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Luba Keller was 11 years old in 1937 when the Nazis came into her town of Szydłowiec, Poland. Keller went to the...
Robert Liles contracted amoebic dysentery in China and was sent to a hospital in India. He flew back to his base in a...
William Epperson and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company D, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
John Moran's first day of action in Obergailbach, France was the day after a large battle had been fought. Bill Hundley...
Harold Berkman fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle lasted from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. [...
Edwin Knight spent four months in New Zealand learning to be a medic. He learned to give plasma, bandage wounds, and...
Russell Mayeur left New Orleans for St. Petersburg, Florida to train for the Merchant Marine. He had no problem with...
After induction, Jack Barnes went to Camp Howze in Gainesville, Texas for nine months of training. He trained in...
Gail Halvorsen thought the Berlin Airlift [Annotator's Note: the Western Allies' operation to supply the blockaded city...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
Around Christmas [Annotator's Note: Christmas 1944], Charles Murray learned that people in the hospital were being sent...
John Raaen saw an unbelievable number of ships on the morning of D-Day. There were thousands of ships all spaced apart...
Harry Carlson finished his training in Great Bend, Kansas [Annotator's Note: Great Bend Army Air Field in Great Bend,...
Joseph LaNier exited San Francisco toward Pearl Harbor. Everything that LaNier saw when he went into the Navy was new...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
William McCool was born in Rockledge, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, in 1925. His father had difficulty finding...
Robert Marovelli was born in May 1925 in Lafferty, Ohio. His father, a coal miner, moved his wife and four children to...
Henry Joseph Malec was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He lost two brothers, Rudolf and Bruno, to the flu epidemic...
John S. LeBure was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1919. Having experienced the Great Depression, he learned...
Theodore Warren Wessen was born in May 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, uncle and two other men ran an...
Charles Davis was born in December 1925 in Alexandria, Louisiana, the youngest of three sons. His father was a railroad...
Robert Gurr was born in Los Angeles, California in 1931. The family moved to Glendale, California near a busy airport...
Bernard Marcus was born on 14 May 1922. He was born in the Bronx in New York City. He lived there for 20 years before...
Thomas Myrick was born in November 1927 in Monroe, Louisiana and lived there on and off during his early childhood. His...
Walter Halloran was born on 25 August 1923 in Chatfield, Minnesota. Growing up on his family’s farm was extremely...
Gwendolyn Mugliston was born in October 1939 in Suyoc, Luzon, Philippines. Her father was a gold mining engineer. Her...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Harold DeForest talking to the interviewer about his son in law who was...
Gus Gikas was in India when he heard that the Germans had surrendered. Later, he heard of the Japanese surrender. Gikas...
Zhanna Dawson had to find a place of refuge after leaving the death march [Annotator's Note: starting in December 1941...
In Norfolk, Virginia, Leo Praetorius was assigned to several different pilots. They were training up and down the east...
Herbert Stern was in the 325th Field Artillery Battalion as a battery commander under General Foster [Annotator's Note...
Lloyd Reese trained to be a bombardier on the AT-11 [Annotator’s Note: Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan] and then the B-24 [...
Cyril Buchert was stationed on Biak. He was overseas for a full year. He saw few locals except when he was in Manila en...
Louis Frydman and the inmates of the Kochendorf concentration camp were forced marched to avoid discovery by the...
William Epperson and the 45th Infantry Division completed their mission in Italy and moved on to operations in Southern...

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