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...
Nathan Taffel came to the United States and lost contact with his brother in Argentina. Taffel had a brother-in-law in...
Madeleine Peters remembers the Allies landing in France [Annotator's Note: The Normandy D-Day invasion began the...
On 4 February [Annotator's Note: 4 February 1945] Curtis Brooks looked out and saw all of the American military. Right...
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 Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
Horace Sharp and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
In December 1944, Marvin Sussman [Annotator's Note: with Troop A, 4th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron] was on the right...
Being liberated by the Americans in World War 2 makes Emile Engles work to make the young men's sacrifices kept alive...
Joseph Simpson arrived in La Havre, France after crossing the English Channel. Those in charge decided the troops...
After being liberated in Warnach, Belgium for the second time, Emile Engles' father went to look at their family home....
John Laborde had been assigned a mission to capture a Japanese field gun while assigned to the 24th Infantry Division...
Jerome Fatora's captors, kids of 14 and 15 years old, put his platoon [Annotator's Note: Fatora was a member of Company...
Earl Tweed and his company [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division...
Richard Yeagely was at Buchenwald [Annotator's Note: Leipzig-Thekla, subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp in...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Erna Deiglmayr what it felt like to be free again.] The bombing did not stop....
John Kelley did not see any combat action until he was on Luzon [Annotator's Note: Luzon, Philippines]. He wore the...
Marvin Sussman's first combat experience took place in the village of Rocheville [Annotator's Note: Rocheville, France...
Vernon Alexander and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry...
At the end of January [Annotator's Note: January 1945], John Smith left Leyte, and was among the last to be issued new...
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...
[Annotator's Note: William Edwin Howard was part of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored...
David Olson felt most of the people in France were happy to see the Americans. They had never fully recovered from the...
Henry Feldman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division] moved...
Philip Schultz was a combat cameraman and part of a team that filmed the wartime action [Annotator’s Note: Schultz was...
After finishing ASTP [Annotator's Note: Army Special Training Program], R.M. Wilkes was not sent back to the engineers...
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...
Lester M. Bornstein and his unit [Annotator's Note: 168th Engineer Combat Battalion] followed the Germans to the Rhine...
On the night of 5 June 1944, Oscar Otto Martin went into town to celebrate his birthday with friends. On his way back...
After Stanley Jack Birnbaum arrived in England, he sailed across the English Channel and arrived in France a few days...
Seymour Mermelstein encountered civilians in some of the small towns they went through. [Annotator's Note: Mermelstein...
They [Annotator's Note: Bradford Clark Freeman and his fellow paratroopers in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute...

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