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Robert Fulton was not interrogated while a prisoner in Japan except at Ōfuna. The people of Java were very hostile...
Jack Skaggs and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] from Wake Island were marched about five miles to...
Glen Jostad learned while being a prisoner of the Germans that everything is valuable. He managed to create a trap for...
Jack Skaggs saw several POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] accidentally killed by the electrical wire surrounding...
Josephine Pescatore prayed when Cardinal Spellman gave a talk to a large group of troops before she went overseas....
The worst aspects about Hugh Colbert's prisoner of war experience included his uncertainty regarding the future, the...
Bernice Haydu was born in December 1920 in Bradley Beach, New Jersey. When she was still a toddler, the family moved to...
Life was rather simple in Honolulu, Hawaii when Ray Emory got there in October 1941. He didn't drink in those days, so...
Freeman Dyson discusses his views concerning the start of World War 2 on the Western Front in May 1940. He hated...
James Downing and a group of boot camp comrades signed up together for the USS West Virginia (BB-48). At six years old...
Jules Levin remembered he knew he would be drafted once the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. He received his draft...
Ben Skardon was first incarcerated at Camp O'Donnell [Annotator's Note: former American military reservation on Luzon,...
Daniel Crowley, now a prisoner of war, reached the Cabanatuan [Annotator's Notes: Cabanatuan, Philippines] prison camp...
John McConn and Ganyo were given the duty of guarding a bridge. [Annotator’s Note: the spelling of Ganyo’s name is not...
James Gaffney got into trouble in Cartagena [Annotator’s Note: Cartagena, Colombia]. Some of the crew was driven in a...
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...
When Luba Keller was walking from her concentration camp to work in the munitions factory she would talk to God and ask...
[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...
On his return to the United States, Frederick Moore and another guy traveled through Saudi Arabia and Khartoum to Accra...
Martin Jacobson feels that what the Navy SEALS [Annotator's Note: United States Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Teams;...
In early November 1944, Edward E. Boyles was instructed to take a few volunteer troops [Annotator's Note: at the time,...
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...
Wallace Hurley missed his bed most of all while he was in combat. The rain was heavy in France. Foxholes filled up so...
When Edward LaPorta was in North Africa they wore a combat suit. At night they put on heavier clothes because it gets...
After two years, two months and seven days of service in the Navy, John Earles was discharged in the summer of 1946 at...

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