Overseeing enemy prisoners of war

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After paratrooper John Marr unexpectedly landed in deep water after his jump into Normandy on D Day, his first priority...
Barney Hajiro entered the Army and was immediately required to do manual labor around the Hawaiian Islands in...
The ongoing hostilities in Europe and Japan were not discussed in Otis Gatewood's circles until Japan attacked Pearl...
Harper Gruber described the crew as being divided between the dark crew - motor macs [Annotator's Note: motor machinist...
Benigno Martinez and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division] rounded up...
After the war, Leroy Fadem's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LST-871] was in the first task group to enter Nagasaki harbor...
Joseph Simpson felt like a liberator while in France and Belgium. People in Belgium today treat the American veterans...
It took about six months for Frank Lombardo to be discharged in the United States. Lombardo felt he was a lucky man...
Frank Hartzell received leave and went to the French Rivera after the war. He saw Cologne and witnessed its total...
When the war ended, Marvin Hill was still serving in the Pacific, and was sent first to Darian, Manchuria to assist in...
Burton Johnson organized POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camps by first getting the engineers to establish a...
Glen Jostad was first held in a German prisoner of war camp [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft VI in Heydekrug, Germany,...
After a short time at Stalag IV-A [Annotator's Note: in Moosburg, Germany], Thomas Houdek and other prisoners were sent...
When transporting prisoners, Paul Rothenheber was put in charge of taking care of them because he spoke German. The...
Burton Johnson had over 1,500 Japanese prisoners in the massive POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp in...
As Earl Flanagan and his unit [Annotator's Note: 71st Infantry Division] marched through Germany, he noticed that there...
Remembering the first patrol he experienced, Olaf Rose said, "It gets hot, and the boats are coming at you." The PT...
Fred L. Keller, Jr. helped load bombs on torpedo planes, TBMs [Annotator's Note: Keller served as an ordnanceman aboard...
Douglas Harper went to Port Hueneme, California and was assigned to an ACORN unit. [Annotator's Note: ACORN is an...
Burton Johnson feared that his handling of Japanese POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] would be held against him...
Richard Bennett recalled a patrol near Palau when PBYs [Annotator's Note: Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boat] picked...
Retracing his steps, Ogden Saik recalls that he was in high school and hanging around with the guys in the neighborhood...
Benigno Martinez's point of embarkation was through New York. He returned to the United States aboard the aircraft...
Ralph Sykes does not remember how he heard about Goering [Annotator's Note: German Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering]...
Raymond Downs thinks the experience made him feel good about living in this country [Annotator's Note: the United...
At the end of the war, Chris Carawan said there were thousands of German prisoners that had been taken. The Americans...
Robert Whelan's most memorable experience of the war came in Siegburg [Annotator's Note: Siegburg , Germany] on 30...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
James Livaudais saw that the German troops in Ludwigslust, Germany tried their best not to be taken prisoner by the...
Paul Rothenheber was never in direct action. He thought France was strange. He was knocked out in Le Havre [Annotator's...
Ray League and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division...
When moving from place to place they had to keep alert. During the building of the Remagen bridge, Francis Hurd was...
John Singlaub returned to Kunming and was met by an officer at the airplane. Orders were received from OSS [Annotator's...
When their break from combat was up, Milton Moxon and his regiment [Annotator's Note: Moxon was a member of Company B,...
Clarence Derrington flew home from Paris [Annotator's Note: in Paris, France] via New York [Annotator's Note: in New...
John E. Johnson went back to the ship, but not all his crewmates did. After replacements came from a nearby receiving...

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