Liberation of prisoner of war camps

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After all he witnessed in the war, Anthony Costa had no negative feelings toward the Japanese. He was raised with...
Dean Whittaker had been liberated from a prisoner of war camp in Germany [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg,...
James J. Hill flew with VMF-211 [Annotator's Note: Marine Fighting Squadron 211 (VMF-211)] as the war ended. He learned...
Rothacker Smith felt the joy of liberation sweep over him when he saw American soldiers hoist the Stars and Stripes...
Before the war, Edgar A. Grabhorn had gone to Purdue [Annotator's Note: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana] to...
Peter Gallo was involved in an incident that got him into trouble in Korea. A Japanese officer came in and was chasing...
Bryghte Davis Godbold was transported from Wusong [Annotator's Note: Wusong, also spelled Woosung, China] through other...
Julian Siebert was taken by his German captors to Stalag XII-A. As far as he could see, there were just American...
Melvin Baker did not remember having any heat in any POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] barracks. Moving from camp...
Robert Fulton's low points in captivity included Red Cross packages not distributed to the POWs [Annotator's Note:...
There was no dentist in the camp and James Bollich had some teeth decaying. Anytime someone was sick and thought they...
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...
Theodore Noel Carder and his platoon [Annotator's Note: in the 23rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division]...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator that was shot down over Ploiești, Romania. He says...
Harold Gournay was captured by the Germans and taken by truck from Yugoslavia to Austria. [Annotator's Note: Gournay...
Max Finesmith did not have time to think after his bomber had been fatally damaged. Everything was happening so fast...
[Annotator's Note: John Paul served in the US Army Air Forces as a pilot flying Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were loaded in "40 and 8" boxcars and were in a...
Paul Lefever said he was not mistreated by his German captors, but was taken into town and left in a dark loft without...
George F. Mills [Annotator's Note: captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter...
[Annotator's Note: Leroy Redmond served in the Army as a tank crewman in Combat Command A, 14th Armored Division and...
At the first prisoner of war camp, Pearson Riddle had to work hauling earth and material in a giant cart. Riddle did...
Leon Griffith had a Tommy gun [Annotator's Note: .45 caliber Thompson submachine gun] on Leyte [Annotator's Note: Leyte...
Richard F. Penwell departed California and arrived in Dobodura, New Guinea but soon departed for Leyte [Annotator's...
Planning for the raid on Cabanatuan [Annotator's Note: Cabanatuan Prison Camp, Cabanatuan City, Luzon, Philippines]...
Ernest Gross was brought to a sanatorium to recuperate. One of his brothers found him, and Gross was both happy and sad...
Thomas Creekmore [Annotator's Note: a radio operator with the 365th Bombardment Squadron, 305th Bombardment Group, 8th...
Dale Peterson had no problem transitioning back to civilian life after his discharge. His most memorable experience was...
At the end of the war, Chris Carawan said there were thousands of German prisoners that had been taken. The Americans...
Walter Bowsher was made mellow by World War 2. While he was a brig warden after the war, he found that he had empathy...
Irwin Stovroff feels that The National WWII Museum is a creation that could only have happened after a war like the one...
Michael Linquata remembers his liberation and clean up as the best memory of the war. The time with his friend Ray...
World War 2 made Therese Wadsworth Warne [Annotator's Note: an American child prisoner in the Philippines during World...
Harold Bergbower retired from the Air Force after 30 years of service. He enjoyed playing golf. He went to work at the...

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