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Deploying overseas was the first time Stegmeier had ever left the country and it was interesting for him. When they...
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...
After leaving the aid station [Annotator’s Note: near Chambois, France on August 20, 1944] Hawk was looked at by...
[Annotators Note: Robert Ray Akins served in a special weapons company in the 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division...
They [Annotators Note: Malcolm Higgins and his fellow prisoners being held in Stalag Luft III] got a chance to build...
As far as Yukio Kawamoto could tell he did not experience too much racism or ill feelings towards him. Most of his...
They were two days at sea when the PA system came on informing them that the group was headed for Tokyo [Annotators...
One thing that gave the prisoners hope was when the American planes would fly over and drop pamphlets telling them that...
On the night of 6 December [Annotator's Note: 6 December 1944] Lou Brissie was called and told to have his men ready to...
There was a small passageway that went all the way up the side of the ship to the front of the ship. It was lined with...
The Japanese kept the Americans and British in separate groups until they started working on the railroad.The food was...
Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment lasted an hour. He remembers "Washing Machine Charlie" who...
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
They had a point system [Annotator's Note: in regards to how soon 1 was discharged] depending on various factors like...
After the Sicilian campaign was over they moved to a little town where they set up a regimental camp in an almond...
Prior to landing in New Guinea DeMers' unit was never given any jungle training. In Australia they were trained how to...
William Barnes got orders to get off at Bougainville. He was ordered to get back to the United States the best way he...
Jenkins remembers the raid on Camp Hammelburg [Annotator’s Note: The Hammelburg Raid or Task Force Baumwas an...
On 15 August 1945 nobody came to pick Robert Rosendahl and his fellow prisoners up to go to work. One of the prisoners...
Richard Greer thought very highly of the navy medical personnel who worked with them. The pharmacist’s mates were...
[Annotators Note: William DiSanza served in the army and was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS, and...
The ship spent a few days in San Diego. When the Yorktown had passed through the Panama Canal, Vejtasa had been...
Malcolm Higgins received messages from home [Annotator’s note: while a POW at Stalag Luft III]. His family found out...
While he was a prisoner, Martello was leaning over getting a head of cabbage when a German soldier came along, kicked...

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