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Julian Siebert was taken by his German captors to Stalag XII-A. As far as he could see, there were just American...
Jack Skaggs and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] from Wake Island were marched about five miles to...
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...
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...
Richard Boyd was wounded on 22 January [Annotator's Note: 22 January 1945]. His Purple Heart was awarded for frozen...
[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...
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...
When Edward LaPorta was in North Africa they wore a combat suit. At night they put on heavier clothes because it gets...
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...
Olen Grant spent Christmas 1943 in a prison camp. For Grant, the holidays were just like any other day. Some of 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...
Judith Meisel was born in 1929 in Josvainiai, Lithuania. Her father died before the onset of war. She survived 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...
Pearson Riddle was sent to second camp that had high walls and an electric fence in 1943. He was then put on a ship to...
Joseph Armanini begins by discussing his early childhood growing up on a dairy farm in Santa Cruz County, California....
Oscar Johnson was born in November 1925 in Pompano Beach, Florida. He had two brothers and a sister. His parents were...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
The second day they were run out by the Japanese again [Annotator’s Note: On Okinawa, April 1945]. Deen notes that it...
Jack feels that World War II is important enough that they shouldn't take it out of the history books. He felt it was...

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