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Charles Harrison said the war was over just in time, because none of the prisoners of war he was among could have lived...
Theodore Wessen and the USS Pirate (AM-275) went to Guam after that island had been recaptured by the United States....
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
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...
Harry Carlson stayed with his crew for the remainder of the war. The crew came from a wide range of states and...
Curtis Brooks arrived for duty in Korea at night. His unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Battery, 10th Field...
Everybody knew what they were building there. Hans Courant was at Alamogordo for the bomb test since he had built some...
Donald Lindquist, of the US Merchant Marine, was likely in Ulithi or the Philippines, when the United States dropped...
When the US Army Air Corps started closing down the bombardier schools in early 1945, Dracos Burke was reassigned to...
Adjustment to military life was only difficult at first for Ira Milan; for a couple of weeks he was lonesome, as were...
Major Cohn joined the Navy and originally thought of becoming a submariner. He mistakenly thought it would be romantic...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enlisted in the Navy, scored well on tests, and was sent to San Diego for boot camp. He...
John McConn was sent to Paris, Texas for basic training. That lasted about four months then he was sent to Kingsville,...
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1944] during the Battle of the Bulge. They...
Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
Robert Fulton had been brought to Japan to be interrogated by the Japanese Navy general staff in a camp called Ōfuna....
To fill personnel losses resulting from accidents and combat, Richard Baile's crew was broken up. He was made the...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
When Dracos Burke commenced his training as a bombardier, the war in Europe was progressing to a point where the U.S....
Benjamin Schleider was with the 6th Armored Division when it arrived in Buchenwald [Annotator's Note: the Buchenwald...
William Pierce tells the story of his duty on Guam while he was training for the invasion of the Japanese home islands...
Richard Baile's crew all thought alike. They were optimistic. None of them thought they would be shot down. Baile does...
Melvin Dahlberg finds it hard to point to one experience from the war that is the most memorable. The blast that...
On his second day in France, Henry Feldman saw his captain and a private killed in action. He was nearby when it...
Oran Harris maintains that after having walked for 67 days, 2,000 people from the Bataan Death March were transferred...
William McCool and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry...
Alton Barnes arrived by ship in the Philippines and was sent by railcar into the jungles immediately. They had been...
Stewart Bass was excited and nervous to fly his first combat mission. He soon calmed down, followed his training and...
Lloyd Guillory had two eventful missions he would never forget. On a mission before he reached Ie-Shima, Guillory flew...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
Freeman Dyson was not involved with the Manhattan Project. He was totally surprised at the dropping of the atomic bombs...
Gustave Heinecke's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LCS(L)(3)–1] progressed from Boston, through the Panama Canal, to...
Phyllis Lenhard grew up in the Detroit area, and she noticed that it changed during the war. The population increased,...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...

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