Interactions with Allied troops

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Olen Grant left Paris on a train which took him to a station in Frankfurt. Between the station and Dulag Luft they...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Higgins served in the US Marine Corps in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
During the invasion of Normandy, Clinton Riddle and most of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment landed in British Horsa...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
The next morning Frank Mancuso is awoken by a lieutenant. He quickly learned that his unit had moved out of the city....
Harley Reynolds and his unit trained for Sicily on an incredibly rocky shoreline. The shore they actually landed on in...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp. There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
Wanda Damberg got up to go to the bathroom one morning and saw a nun along the way [Annotator’s Note: Damberg was in...
Originally, when Frank Mancuso entered the army he was a Catholic. This changed when the Pope said they could not bomb...
Harley Reynolds went through the town of Troina but did not fight there. Company F ran into most of the resistance...
Monty Joe Boitnott was at a bomber base in Algeria. There were no air bases in Tunisia because almost all of the bases...
Monty Joe Boitnott found out through mock ups and charts what their destination and code name were going to be before...
Monty Joe Boitnott never got the Garand rifle in his outfit. The first things they got did not even have a bayonet but...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
William Epperson matured during the war. Many men showed the effects upon them after they returned home. It was not as...
James Livaudais saw that the German troops in Ludwigslust, Germany tried their best not to be taken prisoner by the...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
Byron Othello Wilkins stopped at a gasthaus while traveling on a bicycle with other ex POWs. Wilkins saw an American...
Arthur Seltzer and his unit [Annotator’s Note: Seltzer served in the 4th Signal Battalion and was attached to the 20th...
Darold Rice remembers boarding the ship to head back to the USA after the war was over. He joined up with a random...
Tom Quigley remembers how after the war ended, they were able to drive with the lights on their cars turned on. On his...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
The first ship Curt Simmons served aboard was the old Panamanian flagged ship El Murante [Annotator's Note: unsure of...
[Annotators Note: Segment begins with a female telling Phillips that she is going to the grocery store and will be...
Edward LaPorta does not recall the date he was captured at Kasserine Pass in North Africa. He believes that the reason...
They [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] had been given their parcels [Annotators Note: Red Cross...
To Edward LaPorta, everything in the camp [Annotators Note: Stalag III-B in Furstenberg, Germany] was in sad shape but...
Edward LaPorta and the other POWs did not hear them [Annotators Note: the German guards] leave and did not know what...
Charles Scheffel notes that had anyone else been there they would have done the same thing. There are people fighting...

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