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...
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...
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 [Annotators Note: when he travelled 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...
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 [Annotators Note: 5 April 1945] Tokuji Yoshihashi’s company [Annotators Note: Company A...
After spending one day in Paris, France, Hugh Colbert boarded a train for Le Havre, France in Normandy. Upon arriving...
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...
After Germany surrendered, Lewis Guidry went into occupation duty. Guidry drove a jeep for a major. The major told...
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...
George Spera was matured as a result of his time in the Army. He realized his responsibility that he had when he was...
Madeleine Peters discovered going to the store without having to stand in lines was one of the first noticeable changes...
Earl Tweed made friends during the war. That was a big deal. All of them are gone now. Tweed fought in the war to keep...
After the siege of the Brest peninsula, Earl Tweed and his company [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 115th...
During and after the Battle of Saipan, Ira Schilling and his fellow Marines willingly accepted enemy troops who...
Gonzales was 10 years old when the Japanese invaded [Annotator's Note: Manila, Philippine Islands]. At the time he...
Blonder was trained as a Forward Observer. He began his military career in 1939. He was required to complete ROTC [...
Bailey has seen the Okinawan civilian jumping off of cliffs on television. It puzzles Bailey how two Okinawan women...
Weber went to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the camp but didn't learn very much. She didn't finish 8th grade....
Gonzales is very glad that he was able to help save a life even though he lost a brother.After Gonzales' brother...

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