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In the prison of war camp [Annotator’s Note: Stalag XVII-B, Krems, Austria], Virgil Faust learned to play the card game...
As a radar man, Ogden Saik was trained to destroy his equipment in the presence of an officer in the event of the ship'...
James Shelton Scales did not think about his family much, except that he missed his wife and daughter. His wife wrote...
Vaughn Whitworth remembers celebrating V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day, 15 August 1945]. He felt that...
Susumas Ito and his regiment [Annotator's Note: Ito was an instrument sergeant in the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion,...
Samuel Spector felt that the Kachins were on a friendly basis but not strictly military disciplined. It was more a team...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
Eduardo Alberto Peniche Carvajal was tremendously excited in participating in D-Day. He remarks that although Utah...
Howard T. Maki and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company D, 1st Battalion, 339th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry...
Lloyd Dendy and his brother enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves. When the Korean War broke out they were called back...
Theodore M. "Ted" Robinson became the skipper [Annotator's Note: captain, or commander] of his boat. A graduate of...
Herbert Heilbrun wrote his last letter before his final mission. [Annotator's Note: A baby has been crying in the...
Irwin Stovroff and about 200 or so Jewish POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] had been separated by their German...
Sullivan Tindal and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company I, 3rd Battalion, 259th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry...
Paul Arst joined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division...
[Annotator's Note: Vernon Squire was in the 821st Tank Destroyer Battalion, 29th Infantry Division.] They fired far...
Murphy Burke had been gone for two years when he got his first leave in April 1945. While overseas he had stayed in...
Jerome "Jerry" Riga assisted with ground support for the infantry and tank divisions [Annotator's Note: as a Republic P...
Allen Pedersen, as First Sergeant, was responsible for running the company [Annotator's Note: Pedersen served in the...
Philip Whitman first flew in June 1943. It was very difficult for him, but he blamed his instructor. He could feel his...
Charles T. Edwards recalled that he was put on Hunter-Killer missions [Annotator's Note: anti-submarine missions...
What Joseph McGuire took to India was all he had for the duration of his duty. Many of the crews had no cold weather...
James Albert Kitts landed in France [Annotator's Note: on 13 December 1944] and it was not cold, just muddy. It got...
Lester Shapiro's experience before getting to Burma [Annotator's Note: present day Myanmar], was guarding some oil...
Otis Gatewood's unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 3rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 9th Armored Division] came...
Hilar Moore was shipped to Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Northern Mariana Islands] after the invasion started. He took...
On landing in Hollandia New Guinea, Ogden Saik was impressed by the dominance of the American Navy. There were ships...
Arturo Camacho remembers going down to the docks, and coming away with a canteen full of brown sugar that had been...
The Red Ball Express hauled the troops around and it was almost completely made of black drivers. When they got ready...
Leo William Schmittgens trained with a M1 rifle [Annotator's Note: .30 caliber M1 semi-automatic rifle, also known as...
Richard Jaccarino cited the dedication of his platoon leader, mentioning that the man had been wounded earlier on Leyte...
[Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2.] Wilhelm Gehlen's father...
Wallace Hurley contracted pneumonia during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in the hospital for four days. Following his...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...
Vincent Losada was commissioned as a flight officer after he received all his training. He was sent to Drew Air Force...
After the Germans surrendered, Seymour Mermelstein was part of rounding them up to send back to Germany. [Annotator's...

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