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Theodore Finkbeiner jumped into Sicily on the first night of the invasion [Annotator's Note: 9 July 1943]. His plane...
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,...
An average day aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS New Jersey (BB-62)] for Louis Massengale started early in the morning...
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...
George Beaugh recalled that his crew took the Northern route to England. Since the weather was so bad, they had to stop...
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...
Gene Alair went into Lingayen Gulf [Annotator's Note: Invasion of Lingayen, Philippines, 6 January 1945], the spot...
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...
The war in the Pacific was still raging when Mickey Montalbano shipped out on the USS Jason (AR-8). He stopped in...
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...
Each campaign that Richard Scholl took part in in the Philippines took about two weeks to clear out completely. The...
John Alison was at one of the RAF [Annotator's Note: Royal Air Force] bases when he got orders to report to London....
Mahlen Arledge left Peleliu after the battle for the island was won. His company [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd...
Charles Slay was in Köln [Annotator's Note: Cologne, Germany] and thought it was very beautiful. His unit [Annotator's...
Michael Linquata saw a group of Allied light tanks open the gates of the POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp...
The Japanese captors held the prisoners' mail and Red Cross packages until the war was over, and Ralph Griffith didn't...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
Joseph Yourkavitch was a prisoner for about eight months. There was no radio in the camp and there was no word of the...
Joy Skelton witnessed pamphlets being dropped on her prison camp. They told of the war being over. She always feared...

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