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Thomas Murphy spent eight or ten weeks in the 23rd General Hospital [Annotators Note: after being wounded in the side...
Lester Hull saw Munich near the end of the war. The war ended when they were a little bit east of the city. Hull saw...
[Annotator's Note: Leroy Redmond served in the Army as a tank crewman in Combat Command A, 14th Armored Division and...
Philip Mayer had been in the Pacific for 30 months and was in the assault wave on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa,...
Richard Lafleur [Annotator's Note: on occupation duty with 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division] got acquainted...
Clyde Nordstrom did a lot of sightseeing in Japan. He visited a Shinto temple and just roamed around. He thought the...
After liberating the Los Baños Japanese internment camp, Philippines, Henry Muller and the 11th Airborne Division went...
James Lee could not fight in World War 2, but when the Korean War [Annotator's Note: Korean War, 25 June 1950 to 27...
It was not quite dark when Warren Schmitt linked up with the engineers who had stopped him [Annotators Note: Warren...
Clifford Campbell did not go ashore on Leyte [Annotator's Note: Leyte, Philippine Islands] until the island was secure...
[Annotator's Note: Guy Grenny was stationed at the Naval Air Station in San Diego, California.] Grenny served food and...
James "Jim" Tubach was assigned to an Army group [Annotator's Note: 96th Infantry Division] out in the hills looking...
James Russo deployed to the Philippines as a forward observer pilot. [Annotator's Note: Russo deployed with the 596th...
Recalling 28 March 1945 when he went into Germany, Raymond Mabarac says he was on "recon" [Annotator's Note:...
Francis Resta was in B Company [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 407th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry...
Donald G. "Mac" McWilliams was on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] when they dropped the atomic bomb [...
James Sandoz was in Germany when the war ended. He does not recall how he heard, perhaps by an officer. They were moved...
Joseph Alter does not remember how he heard that the war was over. He was uncomfortable because that evening they left...
After the invasion of Okinawa, Japan and the dropping of the atomic bombs, Joseph Richard was eligible for discharge,...
Henry Muller was the G-2 [Annotator’s Note: Military designation; G means general staff position; -2 stands for...
On 1 April 1945, they were sent back to Rennes, France to reorganize. On 9 June 1945, John M. Roberts was sent to the...
The Chinese would grab people on the streets and hand them over to the Americans if they were Japanese. George Colburn...
Gordon Tadewaldt recalled that the USS PGM-1 had patrol duty around the Philippines. He recalled the kamikaze attacks...
While stationed in Germany [Annotator's Note: with Headquarters Company, 333rd Engineer Special Service Regiment],...
Dell Lauderdale was on a ship for 14 days en route to Japan. He woke up and saw little people scurrying around and...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Prince helped liberate the Cabanatuan Prison Camp, Cabanatuan City, Luzon, Philippines on 30...
Norman Alden Briggs went to basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Briggs was placed in the I and R, Intelligence...
Henry Bodson [Annotator's Note: with the 39th Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division] felt protected in the...
Since Alfred Dearman would be in the cellblock with the prisoners [Annotator's Note: at Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, Japan],...
Some of the men Ellis Whaley trained with were weeping about being away from home. The climate in Washington was cold....
Fred Arthur Balfour [Annotator's Note: SHAEF – Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force] was going to be sent...
After the war ended, Ralph Sykes volunteered to work in the supply section. After a couple of days, Sykes was promoted...
Fred Gordon remembers two near death experiences during his combat [Annotator's Note: Gordon was an officer in Battery...
[Annotator's Note: Snyder pauses the interview several times and repeats statements frequently in this segment.] On 10...
Arthur Spaulding and his outfit [Annotator's Note: in 2nd Platoon, Company B, 91st Chemical Mortar Battalion]...
Murphy Burke had a lot of respect for the Japanese; he thought they were good soldiers, and did their job with the few...

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