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Joseph DeMott eventually lost track of the friends he made in the prison camps on Java. One of the men, who had part of...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax returned to Hawaii, took advantage of the GI Bill and went to school. After he got home he...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Paul Dietzel continued flying in civilian life after the war. When he would fly with the team, the pilots would...
Jack Houston returned to the United States around May 1946. He was discharged at the end of May or beginning of June in...
Emil Schoonejans was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when the war ended. They had been sent back to the United States for...
For Allen Tillery, returning to civilian life was not much of an adjustment because it happened so fast. He thought for...
When President Truman [Annotator's Note: Truman, Harry S., 33rd President of the United States] dropped the atomic...
Murphy Burke made good, lasting friendships while in the Navy, and when he got out, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
Prior to his military experience, Thomas Myrick had little concern about the future. That, he feels, was partly due to...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
After college, Thomas Myrick took a job in Shreveport, Louisiana with the U.S. District Clerk of Court's Office for two...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was a machinist mate and electrician on the USS Albermarle (AV-5). Their mission was to test...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
After his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] was shot down over Occupied France, Burnia...
Charles Fitts, Jr. had stashed a watch in the one place that the Germans did not search. It was an automatic wristwatch...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
When Harry Bell steamed into New York Harbor one of the first things he saw was the Statue of Liberty. When he saw it...
John Elliott left the Pacific with seven of his crew and some extra personnel, flying from Tinian to Kwajalein to...
From China, the USS Balduck (ADP-132) took Donald Dean and the rest of the crew back to Okinawa, then to Hawaii,...
Although the war ended in Europe, America was still fighting the Japanese in the East. Jules Levin was chosen to be...
Gabriel Spinelli didn't go home immediately after the war's end but it wasn't long before he was shipped to India for a...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Vicksburg (CL-86)] went to the Philippines because it was stricken...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins with the interviewer explaining what he will be doing during the interview....
John Laster was born in April 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky. He started school in Dalton, Georgia, but when he was in...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was born in September 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked at the Roosevelt...
Philip Schweitzer cannot think of many other lighter moments than the ones he's already mentioned. He remembers one...
Lester M. Bornstein could not believe the war was over. He had been in the Army for two years. His unit [Annotator's...
Robert H. "Bob" Harris returned to the United States sometime in September or October 1944. While overseas, he knew...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
Irwin Stovroff and about 200 or so Jewish POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] had been separated by their German...
Lewis Guidry thinks it is very important to keep the history of World War 2 alive. A major message is to always try to...

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