Overseeing enemy prisoners of war

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During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
Harold Lightell moved into Germany after progressing through France with the 79th Infantry Division. Lightell could...
James Weller knew something was going on while he was near the German border. The OPs [Annotator’s Note: outposts] and...
Allen Lamm enlisted in the Navy and did his basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois. The training was not very...
Burton Johnson entered into service at Clinton, Arkansas at age 18. At Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was assigned to the 1st...
In February [Annotators Note: 5 February 1945] Daniel Farley and the 5th Rangers got word to assemble in a certain area...
Joseph Rockforte's company [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
Harold Berkman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
The first dead people John H. Price, Jr. saw were Germans and that had little effect on him. They could hear field...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Norris Waddill drove off the barge at Normandy and had a dry landing. He saw dead Seabees [Annotator's Note: members of...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Arthur Staymates studied with the MPs [Annotator's Note: military police] prior to leading the guards during the...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
After crossing the Atlantic, Jack Barnes arrived in Le Harve, France. He then motored into Belgium. From Belgium,...
Before being discharged from the hospital, Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] returned to his unit by lifting a...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th...
Edmund Durocher had been in Headquarters Company but was transferred out ten days before they left New River [Annotator...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
The 20th Engineers was the first unit to go into Bizerte. George Griffenhagen and his fellow engineers spent the first...
Elmer Knudsen's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division]...
When the morning came, someone told Jack Houston that he 22nd [Annotator's Note: 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine...
Only one boat from Robert Huber's company [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th...
John McConn has a vivid memory of the attack on the Siegfried Line because of his terror about mounting a direct attack...
One day, Mort Walker heard on the radio that the war was over so he arranged for a train to take all of the Germans,...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The German rifle...
One day in late 1945 Allen Tillery was called in to the office of the colonel and informed that his application for the...
Right after George Griffenhagen and other members of the 20th Engineers removed the mines that were holding up Patton’s...
When Mort Walker was in charge of the POW camp [Annotators Note: see segment titled Overseas Duty in Italy] there were...
Allen Tillery left Tinian in late December 1944 and was sent to Guam. When he got there he was assigned to the Japanese...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
The seven men reached a town that had a substantial German presence and they saw officers sending men to different...

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