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Guy Stern returned to the United States in November 1945. A French count recommended him for a decoration by France....
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and, after going ashore, Charles Fitts...
Alan Moskin had difficulty sleeping during his occupation duty [Annotator's Note: in Europe from 8 May 1945 to 1 March...
Calvin Elliott did not use the G.I. Bill. He had an occupation. He worked with women all of his life. When he retired,...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks George Wiswell what it was like when the war ended.] Thank goodness it was over...
Leaving Okinawa, Robert Knudson shipped back to San Diego, California in the fall of 1945, then got a 30 day leave. His...
Thomas Wicker recalled the day before the Japanese surrender, they had to fuel the USS Missouri (BB-63). The ship had a...
Forrest Villarrubia and the Marines on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Monitor (LSV-5)] were loaned to General...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld was liberated by Russian soldiers [Annotator's Note: he was a prisoner of war in Stalag III-B...
The worst camp Pearson Riddle stayed at was every camp following his experience in China. The worst camp he stayed in...
Ben Steele was told the war was over by a Japanese officer. At first, the Americans did not believe him, but American B...
After they [Annotator's Note: Malcolm Higgins and his fellow newly liberated prisoners of war, or POWs] got through the...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
After being discharged, Melvin Dahlberg took two weeks off and then went to work as an auditor at a bank for the next...
Erwin Johnson spent his furloughs in New Orleans, Louisiana. After his furloughs were exhausted, he went to Camp Shelby...
After the war, Alex Lopez had but one dream about being in combat, and that one dream was recent. In it, he was in a...
Clyde Nordstrom was discharged in Seattle [Annotator's Note: Seattle, Washington] and went to Minneapolis [Annotator's...
Robert Madison said his "war was basically September of 1944 until December of 1944" when he was wounded. He did not...
Herman Yates never fully recovered from his wounds in World War 2. He is still on the Veteran's pension plan. When he...
The USS Appalachian (AGC-1) was equipped to be the head communications ship for the Bikini test [Annotator's Note:...
After being discharged from the Marine Corps, Bryon Oliver returned home. He returned to his old job, then moved to...
When Roy Johnston returned to his wife's home place, he took a job at the International Paper Company where his spouse...
James McDermott does not think the Japanese surrender affected him as much as the war in Europe ending did because he...
John Moran was home on leave when Japan surrendered [Annotator's Note: on 15 August 1945]. He had left Europe around 1...
Sullivan Tindal recalls an instance when his superior officer would not give him enough K rations [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Lewter would swap cigarettes for Japanese services. The Japanese used needles and sewed thread as straight as an...
Darold Rice stated “I grew up,” when asked by the interviewer how the war changed his life. He came back with a renewed...
Gerard L. Azemar and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 3188th Signal Service Battalion] were assigned to communications for...
Richard Swanson received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal [Annotator's Note: the highest non-combat decoration awarded...
Robert Rupp was anxious to get home, even though he had only been gone about 18 months. He had a Bronze Star [Annotator...
Major Cohn sailed to France to attend university. He spent significant time on the voyage playing chess with a black...
Before graduating from high school, Dr. Norman Francis did very little in terms of working in the war effort. He was...
Lawrence John Lejeune was a Merchant Marine sailor who had just returned to New Orleans, Louisiana after his first...
[Annotator's Note: A different interviewer begins asking Selwyn Gilmore questions about his postwar career.] Selwyn...
Lewis S. Evans wrote letters to his girlfriend back at school, and there was one time that he did not receive any for...
Robert Masters's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LST-601] came under air raids on several occasions while in port in Tunis...

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