Preparing for the invasion of Japan

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Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Robert Villars sailed through the Straits of Magellan after leaving Montevideo, Uruguay. He saw the local inhabitants...
Richard Scholl was in some of the dirtiest fighting in the Philippines [Annotator's Note: Invasion of Lingayen Gulf,...
Mahlen Arledge fought on Peleliu independently of the Marines who were at a stage of moving off the island and turning...
Wilford E. Hastings received training to handle mines while in Germany. He would pull the mines out of the ground with...
Irvin C. Klimas and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Thompson (DD-627)] gave support to the landing forces around...
Sydney Levit and his unit [Annotator's Note: 194th Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division] were sent to Camp...
On 25 December 1944, Christmas Day, J.M. "Jimmy" Fried, Jr., boarded the vessel that would take him to the European...
Wilford E. Hastings was sent overseas with an artillery unit [Annotator's Note: 284th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion...
Richard Witaker was apprehensive about going ashore before Okinawa. He had seen his first indications of war while at...
Lucien Laborde had no personal contact with General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S....
Walter Jacobs thought that the Japanese were not normal people. They were fanatics. They were good at sneaking around...
William Hall had no extreme feelings about the Japanese even though he knew some of the harsh and brutal things they...
Gerard V. Radice and the 7th Infantry Division left the Philippines to invade Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan...
Charles Womack saw many civilians on Okinawa. The civilians would bow as the Marines passed by them. Womack's unit [...
Richard "Dick" Schneider became a spare tail gunner after the loss of his former crew mates. It was not his preference...
Donald C. Morrison and his company [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry...
Murphy Burke had been gone for two years when he got his first leave in April 1945. While overseas he had stayed in...
James Warren David remarked how he missed eating fresh eggs, roast beef, gravy, seafood, and cous-cous, and other Cajun...
John Campbell returned to the United States from Europe in April 1945. Everything on the East Coast was shut down...
Not long after the Germans surrendered, Albert Hatala's battalion [Annotator's Note: Hatala was a member of...
Robert Wolf went into Cologne [Annotator's Note: Cologne, or Koln, Germany]. It was a desert. There was a lot that was...
Robert Wolf trained in Louisiana in the summer of 1944. He then went to California to do amphibious training for the...
Curtis Brooks was aboard a transport aircraft after being liberated from the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila,...
When Masaji Inoshita got to the ceremony [Annotator's Note: a Japanese surrender ceremony in China] he found out that...
When Donald Beeghly’s unit [Annotator's Note: the 142nd Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion (mobile)] arrived in...
Philip Sciortino was sent to work at a refrigeration unit in Manila [Annotator's Note: Manila, Luzon, Philippines] when...
Wallace Hurley contracted pneumonia during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in the hospital for four days. Following his...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John McCarthy if they ever forced any German submarines, or u-boats, to surface...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...
Abe Milkis was deployed initially to Reading, England after leaving his training in the United States. It was quite an...
Robert Huber and the rest of his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Caudill [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling, but this was Hazard's Sergeant] went to Le...
Forrest Villarrubia found the weather on Guam to be beautiful while he was stationed there after his tour in Leyte. The...
Clarence Becker was based at Harmon Field, also called Depot Field [Annotator's Note: now Harmon Air Force Base on Guam...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts at tape break and the conversation is mid-sentence about Frank Purvis' new baby...

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