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Floyd James Reissig was hit by shrapnel from one of his own guns. While they were firing, the shrapnel hit him, causing...
Everett Hyland's wounds still bother him. He had a nerve check done on him in San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego,...
Earl Tweed served in Germany on occupation duty as commander of an anti-tank company. He held that command until the...
James B. Jones started working for the Graves Registration Program. He went all over Europe looking for dead soldiers...
William Patrick Bonelli was never injured in combat. The closest he got was shrapnel hitting his pilot's chair. He...
After Donald Strait came back to the United States he got married and worked in the Office of Flying Safety in Winston-...
After the conclusion of World War 2, Wilford E. Hastings decided to re-enlist for the Army for one more year and was...
In some ways, Ira Schilling felt he grew up very quickly due to his experience serving in the US Marine Corps during...
Louis Conter returned to the United States for night fighter training. When he received his commission in New Guinea,...
By the end of the war, William Sturman was a Third Class Petty Officer. He used the G.I. Bill to attend New Mexico...
[Annotator’s Note: The interviewer asks William Sturman if the Navy changed between World War 2 and the Korean War.]...
James Marks was on a carrier [Annotator's Note: USS Wasp (CV-18)] that went up through Japan and China with the...
When Philip Sciortino and his ship entered Japanese waters, the sea appeared to be completely mined. An invasion of...
John T. "Jack" Race was flying very important people around in a regular line C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47...
Calvin Barrick was transferred to the USS Searaven (SS-196) which was an older submarine based out of Pearl Harbor. He...
Peter Gallo was involved in an incident that got him into trouble in Korea. A Japanese officer came in and was chasing...
William Hall settled down after the war with the Marines but grew angry with the Marine Corps and quit. He did not like...
Joseph Daquarna learned about the USS Missouri (BB-63) going to Tokyo Bay for the surrender ceremony following the end...
Harold Bergbower stayed in the Air Force full time after World War 2. He went to Chanute Field in Illinois and took...
Bryghte Davis Godbold was transported from Wusong [Annotator's Note: Wusong, also spelled Woosung, China] through other...
Edwin McGhee saw British and Russian POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] in the first camp he was held in. The...
Robert Fulton's low points in captivity included Red Cross packages not distributed to the POWs [Annotator's Note:...
Glen Jostad was first held in a German prisoner of war camp [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft VI in Heydekrug, Germany,...
Bryghte Davis Godbold aided an individual named Kinney [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps First Lieutenant John F....
Walter Bowsher and the other prisoners were forced to work by the Japanese. The POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of...
Donelson Houseman was put in a truck, along with about five others who were also in bad shape, and sent to a town near...
Bruno Rinas thought Camp O’Donnell [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war camp] was a hell hole. There was no water for...
Jack Skaggs saw several POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] accidentally killed by the electrical wire surrounding...
[Annotator’s Note: Pena begins mid-sentence] William Pena was commissioned as an officer in the army and reported to...
Elmo Espree was impressed with the huge size of the first camp he trained at. Customarily, the service facilities are...
John Raaen found England to be great duty in preparation for the invasion. It was apparent that the equipment buildup...
Robert Curl took part in Operation Tiger to practice landing operations at Slapton Sands in England. On the morning of...
Basil Woolf was in England moving around different coasts before they came into some work. They were preparing for...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Schafer was taking part in Operation Tiger, or Exercise Tiger, April 1944, preparing for the D-...
In Hawaii, they [Annotator's Note: James Goodrich and the rest of the 5th Marine Division] trained for the landing on...
The worst aspects about Hugh Colbert's prisoner of war experience included his uncertainty regarding the future, the...

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