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They would get up at four in the morning on Pavavu. They were in King (K) Co. 3-1 [Annotator’s Note: K Company, 3rd...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Ben Kuroki learned that it did not matter that he had flown 30 missions, or that he had a chest full of ribbons. An...
Each crew had a tent to themselves. In the 483rd Group [Annotator’s Note: Bombardment group] there were about 20 tents....
Dan Baker thought he was going to be captured once during the Battle of the Bulge. He was sent to deliver a message,...
Lyle Bouck did not meet many civilians in Belgium. Someone higher up had gone through the towns and villages and...
Chuck states that the guys in the Japanese army at Osaka were pretty good guys. 1 of the Japanese soldiers was even a...
Kalil thought his chance of survival was fifty percent. They traveled straight to the Ardennes Forest and stayed in a...
The place where Bilibid prison once stood is now government buildings. Even though the building is gone Gonzales still...
Onesi recalls his time in the prisoner of war (POW) camps. If they were not sergeants, they would have been better off...
After the war started their NCO [Annotator's Note: non- commissioned officer] went to Pan Am station and brought back...
Grant Ichikawa helped coerce a large number of Japanese soldiers to surrender in the jungles of the Philippines. The...
While Michael Doi was overseas his family and everyone he knew from Oxnard [Annotators Note: Oxnard, California] was...
Of all the ports Woods visited he liked Panama the best because it was like being back at home. There was a good...
They loaded the back of their rig. They took the ballast off and put the goods in there so they did not go hungry. They...
They were told that they had to march about 60 miles [Annotator’s Note: as American prisoners of war in Poland]. Corbin...
Alexander Jefferson came in the middle of the Tuskegee program. The first program was March 1942 and the last class was...
Oscar Johnson was taken to Frankfurt after being held in Bonn for a short time. All he gave the enemy was his name,...
They got on three different ships to haul the First Marine Division on August 25th [Annotator’s Note: 1944]. They...
Deploying overseas was the first time Stegmeier had ever left the country and it was interesting for him. When they...
Chuck recalls being stripped naked with his hands locked behind his head. The Japanese would hit them with a giant...
[Annotators Note: Lou Brissie served in the army as an infantryman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment...
When the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6) aircraft carrier] was attacked and ensign Mears and...
Onesi remembers the first prisoner of war (POW) camp he was in. It was an older camp that the Germans added barracks to...
One day they attacked the city of Leipzig [Annotator's Note: Germany]. It was industrial, like Birmingham, Pittsburgh,...
The first place Brooks was taken to was a building. The men were fed once a day by the natives who brought them soup....
It was a wonderful experience. Stinson would not trade a million dollars for his experience in World War II. On average...
The Americal [Annotator's Note: the US Army Americal Division] came in in October [Annotator's Note: October 1942] and...
Freddie Ohr flew in a P-64 and a P-35. He cannot find the P-64 in modern books about fighters. Both were forerunners to...
Baynham doesn't remember many details from his interrogation. He was accused of being a spy and was threatened with...
They got in to Yokohama and were put on a train to Fukuoka, or the island of Kyushu. They were put on trucks in Saebo [...
After leaving the aid station [Annotator’s Note: near Chambois, France on August 20, 1944] Hawk was looked at by...
[Annotators Note: Robert Ray Akins served in a special weapons company in the 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division...
They were two days at sea when the PA system came on informing them that the group was headed for Tokyo [Annotators...
On the night of 6 December [Annotator's Note: 6 December 1944] Lou Brissie was called and told to have his men ready to...
There was a small passageway that went all the way up the side of the ship to the front of the ship. It was lined with...

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