Preparing for the invasion of Japan

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Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
When Masaji Inoshita got to the ceremony [Annotator’s Note: a Japanese surrender ceremony in China] he found out that...
Abe Milkis was deployed initially to Reading, England after leaving his training in the United States. It was quite an...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
Norman Ikari’s days at Camp Ritchie were numbered. Ikari was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He thought that was...
Ed Rendelman stayed in the Army after the war. After being wounded, he was sent to a hospital in Bristol, England. It...
Norman Ikari went from the aid station to the 56th Evacuation Hospital. This was a forward tent hospital where they...
Edward Tipper arrived at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland after his flight from a hospital in England. [Annotator’s...
John Luckadoo had no regrets about returning to the United States after completing his 25 combat missions. The brass...
After the war the US Army Air Forces suspected that John Luckadoo was suffering from PTSD. When he had returned from...
Michael Cokinos and the 8th Armored Division moved toward the Rhine River after the Battle of the Bulge. Their orders...
When Woods would go into Times Square young servicemen would give them trouble about why they weren't in the service....
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day during the Battle of the Bulge. They were able to push the Germans back ten...
On 23 April [Annotators Note: 23 April 1945] Mancel Kirk and his fellow 168th Infantry Regiment GIs were taken by truck...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
Lucien Laborde had no personal contact with General Patton. People do not understand that war is hell and Laborde is...
William Dabney notes that the equipment kept coming in [Annotators Note: across Omaha Beach in the days following the 6...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served in the navy as a TBM Avenger pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT-13, flying from...
By the early days of May [Annotator’s Note: May 1945], Clyde East and most Americans knew the war was over. The Allied...