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Samuel Malta voyaged from New Zealand to New Caledonia. He imbibed a potent whiskey while at Nouméa. Missing his ride...
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
The Battle of the Driniumor River ended in August of 1944 after the Japanese 18th Army had been completely decimated....
John Rogers recalls that the area they were operating in and out of was Modave, Belgium. Modave was where they lost the...
After 49 days and three ships, and enduring the most horror and terror and fear Ben Skardon had ever known, he was...
When assigned to the USS Helena (CL-50) in March 1942, Thomas Tizzard was given leave in Sydney, Australia for R...
Angus Lorenzen, his sister and mother were internees in the Santo Tomas Camp in Manila, Philippines. On 3 February 1945...
Arthur Seltzer reached Munich, Germany. The troops could tell the war was coming to an end. That was the location of...
Elisabeth Bolster was on the farm for six years [Annotator's Note: Bolster and her mother found refuge on a farm 20 or...
[Annotator's Note: James Siracuse served in the USAAF as a pilot flying Douglas A-20 Havoc light bombers in the 669th...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
Norman Riggsby worked as an MP [Annotator’s Note: military policeman] and as a judge. When they not on motorcycle...
Peter Somogyi saw his father taken away within a week of 19 March 1944 [Annotator's Note: the day Germany occupied...
After having been liberated from Auschwitz, [Annotator’s Note: Auschwitz II-Birkenau; Brzesinka, Poland] Daniel Szafran...
Rothacker Smith entered Sommocolonia on 1 December [Annotator's Note: 1 December 1944] and his last day there was 28...
Daniel Szafran and his family had been living in a ghetto in Stryków, Poland for close to a year. They had planted a...
Hana Zoltz was born in Lodz, Poland in 1928. Her father died of hunger in the ghetto. He was only 41 years old. The...
While Robert Max was on the Mauretania, zig zagging across the Atlantic, he knew there were German submarines in the...
When Vincent Pale and his fellow prisoners were liberated by General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant...
After spending one day in Paris, France, Hugh Colbert boarded a train for Le Havre, France in Normandy. Upon arriving...
Following their liberation, Glen Jostad and over 100,000 other POWs were gather together and eventually flown out for...
Astley Blackwell’s ship [Annotator's Note: the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] was sunk on 25 October [Annotator's Note: 25...
Harold Bergbower remembers the freedom to eat as much as he wanted after he was freed from the Japanese POW [Annotator'...
Edward LaPorta and the other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] did not hear them [Annotator's Note: the German...
On their way back to the United States, they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and his crew] had to make a stop in the...
Lester Hull was born in Hartford, Connecticut in April 1920. He remembers the Great Depression well. Hull's father was...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. had two master sergeants assigned to him on the journey over. They would play cards and shoot...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Olen Grant left Paris on a train which took him to a station in Frankfurt. Between the station and Dulag Luft they...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks George Haines about "shutting off" when overseas and asks about any haunting...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Dale LeBlanc was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and grew up like most every other American boy during the depression....
Barbara Heming's mother worked as a maid on another farm. It was a tough life for her. Her father's brother had...
James Salerno stayed in San Diego for about four or five months. From there they went to Pearl Harbor where they saw...
From the New Hebrides, Charles Davis said they [Annotator's Note: the USS Helena (CL-50)] proceeded with two aircraft...

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