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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...
Melvin Munch was introduced to the Navy in boot camp in San Diego. It was rough. Getting up early each morning to begin...
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...
A call went out for volunteers and Battery H, 11th Marine Regiment sent five people to the front to help out. Three of...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
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....
Burton Johnson was born in Providence, Rhode Island in May 1920. His parents delivered groceries to families even...
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...
James White and the 103rd Infantry Division were transported by truck convoy deeper into France after arriving in...
Glenn Frazier was in the Philippines on 8 December 1941 when the war started. [Annotator's Note: The date difference is...
In early January [Annotator's Note: January 1944] Allen Tillery went to Linda Vista where he boarded the USS Manila Bay...
After the shooting [Annotator's Note: white officers shooting black soldiers after fight in Louisiana], Joseph Hairston...
From California they went to Kwajalein. There, Wendall Woodall tried to talk his radar operator into trying some...
Allen Tillery left Tinian in late December 1944 and was sent to Guam. When he got there he was assigned to the Japanese...
George A. Sarosi was a freshman in medical school at the commencement of the Hungarian Revolution [Annotator's Note:...
After the war, Jeannine Burk continued to search for her father with her mother. People would gradually return from the...
Arthur Staymates had crossed the beach and felt he had reached safety when he made it to the cliffs [Annotator's Note:...
William Leo Spaetgens returned to Treasure Island near San Francisco after his leave at home. At that point, he was...
George Morgan returned to Fort Pierce. [Annotator’s Note: Fort Pierce in Florida was the training base for the...
Burton Johnson had multiple locations where Japanese prisoners were held in New Guinea. There was still hard fighting...
Catherine Long went to LSU because she did not want to go back to the New Jersey College for Women. Her best friend in...
Peter Harry went to Berlin, Germany after the war ended. He was again driving a jeep for officers. Harry saw many...
Lily Sawada and her husband devoted their lives to the church as missionaries. She did not know her future husband...
William Harvey worked in the Commandant's office [Annotator's Note: of the Eighth Naval District headquartered in New...
Judith Meisel does not fear speaking her mind as a result of her experiences in World War 2. She has nightmares as a...

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