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 [...
Martin Richard was taken to Gross Tychow, Poland [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft IV, Gross Tychow, Pomerania, now...
Charles Harrison said the war was over just in time, because none of the prisoners of war he was among could have lived...
After being captured, Vincent Pale was sent to Stalag XVII. The prisoners were assigned to bunks in a barracks. At...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Griffith was a member of Company A, 6th Ranger Battalion and took part in the Raid at...
Raymond VanDuzer was liberated by an advance echelon of American troops. The American soldiers marched the prisoners...
Charles Murray's company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division]...
On 4 February [Annotator's Note: 4 February 1945] Curtis Brooks looked out and saw all of the American military. Right...
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 [...
Walter Halloran would carefully pick his spots as he advanced in enemy territory. He would try to keep trees and brush...
Harold Bergbower has no memory of the trip from the POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp in Davao on Mindanao...
William Fili was concerned about what his parents were feeling, but it would drive him nuts if he thought about it too...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Doolan was marched from Stalag Luft III in Zagań, Poland to Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany...
John Treen spent his time on board [Annotator's Note: on board the USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353)] as the radar officer...
Robert Payne went to one concentration camp and it was as has been described. He never saw any Americans who had been...
Robert Whitcomb was put in a compound with Polish prisoners who had been there for six years [Annotator's Note: at...
Dominick Sgobbo remembered taking prisoners back to headquarters and having to prevent non-combatants from mistreating...
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...
After his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] was shot down over Occupied France, Burnia...
At the end of January [Annotator's Note: January 1945], John Smith left Leyte, and was among the last to be issued new...
Vernon Cummings' first battle station [Annotator's Note: aboard USS Indiana (BB-58)] was below deck in the powder room...
After the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to 25...
Frank Patti's unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 333rd Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division]...
Lester M. Bornstein and his unit [Annotator's Note: 168th Engineer Combat Battalion] followed the Germans to the Rhine...
While serving as an officer aboard the USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353), John Treen would correspond with his family and...
[Annotator's Note: William Fili was liberated from a prisoner of war camp in Bucharest, Romania on 23 August 1944.]...
On 4 May 1945, near the end of the war, Alan Moskin and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 66th Infantry Regiment, 71st...
Joseph Daquarna was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana in May 1928. His father owned a grocery store and barroom. The family...
Dominic Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's Note: early Cannon Company, before they established them...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
In 1944, Daniel Crowley was a prisoner of war and worked as a slave laborer in a copper mine in Ashio, Japan. He was...
Edward Grant flew two liberation missions in Hungary. People were being forced to work in ammunition factories making...
In addition to his weapon, Philip Schweitzer carried two pouches. Because of his rank as a sergeant, Schweitzer carried...
Murray Stein remembered the Germans told them to dismantle their weapons, then forced them to march for about six days...

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