Liberation of prisoner of war camps

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Kanaya had no idea if everyone made it back. They got off of the train in Chicago; there was a train from the Pacific...
Stalag Luft was for airmen only. Luft is the German word for air. There were 8000 or 10000 of them there. There were...
They were taken across the Rhine River on a streetcar then put into an underground dungeon [Annotator’s Note: American...
They were told that they had to march about 60 miles [Annotator’s Note: as American prisoners of war in Poland]. Corbin...
Alexander Jefferson came in the middle of the Tuskegee program. The first program was March 1942 and the last class was...
Chuck recalls being stripped naked with his hands locked behind his head. The Japanese would hit them with a giant...
The men were lined up waiting to be searched. A friend, Joe Perry, who later made full Commander devised a plan to get...
Tenney did not believe the photo he saw of the Japanese soldier in Hollywood star and started laughing at it. The...
Baum remembers some of the men in his division. He talks about his feelings towards Creighton Abrams. Abrams was the...
The Germans had diverted two divisions to deal with this salient in their rear echelon. They did not know what these...
They were warned by the American attaché to not attempt an escape from the jail [Annotator’s Note: in Spain] as he...
Oscar Johnson was in Moosburg until General Patton came in and rescued them. It was quite a day. They could see shells...
As they traveled through Germany [Annotator's Note: during his time spent as a prisoner of war (POW), Onesi remembers...
Baynham recalls writing a couple of postcards per month. His folks wrote a lot but he only received a couple of letters...
They were supposed to leave around 4 p.m., but they were delayed because the area around Schweinheim had not been...
That night they ran out of trees [Annotator’s Note: after escaping a German prisoner of war camp and looking for...
Gatewood's area was comprised of American POWs. They maintained their ranks and their discipline. Gatewood remembers a...
Zawada recalls the battle at the Shafenburg bridge just before the Hammelburg Raid. His platoon remained in the town of...
The Russians [Annotator's Note: who liberated Baynham and others at Stalag Luft I prisoner of war camp] had a tank with...
Milosevich did not know of the plan to pull back.The Germans flanked the position and captured hole after hole. They...
Baum remembers when they broke through Schweinheim they were moving pretty fast. By that point, the Germans knew they...
After they got away Corbin was told by his adjutant about Colonel Waters [Annotator's Note: US Army General John K....
The B-29s carrying the second atomic bomb were overhead circling Yawata. The crew of the B-29 carrying the bomb was...
Loevsky's destination during his long march was Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany. Along the way to Moosburg they was...
All of the men in Zawada's squad wondered why they were going behind German lines to liberate Hammelburg. Rumors...
As they got closer to Hammelburg, they were attacked by German Hetzers [Annotator's Note: German light tank destroyer...
John DuBose signed on the SS Frenchtown as a messman. The ship was a T-2 tanker that was welded during construction and...
One night, Leon Griffith was on patrol. The sergeant said they should all lay down and go to sleep. The moon came up...
After 27 hours, Irving Baum and the other prisoners [Annotator's Note: after evacuating from Stalag Luft III in Sagan,...
Guy Stern and his fellow intelligence staff were assigned the dismissing of prisoners that seemed to be harmless and...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld arrived at Stalag III-B [Annotator's Note: near Fürstenberg, Germany] about 30 miles south of...
Walter Gaterman arrived at Stalag IV-B near Mühlberg, Germany. He had been interrogated three or four times beforehand...
John Angier was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft VII-A [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] STalag VII...
Late in the war, Glen Jostad was relocated to a German prisoner of war camp near Moosberg, Germany [Annotator's Note:...
Before they boarded the train, Rothacker Smith and his fellow prisoners were strip searched. Then, 52 men were loaded...
Chester Strunk traveled by foot and rail to reach the Stalag at Moosburg [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A was near...

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