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[Annotators Note: William DiSanza served in the army and was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS, and...
The heat of our bodies is what saved their lives. They had charcoal heaters but were not given any charcoal. It was...
The ship spent a few days in San Diego. When the Yorktown had passed through the Panama Canal, Vejtasa had been...
There was some rivalry between the Coast Guard and the Navy but they got along fine. There was also a time when a...
The planes all arrived about the same time. They then steamed north.The men knew that the Japanese had sent an armada...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...
Robert Shoens felt that the flak was limited on that mission [Annotators Note: the 6 March 1944 mission to Berlin]. It...
One afternoon they were taken to a railroad station and put on a train but were not told where they were going. The...
The men got up before daylight and took their mess kits and lined up for some soup. Then they immediately lined up in...
It gives Quintana a good feeling to be able to say that he was a Marine Raider. He felt that the Raiders did not feel...
To David Dennis Oran, North Africa looked just like any other town but the French people there were happy to see them....
Freddie Ohr was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group overseas. They were flying Spitfires. Ohr learned how to fly the...
Richard Greer left Guadalcanal on 5 or 6 January 1943 and went to Melbourne. He was very happy to be leaving the island...
The Russians [Annotator's Note: who liberated Baynham and others at Stalag Luft I prisoner of war camp] had a tank with...
William Disanza was in one group of guys but they had multiple outfits in Burma. There was an outfit called the 101...
Richard Candelaria and his German guards were becoming friends. The guards gave him cognac. The guards put him in a van...
After they got away Corbin was told by his adjutant about Colonel Waters [Annotator's Note: US Army General John K....
The fighters rendezvoused with the SBDs [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD "Dauntless" dive bomber], then had to look after...
The B-29s carrying the second atomic bomb were overhead circling Yawata. The crew of the B-29 carrying the bomb was...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...
After returning to his carrier, Norman Kleiss got a cup of coffee and prepared for his next flight. About that time a...
Clarence Anderson went on a couple of patrols with an experienced pilot in the lead and was then sent out on his own....
Loevsky's destination during his long march was Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany. Along the way to Moosburg they was...
Richard Ford was wading through the water on Omaha [Annotators Note: on Omaha Beach on 6 June 1944]. An LCI driver came...
The prisoners would steal stuff whenever they could. Sometimes the men would get searched. Everyone would throw their...
Edward LaPorta was not able to locate other members of the 1st Armored Division. He was captured by Rommel’s [...
Brooks never once had any contact with the Red Cross. At 1 point they were each issued 1 item out of a Red Cross parcel...
David Dennis took basic training with an 03 rifle [Annotators Note: Springfield Model 1903 .30 caliber rifle]. They had...
Sometime in the spring of 2004 [Annotator's Note: Myers means 1944] there was a Japanese, who Myers thought had been...
The guard spoke to Lyle Bouck in German and stuck the barrel of his weapon against Bouck's stomach. Bouck heard a snap...
The prisoners had their own doctors they had to rely on. They had a Japanese doctor assigned to them but he was not 1...
Brooks group was moved to a permanent camp which was an old French Colonial army camp. It was a nice place and the food...
David Dennis feels that he and his unit were well prepared for the fighting in North Africa. He believes that the only...
Leonard Spivey lived in a combine, which was a group of six prisoners in one living space. They were allowed to stay...
The Laffey was in a rough state. She had been hit a number of times from a number of direction. Everything from the...
William Disanza had a navy crew aboard his Merchant Marine ship. Their job was to handle the guns. They had a submarine...

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