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Donald Wilson applied for flight training. When he received transfer orders for him to leave the USS New Orleans (CA-32...
Guy Stern was present in April 1945 when the allies liberated the German army prison at Torgau [Annotator's Note:...
The soldiers were appreciative of the nurses. In England, Irma Darphin worked as a mail censor at night. There were 100...
Gerald Abbenhaus says that the temperature and the mud were hard to fight as the Germans. In January 1945 they drove...
Blanche Gangwere was sent to Passau, Germany where she was billeted in an old castle on a hill. The castle was...
Dell Lauderdale went into the areas outside the prison while he was in Tokyo [Annotator's Note: While at Sugamo Prison...
Lloyd Dendy met the toughest guy ever in Korea. He had been hit in the cheek by shrapnel and lost a lot of his teeth....
Lowell Hughes thought he would be home by 4 July 1945. When his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company A, 120th Engineer...
Russell Brien left Italy in May after the war in Europe had finished. He ended up in Bangor, Maine. He was supposed to...
John Kerner crossed the Elbe River where his unit [Annotator's Note: 110th Medical Battalion, 35th Infantry Division]...
Boot camp for Louis Smith took place at Parris Island, South Carolina and he found it tough. They shaved his head to...
William Myers, Jr. described submarine school at Pearl Harbor as good and not good; he hated training in the pressure...
Lloyd Dendy went from San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California] to Oahu, Hawaii to the old Camp Catlin which...
Carey Eleser was assigned as a radioman to the USS Charger (CVE-30) which was a baby flattop [Annotator's Note: escort...
Carl Landwehr was transferred to the 8th Air Force in High Wycombe [Annotator's Note: 8th Air Force Bomber Command...
Manfred Klepper and his mother got off the airplane and entered the Moscow terminal [Annotator's Note: they had...
Frank Golemi was sent to the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center [Annotator's Note: Now Lackland Air Force Base, a part...
The USS Denver (CL-58) was at Okinawa, Japan at the end of the war to protect the hospital ships. Thomas Tizzard...
When President John F. Kennedy promised to get a man on the moon, James Lovell found his time parameters ambitious. But...
After a successful operation on Kwajalein [Annotator's Note: Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands], Edward E. Boyles...
Charles Moore was stationed in Orleans, France at the end of the war. He enjoyed the experience there. He had a...
Theodore Finkbeiner returned to Europe after being on leave. He carried bottles of whiskey with him to provide to his...
The thing that disturbed Joseph Blouin the most in England was the German putt-putt [Annotator's Note: slang for the V-...
Martin Jacobson was back in Pearl Harbor, having just missed the Battle of Leyte Gulf [Annotator's Note: Battle of...
[Annotator's Note: Pocoroba asks the interviewer to repeat himself several times throughout the interview.] Joseph...
As the war was coming to an end, Arthur Staymates and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th...
Joseph Linett continued on the same ship when it left Ulithi, and while they were underway, a "now hear this"...
When the Russians arrived, Frank Patti said the Americans had no orders, and just watched. He and two other G.I.s went...
Angelo Ciotta was between Camp LeJeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina...
For Dracos Burke, the Nuremberg trials were fascinating, because he was interested in the law. President Roosevelt [...
Lloyd Dendy stayed in Australia about two months [Annotator's Note: April to June 1943]. He did a lot of night training...
While serving in the US Merchant Marine, Clifton Trahan signed up for the ATS [Annotator's Note: Army Transport Service...
70.Photograph. Lt. General Mark Clark with comedian and USO entertainer Joe E. Brown and six unidentified servicemen....
24th General Hospital tennis courts. "Tennis courts 24th G.H. Florence." Florence, Italy. Circa September 1944
Photograph. A boat on a river in Burma flies a British flag as two other boats race to reach it in 1944.
Slide. Circus ticket hacker selling side show tickets for 25 cents. “Circus in L.A.” Los Angeles, California. 1943-44

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