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Kalil thought his chance of survival was fifty percent. They traveled straight to the Ardennes Forest and stayed in a...
The place where Bilibid prison once stood is now government buildings. Even though the building is gone Gonzales still...
Onesi recalls his time in the prisoner of war (POW) camps. If they were not sergeants, they would have been better off...
When McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work was done trying to improve the living conditions. They still operated...
After the war started their NCO [Annotator's Note: non- commissioned officer] went to Pan Am station and brought back...
They took a lot of casualties as well. The Navy is unlike the Army because the Army upper echelon sits behind the lines...
Grant Ichikawa helped coerce a large number of Japanese soldiers to surrender in the jungles of the Philippines. The...
In Sicily they were in a mountainous area. They made an assault on a hill but the Germans were well dug in and beat the...
While Michael Doi was overseas his family and everyone he knew from Oxnard [Annotators Note: Oxnard, California] was...
Robert Rosendahl got out of Camp O' Donnell and went on a detail north of a town called Cabanatuan where he was put to...
Of all the ports Woods visited he liked Panama the best because it was like being back at home. There was a good...
They loaded the back of their rig. They took the ballast off and put the goods in there so they did not go hungry. They...
Fortunately the boat Mervosh was in did not get hit [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Saipan in June 1944]....
Crismon and Malcolm Higgins talked over what they wanted to do. Higgins told him to go down to the back of the plane...
They were told that they had to march about 60 miles [Annotator’s Note: as American prisoners of war in Poland]. Corbin...
Alexander Jefferson came in the middle of the Tuskegee program. The first program was March 1942 and the last class was...
Oscar Johnson was taken to Frankfurt after being held in Bonn for a short time. All he gave the enemy was his name,...
They got on three different ships to haul the First Marine Division on August 25th [Annotator’s Note: 1944]. They...
[Annotators Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the US Marine Corps as a pilot flying F4U Corsairs with Marine Fighting...
When Weber finished high school, she met a priest named Father John. Father John suggested that she look up his brother...
Deploying overseas was the first time Stegmeier had ever left the country and it was interesting for him. When they...
Mengele told Weiss that Rosalie was not strong enough to go on a transport. The 5 of them went to the train station...
Chuck recalls being stripped naked with his hands locked behind his head. The Japanese would hit them with a giant...
[Annotators Note: Lou Brissie served in the army as an infantryman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment...
When the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6) aircraft carrier] was attacked and ensign Mears and...
Onesi remembers the first prisoner of war (POW) camp he was in. It was an older camp that the Germans added barracks to...
One day they attacked the city of Leipzig [Annotator's Note: Germany]. It was industrial, like Birmingham, Pittsburgh,...
The first place Brooks was taken to was a building. The men were fed once a day by the natives who brought them soup....
Pomroy describes Johnny Rivers in detail saying the he liked to drink quite a bit and punched a hole in their barracks...
It was a wonderful experience. Stinson would not trade a million dollars for his experience in World War II. On average...
The Americal [Annotator's Note: the US Army Americal Division] came in in October [Annotator's Note: October 1942] and...
Jenkins recalls being captured by German forces. He states they were lucky that they were not SS Troops because they...
[Annotators Note: Robert Rosendahl served in the USAAF with the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group. He deployed...
Freddie Ohr flew in a P-64 and a P-35. He cannot find the P-64 in modern books about fighters. Both were forerunners to...
Baynham doesn't remember many details from his interrogation. He was accused of being a spy and was threatened with...
They got in to Yokohama and were put on a train to Fukuoka, or the island of Kyushu. They were put on trucks in Saebo [...

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