Interactions with Allied troops

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Herbert Stern and his unit [Annotator's Note: 325th Field Artillery Battalion, 84th Infantry Division] left the Bulge [...
Joseph Haines was drafted in April 1944. He was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia. He got off the train and there were two...
[Annotator's Note: Carl Marca served in the Army as a mail censor in the Pacific Theater of Operations.] One censor...
Aboard ship in Hawaii before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dossie East did not suspect the war was imminent. Pearl Harbor...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
Trinidad Ledesma was drafted into the Army. He went to take his physical and two men in front of him got 4F [Annotator'...
Wim de Jonge could tell when he left Holland for the East Indies that war was looming. He was not concerned with...
George Rudloff was sent to India via Australia. He arrived at Chandigarh which was a staging area in India. From there...
After leaving the Pacific, Lloyd Dendy was sent to the Key West Naval Operating Base [Annotator's Note: Naval Base Key...
Albert Reale remembers that the size of the Pacific impressed him, and there were many days when he saw nothing but...
Marvin Hill had a famous bandleader aboard his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)]. Eddie Duchin...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Life in Hawaii was wonderful for Lydia Grant before the war. The island was at its pristine best at that time. Grant...
Gail Halvorsen was born in October 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his family moved to Garland, Utah. He competed...
Erik Frithjof Johnsen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 1925 and had one brother who had been born in 1922....
Reuben Weiner was born in Los Angeles, California on Bastille Day [Annotator's Note: national day of France] in July...
Marigold "Margot" McNeely was born in London, England in 1926. She moved from London to a small seaside resort called...
George Allen was born in September 1925 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He had two sisters growing up there with him. His...
Herbert Auerbach was born in June 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended a local high school in what is...
Christian W. de Marcken was born in January 1928 in Brussels, Belgium. He was the oldest of nine children, and he and...
Malcolm D. Johnson was born in Colville, Washington. He does not have many memories of the Great Depression. He grew up...
When the war started, Joseph DeMott was still working as a radio operator. His group was scheduled to take off for...
Marthe Cohn took the train from Singen to Freiburg, Germany. That was the last time she took a train because every few...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Joseph Venerloh and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 41st Armored...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
The LSM-319 [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship Medium] on which Ogden Saik served made about six other beachheads all...
Gus Gikas was in India when he heard that the Germans had surrendered. Later, he heard of the Japanese surrender. Gikas...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Wallace Jeffery was near the Buchenwald concentration camp when the war ended in Germany. The camp had been liberated...
Herbert Heilbrun wore long johns under woolen pants with a warm shirt under a Mae West [Annotator's Note: inflatable...
The British treated the American soldiers, including Thomas Landrum, very well. The French did too. There were...
It took a good month for Joseph Blouin to fly from West Palm Beach, Florida to England. The captain checking them in in...
Jackson Davis went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to practice law. The Draft Act [Annotator's Note: Selective Training and...
Zhanna Dawson worked with a tuner to tune the orphanage piano [Annotator's Note: because of her playing talent, Dawson...
Having been shot down over France, James Armstrong was taken in by the French Resistance and was being kept in the town...
Robert Inghram lived in a room with an Eagle Squadron pilot [Annotator's Note: in Stalag Luft III, a prisoner of war...

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