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At the first prisoner of war camp, Pearson Riddle had to work hauling earth and material in a giant cart. Riddle did...
On the way to Okinawa, Joe Clapper answered a call on the ship's horn for all those wounded on Peleliu to appear...
Richard Boyd was wounded on 22 January [Annotator's Note: 22 January 1945]. His Purple Heart was awarded for frozen...
Oran Harris said the Americans went first by sea in pursuit of the Japanese that had retreated into the mountains of...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army with Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] Ranger training was hard....
Edwin McAuliffe remembers everyone having a Victory garden during the war. The McAuliffes also had chickens. McAuliffe'...
Zhanna Dawson and her sister reached the rail station after a 25 kilometer walk [Annotator's Note: the two girls had...
Wilbur Rogers' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Foote (DD-511)] and crew were preparing for the invasion of Japan, but the...
Traveling back to the United States, Joe Clapper said they had a mixed complement aboard ship; there were many Navy...
Arthur Davis said former President George W. H. Bush was pulled out of the drink and stayed on his carrier [Annotator's...
Sterling Cale was assigned to recover the dead from the Arizona [Annotator's Note: USS Arizona (BB-39)] after the...
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
Vernon Alexander feels The National WWII Museum is important. He has made four trips to the Museum and brought his...
Jack Beverstein had a good career with the FBI [Annotator's Note: Federal Bureau of Investigation]. His most memorable...
When Edward LaPorta was in North Africa they wore a combat suit. At night they put on heavier clothes because it gets...
Troy Edwards was an Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class, an AM2c, while in the Navy. That rate in the Navy may no longer...
To Frank Fontana, going to Paris a week after the city's liberation was the most memorable wartime experience. The trip...
Artmon Arceneaux worked in construction in Oklahoma for 15 years after his military discharge. He repaired and painted...
They immediately hauled Arthur Pendleton to the emergency Army tent. He was still knocked out at this point [Annotator'...
Olen Grant believes that having institutions like The National WWII Museum and continuing to teach WWII to future...
Chester Biernacki and the USS Helena (CL-50) participated in several shore bombardments [Annotator's Note: after action...
Olen Grant spent Christmas 1943 in a prison camp. For Grant, the holidays were just like any other day. Some of the...
Donald Witmer didn't know what his fate would be. He thought he was drifting toward the beach, one that was held by the...
After the siege of the Brest peninsula, Earl Tweed and his company [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 115th...
Sterling Cale returned from the various Pacific islands where he was stationed to Honolulu and the hospital at Fort...
Ralph Hopkins and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Louisville (CA-28)] left China for Okinawa. From there, the ship...
Wilbur Rogers laughs at remembering the reward for picking up a downed pilot: ice cream. For each man a ship picked up...
Judith Meisel was born in 1929 in Josvainiai, Lithuania. Her father died before the onset of war. She survived the...
Hana Zoltz arrived at Auschwitz by train. Many people had died during the forced journey. They were confined in the...
Benjamin Lesser reached Hungary. He had to register in the Police Office to define his uncle as his guardian. During...
Isabella Karle said that certain measures were taken to insure against radiation sickness, including the daily...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
Jack Brukman found everything to be out of whack for them when they arrived at their destination [Annotator's Note: the...
William Pena and his men took up a position in the town across from what was a girl’s school run by nuns. That morning...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Perry Strait found the training he was given by the Maritime Service [Annotator's Note: United States Maritime Service...

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