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The uniform pants Walter Barnes wore were baggy and the jackets hung out. The uniform was made of a canvas type...
Norman Bussel was in prison in Stalag Luft IV [Annotator’s Note: Stalag Luft IV (Stammlager Luft IV), Gross Tychow,...
Enrique Cervantes recounts how at SAC [Annotator's Note: Strategic Air Command] headquarters he was asked to accompany...
When asked his opinion of the Germans, Otis Gatewood said it seemed to him that the kids of the war generation were...
There were a lot of good Christian German people. After Germany surrendered, Daniel Farley was assigned to occupation...
After Germany surrendered, Lewis Guidry went into occupation duty. Guidry drove a jeep for a major. The major told...
Lloyd Guillory was sent to Japan near Kanagawa two weeks after the war ended. Things were disorganized. The squadron [...
Trinidad Ledesma was sent to Yokohama, Japan [Annotator's Note: on occupation duty after World War 2]. The streets were...
Jimmie Dyer does not recall having any feelings one way or the other against the Japanese at the time, although he...
On arrival in Tsingtao, China, Mickey Montalbano was carrying garbage from the ship to the docks. One day, while he was...
Paul Amrod made a combat landing at Inchon, South Korea, where the occupation took place without a shot fired. His...
Donald Wilson spent time in Tsingtao, China. Living conditions and the local population were very different for him. He...
William Leibold found O'Kane [Annotator's Note: Richard H. "Dick" O'Kane, captain of the USS Tang (SS-306)] to be very...
William McCool saw starved and helpless people at Ohrdruf Concentration Camp. There were ovens for disposal of corpses...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
Robert J. Ferris joined Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) as a replacement pilot [Annotator's Note: when...
James Gaffney felt the Okinawan civilians were glad to see the Americans. They hung around the camp all the time. They...
When Charles Womack and the other Marines in his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company M, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine...
The worst fighting Roy Johnston experienced was at Okinawa. That's where he had his introduction to the Kamikaze...
Ralph Hopkins participated in the battle of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: while aboard the USS Louisville (CA-28)]. It was...
When they [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and another escaped prisoner of war] got to the gates of the Vatican they were...
When George Hardy would go out and get his airplane into position, his crew chief would ride on the wing. It is really...
Carl Beck jumped into Eerde, Holland using a leg bundle with an A6 machine gun [Annotator's Note: .30 caliber M1919A6...
Theodore Finkbeiner and his fellow paratroopers were told they were going to jump into Holland with the goal of...
Obie Wickersham said the paratroopers liked to go out to the airport, because the Air Force always had good food for...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Glenn Frazier loaded on a Japanese freighter with 49 other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] on 20 October 1942...
In mid 1942, Jack Leaming and approximately 60 other prisoners of war, POWs, were transferred to a camp in Osaka. The...
Herbert Auerbach worked with the Burmese ambushing the Japanese. On many occasions the troops would just spray an area...
John S. Johnson was transported to Fengtai Prison Camp in May 1945. Conditions were miserable there. After a month, he...
Mitchell Zimmer and the crew [Annotator's Note: of the submarine USS Snapper (SS-185)] knew that war was on the way. In...
Reva Kibort could not attend school because the war broke out in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland [Annotator's Note...
Ray Felts went to Idaho for basic training, and hoped he would get to work on a submarine, but at six-foot-four his...
They went aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth in New York. The ship was full. Some of the men had been waiting aboard for a...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training, Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
Raymond VanDuzer shipped out for England aboard a former luxury liner. There were no available troopships so these...

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