Preparing for the invasion of Japan

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[Annotator's Note: Philip Schweitzer served in the Army as a combat medic in the 11th Airborne Division and took part...
Lloyd Dendy had been on a ship coming home when the war in Europe ended [Annotator's Note: 8 May 1945] and President...
John Laborde was assigned to General MacArthur's [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas MacArthur] advance echelon...
Frank Hartzell and his battalion [Annotator's Note: Hartzell was a member of Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion...
After fighting at the Saar River [Annotator's Note: Saar River, Germany], Benjamin Wolf Cohen and his division [...
[Annotator's Note: Roswell Weil was assigned to the 68th Quartermaster Depot near Liverpool, England.] They moved to...
While in North Luxembourg, Reginald Duncan and a couple other men in his unit [Annotator's Note: 511th Engineer Light...
Edward Bale began training for the invasion of Japan after the end of the combat on Okinawa. He knew what to expect of...
Robert Masters's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LST-601] came under air raids on several occasions while in port in Tunis...
Harry Walker Wellford attended the Navy V-12 program [Annotator’s Note: V-12 US Navy College Training Program, 1943 to...
Burton Johnson arrived in Finschafen, New Guinea in the South Pacific after completing his stateside training. This was...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Chatterton served in the Navy as a radio man aboard the USS LCI(L)-334], a Landing Craft...
When the Japanese surrendered on Luzon [Annotator's Note: Luzon, Philippines], Paul Franklin's unit [Annotator's Note:...
Walter Sapp was part of the occupying force [Annotator's Note: in Berlin, Germany] and they had a non-fraternization...
After Germany surrendered, Lewis Guidry went into occupation duty. Guidry drove a jeep for a major. The major told...
The war was over in May 1945 and Ernest Chauvin left Germany in May 1946. He did occupation duty. His company [...
Gerald Kynett could run 20 to 25 word a minute using signal. After stopping at Enewetok [Annotator's Note: Enewetok...
Jack Carver served on occupation duty in Linz, Austria. The Americans ran the town, but at night, the SS was still...
After the surrender of Japan, Erico J. Catalano became a buck sergeant [Annotator's Note: the lowest rank of sergeant...
In late August or early September 1945, Sammy Ray shipped out with the 1st Marine Division [Annotator's Note: Ray was a...
Reginald Duncan was stationed in Hof [Annotator's Note: Hoff, Germany] near Saale River at the end of the war in Europe...
Kenneth F. Thomas had returned to the United States to train for the invasion of Japan, then he was put on a ship...
Adolph Wilson and his outfit sailed back to Hawaii after Iwo Jima. They were being trained to assault Sasebo, Japan as...
Robert Powers returned to Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], which had been built up since he had last...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Schafer was on occupation duty in Kagoshima, Japan after the war ended.] The invasion [...
Monroe Scherer was shipped from Saipan to Guam [Annotator's Note: both in the Mariana Islands] for a few days before...
[Annotator's Note: Walter Jacobs served in the Army as a squad leader in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 306th Infantry...
Kenneth Theis [Annotator’s Note: Supply and Disbursement Officer aboard the USS Manlove (DE-36)] was part of a giant...
Merlin Smith made his way to Okinawa for the real McCoy [Annotator's Note: he was aboard the assault transport ship USS...
Jimmie Dyer and the 6th Marine Division was sent to replace the Army's 27th Infantry Division in the south of Okinawa....
Ralph Hopkins participated in the battle of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: while aboard the USS Louisville (CA-28)]. It was...
Thomas Edgar Morgan, Sr. was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division and sent to Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan...
Mitchell Zimmer served aboard two sister-ship submarines, the Snapper [Annotator's Note: USS Snapper (SS-185) and the...
Three weeks after D-Day [Annotator's Note: the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944], Robert Curl was...
Gerald Kynett picked up his ship in Evansville, Indiana, then sailed down the Mississippi [Annotator's Note:...
After completing his Merchant Marine training, William Jennings Bryan Harrison, Jr. was sent to Miami, Florida. He then...

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