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The American troops were taken prisoner, and Alexander Marsh said he marched for three days into the interior of...
Harry Bell could not believe that they were surrendering. They had not fired a shot since leaving the front lines. The...
Roger Bowers entered the Army from Pennsylvania when he was 18 years old in 1943. He was sent to Ft. Indiantown Gap,...
In January or February 1942, President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt] signed Executive Order...
[Annotator's Note: James Siracuse served in the USAAF as a pilot flying Douglas A-20 Havoc light bombers in the 669th...
Walter Ram was taken from the hospital and transported to Frankfurt am Main, Germany for interrogation. He was...
When Robert Whitcomb neared the ground [Annotator's Note: after bailing out of his damaged aircraft over Gymnich,...
When Joseph Simpson entered enemy towns as his unit advanced into the German home land, white flags would come out and...
Walter Halloran fought in the Battle of the Bulge after making his way across France and participating in many small...
William Garbo was born in 1924 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was in high school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor....
Kept waiting, Dominick Sgobbo was disappointed that he didn't get to Normandy until August 1944. The whole 2nd...
Edwin Knight participated in the amphibious landings in Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines [Annotator's Note: in January...
William Epperson was in Tunisia for a brief time before boarding a small troopship bound for Italy. The ships departed...
On the day North Korea invaded South Korea [Annotator's Note: 25 June 1950], Elizabeth Barrett and her husband were...
Trinidad Ledesma feels that some of the kamikazes were fanatics and some were not. One had landed on Mindanao,...
Louis Conter arrived in San Francisco after his voyage from Hawaii. He took a train trip to Pensacola, Florida during...
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there [Annotator's Note: in France] shortly after the 442nd...
Thomas Murphy was assigned to Company L, 3rd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division which was part...
Daniel Farley tried to enlist in the Marine Corps but they turned him down. He then went to the Army and they took him...
Marthe Cohn was finally was able to join the French Army in Paris in November 1944 once Poitiers, France had been...
Vernon Leopold joined the I...
James Goodrich wanted to join the Marine Corps as soon as he saw his first Marine Corps poster. He also enjoyed the...
Ben Skardon thought the prisoners would be taken back to Bilibid Prison and that the American troops were nearby or...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
Samuel Spector was always hungry in the jungle with Detachment 101. The food that was airdropped would not last long so...
Walter Halloran was sent to Korea after the conflict started up there [Annotator’s Note: the Korean War started with...
Frank Pomroy begins the interview by talking about the living conditions on Guadalcanal. Living conditions were as...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
Irwin Stovroff flew his last mission on 13 August [Annotator's Note: 13 August 1944]. He felt great that it was to be...
Tom Quigley remembers watching as the two platoons before his made their way down the hillside, through some fields,...
Nolan Ruiz and his crew had completed 20 of the requisite 25 missions in their tour of duty and he comments that they...
[Annotator's Note: Leonard Brooks and his family lived just outside of Manila in the Philippines. Following the...
[Annotator's Note: Carl Peterson served in the Army as a mortar man in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment...
Gerald Abbenhaus was used as a liaison between regiments because his commander did not want to go out at night. He and...
John Alison was at one of the RAF [Annotator's Note: Royal Air Force] bases when he got orders to report to London....

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