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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...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were anxiously awaiting their American...
As they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow prisoners of war, or POWs] lay there, the 99th Infantry Division...
On 15 August 1945 nobody came to pick Robert Rosendahl and his fellow prisoners up to go to work. One of the prisoners...
Ben Skardon said there was scuttlebutt about an American bomb that had destroyed an entire Japanese city, but it was...
Toward the end of the World War 2, Alfred Raymond Mosher was put on a train and sent to another camp [Annotator's Note...
In the middle of July 1945, Joseph DeMott started seeing Australian Mosquito bombers [Annotator's Note: de Havilland DH...
Ela Weissberger said epidemics were rampant. The Red Cross was very strict, and didn't allow the Russian army to...
Carroll Knutson and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were liberated by Patton [Annotator's Note: US...
James Allen crossed Captain Kennedy's [Annotator's Note: Lieutenant Commander Marvin Kennedy] path twice, much to his...
Paul J. Frisco's regular watch station aboard the USS Cushing (DD-797) during the first year or so he was aboard was in...
Murphy Burke continued his training while he waited for the ship [Annotator's Note: USS Yarnell (DD-541)] to be...
Lloyd Dendy was the company bootlegger on Peleliu [Annotator's Note: Peleliu, Palau]. They made a still out of aluminum...
Melvin Baker was concerned that his family would not know his status after he was captured. Later, he was allowed to...
Norman Mineta saw no newspapers in the camp. No radios were allowed. The only mail that arrived came from family...
Surrendering was not something Morton Brooks wanted to do, but after he was captured, he was held in a barn with other...
Stalag Luft III [Annotator's Note: in Zagań, Poland] was not bad for James McDermott. It was a break between boredom...

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