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John Sacks was in a camp [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft I in Barth, Germany] with four compounds that housed about 9,...
Glen Jostad thought life at Stalag VI was much better than Stalag IV. [Annotator's Note: Jostad was initially held at...
Roy H. Matsumoto returned to the United States and served five years in each of two separate locations. He had a good...
Alvin Barnes had coincidental meetings with a childhood friend during the war. He had a friend named Paul [Annotator's...
Bruno S. Rinas believes that had the Americans been given better training and equipment, they would have held out...
While on forward observation with Task Force Sugar, Robert Gorman received a stack of mail from home. He learned that...
When James Bollich ran out of food, he started hunting. He was using World War 1 era ammunition. One day while hunting...
Taken captive, Virgil Faust went with the farmer to his house, and an older girl went off on a bicycle to alert the...
When Lester Hecht was in Mindanao [Annotator's Note: Mindanao, Philippines], the aircraft he was in charge of always...
Cleveland Peterson was aboard the SS Johnson when he heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They had been...
On the last mission that Maurice Hackler flew over Ludwigshafen [Annotator's Note: Ludwigshafen, Germany], his aircraft...
Carolyn Bridgforth was going to be a dietician. There were very few jobs available to women. She did not finish her...
There was ongoing correspondence with people back home, and John Caraway was able to keep abreast of what was going on...
Walter Bala grew up in Detroit [Annotator's Note: Detroit, Michigan]. His parents were Polish immigrants, and Bala had...
When Edwin McAuliffe's brother went to sea his parents likely knew it was a dangerous time to be at sea but he did not...
Donald Wilson and the USS New Orleans (CA-32) engaged in combat with the Japanese fleet at Guadalcanal. During the late...
No one tried to escape while Robert Whitcomb was a prisoner. After the Russians liberated the camp [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: James Gulotta served in the Army as an intelligence and reconnaissance team leader in the 21st...
Dr. Roscoe Brown says that the scene in the film "Red Tails" where the pilots were standing on the air field doing a...
Paul Lawrence was sent to the Admiralty Islands. All the roads were made of ground coral that was full of salt. Every...
Patrick Zilliacus corresponded with his family. It was censored twice but he corresponded throughout the war with his...
Thomas Kolesa feels he had the best education he could have ever gotten from the Marine Corps. When he got into...
Russell Gackenbach had no idea where Tinian was located when he arrived there. He only knew it was close to Japan. At...
Louis R. Lepore received OCS [Annotator's Note: officer candidate school] training at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note:...
Basic training for Robert Boyer was regimented, leaving little to chance. For 17 weeks he worked with the 57mm anti-...
Carl Landwehr was transferred from the 8th Air Force in England to the 9th Air Force in Frankfurt, Germany. He was put...
Having completed multi-engined flight training as an Army Air Force pilot, Alonzo Emerson reported to Greenville, South...
After one patrol during which he was carrying a heavy BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Rifle], Richard...
Reginald Duncan was wounded twice during his time in Europe but refused to receive the Purple Heart [Annotator's Note:...
Leo William Schmittgens went on patrols and his Lieutenant, Jaffe [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps First Lieutenant...
Roswell Weil was an only child and was very close with his parents. His father had a heart attack that he did not know...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Wolf was gearing up to go to Japan after returning from combat in Europe.] All he knew was...
Walter Barnes was sent to pick up some German prisoners. When he got to the enemy troops there were about a dozen of...
Nobody on Omer Van Huylenbrouck's plane was ever wounded by flak [Annotator's Note: antiaircraft artillery fire] as far...
After rejoining his unit [Annotator's Note: 869th Bombardment Squadron, 497th Bombardment Group, 21st Bomber Command,...
Ghislaine Hegerty and her family took shelter from the war in a religious building next to their home [Annotator's Note...

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