Liberation of civilian populations

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From there [Annotator's Note: the area around Bastone, Belgium], Sidney LaPook and his unit [Annotator's Note: 193rd...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
Madeleine Peters remembers the Allies landing in France [Annotator's Note: The Normandy D-Day invasion began the...
Lester Hull does not recall when the German counterattack began. He remembers that while the battle lasted for six...
William Epperson received two Purple Hearts for being wounded. Epperson felt strongly that women in the service would...
Horace Sharp and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
Joseph Simpson arrived in La Havre, France after crossing the English Channel. Those in charge decided the troops...
Earl Tweed and his company [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division...
Vernon Alexander and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry...
George Griffenhagen went in on a Dutch ship [Annotator's Note: when he traveled from Sicily to Great Britain]. They...
Walter Jacobs thought the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Rifle] was a good weapon but required a lot of...
David Olson felt most of the people in France were happy to see the Americans. They had never fully recovered from the...
John Witmeyer recognizes the value of The National World War II Museum and is glad that the museum affords the public...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Harold DeForest talking to the interviewer about his son in law who was...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Elmer Knudsen was deployed close to the Rhine River and was billeted in a private...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
When Ira Schilling and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division...
Before being discharged from the hospital, Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] returned to his unit by lifting a...
After the fighting in the Paris area Franklin Denius and his unit boarded trucks and travelled north of Paris. The...
Four or five days after 5 April [Annotator's Note: 5 April 1945], Tokuji Yoshihashi's company [Annotator's Note:...
They [Annotator's Note: Raymond VanDuzer and the rest of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th...
After spending one day in Paris, France, Hugh Colbert boarded a train for Le Havre, France in Normandy. Upon arriving...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Edward "Babe" Heffron jumped into Holland and spent over 78 days there. The jump into the drop zone meant kill or be...
As a veteran, John Witmeyer believes in the importance and the value of history, especially the history of World War 2...
When Joseph Simpson entered enemy towns as his unit advanced into the German home land, white flags would come out and...
Roland Chaisson volunteered for the Army when he was 17. He didn't like the Navy and the Marine Corps sounded too tough...
They did everything they could do to get off of the beach. One of the warrant officers was hit and told Keith Renstrom...
Anne Levy initially thought the Russian liberators were going to be better than the German oppressors. She would...
After Germany surrendered, Lewis Guidry went into occupation duty. Guidry drove a jeep for a major. The major told...
Erwin Blonder was trained as a Forward Observer. He began his military career in 1939. He was required to complete ROTC...
Burton Johnson had multiple locations where Japanese prisoners were held in New Guinea. There was still hard fighting...
Robert Fisch recollects that the American Secretary of War during the Vietnam War was a war criminal. If America had...
After he recovered sufficiently in the hospital, John Witmeyer was sent back to the front lines in January of 1945...
The worst aspects about Hugh Colbert's prisoner of war experience included his uncertainty regarding the future, the...

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