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Besides the flag raising, Dave Severance's most vivid memory was the loss of troops. They knew that the Japanese were...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Kneflin was a tail gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber in the 53rd...
Carl Caffarel was at Columbia University in New York, taking final exams [Annotator's Note: which were abandoned], when...
Aside from sporadic sniper fire, Paul Amrod's prayers were answered and he had no really close calls. He attributes his...
Towards the end of World War 2, John Carruth, serving in the Navy, was sent to Jacksonville [Annotator's Note:...
The cook [Annotator's Note: on the USS LCI(L)-1012] got sick, and one was needed. Harold Ronson put in for it as he had...
When the war was over, Leslie V. Freeman was pulled back to a rest area. They came up with the point system [Annotator'...
Herbert Yudenfriend heard the war crimes trial [Annotator's Note: conducted by the Philippine War Crimes Commission, 29...
George Spera and the 102nd Infantry Division got to the Elbe River about 24 April [Annotator's Note: 24 April 1945]....
Everywhere that Frederick Ellis went there was an officer's club. The enlisted men never got that. Every once in a...
Paul Franklin landed in Manila Bay [Annotator’s Note: Manila, Luzon, Philippines] 23 days after setting sail. He...
Paul Franklin went to work for an oil company after he graduated high school. While at the water house, Franklin...
Elizabeth Barrett and her mother waited and waited, she said, and propped each other up during the time their husbands...
Dale Peterson's battlestation on the USS San Juan (CL-54) was a five inch 38 caliber gun mount that had a seven man...
Towards the end of World War 2, James Nannini was located at an outpost near Innsbruck [Annotator's Note: Innsbruck,...
Irving Becker had left Anzio [Annotator's Note: Anzio, Italy] and was headed for Rome [Annotator's Note: Rome, Italy]...
Horace Sharp and his squad [Annotator's Note: 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment...
Claud Neal Fristoe, Jr. left New Guinea and was assigned to Leyte Gulf in the Philippines [Annotator's Note: Fristoe...
Kenneth F. Thomas treated a lot of bullet and shrapnel wounds when treating troops. He also treated civilian children...
Floyd James Reissig was in San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California] when the war ended. When he got...
On 8 May 1945, the war ended, and R.M. Wilkes was told to stand down. After a few weeks, he was sent to Czechoslovakia...
Delbert Franklin Hackman [Annotator's Note: a mechanic with Headquarters Battery, 391st Armored Field Artillery...
Earl Roger Liston found refuge with the 3rd Armored Division in Eupen, Belgium [Annotator's Note: after he avoided...
Morris Eugene Day ended up in the Ruhr Pocket [Annotator's Note: a massive Allied encirclement of German forces in the...
Rita Brandes was in the British Zone of Occupation after the war. Most clothing came from the United States. She had a...
[Annotator's Note: After capturing Mainz, Germany,] Vernon Schmidt and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 358th...
Joseph Mittelsdorf was assigned to the 5th Marine Division. He was in the rear echelon for the Battle of Iwo Jima [...
Roy H. Matsumoto arrived in Kunming, China on Christmas Eve [Annotator's Note: 24 December 1944]. It was questionable...
Around 21 June 1945, the 1st Marines [Annotator's Note: 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were relieved by the...
Richard Witaker felt hatred for the Japanese before the assault of Okinawa. The feelings had begun with the surprise...
Elisabeth Bolster learned to speak English because her mother wanted her to leave the country [Annotator's Note:...
Frank Kern, [Annotator's Note: with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division] was on the...
Herbert W. Ridyard joined the 94th Division [Annotator's Note: Ridyard served on a heavy machine gun crew in Company H...
William E. Byrnes rejoined his platoon [Annotator's Note: in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Ervin Lloyd Rasmussen where he was when the atomic bombs were dropped on...
As the United States Armed Forces got closer to Japan, Claude Bufford Shaw felt more vindicated for the loss of his...

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