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 [...
Jack Brukman realized that the big problem was that they were bombing from great heights and could not hit the target [...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
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...
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...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
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...
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...
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...
At the first prisoner of war camp, Pearson Riddle had to work hauling earth and material in a giant cart. Riddle did...
Joy Skelton came to realize the importance of living for the day while she was in a concentration camp. She has tried...
Wanda Damberg’s wounded friend [Annotator’s Note: shot during the liberation of Los Baños] survived and went on to...
Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's note: early Cannon Company, before they established them] 39th...
They crossed the river at Burgson to continue moving towards the camp [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg raid as...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] let some of the Red Cross packages go to pot. They would put them in store house...
1 morning the prisoners were called out. They were usually called out every morning so the Japanese could do a head...
The general population was preparing, women too, to defend that island. Myers feels that if they did not drop the...
After he lost his rifle, Zawada grabbed the grease gun [Annotator's Note: M3 submachine gun] from behind the driver. He...
When the Germans unloaded the prisoners of war from the trains, Kalil remembers British medics helping them. He recalls...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] called the officer over and told him that the war was over. About a half hour...
A Serbian doctor in the hospital hid Baum. By this point, he had discarded his dog tags because if the Germans had...
Alexander Jefferson returned to the United States on ships, picking up men in England and spending eight days across...

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