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Jack Brukman started law school using the GI Bill. That was interrupted by the sudden death of his father and the...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
Curt Simmons was in New Orleans on VJ-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day]. In order to get discharged, the...
Romus Valtin Burgin worked with a contact officer from the VA [Annotator's Note: Veterans Administration] named Frank...
Jack Skaggs was transferred from the Kiangwan POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp to Osaka, Japan in August...
Burton Johnson had over 1,500 Japanese prisoners in the massive POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp in...
Josephine Pescatore prayed when Cardinal Spellman gave a talk to a large group of troops before she went overseas....
Earl James Erion grew up in Waubun, Minnesota. He was a high school student and young farm boy before he went into the...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Manfred Klepper and his parents were on the water for no more than three hours before his mother and father became...
Burton Johnson feared that his handling of Japanese POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] would be held against him...
Jack Skaggs realized that he had been on a long journey in his life. That journey has brought him pride and enjoyment....
Blanche Gangwere would leave each morning in a Clubmobile [Annotator's Note: she was billeted with an English family in...
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Cleveland Peterson's most memorable experience was being close to Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. During the...
Calvin Moret admits that the Tuskegee Airman flying experiences did not affect his life until the movie was released [...
Russell Hoff has vivid memories of his prisoner of war experiences. He has flashbacks that will probably never leave...
Lloyd Guillory's most notable recollection of the war occurred on the day when he thought he was going to die. His...
In November 1945, George Rudloff left India to return to the United States via troopship. He travelled to Bombay, India...
Harold Berkman returned to the United States via New York harbor. He arrived at night with the Statue of Liberty and...
After the end of the war in Europe, Carrol Joy began to see people released to go home. He did know how many points he...
After James Weller’s 14 day leave in Paris, he was trucked back to his original base in Czechoslovakia. He received...
Robert Fisch returned to Hungary which was in the Russian zone of occupation. The occupiers took from the returning...
Alexander Jefferson survived the horrible conditions of Stalag Luft III. General Patton was horrified of the conditions...
John Luckadoo and the other cadets were segregated in advanced flight training between single engine and twin engine....
After basic training Richard Greer and the other Marines from his boot camp class went to Norfolk, Virginia where they...
Richard Ford waited about three months for a boat back to the United States. Germans were sinking boats in the Gulf of...
When Robert Rosendahl and his fellow survivors were told to destroy their weapons they threw them all out into the bay...
John Noack called the base and they sent some trucks in to pick them up. They were in a new base which was a mudhole....
On a rainy day William Disanza would work around the house. He did a variety of odd jobs with odd solutions and trick...
Ardell Bollinger arrived in Europe in July 1943. He was shot down 23 September 1944. Bollinger’s first mission was a “...
Robert Rosendahl got out of Camp O' Donnell and went on a detail north of a town called Cabanatuan where he was put to...
[Annotators Note: Robert Rosendahl served in the USAAF with the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group. He deployed...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
Richard Greer thought very highly of the navy medical personnel who worked with them. The pharmacist’s mates were...
For Robert Rosendahl fear is what kept him going during the Bataan Death March. The Japanese were barbarians. Very few...

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