915.He graduated from high school in 1932 during the middle of the...
Pomroy begins the interview by talking about the living conditions on Guadalcanal. Living conditions were as basic as...
Renstrom joined the Marine Corps on June 13th, 1940. He went through boot camp in San Diego. He was raised on a farm in...
Mack was born in his grandparent’s home. He lived there as an infant. When he got a little older his parents moved to a...
Hopkins grew up on a small farm in Georgia. It was a tenant farm. Hopkins father was farming a piece of property that...
Ehlers served in Company L and Company C of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He enlisted in October...
Leisey was born in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania May 10th, 1923. He moved to Honey Brook, Pennsylvania where he ended up...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
Lyle Bouck did not like the taste of the food. The men were marched to a town east of Losheim and put in the basement...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] let some of the Red Cross packages go to pot. They would put them in store house...
Edward LaPorta does not recall the date he was captured at Kasserine Pass in North Africa. He believes that the reason...
1 morning the prisoners were called out. They were usually called out every morning so the Japanese could do a head...
Pomroy went back to get the wounded Marvin Hattan who was screaming and moaning from his wounds [Annotator’s Note:...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
Leonard Spivey noted that there was a lot of commotion when they were burrowing through the tunnel. Some of the guys in...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
Another of the Japanese pushers [Annotator’s Note: Japanese guards at POW camps in the Philippines] was called Many...
Alexander Jefferson survived the horrible conditions of Stalag Luft III. General Patton was horrified of the conditions...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] called the officer over and told him that the war was over. About a half hour...
To Edward LaPorta, everything in the camp [Annotators Note: Stalag III-B in Furstenberg, Germany] was in sad shape but...
They did not know the exact cause of his death since he was in halfway decent shape but initially they were told his...
Finally a jeep showed up with a lieutenant in it who told them [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] when...
Leonard Spivey notes that the Germans managed to get all of the prisoners out before the Russians came. All of the...
John Noack got the emergency radio set up. Noack had a little difficulty getting everything set up. Noack got seasick...
Alexander Jefferson returned to the United States on ships, picking up men in England and spending eight days across...
Edward LaPorta and his fellow POWs got a lot of things done in the camp [Annotators Note: Stalag III-B in Fursetenberg...
John Noack was visited again by the interrogator on the third day. Noack held fast and the interrogator did not ask...
They were putting the gas into the vehicles that were selected to make the rest of the trip. Lyle Bouck recalled seeing...
Leonard Spivey notes that the Germans managed to get all of the prisoners out before the Russians came. All of the...
John Noack and the crew sat around and talked during Christmas. The day after all of the enlisted men were separated...
To Mann, Dachau was a major example of man's inhumanity to man.Maybe future generations can handle more effectively,...
Edward LaPorta and the other POWs did not hear them [Annotators Note: the German guards] leave and did not know what...
Leonard Spivey was at the airfield for a few days. They were at the airfield on V-E Day. All hell was breaking loose on...
John Noack’s navigator wrote a letter home in code. Noack was allowed to write two letters home per month. They were...
They were able to keep their sanity because they knew the war was going well for them. Once the front line was going...
During that period, the Russian prisoners got along with the American prisoners. One of them made a cigarette case for...

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