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After crossing the Atlantic, Jack Barnes arrived in Le Harve, France. He then motored into Belgium. From Belgium,...
Donald Scott, a prisoner of war in Germany, describes being able to hear the guns of the Germans attacking the...
Edmund Durocher landed on Guadalcanal weighing 156 pounds and left weighing 126. He had no socks because they had...
Irwin Stovroff marched into his POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp, Stalag Luft I, and was greeted by...
Lawrence Brooks followed the war while he was in service. One of the islands he was on had Japanese pillboxes. The...
Robert Rosendahl's squadron [Annotator's Note: 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group] was stationed at a gunnery...
[Annotator's Note: Anthony Costa begins this segment by discussing his transfer to Japan aboard one of the prisoner of...
Glenn Frazier was in the Philippines on 8 December 1941 when the war started. [Annotator's Note: The date difference is...
Joyce Leblanc was born in September 1924 in the County of Kent, the garden of England. Her father was in the British...
Samuel Spector felt that the Kachins were on a friendly basis but not strictly military disciplined. It was more a team...
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Carl Peterson was up in the mountains and could see...
Joseph Simpson experienced snow and rain during the Battle of the Bulge. The men who fought in Bastone told Simpson...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
That was as close as Emmett Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator's Note: during a Japanese attack in the...
Four or five days after 5 April [Annotator's Note: 5 April 1945], Tokuji Yoshihashi's company [Annotator's Note:...
Irwin Stovroff and about 200 or so Jewish POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] had been separated by their German...
Glen Jostad describes his terrible experience during eight days transit from one Stalag to another. The cramped boxcar...
Through the American Red Cross, Barbara Heming's mother was able to locate her parents. They were living in the very...
[Annotator's Note: Wendall Woodall served in the US Army Air Forces as a blister gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress...
Romus Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September 1943 and were stationed for...
William Myers, Jr. used any available ship to send sailors home. He did such a good job, his captain wanted to write...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enjoyed the sights and sports in Pearl Harbor. He was a bit of a loner because he did not drink...
Out of the 135 men in John Caponigro's company [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 346th Infantry Regiment,...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Gabriel Kinney's unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), also known as Merrills's...
Harry Watson went to Newport, Rhode Island [Annotator's Note: for Navy boot camp training], and couldn't understand why...
When Robert Rosendahl and his fellow survivors were told to destroy their weapons they threw them all out into the bay...
Douglas Harper said that after Pearl Harbor it was believed the Fifth Column had poisoned the water supply. [Annotator'...
Benjamin Lesser and his family left the city of Krakow in a wagon with few belongings but with hidden money in a...
Jacob Finkelstein ran away from captivity a second time with his cousin. His escape was successful that time [Annotator...
Winfield Zerphey was based on the southern coast of England at Dunkeswell. The airmen lived in Quonset huts. They had...
Robert Swan and the other officers in his squadron, Patrol Squadron 44 or VP-44, did everything underground while they...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
Malcolm Higgins received messages from home [Annotator's note: while a prisoner of war at the Stalag Luft III POW camp...
Harold Lightell entered France right after the D-Day invasion with the 79th Infantry Division. The 79th was under...

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