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William Pena and his men took up a position in the town across from what was a girl’s school run by nuns. That morning...
Pearson Riddle was sent to second camp that had high walls and an electric fence in 1943. He was then put on a ship to...
[Annotators Note: Segment begins with a female telling Phillips that she is going to the grocery store and will be...
Baynham grew up during the Great Depression but doesn't recall life being too bad. After graduating from high school he...
Joseph Armanini begins by discussing his early childhood growing up on a dairy farm in Santa Cruz County, California....
Ehlers served in Company L and Company C of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He enlisted in October...
Stegmeier was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1922. At the time of the interview he is 85 years old. He attended Grandview...
Kalil does not know what happened to the P-47 pilot. The airmen were taken to a different camp from the infantry. He...
1 morning the prisoners were called out. They were usually called out every morning so the Japanese could do a head...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
They were attempting to cross a river in order to capture an airfield that was suspected of housing German transport...
Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...
Theodore Finkbeiner does not know why his unit was pulled out of its positions. When they moved into their new...
After the war the US Army Air Forces suspected that John Luckadoo was suffering from PTSD. When he had returned from...
When the Germans unloaded the prisoners of war from the trains, Kalil remembers British medics helping them. He recalls...
In 1948 Lou Brissie went to spring training, after which he returned to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. After the...
In the hospital they were treated very nice and given so much food that they couldn't eat it all. There was also...
Finally a jeep showed up with a lieutenant in it who told them [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] when...
It was amazing to Harold Ward to see how quickly they dumped stuff after the war was over. They were heading back to...
A Serbian doctor in the hospital hid Baum. By this point, he had discarded his dog tags because if the Germans had...
Hanna wanted to return to the US through San Francisco but ended up coming in through Seattle.He was sent to Madigan...
Deen was hit on the top of Wana Ridge [Annotator’s Note: Okinawa, April 1945]. He was hit by a Japanese knee mortar....
The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...
Richard Ford had a carbine which was made by Remington. The barrel still had factory markings on it. Every now and then...
When they landed in England, Charles Scheffel had been shuffled around as an officer in the regiment. He was all over...
Church was able to keep his wits about him during his prisoner experience because every man he was with was in the same...
Zawada was trying to figure out what he was going to do [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg raid as a member of...
Zawada was in the camp for about a week before the American army liberated the camp [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war/...
Charles Scheffel laid there and must have passed out. His executive officer told him that Morotti [Annotators Note:...
Zawada regrets not finding out who the others prisoners were in his ward. He's never been able to find out anything...
Henry Phillips' regiment went through a series of disasters during the battle. One full company was bush whacked by the...
Harold Rosen took part in a simulation that was supposed to help them get ready for their next invasion. He recalls...
McClellan and two other people were selected to take the guns down to Paris. On the train ride down he was with a...
Standifer was at Ft. Benning for 16 weeks. From there Standifer went to Camp McCain with the 94th Infantry. There were...
Stegmeier was told that he had shrapnel on his lung and that his feet appeared to be frozen. One doctor wanted to...
Clinton Gardner witnessed a huge explosion at 5am in the afternoon [Annotator’s Note: on June 6th, 1944 Normandy D-Day...

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