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Jeannine Burk [Annotator's Note: nee Jeannine Rafalowicz] was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1939. Her parents had two...
Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
Lawrence Brooks was drafted in 1940 and went for basic training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. By November [Annotator's...
Harry Quinn entered Camp Shelby in September [Annotator’s Note: 1943] and stayed there for about a week. From there,...
Norman Riggsby remained in the hospital for several months while his wounds healed [Annotator’s Note: he had first been...
Robert Knudson doesn't remember the Seabees [Annotator's Note: members of naval construction battalions] at his level...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
William Pierce tells the story of his duty on Guam while he was training for the invasion of the Japanese home islands...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Archie Maltbie’s first mission from England was against a French railroad bridge. Several pilots missed the bridge but...
Gabriel Spinelli began his active duty in March 1943. His basic training took place in Sacramento at a facility that...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
Arthur Staymates was born in 1925 in Murrysville, Pennsylvania which is about 20 or 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. He...
Reva Kibort was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1933. She had four sisters and two brothers. The youngest of the children...
Carrol Joy moved from England to France in July [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. Afterward, his squadron would be in...
Zhanna Dawson had to find a place of refuge after leaving the death march [Annotator's Note: starting in December 1941...
Before being discharged from the hospital, Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] returned to his unit by lifting a...
Jacob Finkelstein ran away from captivity a second time with his cousin. His escape was successful that time [Annotator...
Winfield Zerphey was based on the southern coast of England at Dunkeswell. The airmen lived in Quonset huts. They had...
Clem Thrift said the United States was suffering under the threat of German submarine attacks, so the destroyer escorts...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
Bernard Marcus deployed from New York to Le Havre, France and then to Paris. He stayed at a delightful hotel in Paris....
Paula Knobler and her group of fellow Holocaust survivors found out from Russian soldiers that help was available for...
Walter Halloran fought in the Battle of the Bulge after making his way across France and participating in many small...
Judith Meisel lived in Canada with her brother. They shared a room. Her brother married and stayed in Canada. He loved...
Mary Edwards and the home front had to deal with rationing during World War 2. Often, her mother would go to the...
Lloyd Guillory was sent to Japan near Kanagawa two weeks after the war ended. Things were disorganized. The squadron [...
After spending months trying to kill Japanese, Oran Harris now had to live with them. He felt sorry for the civilians,...
Ralph Hopkins participated in the battle of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: while aboard the USS Louisville (CA-28)]. It was...
Blanche Gangwere received a leave to go to Paris. She did not have to wear her uniform during that time. She wore...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
George A. Sarosi and his mother lived in Szeged from 1945 to 1948. They returned to Budapest after that. No battles for...
Arthur Staymates was relieved of his duty in Nuremburg [Annotator's Note: he had been Commander of the Guard during the...
Ray Felts' reassignment brought him to Tsingtao on the Shantung Peninsula, famous for its brewery. Felts had lost his...
Wilbur Rogers said that everything he did [Annotator's Note: during his time in the US Navy] was before he was 21 years...
Thomas Amico thinks his four-year Naval career made him smarter. He learned a lot, gained confidence and became...

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