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Major Cohn served in the Pacific during the war. He received his service ribbon for performing his duty. He had no...
Quarters on the USS Boston (CA-69) were nice according to J. L. Giroir. Bunk beds were stacked six high and food was...
Mahlen Arledge and his platoon [Annotator's Note: 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 321st Infantry Regiment, 81st...
Edwin Knight did not know where he was being shipped. He arrived at his destination at night and was told he was in New...
Emmett Guderian served in the occupation of Japan. He saw the remains of bombed towns. He worked with Japanese on...
On arrival in Tsingtao, China, Mickey Montalbano was carrying garbage from the ship to the docks. One day, while he was...
John Bellecci and a friend went to a place called Nikko [Annotator's Note: the site of the Toshogu Shinto Shrine] in...
Herbert Heilbrun was not working the day Pearl Harbor occurred [Annotator's Note: on 7 December 1941]. On that Sunday...
Richard Scheerer never wrote any of his men after he was wounded and sent home and none of his men wrote him. He did...
William Burrus was only 20 years old when he returned from the war. You have to do what you do, and it is all you can...
One day, they [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] loaded Alfred Raymond Mosher and others onto an inland sea ferry and...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Vernon Leopold describing some of the men he served with in the I...
Ray Felts went to Idaho for basic training, and hoped he would get to work on a submarine, but at six-foot-four his...
Joseph Vater traveled from San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California] to Hawaii then to Manila [...
When he finished Officer Candidate School, William Blackwood was sent to the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New...
Shortly before his 19th birthday, Frank Pantuso met Sergeant Tatonetti [Annotator's Note: no given name provided] and...
William Leo Spaetgens returned to Treasure Island near San Francisco after his leave at home. At that point, he was...
At the time Rosemary Elfer's two brothers and a sister were serving in the military. Her brother Edward fought on Wake...
James Downing thought time was compressed during the attack. [Annotator's Note: During the Japanese attack on Pearl...
William Burrus was going through Plauen [Annotator's Note: Plauen, Germany] when he met a young German girl. It was a...
Herman Prager witnessed the end of the war while on Midway Island. Following Midway, he sailed to Pearl Harbor for rest...
Jack Barnes returned to the United States for 30 days after he left Europe following Germany's surrender. Following his...
Although Archibald Higgins thought he would fly home. That did not happen. He sailed on a ship from Manila. The voyage...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Eugene Overcash served in the Army as a paratrooper in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 501st...
James Ramsey Golden was separated from service at Camp Blanding, Florida in September 1945 with the rank of First...
When he was discharged from Company C, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Floyd Fogg said he "had it good… but...
Vernon Brantley had communicated with his wife via V-mail [Annotator's Note: Victory Mail; postal system put into place...
[Annotator's Note: The audio level of this interview is very low.] After his discharge [Annotator's Note: in May 1946...
When Paul Carter arrived in the United States and learned that he would be getting 60 days of leave, he was overjoyed....
Following the war's conclusion, Claude Taylor sailed aboard LSM-352 [Annotator's Note: LSM stands for Landing Ship,...
Ray Felts' reassignment brought him to Tsingtao on the Shantung Peninsula, famous for its brewery. Felts had lost his...
Edwin McGhee saw British and Russian POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] in the first camp he was held in. The...
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...
Robert Curl took part in Operation Tiger to practice landing operations at Slapton Sands in England. On the morning of...

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