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Samuel Malta had difficulties after his discharge from the service. He did not like taking orders from civilians. He...
On 4 February [Annotator's Note: 4 February 1945] Curtis Brooks looked out and saw all of the American military. Right...
Philip Dunford feels the Japanese were very capable fighters, but were also very cruel. What they did to an American...
John Raaen saw a lot of smoke and heard a lot of noise from small arms fire from the right side. It was from WN70 which...
Eva Gross returned to Auschwitz as the war was nearing its end. Her mother was with her. Her mother was a very forward...
Jack Brukman realized that the big problem was that they were bombing from great heights and could not hit the target [...
Harold Berkman fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle lasted from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. [...
William Harvey was called to active duty in April 1941. There was the 1st Division, 2nd Division and the 6th Division [...
Clayton Kelly Gross does not recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Joseph Medicine Crow somehow enjoyed war. This is despite some opinions that war is terrible. War allowed him to commit...
Assigned as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] gunner with the 527th Bombardment...
Teddy Kirkpatrick continues recounting several of the missions he flew as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying...
Melvin Munch was introduced to the Navy in boot camp in San Diego. It was rough. Getting up early each morning to begin...
Jack Beverstein and one other FBI [Annotator's Note: Federal Bureau of Investigation] agent covered the Georgia Ku Klux...
William McCool and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
Upon reaching the port in Cherbourg, France, Henry Malec saw remnants of ships all around. He did not have time to...
George A. Sarosi, like everyone else in Hungary, had a dossier that contained general information such as his...
While in Germany as a spy, Marthe Cohn was only in the south where there were no concentration camps. On the day of the...
A call went out for volunteers and Battery H, 11th Marine Regiment sent five people to the front to help out. Three of...
Archie Maltbie’s first mission from England was against a French railroad bridge. Several pilots missed the bridge but...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
Louis Frydman ended up in Allach, which was a sub-camp in the Dachau complex of camps. The prisoners were being sent...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
Wim de Jonge could tell when he left Holland for the East Indies that war was looming. He was not concerned with...
Thomas J. Kingsley was born in July 1925 in Waterloo, Iowa and grew up there. He had an older brother and sister and a...
John A. Pogue was born in North Madison, Indiana in April 1921. He attended North Madison High School. He participated...
Eva Gross was born in December 1927 in Belahavo [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling], Czechoslovakia and grew up in...
Gerhard Franzky was a member of the 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg. Franzky was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1925....
Edwin Henlebin was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, and lived there his entire life, except for when he was in the...
Burton Johnson was born in Providence, Rhode Island in May 1920. His parents delivered groceries to families even...
In early June [Annotator's Note: June 1943] when William Hendren enlisted, he was told he would be called up soon....
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
James Weller picked the Army for enlistment because his father had served in World War I in a submarine. The submarine...
Sherwin Callander's parents gave their permission for their 19 year old son to enlist. He took a bus to San Diego,...

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