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Martin Richard was taken to Gross Tychow, Poland [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft IV, Gross Tychow, Pomerania, now...
William Pierce went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina following his tour in Hingham, Massachusetts. Because he had been...
Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
Rosette Goldstein was taught to not talk to others while she was sheltered by the Martin family in France during the...
Jeannine Burk experienced the forced separation of her family. Prior to the Nazis arriving to take her father away, her...
[Annotator's Note: Frank Biondo was wounded while clearing Saint-Lo, France of rubble in July 1944.] They were sent...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
Ryfka Finkelstein [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling of her maiden name which is Sushka] was born in Poland in 1926...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
Seymour Mermelstein has gone back to Italy twice, and he cannot believe how large the mountains are viewing them now....
Luba Keller was 11 years old in 1937 when the Nazis came into her town of Szydłowiec, Poland. Keller went to the...
After Erik Johnsen graduated from his final training at Kings Point, [Annotator's Note: US Merchant Marine Academy,...
Samuel Malta and the men in combat were just kids who were 18 or 19 years old. The combat troops felt they were...
Samuel Malta had difficulties after his discharge from the service. He did not like taking orders from civilians. He...
After gunnery school, Paul Lefever underwent training at Buckley Field, Colorado for pursuit armors training and had...
John Raaen woke up the next morning [Annotator's Note: the morning of 7 June 1944 following the D-Day invasion the...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
Nelson Constant's company [Annotator's Note: Humble Oil Company] hired 13 colored boys [Annotator's Note: African-...
The Red Cross came in to the prison camp and Dominick Sgobbo was treated for dysentery. His buddies had been taking...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Griffith was a member of Company A, 6th Ranger Battalion and took part in the Raid at...
Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
Besides morphine and cigarettes, John Kerner also carried along scotch. Back in England, they were worried the Germans...
During his time in the China-Burma-India Campaign, John Hever rarely had contact with the local adults; but he did...
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
Judith Baron got married and lived in New York City. Her husband did not like the city because it was too fast for him...
James Marks was on a ship that was carrying people to American Samoa. The ship tied up at the pier and he decided to...
Richard Ryan served aboard the Tripoli [Annotator's Note: USS Tripoli (CVE-64)] in the Pacific and the Card [Annotator'...
Mario DeCarlo recalls electrocuting himself when he attempted to install a light bulb in his pup tent one night. He...
When Oran Harris' ship pulled into port in New Guinea, he walked ashore just to say he had been there. But he saw no...
Philip Dunford feels the Japanese were very capable fighters, but were also very cruel. What they did to an American...
Allen Pedersen and his company [Annotator's Note: 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] were recovering American tanks and...
William Epperson and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company D, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry...
Allen Pedersen [Annotator's Note: as a member of the 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] left the Anzio Beachhead and...
William Epperson received two Purple Hearts for being wounded. Epperson felt strongly that women in the service would...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...

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