Feelings toward enemies

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John McConn experienced the end of the war in Europe while he was guarding a displaced persons camp. [Annotator’s Note...
The last day of the war in Italy for Howard T. Maki was in early May 1945. It was VE-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in...
Earl Roger Liston found refuge with the 3rd Armored Division in Eupen, Belgium [Annotator's Note: after he avoided...
Anthony Bianconi [Annotator's Note: a musician and ammunition loader on the cruiser USS Philadelphia (CL-41)] and his...
They were pushing north, without much resistance, when Emmanual Damonte's radio reported, on 6 August [Annotator's Note...
Louis John Walter sailed on the James Fallen [Annotator's Note: unable to verify ship name]. A couple of Walter's...
Joseph Simpson witnessed little resistance after his unit crossed the Rhine River. There were hardly any battles. The...
Joseph Mittelsdorf was assigned to the 5th Marine Division. He was in the rear echelon for the Battle of Iwo Jima [...
Lowell Brueland saw that Germany had its last big gasp during the Battle of the Bulge. His squadron [Annotator’s Note...
Robert Lewis Beilman and his unit [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 242nd infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division]...
While in the Philippines, Charles Chatterton's vessel [Annotator's Note: LCI(L)-334, Landing Craft Infantry (Large)]...
Richard "Dick" Loges [Annotator's Note: with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division...
Richard Witaker felt hatred for the Japanese before the assault of Okinawa. The feelings had begun with the surprise...
William Laubner was in Stalag Luft III [Annotator's Note: near Zagań, Germany (now Poland)] as a POW [Annotator's Note...
Isadore Bronstein advanced but his company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 386th Infantry Regiment, 97th...
Bernard Kofsky's [Annotator's Note: with the 94th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force] worst mission was in Schweinfurt [...
In early 1945, after completing missions in the Philippines, Richard R. Ruess' squadron [Annotator's Note: 4th...
William E. Byrnes rejoined his platoon [Annotator's Note: in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd...
C. Charles Collie heard on 6 August [Annotator's Note: 1945] that the atomic bomb had been used on Hiroshima. He knew...
Sullivan Tindal did not write too much to his family while he was in Europe because he did not have a lot of time and...
As the United States Armed Forces got closer to Japan, Claude Bufford Shaw felt more vindicated for the loss of his...
James W. Phillips recalled that the warfare felt less heavy after the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of...
As the Germans were pushed farther into Germany, they put up less of a fight, according to Robert W. "Doby" Gibson. His...
Garland Virgil Longhoffer was at a movie when he was told the Japanese surrendered. His area did not believe the news....
After the Raid [Annotator's Note: the liberation of the Los Banos Internment Camp on 23 February 1945; Los Banos, Luzon...
William Jackson was on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] when he heard of the atomic bombs [Annotator's Note:...
Harvey Mittleman and his unit [Annotator's Note: with the 58th Naval Construction Battalion, also known as Seabees] was...
William Currier [Annotator's Note: while serving as a radarman aboard the USS Hall (DD-583)] headed back to the United...
Charles Struble learned about the atomic bombs being dropped after the aircraft returned [Annotator's Note: nuclear...
Arthur Levine [Annotator's Note: with the 30th Infantry Division], turned 20 in July 1944 after landing in Normandy [...
Al Currier returned [Annotator's Note: from Attu Island, Alaska as a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 159th Infantry...
Bill Norberg [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6)] returned to Bremerton, Washington via Pearl Harbor [...
John Stanley Lee Swarts returned to the United States [Annotator's Note: from Europe] and was sent to Treasure Island,...
After Sydney Levit rejoined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company A, 193rd Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne...
[Annotator's Note: You can hear someone off camera throughout this segment.] After his time on Iwo Jima [Annotator's...
Cecil K. Bell crossed near Corsica to Southern France [Annotator's Note: during Operation Dragoon, Provence, Southern...

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