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Howard Fox was born in Albany, New York in 1925. He grew up during the Great Depression, and lost his mother when he...
Douglas Harper, one of three sons, grew up in Tri-City Beach, east of Baytown, Texas and south of Cedar Bayou, Texas....
Gerhard Franzky could quit the Hitler Youth but he was not allowed to quit the civil defense. Soon it was 1942. Many of...
By 21 March [Annotator's Note: 21 March 1945], the American forces were getting close so John Mock and his fellow...
They [Annotator's Note: Leonard Brooks, his family, and the 600 other missionaries] arrived at Santo Tomas and spent...
William Leo Spaetgens was pulled out of the Navy Armed Guard in January 1945. Many men were removed from that service...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Richard Boyd was not trained to go to Japan after the Germans surrendered. He was assigned to a unit disarming the...
When the war ended, Thomas Ballew's unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] was in Furth...
Carrol Joy moved from England to France in July [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. Afterward, his squadron would be in...
Howard Genrich was on a stretcher when he was loaded onto a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 cargo aircraft]...
Sherwin Callander's parents gave their permission for their 19 year old son to enlist. He took a bus to San Diego,...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
The Red Cross members in London tried to talk Holly Reynolds out of getting married overseas but there was a group of...
In addition to his weapon, Philip Schweitzer carried two pouches. Because of his rank as a sergeant, Schweitzer carried...
Robert Max was not going to participate in the forced march. His right foot, inflamed with trench foot or frostbite,...
Benjamin Lesser and his family were able to escape to Hungary as a result of the papers received from the Gestapo head...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...
After crossing the Atlantic, Jack Barnes arrived in Le Harve, France. He then motored into Belgium. From Belgium,...
Edmund Durocher landed on Guadalcanal weighing 156 pounds and left weighing 126. He had no socks because they had...
Lawrence Brooks followed the war while he was in service. One of the islands he was on had Japanese pillboxes. The...
Robert Rosendahl's squadron [Annotator's Note: 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group] was stationed at a gunnery...
[Annotator's Note: Anthony Costa begins this segment by discussing his transfer to Japan aboard one of the prisoner of...
Glenn Frazier was in the Philippines on 8 December 1941 when the war started. [Annotator's Note: The date difference is...
Joyce Leblanc was born in September 1924 in the County of Kent, the garden of England. Her father was in the British...
Samuel Spector felt that the Kachins were on a friendly basis but not strictly military disciplined. It was more a team...
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Carl Peterson was up in the mountains and could see...
Joseph Simpson experienced snow and rain during the Battle of the Bulge. The men who fought in Bastone told Simpson...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
That was as close as Emmett Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator's Note: during a Japanese attack in the...
Four or five days after 5 April [Annotator's Note: 5 April 1945], Tokuji Yoshihashi's company [Annotator's Note:...
Glen Jostad describes his terrible experience during eight days transit from one Stalag to another. The cramped boxcar...
Through the American Red Cross, Barbara Heming's mother was able to locate her parents. They were living in the very...
[Annotator's Note: Wendall Woodall served in the US Army Air Forces as a blister gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress...
Romus Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September 1943 and were stationed for...
William Myers, Jr. used any available ship to send sailors home. He did such a good job, his captain wanted to write...

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