Liberation of prisoner of war camps

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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...
Joseph DeMott [Annotator's Note: a prisoner of war of the Japanese] left the war feeling that we are all human beings...
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...
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...
Curtis Brooks does not really think about the atomic bombs being dropped on Japan. That it hastened the end of the war...
John Singlaub had a problem getting into the POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp on Hainan Island. The...
Mack Fitzgerald was a B-24 Liberator flight engineer from Georgia, assigned to the 409th Bombardment Squadron, 93rd...
John Singlaub returned to Kunming and was met by an officer at the airplane. Orders were received from OSS [Annotator's...
Thomas Creekmore [Annotator's Note: a radio operator in the 365th Bombardment Squadron, 305th Bombardment Group, 8th...
Robert Rans says that after being liberated from his prisoner of war camp in Romania, it was an unbelievable feeling to...
Therese Wadsworth Warne [Annotator's Note: An American child prisoner in the Philippines during World War 2] was...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Prince helped liberate the Cabanatuan Prison Camp, Cabanatuan City, Luzon, Philippines on 30...
Edward Grant did not think he would be sent to the Pacific. He remained in England for 60 days after the end of the war...
James Richard O'Rorke was assigned to a Japanese baron and his beautiful home which was safe between Nagasaki [...
Norman Bussel was wandering around Moosburg, Germany after being liberated. He stayed with soldiers who were driving...
Walter Halloran was excited to see the Russians arriving to liberate his and his fellow prisoners of war. The Soviets...
Rosemarie Weber went to school in the camp but didn't learn very much. She didn't finish 8th grade. Learning wasn't the...
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...
Zawada said the POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] did not look that bad. He remembers that there were about...
They never really knew. They could have used any excuse to cut Myers' head off, but he still took alot of chances.Myers...
They were putting the gas into the vehicles that were selected to make the rest of the trip. Lyle Bouck recalled seeing...
Zawada realized the mission was a failure when they were under tank fire outside of Hammelburg and when he drove the...
Leonard Spivey notes that the Germans managed to get all of the prisoners out before the Russians came. All of the...

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