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When he returned to the United States, Dracos Burke joined the 43rd Bomb Wing [Annotator's Note: 43rd Bombardment Wing...
After 49 days and three ships, and enduring the most horror and terror and fear Ben Skardon had ever known, he was...
When they [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and the other former POWs from the Berga concentration camp] left Paris,...
Elisabeth Bolster was on the farm for six years [Annotator's Note: Bolster and her mother found refuge on a farm 20 or...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. had two master sergeants assigned to him on the journey over. They would play cards and shoot...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins with the interviewer explaining to Marie Rankart how the interview will take...
Norman Bussel says that one German guard at Stalag Luft IV [Annotator’s Note: Stalag Luft IV (Stammlager Luft IV),...
Having completed basic training in the Army Air Forces, Teddy Kirkpatrick was sent to aircraft mechanics school in...
James Marks, also known as The Chaplain, or Father Marks, was born in Davenport, Iowa. He had wonderful parents who...
Jack Taylor found the Japanese could not hold up to the F6F fighters [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter...
Constance Negrotto and her friend Dorothy Toups worked at a hospital after her shift at the PBY plant [Annotator’s Note...
In 1936, many of Gerhard Franzky's friends joined the Hitler Youth. For them it was like the scouts [Annotator's Note:...
Daniel Szafran survived the Holocaust and combat in Israel after the war. He felt good being in Palestine after...
Moses Hogan doesn't think movies about Pearl Harbor are authentic. After Pearl Harbor, Hogan was on a destroyer [...
Charles Murray feels that it is important to study all wars. The history of this country is based on warfare and...
Clem Thrift thought the destroyer escort he served on [Annotator's Note: the USS Holt (DE-706)] was a great ship. It...
The 79th Infantry Division had just come off of the front line to rest and resupply. Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. was...
Romus Burgin was born in Jewett, Texas and stayed there until he graduated high school in 1941. He joined the Marine...
Ben Skardon thought the prisoners would be taken back to Bilibid Prison and that the American troops were nearby or...
Eva Gross was sent to the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp in Poland [Annotator's Note: this was after a short stay in...
Although Dominick Sgobbo was not the soldier with the longest tenure, he became a squad leader because he was the best...
[Annotator's Note: Gerhard Franzky served in the Waffen SS as a communications officer in Headquarters, 22nd Regiment,...
The captain [Annotator's Note: Captain Albert Finley France, Jr.] told Tarrant that the Navy was going to be different...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS George Gayle. He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he...
When he arrived at Berga, Morton Brooks was shocked to find that it wasn't a POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war]...
Mark Rubin did not wear the Star of David, the yellow star, in the camps. That only lasted about a year at the...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and served on Liberty ships [Annotator's Note: a class of cargo ship...
Robert Rans was placed in a room with three other wounded prisoners of war at the Timisul de Jos prison camp in Timisu...
Anthony Acevedo was born in San Bernardino, California and spent most of his childhood in Pasadena. His father was a...
Manfred Klepper adjusted easily to American life because he went to school and learned the language. His parents had a...
Eveline Peardon moved to the United States in an effort to find work. She was 26 and out of work in Paris. She had...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
Wanda Damberg was left behind when most of the camp was moved to Los Baños internment camp [Annotator’s Note: this...
Rena Finder said it was a time when neighbor would turn on neighbor, and regrettably she sees the face of hate showing...
Luna Kaufman found that her Russian liberators believed in free love. That meant the liberators felt that they had the...
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...

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