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Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
Charles Harrison said the war was over just in time, because none of the prisoners of war he was among could have lived...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
If it was at night and he had to fly, William Martin would be awakened 30 minutes before. They would go and get their...
When he was told that he would be trained aboard ship as a gunner, Robert Fitz was "mystified." He arrived at the main...
William Burrus and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry...
Theodore Wessen and the USS Pirate (AM-275) went to Guam after that island had been recaptured by the United States....
J. L. Giroir wrote to his mother on the Fourth of July [Annotator's Note: 4 July 1944], and although he could not tell...
John Caudle did not have a lot of notice when he was called to active duty. He came home after work one Friday and had...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
When the New Year [Annotator's Note: 1945] came, Robert Snyder's 67th Armored Regiment [Annotator's Note: Snyder was a...
On the day after V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day, 15 August 1945], John Wicklund and a friend went to...
On 28 August 1945, John Hever was sent by plane to Shanghai, China to work with the 10th Air Force that had taken over...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Emil Schoonejans was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when the war ended. They had been sent back to the United States for...
Perry Smith wanted to fly fighters. He joined the Air Force and was able to do so. He flew many different fighters...
Jack A. Gillis was a member of the Army Air Defense observation teams on Hawaii. He was a PFC [Annotator's Note:...
Harry Carlson stayed with his crew for the remainder of the war. The crew came from a wide range of states and...
Delbert Wombacher was at Camp Campbell, Kentucky [Annotator's Note: now Fort Campbell, Kentucky] doing some military...
Robert Leroy Shirkey and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 158th Regimental Combat Team] began...
Ittsei Nakagawa's father's side of the family came over to the United States [Annotator's Note: from Japan] around 1904...
Orrin Welty describes some of the differences between flying the B-17s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
Curtis Brooks arrived for duty in Korea at night. His unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Battery, 10th Field...
On Leyte in the Philippines, Arthur Lee, along with a major, served as liaison for the XXIV Corp with the 32nd Infantry...
When Eugene Yackel first heard they had dropped the bomb [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima, Japan...
Clarence Robert Duff recalled the USS Benham (DD-796) was on picket duty the night the first atomic bomb was dropped....
Everybody knew what they were building there. Hans Courant was at Alamogordo for the bomb test since he had built some...
Jack Weiss got off his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Columbia (CL-56)] and went on the South Dakota [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Thomas Ard Sylvest served in the USAAF with the 302nd Fighter Control Squadron, 7th Fighter Command...
Thomas Kolesa was told to clean up his area and get everything ship shape. General MacArthur [Annotator's Note: General...
Clyde Nordstrom cannot say that his life changed much after the declaration of war [Annotator's Note: on Japan, after...
Martin Brignac was building an airfield on New Guinea. The work was mostly just leveling the land. On Ie-Shima, Japan,...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Jack Dye what his reaction to the news of the atomic bombs being dropped on...
James Connelly made landings on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal Campaign, 7 August 1942 to 9 February 1943;...
When President Truman [Annotator's Note: Truman, Harry S., 33rd President of the United States] dropped the atomic...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John T. "Jack" Race where he was when heard of the atomic bombs being dropped...

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