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Prison life became routine and food was scarce for Donald Scott. He had been imprisoned after his B-17 Flying Fortress...
Norman Mineta saw no newspapers in the camp. No radios were allowed. The only mail that arrived came from family...
Surrendering was not something Morton Brooks wanted to do, but after he was captured, he was held in a barn with other...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
After they were captured, Joseph Rockforte and his fellow prisoners walked across France. When they stopped they were...
Rothacker Smith, a medic in the 366th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division in Italy, was captured by German forces...
Alois Kopp was aboard the USS Houston (CA-30) defending Java when the ship was sunk. He survived and was taken prisoner...
Germany was changing for the better at that time. Barbara Heming's mother still had to work but was no longer working...
They [Annotator's Note: Malcolm Higgins and his fellow prisoners being held in Stalag Luft III] got a chance to build...
John Mock ended up at Stalag XII-A [Annotator's Note: in Limburg, Germany]. The latrine in the camp overflowed every...
Raymond VanDuzer believed that he would not be a prisoner forever. Once in captivity in Germany, they were marched a...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Thornhill served in the Navy as a gunner's mate aboard the USS Daly (DD-519) and was a gun...
Following stateside training, Rollins Rosenzweig was assigned to the Bunker Hill [Annotator's Note: USS Bunker Hill (CV...
Moses Hogan wasn't afraid. He didn't believe America would be attacked by the Japanese; after all, officials from that...
Joseph Brannan was in a crew on PT-305 that was composed of two officers and from 12 to 14 enlisted men. The enlisted...
Henry George Joffray was born in March 1926. He grew up in Bellville, Illinois near St. Louis. He graduated from high...
Elisabeth Bolster would visit with her father every weekend [Annotator's Note: her father was forced to remain in...
Dawn Higgins Murphy ended up in New Orleans because of her father [Annotator's Note: Murphy was the daughter of Andrew...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon.]...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work was done trying to improve the living conditions. They still...
Barbara Heming applied for a job with several different companies but heard nothing back from them. She did not have...
On 23 May 1944, Harold Baumgarten was transferred, along with Robert Palmer, to Company B [Annotator's Note: Company B...
Calvin Moret became interested in flying when he was about eight years old. Before the war started, he found himself...
Melvin Munch was discharged in 1946. He had volunteered to be the unit baker while on Okinawa because the traditional...
When the Germans captured Hugh Colbert and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry...
Deployment overseas for William Pierce was originally to be to Saipan. Because that battle had ended, Pierce's ship was...
Frank Fontana was part of a MASH [Annotator's Note: Mobile Army Surgical Hospital] unit. They put up a ward tent that...
In 1953, Bernard Marcus was called into the office of General Lawton [Annotator’s Note: General Kirke B. Lawton] who...
When Rosemarie Weber finished high school, she met a priest named Father John. Father John suggested that she look up...
Luna Kaufman found that her Russian liberators believed in free love. That meant the liberators felt that they had the...
There was an incident involving the Red Cross where Elmo Espree and another black soldier wanted to enter the facility...
James Crane got into the Merchant Marine because Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and...
Forrest Villarrubia was in combat with General MacArthur [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas MacArthur] on Leyte...
Josephine Pescatore’s unit would leap frog with 44th Evac Hospital. One group would work while the other rested. They...
Morton Brooks didn't have interaction with the guards at Stalag IX-B, but others that Brooks referred to as "better...

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