Interactions with Allied troops

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Jimmie Dyer and the 6th US Marine Division turned loose the kids who were training to be kamikaze pilots. Dyer later...
Wim de Jonge worked in unsafe conditions in the coal mines of Japan. He was there for about a year. That was the...
Jack Leaming had a buddy nicknamed Ace who was a prisoner of war, POW, from the carrier Yorktown. [Annotator's Note: At...
After eight weeks of boot camp, James Goodrich was sent to Camp Elliot. Camp Pendleton was not around at that time....
John Alison flew into China in a worn out P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft] that was...
Marthe Cohn was finally was able to join the French Army in Paris in November 1944 once Poitiers, France had been...
After joining the French Army, Marthe Cohn wanted to visit the troops at the front in Alsace, France. She knew the...
John Treen met a friend at College Inn [Annotator's Note: Ye Olde College Inn Restaurant, New Orleans, Louisiana] one...
Henry Langrehr had heard about the paratroopers. When he went to join, he told them that is what he wanted. At that...
Gerard Dillon was fully loaded, had his face darkened, and was ready to go [Annotator's Note: on 4 June 1944]. About...
John Singlaub was nervous about parachuting into France, but, even so, his team was not ineffectual. Prior to the jump...
Samuel Spector thought the Kachin people were diverse. They were from various areas. Some were very smart and others...
Guy Stern returned to the United States in November 1945. A French count recommended him for a decoration by France....
Harley Reynolds and his unit trained for Sicily on an incredibly rocky shoreline. The shore they actually landed on in...
Leonard Lomell and the rest of the 2nd Ranger Battalion loaded the channel steamers a day or two before D-Day [...
William Anderson first saw the new destroyers with the twin, five inch guns after the USS Reid (DD-369) had been hit by...
Joseph Blouin did not fly any missions after D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June...
George Ingram left port on the USS Mobjack (AGP-7) in a bad storm, and lost 15 pounds between Seattle and San Francisco...
Angelo Ciotta appreciates what some of the vets of today are going through. Back in World War 2 there were Section 8s [...
Chafer Honea was discharged at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It was late at night and there was a soldier at Fort Bragg...
In Iraq, John Alison spotted a B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber] flying overhead. He...
John Alison was at one of the RAF [Annotator's Note: Royal Air Force] bases when he got orders to report to London....
James Nerison learned how to handle the boat [Annotator's Note: PT boat], fix the engine, and operate the radio...
Erwin Johnson was a prisoner of war being held in Mukden, Manchuria when he was told the war was over on 17 August 1945...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Massey served in the Army as a BAR man in the 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry...
On 2 March 1945, Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down over Dresden, Germany and taken prisoner. On 4 April 1945,...
Norman Bussel arrived in Moosburg [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII A (Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschafts-Stammlager VII-A),...
One morning around 1 May 1945, Paul Bosworth woke up to the smell of coffee which was unusual. He woke up Byron [...
Emile Engles did not see Germans much until the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes...
Ghislaine Hegerty and her city [Annotator's Note: Courtrai, Belgium] were liberated by the British after harsh fighting...
During the day on 30 April 1945, they [Annotator's Note: John Sacks and his fellow prisoners in Stalag Luft I] were...
Charles Slay was in Köln [Annotator's Note: Cologne, Germany] and thought it was very beautiful. His unit [Annotator's...
Robert Swift did not meet any of the Russians at the end of the war although they did pass through his area. After the...
Henry Muller and the 11th Airborne Division, Eighth US Army, were attacking Manila, Philippines. The Japanese had...
Michael Linquata saw a group of Allied light tanks open the gates of the POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp...
John W. Towle was liberated near the end of the war in Europe. British troops were in the northern region of France...

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