Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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When Bernard Smith got back to the United States, he was interviewed and told he had a choice of schools where he could...
Along with his fellow refugees, Robert Sweatt was taken under guard to London, England. A bombardier from his squadron...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
Blanche Gangwere went to Bad Neuenahr, Germany on the Danube River near Cologne. She always wanted to make it to Bonn...
George Linker was in his foxhole when he saw three bullets hit right beside him [Annotator's Note: Linker simulates the...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. "Bob" Brasel asks the interviewer if he can read from a paper he is holding.] Brasel...
Edgar De Pue Osgood spent some time on liberty [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time]...
Albert G. Sutcliffe and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division...
While in Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii], Victor Yost helped clean the ship. When at sea, Yost...
Leon Bass went from England to France. They [Annotator's Note: the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion (Colored)] got...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins with Dominic Fiore already in conversation with the interviewer.] Fiore's...
Carl Peterson went into the Battle of the Bulge near Aachen [Annotator's Note: Aachen, Germany]. He was only there...
[Annotator's Note: There is a lot of background noise in this interview.] Edith Vancheri was born in February 1923 in...
John W. Snyder was born in March 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up, Snyder's family was poor. However, because...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...
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...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
The Germans were good fighters, according to Harry Koukos, and they were ruthless, cruel and brutal. He recalled going...
Erna Deiglmayr visited Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note: Bergen-Belsen concentration camp near Bergen, Germany] with...
Robert "Bob" Rickel does not recall the mission to Stuttgart [Annotator's Note: Stuttgart, Germany with the 524th...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. remembers the mission flown to Vienna [Annotator's Note: Vienna, Austria]. Although the 8th...
Rosemary Ramsey says the boys returning from the war had changed a lot. They were all grown-up. [Annotator's Note:...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
Philip Whitman flew a mission to Blechhammer, Germany and they hit bad weather. They got into the clear and a pilot...
Micha Tomkiewicz was about three years old when he was put in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp with his mother and...
After two years in England and periodically being required to report to the police as a refugee, Howard Chandler heard...
Isadore Bronstein returned to civilian work on 18 March [Annotator's Note: 18 March 1946]. His family had spent time...
Richard Yavenue was with the 2nd Marine Division on Saipan [Annotator's Note: in the Northern Mariana Islands]. After...
In the last weeks of the war, Bernard Brown, and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company I, 3rd Battalion, 410th Infantry...
Edward Zarger did not talk about his war experiences for the first few years. He would start to shake, and he found...
Dr. Stanley Jaffe's single most memorable experience of World War 2 was leaving Chamonix [Annotator's Note: Chamonix-...
While on Peleliu [Annotator's Note: Peleliu Island, Palau], Melvin C. Whitman saw two Zeros [Annotator's Note: Japanese...
Victor Fienup does not think about the war and has not had bad thoughts about it. Even from his days as a POW [...
Paul Lawrence was at the Harvard [Annotator's Note: Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts] commencement speech...

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