Liberation of prisoner of war camps

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Donelson Houseman experienced a terrible event after he was liberated. He went into town and could see the tanks [...
After being captured, Vincent Pale was sent to Stalag XVII. The prisoners were assigned to bunks in a barracks. At...
Raymond VanDuzer was liberated by an advance echelon of American troops. The American soldiers marched the prisoners...
Jack Skaggs could tell the end of the war was coming by April 1945 when the 7th Fleet wiped out the shipyard in Osaka....
Jack Brukman realized that the big problem was that they were bombing from great heights and could not hit the target [...
Harold Bergbower has no memory of the trip from the POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp in Davao on Mindanao...
Robert Whitcomb was put in a compound with Polish prisoners who had been there for six years [Annotator's Note: at...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
When Joseph Rockforte was captured there were many other soldiers captured with him. They had been tasked with...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
In addition to his weapon, Philip Schweitzer carried two pouches. Because of his rank as a sergeant, Schweitzer carried...
When Vincent Pale and his fellow prisoners were liberated by General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant...
Anthony Costa was sent to Osaka aboard a ship to work on the docks there. He was in a transport ship hold where he did...
During the day on 30 April 1945, they [Annotator's Note: John Sacks and his fellow prisoners in Stalag Luft I] were...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
On 1 June 1945, 800 B-29s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] and B-17s [Annotator's Note:...
As the war drew nearer and nearer to an end, Hugh Colbert and the rest of the American prisoners in the German labor...
Joseph Yourkavitch was a prisoner for about eight months. There was no radio in the camp and there was no word of the...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp. There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
Joy Skelton witnessed pamphlets being dropped on her prison camp. They told of the war being over. She always feared...
Wanda Damberg got up to go to the bathroom one morning and saw a nun along the way [Annotator’s Note: Damberg was in...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were anxiously awaiting their American...
As they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow prisoners of war, or POWs] lay there, the 99th Infantry Division...
In April [Annotator's Note: April 1945], Raymond VanDuzer and his fellow prisoners were marched many kilometers to a...
James Siracuse's wife was a Christian. She told him about the Lord and he became more interested in the story. He wound...
[Annotator's Note: Harry Bell served in the Army as a mortar gunner in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Fitts, Jr. served in the Army in the mortar squad, 2nd Platoon, Company C, 66th Armored...
Rothacker Smith, a medic in the 366th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division in Italy, was captured by German forces...
After that [Annotator's Note: the 11th Airborne Division's combat operations on leyte], they headed for Luzon on a...
[Annotator's Note: William Leibold served in the Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
After all he witnessed in the war, Anthony Costa had no negative feelings toward the Japanese. He was raised with...
Rothacker Smith felt the joy of liberation sweep over him when he saw American soldiers hoist the Stars and Stripes...
Julian Siebert was taken by his German captors to Stalag XII-A. As far as he could see, there were just American...
Donelson Houseman was put in a truck, along with about five others who were also in bad shape, and sent to a town near...
The worst aspects about Hugh Colbert's prisoner of war experience included his uncertainty regarding the future, the...
When Harry Bell and the other prisoners arrived [Annotator's Note: at Stalag IX-B in Bad Orb, Germany] they were...

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