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Byron Othello Wilkins stopped at a gasthaus while traveling on a bicycle with other ex POWs. Wilkins saw an American...
Joseph Simpson was discharged from the service on 26 February 1946. When he was in Bremerhaven, Germany preparing to...
Harold Berkman returned to the United States via New York harbor. He arrived at night with the Statue of Liberty and...
Harold Gournay left Camp Lucky Strike and stopped in Southampton, England en route to the United States. The trip was...
Alois Kopp and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] left Saigon on a boozy flight to Calcutta. The POWs...
After the end of the war in Europe, Carrol Joy began to see people released to go home. He did know how many points he...
After James Weller’s 14 day leave in Paris, he was trucked back to his original base in Czechoslovakia. He received...
Anthony Varuso served in the Navy for three years and eight months. He had rotated back to the United States by the...
For Samuel Jenkins, returning to the United States was much easier than going to Europe. He just laid in his bunk and...
Joseph Yourkavitch and his comrades usually ate k rations but sometimes got food from the local German population....
The next day after a good sleep, the Herbert Gross and his shipmate left the village at dawn [Annotator's Note: after...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
On 23 February [Annotator's Note: 23 February 1945] they were out [Annotator's Note: of the Los Baños internment camp...
Wilbur Rogers laughs at remembering the reward for picking up a downed pilot: ice cream. For each man a ship picked up...
Benjamin Lesser experienced a horrific raid on the Bochnia Ghetto. Afterward, loud speakers demanded that anyone left...
When they [Annotator's Note: Walter Imahara and many of the other Japanese-Americans interned at the Jerome War...
Charles Coolidge went into Anzio during the day then started moving that night for a planned attack the next morning....
Hana Zoltz arrived at Auschwitz by train. Many people had died during the forced journey. They were confined in the...
Benjamin Lesser reached Hungary. He had to register in the Police Office to define his uncle as his guardian. During...
Isabella Karle said that certain measures were taken to insure against radiation sickness, including the daily...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
Jack Brukman found everything to be out of whack for them when they arrived at their destination [Annotator's Note: the...
When Charles Coolidge was in Italy Patton did not mean a thing to him. Coolidge passed a vehicle with General Patton in...
Rosemarie Weber went to school in the camp but didn't learn very much. She didn't finish 8th grade. Learning wasn't the...
William Pena and his men took up a position in the town across from what was a girl’s school run by nuns. That morning...
David Oreck guesses he was on between five and ten missions as a navigator on a B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29...
John W. Towle spent time in Scotland after arriving from the United States on the Queen Elizabeth. He rode a train from...
Robert Templet served on the USS Roxanne (AKA-37) after serving on Maui. The Roxanne would bring supplies to the troops...
Robert Knudson wasn't surprised, but was disappointed that his colorblindness disqualified him from being on a ship. He...
Firman Balza lost track of time until mid-afternoon. He heard that his division officer, Mr. Crow, had been killed by...
Gonzales was 10 years old when the Japanese invaded [Annotator's Note: Manila, Philippine Islands]. At the time he...
Onesi was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Niagara Falls, New York at a young age. He was drafted into the Air Force...
Rogers was born in Saltville, Virginia on 1 January 1915.He graduated from high school in 1932 during the middle of the...
Mack was born in his grandparent’s home. He lived there as an infant. When he got a little older his parents moved to a...
Hopkins grew up on a small farm in Georgia. It was a tenant farm. Hopkins father was farming a piece of property that...
Ehlers served in Company L and Company C of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He enlisted in October...

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