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After they [Annotator's Note: Malcolm Higgins and his fellow newly liberated prisoners of war, or POWs] got through the...
Benjamin Lesser had arrived at the Dachau concentration camp in total exhaustion [Annotator's Note: following the...
Eben Smith was relocated to Camp Lucky Strike in France [Annotator's Note: after being liberated from the Stalag Luft I...
Following the Japanese surrender, Jack Skaggs and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] made an American...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Everett Hyland served in the Navy as a radio operator. He reported aboard the battleship USS...
Murphy Burke continued his training while he waited for the ship [Annotator's Note: USS Yarnell (DD-541)] to be...
James McDermott does not think the Japanese surrender affected him as much as the war in Europe ending did because he...
Donald Scholle was responsible on his submarine [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish (SS-411)] for manning the conning...
Lloyd Dendy was the company bootlegger on Peleliu [Annotator's Note: Peleliu, Palau]. They made a still out of aluminum...
Frank Purvis had never been to sea before. The ship [Annotator's Note: USS Snowden (DE-246)] was commissioned with a...
David Verlander said he couldn't really say what he did most of his days on Guadalcanal, although he can still picture...
Irwin Stovroff reminds people that freedom is not free. The volunteers in the military who serve today often have to...
Francis J. Cook remembers the Germans treating GIs harshly in the camps. Food was sparse. He lost about 60 pounds in...
Melvin Baker was concerned that his family would not know his status after he was captured. Later, he was allowed 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...
Stalag Luft III [Annotator's Note: in Zagań, Poland] was not bad for James McDermott. It was a break between boredom...
Paul Bosworth was in Moosburg [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A, Moosburg, Germany] until he was liberated. The camp was...
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...
During World War 2, Rachel Lazarus and her mother were in a concentration camp together. Her mother worked in the...
Joseph DeMott and the other prisoners had to count off for role call in Japanese; otherwise they were kicked in the...
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’ Notes: This clip begins with an individual talking on a telephone. A telephone rings at 2:48:22.00 and a...
The British treated the Americans well until the war ended. Joseph Blouin would go to pubs frequently and after the war...
[Annotator's Note: Nolan Ruiz was from Louisiana and he had joined the Army Air Corps, where he was trained as a ball...
Russell Brien was at the Foggia Airfield [Annotator's Note: the Pantanella Airfield was part of the Foggia Airfield...
In New Guinea, Helen Gagel lived in a tent with a cot. In the Philippines, she had a tent until she was over at the...
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...

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