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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...
Wim de Jonge's Japanese captors disrespected the POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war]. Prisoners would be beaten...
At Stalag XII-A [Annotator's Note: in Limburg, Germany], Raymond VanDuzer and the other prisoners were assigned to...
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...
Robert Rans was placed in a room with three other wounded prisoners of war at the Timisul de Jos prison camp in Timisu...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Nolan Ruiz was from Louisiana and he had joined the Army Air Corps, where he was trained as a ball...
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...
Daniel Szafran was very young and was not aware of what was going on in Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz II-...
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...

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