Overseeing enemy prisoners of war

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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...
Harry Boughman said he wasn't scared. He had to concentrate on the job at hand. On the two occasions he was wounded, it...
Harold Berkman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
There was a lot to be done right after the 45th Infantry Division arrived in Munich, Germany on 29 April 1945. Lowell...
The Civil Service had two opportunities for Mary Edwards. [Annotator's Note: Edwards was a secretary for the 1007th...
Lowell Hughes had not come into contact with many German prisoners of war until he got into France. He captured two or...
Guy Stern was given the duty of editing the interrogation reports they produced as investigators of war criminals after...
Charles Radford tried to keep his mind on the task at hand. Once someone died they were dead and they had to be able to...
William Burrus became a technical sergeant when he returned to the United States after the war ended [Annotator's Note...
Clarence Robert Duff remarked on the times when they interacted with Japanese pilots. Duff remembered they came across...
Walter Bowsher made two separate cemeteries because he had to bury Russians. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was assigned to...
[Annotator's Note: Pocoroba asks the interviewer to repeat himself several times throughout the interviewer.] Joseph...
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...
David Olson felt most of the people in France were happy to see the Americans. They had never fully recovered from the...
From Zweibrucken [Annotator's Note: Zweibrucken, Germany], Robert Whelan's outfit [Annotator's Note: Company A, 59th...
Benigno Martinez arrived in Italy [Annotator's Note: on 28 June 1944] and, within ten days, he was in combat with his...
Norris Waddill drove off the barge at Normandy and had a dry landing. He saw dead Seabees [Annotator's Note: members of...
Ray League was introduced into combat when his colonel [Annotator's Note: US Army Colonel William E. Carraway,...
Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...
[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...
Frank Patti's unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 333rd Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division]...
Donald G. Watson's company [Annotator's Note: 271st Engineer Combat Battalion, 71st Infantry Division] moved quickly...
Landing on 1 April [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1945], Joe Clapper's platoon went into Okinawa right below Kadena, with...
Barney Hajiro was involved in major combat prior to the battle of 29 October. [Annotator's Note: On 29 October 1944,...
Robert D. Maxwell was born in October 1920 in western Kansas. With the winds blowing the land away, the family headed...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
Ernest Chauvin and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company M, 3rd Battalion, 272nd Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry...
[Annotator's Notes: Clifford Suthern Hayes was with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 222nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd...
As soon as the artillery rounds got close, Charles Murray could not call in corrections because the batteries in his...
Under the influence of his sister who was a nurse, Walter Oka was thinking of studying to become a laboratory...
After crossing the Atlantic, Jack Barnes arrived in Le Harve, France. He then motored into Belgium. From Belgium,...
In Norfolk, Virginia, Leo Praetorius was assigned to several different pilots. They were training up and down the east...

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