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Charles Fitts, Jr. and the other prisoners were taken to a bunker. There, they realized just how many of the men had...
[Annotator's Note: Gerhard Franzky served in the Waffen SS as a communications officer in Headquarters, 22nd Regiment,...
Bryghte Davis Godbold was shipped to Shanghai from Wake Island after its fall. He was taken to an empty compound near...
Harold Gournay was captured by the Germans and taken by truck from Yugoslavia to Austria. [Annotator's Note: Gournay...
Max Finesmith did not have time to think after his bomber had been fatally damaged. Everything was happening so fast...
Roger Bowers describes the camp guards [Annotator's Note: at Stalag IX-B in Bad Orb, Germany] as mostly SS troops [...
Richard Lockhart disposed of his weapons and marched off into captivity [Annotator's Note: following his capture on 19...
Charles Harrison said the trip on the Nitta Maru prison ship was miserable. It docked in Japan, but didn't stay there,...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Joseph Brannan returned to Melville, Rhode Island as a PT boat instructor [Annotator's Note: at the Motor Torpedo Boat...
Charles Littig returned to the United States after his posting to Pearl Harbor and Midway. He learned that he was to be...
James Gaffney reviews the crew and officers of the PT Boat he served on in World War II. Some were good and some not so...
James Gaffney’s assessment of the John Wayne World War II movie entitled "They Were Expendable" was that it was mostly...
Benedict Bronder came aboard PT-305 while it was in New Orleans, Louisiana. That was where he met his fellow crewman...
Billy Grieves watches movies like Run Silent, Run Deep religiously. He feels that they are more Hollywood than reality...
At the first prisoner of war camp, Pearson Riddle had to work hauling earth and material in a giant cart. Riddle did...
Oran Harris said the Americans went first by sea in pursuit of the Japanese that had retreated into the mountains of...
[Annotator's Note: Emil Schoonejans served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Burrfish (SS-312), and was rated a...
When Luba Keller was walking from her concentration camp to work in the munitions factory she would talk to God and ask...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
Norman Bussel was drafted and sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on a train that was really old. He arrived at two or...
Carey Eleser enlisted in the Navy and went by train to San Diego, California for basic training. He arrived around ten...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army with Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] Ranger training was hard....
Edwin McAuliffe remembers everyone having a Victory garden during the war. The McAuliffes also had chickens. McAuliffe'...
Sammy Ray was sent by train to a tent camp in the mountains outside of the Marine Corps Air Base in Miramar, California...
Manfred Klepper and his parents were on the water for no more than three hours before his mother and father became...
Zhanna Dawson and her sister reached the rail station after a 25 kilometer walk [Annotator's Note: the two girls had...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. said the Americans were bitter about the Japanese attack, and when they were hunting for them around...
Gerard Dillon and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th...
Douglas Harper went to Port Hueneme, California and was assigned to an ACORN unit. [Annotator's Note: ACORN is an...
Richard Keller received a Distinguished Service Cross but he does not think he deserved it. While recovering in the...
Arthur Davis said former President George W. H. Bush was pulled out of the drink and stayed on his carrier [Annotator's...
Jack Skaggs realized that he had been on a long journey in his life. That journey has brought him pride and enjoyment....
Donald Long performed defensive beach guard duty in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack. Shortly afterward, he...
In early November 1944, Edward E. Boyles was instructed to take a few volunteer troops [Annotator's Note: at the time,...
Blanche Gangwere was sent to France in February 1945. The Army had advanced far enough along that Red Cross girls could...

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