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]...
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...
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...
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 addition to his weapon, Philip Schweitzer carried two pouches. Because of his rank as a sergeant, Schweitzer carried...
Irwin Stovroff marched into his POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp, Stalag Luft I, and was greeted by...
That was as close as Emmett Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator's Note: during a Japanese attack in the...
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...
Curtis Brooks was aboard a transport aircraft after being liberated from the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila,...
After having been liberated from Auschwitz, [Annotator’s Note: Auschwitz II-Birkenau; Brzesinka, Poland] Daniel Szafran...
When Vincent Pale and his fellow prisoners were liberated by General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant...
Following their liberation, Glen Jostad and over 100,000 other POWs were gather together and eventually flown out for...
Edward LaPorta and the other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] did not hear them [Annotator's Note: the German...
It took them 12 days to get back to California [Annotator's Note: returning from Japan after the war]. Emmett Kaylor...
On 3 February 1945, nine American planes flew over the camp very low and slow. Curtis Brooks told his brother he...
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...
Wim de Jonge worked in unsafe conditions in the coal mines of Japan. He was there for about a year. That was the...
Harold Joslin and his fellow prisoners of war tried to keep their humor up. There was a Japanese guard who marched them...
On 2 March 1945, Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down over Dresden, Germany and taken prisoner. On 4 April 1945,...
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...

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