\"Interactions with Allied troops

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Robert Fisch witnessed Jews working for the Germans while he was incarcerated. Those complicit kapos, as they were...
Even when he landed in New Caledonia, Gilbert Howland did not know what his mission was going to be. On the transport...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) and the HMAS Perth ran into a Japanese landing force late on the night of 28...
Leonard Lomell served with Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion, United States Army. That Rangers were volunteers and aimed...
Francis Dymnicki attempted to become a pilot in the Air Force. Half of his friends wanted to do the same. Dymnicki was...
David Olson attended field artillery school at Fort Sill right after his graduation from college [Annotator’s Note: in...
Alois Kopp was in the water for nine hours before being picked up by Japanese [Annotator’s Note: After his ship, the...
After Utah Beach had been somewhat secure, David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: 87th Armored Field Artillery...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans after leaving Ormont, Germany and arrived in a nearby...
Archie Maltbie’s first mission from England was against a French railroad bridge. Several pilots missed the bridge but...
David Flynn has written an account of the events of 7 December 1941. He recorded receiving the announcement of the...
Oran Harris was 17 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was returning from Sunday school when a man called out...
George Haines had never been away from home before leaving for the Army in May 1943. Basic training was where he...
Paula Knobler was lucky that she worked at a camp not in the German territory [Annotator's Note: the camp was in...
Angus Lorenzen, his sister and mother were internees in the Santo Tomas Camp in Manila, Philippines. On 3 February 1945...
Bernard Marcus deployed from New York to Le Havre, France and then to Paris. He stayed at a delightful hotel in Paris....
The SS Typhoon was occasionally under aerial attack when at anchor; when at sea, the threat came from submarines, but...
Perry Garten removed wounded troops from the combat zones in his glider. The injured Australians were very stoic but...
After Leyte, Harper Gruber's vessel [Annotator's Note: USS YMS-339] took part in the second invasion [Annotator's Note...
John Singlaub experienced live fire training while working with the SOE [Annotator's Note: British Special Operations...
Felix Polito and the Force [Annotator's Note: 1st Special Service Force] became famous for climbing Monte la Difensa in...
James Downing did not return to the USS West Virginia (BB-48) after it was repaired. He served on the USS South Dakota...
The Russians appropriated German housing, and Aubrey Bradley was quartered in a home for a few days before being...
Robert Fisch recollects that the American Secretary of War during the Vietnam War was a war criminal. If America had...
After the war, Carroll Knutson wanted to stay in the Army Air Forces and fly. Simultaneously, he was offered entry into...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were loaded in "40 and 8" boxcars and were in a...
David Flynn describes life on the Houston [Annotator's Note: USS Houston (CA-30)] as very busy; he never had a chance...
Carroll Knutson was captured by the Germans after his bomber was shot down. He and other POWs had to survive in...
Ralph Hopkins and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Louisville (CA-28)] continued along the Chinese coast to accept...
Dominick Sgobbo and his two fellow sergeants answered when the SS officer asked for the guys in charge. They were taken...
Marigold McNeely went to London when she was afforded a long weekend leave. They liked the American canteens because...
Marigold McNeely remembers quite a celebration for the end of the war. For V-E Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in...
The Army had not yet finished on Leyte because of bad weather, and Clem Thrift said that in the process of readying to...
Robert Fulton and the crew of the USS Houston (CA-30) spent the first day after the Pearl Harbor attack preparing for...