Interactions with Allied troops

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Bernard Smith was fortunate because when he got overseas, the Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: German Air Force] had been...
Robert "Bob" Livingston volunteered for service with the US Army Air Force on 4 September 1942. He was sent to Camp...
William Fili was concerned about what his parents were feeling, but it would drive him nuts if he thought about it too...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Doolan was marched from Stalag Luft III in Zagań, Poland to Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany...
[Annotator's Note: Everett Hyland served in the Navy as a radio operator on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) and was aboard...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
[Annotator's Note: There is a lot of background noise throughout this clip.] Malcolm Louis Holleman did not come across...
Harry Boughman said he wasn't scared. He had to concentrate on the job at hand. On the two occasions he was wounded, it...
Prior to Operation Market Garden [Annotator's Note: Operation Market Garden, 17 to 25 September 1944, Netherlands],...
[Annotator's Note: A person off screen interjects throughout the interview.] Harold G. Cowart and his unit [Annotator's...
Robert Ledford wanted to join the Army because he wanted to be on the ground fighting the enemy. When he heard the...
Byron Othello Wilkins was given an automatic rifle after they cleared the foxholes on the hill. All the men had M1...
In Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Everett Hyland did hear rumors of going to war. When out on their two weeks at sea, and at...
Erna Deiglmayr visited Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note: Bergen-Belsen concentration camp near Bergen, Germany] with...
John L. Cowan was asked to teach incoming recruits how to handle a Garand rifle [Annotator's Note: .30 caliber M1 semi-...
Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin, Germany] was almost totally destroyed. That was Hitler's [Annotator's Note: German...
Malcolm Ernest has traveled all over the world. He enjoyed Puerto Rico more than anything else. They have great bass...
Aubrey Bradley said when the war was over, the Germans just folded; the guards all discarded their uniforms and left....
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
After he returned to duty, Lloyd Dendy had a case come up where a member had a death in the family. The Red Cross is...
Thomas Francis Schicker had his 19th birthday at Ulithi. He became friends with Leo Schmidtkin [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph O'Donnell was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft IV near Gross Tychow, Pomerania, now Tychowo,...
Marigold McNeely was trained to work on the Bombe machine at Bletchley. It was mandatory to be at least five foot, four...
[Annotator's Note: Rattling dishes can be heard in the background.] Byron Herbert Meader was sent to Camp Shelby [...
Robert D. Shaner came into New Guinea and his ship, the LST-475 [Annotator's Note: USS LST-475], was not there so he...
Finally departing France after almost five months, James Armstrong describes getting underway on a boat from Douarnenez...
Alfons Robert Kleindienst and his family moved to Germany after World War 2 began [Annotator's Note: his father, Alfons...
Irving Baum [Annotator's Note: a prisoner of war] was told to put on his clothes and was taken out of solitary [...
[Annotator's Note: William Smith was flying bomber missions out of Durand Airfield or 17 Mile Drome near Port Moresby,...
Raymond Cauble liked to the 17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber]. He had so many hours in...
Joseph Richard Bernardi, Senior went on a mission to Berlin [Annotator’s Note: Berlin, Germany with the 509th...
Early on 24 March [Annotator's Note: 24 March 1945], Jack Lengsfield was called into a briefing on what was to be the...
Homer Cole flew 19 missions [Annotator's Note: Cole served in the US Army Air Forces as a tail gunner aboard...
Chester Brewer went by train to Deopham Green, which was near his airbase [Annotator's Note: Royal Air Force Deopham...
Robert A. Stachel [Annotator's Note: a tail gunner in the 351st Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bombardment Group] was part...

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