Liberation of prisoner of war camps

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James McDermott says that the Germans did not treat them badly. If you were taken by the Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note:...
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...
Charles Balaza was on a work detail when he saw a Japanese guard hit an American POW [Annotator's Note: prisoners of...
Harold Joslin and his fellow prisoners of war tried to keep their humor up. There was a Japanese guard who marched them...
Edwin Joseph Borne, Jr. realized that there were no officers to protect the Wake Island Marines who were prisoners of...
Dominick Frank Poliseno saved some letters from his time as a prisoner of war that he shares with people who show...
Erwin Johnson was a prisoner of war being held in Mukden, Manchuria when he was told the war was over on 17 August 1945...
Red Cross packages would come once every few weeks. Even though Martin Richard smoked, he saved his cigarettes. He...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Massey served in the Army as a BAR man in the 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry...
James McDermott was in Moosburg [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] when it was liberated on 29 April...
The prisoners began to get reports that the war was coming to an end, according to Paul Carter, and they could see...
On 2 March 1945, Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down over Dresden, Germany and taken prisoner. On 4 April 1945,...
Norman Bussel arrived in Moosburg [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII A (Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschafts-Stammlager VII-A),...
One morning around 1 May 1945, Paul Bosworth woke up to the smell of coffee which was unusual. He woke up Byron [...
On 9 April [Annotator's Note: 9 April 1945], Russian shock troops burst into the hospital where Wendell Galbraith was a...
The Russians [Annotator's Note: 262nd Rifle Division, 113 Infantry Corps] liberated Malcolm Ernest [Annotator's Note:...
During the day on 30 April 1945, they [Annotator's Note: John Sacks and his fellow prisoners in Stalag Luft I] were...
[Annotator's Note: Wynn Bauer served in the Army as an assistant driver on an M4 Sherman medium tank in the 36th...
Charles Slay was in Köln [Annotator's Note: Cologne, Germany] and thought it was very beautiful. His unit [Annotator's...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Arthur Smith and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 13 (MTBRon 13)] set up their shore base in...
Henry Muller and the 11th Airborne Division, Eighth US Army, were attacking Manila, Philippines. The Japanese had...
Word from intelligence was that Hitler [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] would make a stand in Bavaria [...
Thomas Creekmore [Annotator's Note: a radio operator in the 365th Bombardment Squadron, 305th Bombardment Group, 8th...
Adolph Edward Asher went to Dachau [Annotator's Note: Dachau concentration camp complex near Dachau, Germany]. Every...
John Kelley took part in the raid on the Los Baños prison camp [Annotator's Note: Los Baños Internment Camp, Los Baños...
Richard Lockhart saw burial parties take the dead out of his POW [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] camp day after...
When he arrived at Berga, Morton Brooks was shocked to find that it wasn't a POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war]...
While a prisoner of war in Timisu, Romania, Robert Rans was somewhat aware of the significance of the raid on Ploesti [...
On 1 June 1945, 800 B-29s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] and B-17s [Annotator's Note:...
Fernando Serna was liberated from a prisoner of war camp after the war. He was treated by doctors and nurses following...
[Annotator's Note: John Angier was a prisoner of war in Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany.] The German forces held even...
For Charles Balaza, flights of American planes over the prison camp foretold the oncoming victory. The end was near....
The concentration camp at Mauthausen, Austria was infested with lice, and Martin Baranek said conditions were worse...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld was liberated by Russian soldiers [Annotator's Note: he was a prisoner of war in Stalag III-B...

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