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[Annotator's Note: Leonard Brooks and his family lived just outside of Manila in the Philippines. Following the...
[Annotator's Note: Carl Peterson served in the Army as a mortar man in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment...
John Witmeyer and the entire 79th Infantry Division were involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and he and his men fought...
The experience of seeing the kids wanting American candy, and the subsequent revelation of the ship that had passed...
Jack Skaggs and his comrades were loaded aboard the Nitta Maru for departure from Wake. They left on 12 January 1942....
Gerhard Franzky remembers Leipzig before the war as being a very historical city with very old opera houses and...
Herman Prager and the USS Kingfish (SS-234) refitted at Guam twice, Midway once and Pearl Harbor once. While at Pearl...
In Iraq, John Alison spotted a B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber] flying overhead. He...
Forrest Villarrubia and the Marines on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Monitor (LSV-5)] were loaned to General...
During the day on 30 April 1945, they [Annotator's Note: John Sacks and his fellow prisoners in Stalag Luft I] were...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
On 1 June 1945, 800 B-29s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] and B-17s [Annotator's Note:...
As the war drew nearer and nearer to an end, Hugh Colbert and the rest of the American prisoners in the German labor...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
Eveline Peardon and her siblings visited the young soldiers every day after D-Day [Annotator’s Note: the 6 June 1944...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp. There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
Joy Skelton witnessed pamphlets being dropped on her prison camp. They told of the war being over. She always feared...
Wanda Damberg got up to go to the bathroom one morning and saw a nun along the way [Annotator’s Note: Damberg was in...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were anxiously awaiting their American...
As they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow prisoners of war, or POWs] lay there, the 99th Infantry Division...
Alexander Marsh could sense the war was drawing to a close, and his colleagues who had been in artillery could identify...
On 15 August 1945 nobody came to pick Robert Rosendahl and his fellow prisoners up to go to work. One of the prisoners...
Ben Skardon said there was scuttlebutt about an American bomb that had destroyed an entire Japanese city, but it was...
Anne Levy initially thought the Russian liberators were going to be better than the German oppressors. She would...
Dominic Martello was in the barracks laying on the floor, unable to walk or get up [Annotator's Note: during liberation...
In April [Annotator's Note: April 1945], Raymond VanDuzer and his fellow prisoners were marched many kilometers to a...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Fitts, Jr. served in the Army in the 2nd Platoon mortar squad, Company C, 66th Armored...
After they [Annotator's Note: Malcolm Higgins and his fellow newly liberated prisoners of war, or POWs] got through the...
Benjamin Lesser had arrived at the Dachau concentration camp in total exhaustion [Annotator's Note: following the...
Following the Japanese surrender, Jack Skaggs and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] made an American...
James Allen crossed Captain Kennedy's [Annotator's Note: Lieutenant Commander Marvin Kennedy] path twice, much to his...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and served on Liberty ships [Annotator's Note: a class of cargo ship...
Murphy Burke continued his training while he waited for the ship [Annotator's Note: USS Yarnell (DD-541)] to be...
Donald Scholle was responsible on his submarine [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish (SS-411)] for manning the conning...
Irwin Stovroff reminds people that freedom is not free. The volunteers in the military who serve today often have to...
At Stalag XII-A [Annotator's Note: in Limburg, Germany], Raymond VanDuzer and the other prisoners were assigned to...

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