Liberation of civilian populations

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Each campaign that Richard Scholl took part in in the Philippines took about two weeks to clear out completely. The...
[Annotator's Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were hiding from the Nazis with a Christian family in Elburg, Netherlands...
Emile Engles did not see Germans much until the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes...
Leslie Freeman's first close contact with the enemy was after crossing France and Belgium and going into the Hurtgen...
Albert Hatala primarily built Bailey bridges while he was serving in Italy. He also ran communication wire so...
Daniel Szafran was in Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Brzesinka, Poland]. The food situation was...
Anne Levy initially thought the Russian liberators were going to be better than the German oppressors. She would...
One night, Anna Maria Giamberardino and a friend decided to go see where the couples would hang out. They saw some men...
On 3 February 1945, Angus Lorenzen saw a Marine Corp dive bomber fly over the internment camp of Santo Tomas, Manila,...
Ralph Marcarelli was aboard an LST [Annotator's Note: landing ship, tank] when he ventured around many islands to...
Kenneth F. Thomas's unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 322nd Medical Battalion, 97th Infantry Division] arrived in Le...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Lesniewski served in the Army as a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute...
Michael Wilford Boos' unit, the 74th Station Hospital, set up on the outskirts of the Abbey of Monte Cassino, Italy....
John Kerner was with Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr.] as he crossed France....
Hans Siverts went into Paris [Annotator's Note: Paris, France] a couple of days after it was liberated. He took a day...
Lester M. Bornstein remembered the enemy shooting a lot of artillery. He recalled that his friend went out on a patrol...
Sam V. Abate was attached to the 1st Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Abate was a member of Reconnaissance Company...
After Germany surrendered, Lewis Guidry went into occupation duty. Guidry drove a jeep for a major. The major told...
Paul Amrod made a combat landing at Inchon, South Korea, where the occupation took place without a shot fired. His...
Robert Philips landed across Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: Normandy, France] the first week in August [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: Leslie Cruise continuously refers to a book that he has on his lap.] Sometime in September 1944,...
Erwin Blonder was trained as a Forward Observer. He began his military career in 1939. He was required to complete ROTC...
Going across the Pacific [Annotator's Note: Pacific Ocean] to the Philippines, Kenneth Raymond Goodwin stopped in Guam...
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 his hometown [Annotator's Note: Apeldoorn, Netherlands] was liberated [Annotator's Note: on 17 April 1945],...
Frieda Weinreich went to the Landsberg Displaced Persons Camp located outside of Munich, Germany. She met old and new...
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...
[Annotator's Note: John Paul served in the US Army Air Forces as a pilot flying Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy...
John Foy wanted to mention something about the quartermasters. They were mostly black units, relegated to unloading...
After Saint-Lo [Annotator's Note: Saint-Lô, France], Joseph Alter and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 1340th Engineer...
Earl Flanagan's most memorable experience of World War 2 was witnessing the boxcar full holocaust survivors and bodies...
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...
Philip Schultz was not changed politically nor were his feelings against the Nazis altered by his wartime experience....

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