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When Elizabeth Gibbens completed basic training, she was sent to Camp Shanks, New York. She found it exciting to get...
Lloyd Guillory flew aboard an LB-30 [Annotator's Note: the Consolidated LB-30 Liberator cargo aircraft was a variant of...
After infantry training, Herbert Siebert was sent to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey and shipped out of New York on a converted...
In September 1944, Samuel Jenkins and the others [Annotator's Note: the other members of the I...
Bud Loring went from Santa Maria [Annotator's Note: Army Airfield, Santa Barbara County, California] to Colchester,...
Vernon Leopold and his outfit [Annotator's Note: I...
Kelly Kuwayama had been used to all of these different types of Americans growing up in New York City. The meeting of...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
Richard Scholl was in basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas. Training was not bad. It was bad doing jungle training in...
John W. Towle was given a jeep ride after leaving the Bovary family and arrived in Paris at the 15th Air Force...
Back in Paris, France, and being cared for by the French Resistance, James Armstrong describes the various people with...
In his advanced training, Guy Stern had to interrogate prisoners. They were taught four or five methods and were given...
Sterling Mace and the Marines that accompanied him from San Diego stayed in Camp Saint Louis on New Caledonia for five...
In early January 1944, Sammy Ray boarded a ship to New Caledonia. Ray was only on New Caledonia for short time when he...
Louis Conter and the VP-11 [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 11] Catalinas [Annotator's Note: Consolidated PBY...
The day after the Pearl Harbor attack, J. W. Childs went to the USS Nevada (BB-36) which had managed to get underway...
Having escaped the ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Oklahoma (BB-37)] as she capsized, Richard Schlink survived the day...
Charles Womack remembers that the bunkers and emplacements were often different from one to the next. He came across...
There were just a few Americans assigned to Samuel Spector's OSS Detachment 101 outfit. Some came and went, but there...
Edward Stone and the USS Bumper (SS-333) joined Submarine Squadron Five in the Philippines. The squad was classified as...
After going aboard they were given some soap and a half a towel [Annotator's Note: Raymond Bailey and many of the other...
Oscar Otto Martin took part in the fighting on the Siegfried Line [Annotator's Note: a line of fortifications...
[Annotator's Note: Edgar Cole had been drafted into the US Marine Corps and was on his way to Camp Lejeune, North...
Robert Walter had 40 men under him during the Battle of the Bulge. He never had a problem with that. While he was in...
After training, Henry Mahier was patrolling up and down the east coast of the United States [Annotator's Note: aboard a...
Frank H. O'Leary took a job as the clothing quartermaster at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp...
Clarence Schilperoot returned home by train after reaching the United States. He had a reunion with his parents upon...
Richard Witaker spent six months in China with the 6th Marine Division after the war. He returned to the United States...
Although Archibald Higgins thought he would fly home. That did not happen. He sailed on a ship from Manila. The voyage...
Harold Berkman was still in Austria on 20 May [Annotator's Note: 1945] when his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F,...
It took about six months for Frank Lombardo to be discharged in the United States. Lombardo felt he was a lucky man...
Edwin McGhee saw British and Russian POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] in the first camp he was held in. The...
Julian Siebert was taken by his German captors to Stalag XII-A. As far as he could see, there were just American...
Melvin Baker did not remember having any heat in any POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] barracks. Moving from camp...
Having survived bailing out of his B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bomber over...
John S. Johnson landed in Wusong, China and marched to his prison camp. It was cold and miserable. The warrant officer...

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