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The war in the Pacific was still raging when Mickey Montalbano shipped out on the USS Jason (AR-8). He stopped in...
All through his service, Thomas Payn corresponded with his family, but he couldn't say too much about his activities....
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer switches to Jay Christopher Atkins who asks Robert Mayes how it felt to have two...
Joe Pigott joined the Army because the Navy and the Marines did not appeal to him. At the time, the Air Corps was part...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Joseph Alter what the trip overseas aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth was like.]...
Although Dominick Sgobbo was not the soldier with the longest tenure, he became a squad leader because he was the best...
Donald Dean Paynter always had problems with his heated suit and would be freezing. He would have to go on oxygen at 12...
In December 1942, Frank H. O'Leary was on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands] when his platoon...
Dominick Frank Poliseno saved some letters from his time as a prisoner of war that he shares with people who show...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Carolyn Bridgforth what the letters exchanged with her husband while he was at...
Bruno S. Rinas left Cabanatuan [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war camp near Cabanatuan City, Philippines] and embarked...
Linda Hope thanks God for the amazing secretary employed by her dad during the war [Annotator’s Note: Linda Hope is the...
Forrest Villarrubia and the Marines on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Monitor (LSV-5)] were loaned to General...
Charles Slay was in Köln [Annotator's Note: Cologne, Germany] and thought it was very beautiful. His unit [Annotator's...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld was liberated by Russian soldiers [Annotator's Note: he was a prisoner of war in Stalag III-B...
The Japanese captors held the prisoners' mail and Red Cross packages until the war was over, and Ralph Griffith didn't...
Louis Liberato was at the Elbe River and aircraft were flying over them. The war was officially over, but they did not...
Joseph Komito traveled many days on a train not knowing where he was bound [Annotator's Note: the Germans were...
Earl Flanagan and his unit [Annotator’s Note: 71st Infantry Division] successfully cut the Autobahn between Berlin [...
Many men on Nelsyn Ernest Brooks Wade's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Aldebaran (AF-10)] gambled. The officers tried to...
Edward Stone normally stood four hour watches in the Radio Room [Annotator’s Note: aboard the USS Pyro (AE-1)] and then...
Arthur Fishman's bunk [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Robinson (DD-562)] was near the engine room below deck. He...
By Christmas of 1943, Richard Notebaert was home. His new baby was four months old, and his little family spent two...
[Annotator's Note: Rosemary Ramsey learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941 from her...
When Carl Koone's bomb group [Annotator's Note: 99th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force] moved to Italy, they were once...
In late October 1944, Jones Quincy Adams, Jr. was sent to Naples, Italy by ship. The voyage took almost two weeks....
Paul Hissey was a replacement pilot for the squadron [Annotator's Note: 429th Fighter Squadron, 474th Fighter Group,...
Melvin Baker was concerned that his family would not know his status after he was captured. Later, he was allowed to...
Ben Steele was on a detail when he passed out on the side of the road, stricken with malaria. When he was finally able...
Because James McCorriston had attended machinist mate school, he was transferred to the B Division [Annotator's Note:...
The ship would reposition at Ulithi [Annotator's Note: Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands]. Occasionally, Japanese planes...
[Annotator's Note: Helen Kushnir was in grade school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941...
Marietta Baham worked in the mail and communications department [Annotator's Note: at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans,...
Leon Grunte was locked up in a cattle truck going to prison in the Soviet Union. He went through parts of Latvia. He...
Lester Shapiro did not know anything about getting a Bronze Star [Annotator's Note: the Bronze Star Medal is the fourth...
Sullivan Tindal recalls an instance when his superior officer would not give him enough K rations [Annotator's Note:...

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