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Burton Johnson organized POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camps by first getting the engineers to establish a...
Julian Siebert was taken by his German captors to Stalag XII-A. As far as he could see, there were just American...
Melvin Baker did not remember having any heat in any POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] barracks. Moving from camp...
Robert Fulton's low points in captivity included Red Cross packages not distributed to the POWs [Annotator's Note:...
Glen Jostad was first held in a German prisoner of war camp [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft VI in Heydekrug, Germany,...
Captured after bailing out of his flak damaged B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber], Eben...
John S. Johnson landed in Wusong, China and marched to his prison camp. It was cold and miserable. The warrant officer...
Robert Fulton was not interrogated while a prisoner in Japan except at Ōfuna. The people of Java were very hostile...
Glen Jostad found the food to be very meager and poor in the prisoner of war Stalag near Heydekrug, Germany [Annotator'...
Donelson Houseman was put in a truck, along with about five others who were also in bad shape, and sent to a town near...
Jack Skaggs and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] from Wake Island were marched about five miles to...
Jack Skaggs was transferred from the Kiangwan POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp to Osaka, Japan in August...
Glen Jostad learned while being a prisoner of the Germans that everything is valuable. He managed to create a trap for...
Jack Skaggs worked on roads in Shanghai as a POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war]. The POWs could take food out to...
In an effort to obtain extra food, Richard Lockhart volunteered to work on a wood cutting detail. While out on the...
Charles Balaza worked on a farm detail at Cabanatuan. Fertilizer for the crops was human defecation. "Honey buckets"...
Jack Skaggs saw several POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] accidentally killed by the electrical wire surrounding...
After a short time at Stalag IV-A [Annotator's Note: in Moosburg, Germany], Thomas Houdek and other prisoners were sent...
Arturo Camacho’s unit was moved to Corregidor, and trained to take over the 12-inch mortar at Battery [Annotator’s Note...
Burton Johnson had over 1,500 Japanese prisoners in the massive POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp in...
Food was extremely scarce for Hugh Colbert and his comrades in German prison camp. Morning rations consisted of a half...
Josephine Pescatore prayed when Cardinal Spellman gave a talk to a large group of troops before she went overseas....
[Annotator's Note: James Siracuse served in the USAAF as an A-20 pilot in the 669th Bombardment Squadron, 416th...
Elmo Espree was impressed with the huge size of the first camp he trained at. Customarily, the service facilities are...
The first thing Paul Bosworth would do before a mission was get dressed and eat. They could be in the air for hours....
In Hawaii, they [Annotator's Note: James Goodrich and the rest of the 5th Marine Division] trained for the landing on...
Bernice Haydu was born in December 1920 in Bradley Beach, New Jersey. When she was still a toddler, the family moved to...
Life was rather simple in Honolulu, Hawaii when Ray Emory got there in October 1941. He didn't drink in those days, so...
Edward Stone was aboard the Pyro [Annotator's Note: USS Pyro (AE-1)] and found the ship had good cooks. That was...
Micha Tomkiewicz was born in May 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. He was an only child as his parents were young when he was...
When Harry Bell and the other prisoners arrived [Annotator's Note: at Stalag IX-B in Bad Orb, Germany] they were...
Erwin Johnson says that the guards at Camp O'Donnell [Annotator's Note: Capas in Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines; former...
There were only a couple of hundred other American prisoners with Joseph DeMott on the island of Java, mostly off the...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress over Berlin, Germany. He and 65 other prisoners...
Ben Skardon was first incarcerated at Camp O'Donnell [Annotator's Note: former American military reservation on Luzon,...
Daniel Crowley, now a prisoner of war, reached the Cabanatuan [Annotator's Notes: Cabanatuan, Philippines] prison camp...

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