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[Annotator's Note: Don Daniels was part of a Marine machine gun crew during the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japan.] He says...
[Annotator's Note: Monroe Scherer survived Typhoon Louise on Okinawa, Japan on 9 October 1945.] Some groups rebuilt the...
The ship Melvin Abadie was assigned to [Annotator's Note: USS Appalachian (AGC-1)] was one of 18 ships that took troops...
Harold Joslin and his fellow prisoners of war tried to keep their humor up. There was a Japanese guard who marched them...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
Everybody in the tent [Annotator's Note: at Camp Maui in Hawaii] with Steve McMurray was listening to the radio when...
The war had ended but John Bellecci did not know. His company [Annotator’s Note: 1383rd Engineer Petroleum Distribution...
James Gulotta was training to hit Tokyo when the war ended. His unit was to land near Yokohama but the war ended before...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi recalled preparing to go to Japan for an invasion, but he also knew from interrogating many...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
Eugene DiSabatino was born in 1922 in Wilmington, Delaware. He grew up and attended school there. His family owned an...
Rudolph C. Miller had no place to go and nowhere to live when he was 16. He tried to forge his certificate [Annotator's...
Noah Lewis was drafted and inducted into the Navy in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was examined by military doctors and then...
Clarence Robert Duff recalled picking up survivors from the USS Franklin (CV-13) during the kamikaze attacks off...
As an Air Captain aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet (CV-12)], Stewart W. Robinson was responsible for...
Normand F. Gallichant was preparing to hit the beaches of Japan just before the war ended. Defenses in Japan would have...
While in Italy, Mort Walker had heard about the holocaust but did not know much about it. It was not until later that...
Raymond Urban was called back for Korea but spent his time at Camp Pendleton [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]...
After World War 2, T. Toby Kafka reenlisted into the Women's Army Corps (WAC) Reserves and was attached to an...
While Benjamin Bederson's buddies were being deployed overseas, he was being interviewed by three "obvious scientists"...
The war in the Pacific was still raging when Mickey Montalbano shipped out on the USS Jason (AR-8). He stopped in...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Abner Aust to describe the mission where he shot down three Japanese Franks -...
The last mission for Mason Brownell Fitch really sticks out in his mind. Reaching into his little blue book [Annotator'...
Harry Carlson feels his most eventful missions were the nighttime missions over Japan. They were frightening at times...
John Bellecci does not think that American society today understands World War 2. Education is what won that war for us...
George Hardy came back [Annotator's Note: From Vietnam] in the spring of 1971. He had a physical and failed so he lost...
Charles Taylor was assigned to the USS Absecon (AVP-23) as the catapult officer, even though he had no training in this...
Keith Kiefer was born in January 1957 in Longview, Texas. In school, he did not get taught about World War 2 until...
Captain Hunt [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps Captain George P. Hunt] was no longer in command of K Company [...
In September or October 1944, Robert H. "Bob" Harris left India to return to the United States. He completed 150...
Carey Suratt left the Navy when his enlistment time was completed. In 1950, someone recommended Suratt join a new Army...
Earl Ervin Clark and the 10th Mountain Division were returning by sea when they heard about the United States dropping...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Carolyn Bridgforth what the letters exchanged with her husband while he was at...
Arthur Smith and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 13 (MTBRon 13)] set up their shore base in...
Fernando Serna was liberated from a prisoner of war camp after the war. He was treated by doctors and nurses following...
For Charles Balaza, flights of American planes over the prison camp foretold the oncoming victory. The end was near....

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