Preparing for the invasion of Japan

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The war in Europe had ended. Kenneth Wieland got one day off. He was in the infantry and trained as a rifleman. When he...
Jack Raskoph was not much help in the radio room. He was a Radioman 3rd Class. His channel was operated by the British...
William Cart thought the PBY [Annotator's Note: Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boat] was a truck, but it was...
Hersey Goodwin was in high school, and they talked current events in the mornings. They knew about it [Annotator's Note...
Burton Johnson was transferred from New Guinea to Biak and then to the lower part of the Philippines after it was...
Major Henry Muller was the adjutant of the 511th Parachute Infantry, which became one of three regiments of the 11th...
William Burrus was going through Plauen [Annotator's Note: Plauen, Germany] when he met a young German girl. It was a...
Oran Harris said that while he was on Palawan, he learned that Franklin D. Roosevelt had died, and the news made him...
Norman Ikari’s days at Camp Ritchie were numbered. Ikari was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He thought that was...
Lorenzo Dow Crews was transferred out of his unit [Annotator's Note: Company I, 3rd Battalion, 397th Infantry Regiment...
[Annotator’s Note: This video clip begins with James Nannini talking about a non-related topic.] Nannini returned to...
Victor Befera was a replacement for those stationed overseas, and those stationed with the most points [Annotator's...
At war's end, Gerry Jones was on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] preparing to invade mainland Japan. They...
Ed Rendelman stayed in the Army after the war. After being wounded, he was sent to a hospital in Bristol, England. It...
David T. Morgenthaler started a new company in Erie, Pennsylvania after he was discharged in 1945. He married and began...
After Okinawa, John Nicholas and the USS Gayety [Annotator's Note: USS Gayety (AM-239)] were sent to sweep for mines in...
When the war ended in Europe, Homer Cole was sent to Alexandria, Louisiana to begin training on B-29s [Annotator's Note...
Henry Malec did not have sufficient points to return home immediately after the war ended. He was subject to being...
After Paul James Grubb returned home on a transport [Annotator's Note: after completing 50 missions in Europe as a tail...
Samuel Lombardo did not think much of the German people. He felt they were negligent in allowing Hitler's [Annotator's...
Jack Barnes returned to the United States for 30 days after he left Europe following Germany's surrender. Following his...
Frank Fontana and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 93rd Medical Gas Treatment Battalion] had to turn in all their...
Joseph Simpson felt like a liberator while in France and Belgium. People in Belgium today treat the American veterans...
When the war in Europe ended, Herbert Auerbach found out there was a point system set up to determine who went home and...
Thomas Cowart was in the hospital in Liege, Belgium when the war ended [Annotator's Note: he had been wounded in combat...
Isadore Bronstein and the 97th Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Bronstein was an assistant BAR man in Company C,...
Leo V. Strausbaugh was offered a chance to go home for 30 days, but he would have to forfeit all his points [Annotator'...
Harold Berkman was still in Austria on 20 May [Annotator's Note: 1945] when his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F,...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer has Harry Tennant answer questions written to him.] Harry Tennant was in the Naval...
After the war in Europe ended, Thomas Kingsley and the 27th Tank Battalion, 20th Armored Division was sent south as a...
Hans Siverts thought he would be going to the Pacific. They were pulling back and shutting down the hospital [Annotator...
When Glynn G. Raby, Jr. came home, he could not enjoy his 30-day leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a...
Julian Siebert was asked soon after the war in Europe if he was ready to go back home. He boarded a ship and returned...
Fred Gordon was enjoying life after the war. He was in Czechoslovakia waiting to be sent home. In the meantime, he was...
Paul J. Frisco and the USS Cushing (DD-797) were with Admiral Spruance [Annotator's Note: US Navy Admiral Raymond...

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