Interactions with Allied troops

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Teddy Kirkpatrick continues recounting several of the missions he flew as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying...
When Carey Eleser was in port in Southampton, England, they were able to go into town. He would go to movies and the...
[Annotator's Note: There is a break in the video then the video starts while Alfred Pierse Murphy is mid-sentence.] He...
Bombing Japan was a joint effort, according to Donald F. Goyette. He remembers loading bombs onto his squadron's [...
Joseph Lesniewski kept no records about where they were going. In one battle, he got hit twice [Annotator's Note: he...
When John Mikus, Jr. enlisted in the Marine Corps, war was different than it is today. The whole country went to war....
William Wayne was drafted and went to Fort Leonard Wood in Saint Louis [Annotator's Note: Saint Louis, Missouri] for...
Arthur Smith was 17 when World War 2 broke out for the United States. He volunteered so he could get in the Navy. He...
When Calvin Moore arrived at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North...
George Colburn had never been away from home until arriving at Parris Island [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Recruit...
Marine Corps boot camp was not bad for Ed Weber. They needed bodies then, so it was not that bad. Today, boot camp is...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
Paris Tognoli and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment, Americal...
Moise S. Steeg, Jr. went to Officer Candidate School in Miami, Florida. He finished in the upper one percent of the...
Henry Muller was in Papua New Guinea undergoing intensive training. Shortly after arriving, Muller was concerned about...
Melvin Linkous and his company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division]...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
John Singlaub was asked by OSS [Annotator's Note: Office of Strategic Services, pre-runner of the Central Intelligence...
Richard Yeagely was at Buchenwald [Annotator's Note: Leipzig-Thekla, subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp in...
They [Annotator's Note: Leon Bass and the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion (Colored)] stopped near Weimar [Annotator's...
Stanley James Thurston participated in the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp [Annotator's Note: Buchenwald...
Harold Berkman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Howard Chandler was marched out of Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota [Annotator's Note: with Merrill's Marauders, the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional)] walked...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
While in Calcutta, George Rudloff developed physical activities in which the American soldiers could participate. There...
After Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941], Charles Poston...
Philip Whitman flew a mission to Blechhammer, Germany and they hit bad weather. They got into the clear and a pilot...
John S. Johnson remained in Camp Kiangwang until May 1945. Their workload eased up and conditions improved as more and...
Micha Tomkiewicz was about three years old when he was put in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp with his mother and...
Robert Bueker [Annotator's Note: while a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft I in Barth, Germany] and the men in the camp...
Debra Stern [Annotator's Note: in the Women's Army Corps; women's branch of the US Army, 1942-1978] was at Camp Shanks...
Richard Keller was at Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi] when he was asked to be...
John Kelley did not see any combat action until he was on Luzon [Annotator's Note: Luzon, Philippines]. He wore the...
Robert Payne went to one concentration camp and it was as has been described. He never saw any Americans who had been...
Joseph Richard tries to forget the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese but he cannot. He can see it as plain as day...

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