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...
Charles Murray's company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division]...
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...
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...
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 addition to his weapon, Philip Schweitzer carried two pouches. Because of his rank as a sergeant, Schweitzer carried...
One morning a German officer who spoke English entered the room [Annotator's Note: in their barracks at Stalag III-B in...
Malcolm Higgins received messages from home [Annotator's note: while a prisoner of war at the Stalag Luft III POW camp...
Samuel Jenkins remembers the raid on Hammelburg. [Annotator's Note: The Hammelburg Raid or Task Force Baum was the...
When Vincent Pale and his fellow prisoners were liberated by General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant...
Edward LaPorta and the other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] did not hear them [Annotator's Note: the German...
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...
Dominic Martello was in the barracks laying on the floor, unable to walk or get up [Annotator's Note: during liberation...
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 2nd Platoon mortar squad, Company C, 66th Armored...
Leonard Brooks and the other internees had no idea that they were scheduled to be killed at nine on the morning of 23...

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