Preparing for the invasion of Japan

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When Woods would go into Times Square young servicemen would give them trouble about why they weren't in the service....
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...
Alton Barnes was a machine gunner [Annotator's Note: in Company D, 1st Battalion, 158th Regimental Combat Team] during...
Robert Harris was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1922. The years of the Great Depression were tough. It hit hard in...
Frank Lombardo landed in Scotland and then transferred to Cambridge, England. He could hear the Germans bombing London...
John Treen and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353)] were sent to Shanghai, China. He was put on...
John Nicholas was a Seaman 2nd Class deck hand when he went aboard the Gayety [Annotator's Note: USS Gayety (AM-239)]....
[Annotator's Note: Thomas Eakes served in the US Army Air Forces with the 713th Bombardment Squadron, 448th Bombardment...
Charles Slay was sent ahead of the rest of his company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 415th Infantry Regiment,...
Fred Bronfin was sent back [Annotator's Note: back to the United States] for more radar training and teaching at Saint...
The USCGC Storis (WMEC-38) was a brand-new ship. Traina reported to it in Duluth, Minnesota. They sailed it to Boston [...
Frank Fontana was a supply sergeant [Annotator's Note: in the 93rd Medical Gas Treatment Battalion]. He had access to...
Robert Oplinger never had issues other than sunburn from being in the water during his time as a frogman. Some of the...
Robert Guitard was drafted after graduating from high school [Annotator's Note: in 1945]. He went to Fort Williams [...
Thomas Murphy spent eight or ten weeks in the 23rd General Hospital [Annotators Note: after being wounded in the side...
Lester Hull saw Munich near the end of the war. The war ended when they were a little bit east of the city. Hull saw...
William Dabney notes that the equipment kept coming in [Annotators Note: across Omaha Beach in the days following the 6...
Pedro Parra was getting ready to get to go to Japan when the bomb [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served in the navy as a TBM Avenger pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT-13, flying from...
James "Jim" Tubach was assigned to an Army group [Annotator's Note: 96th Infantry Division] out in the hills looking...
When Hersey Goodwin was discharged, it was after the atomic bombs [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on...
Calvin Moore was on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] when the Japanese surrendered. They were running bets...
Phineas Stevens was in every D-Day [Annotator's Note: D-Day denotes the day on which an important operation begins]...
James Sandoz was in Germany when the war ended. He does not recall how he heard, perhaps by an officer. They were moved...
[Annotator's Note: Calvin Elliott consults some notes to see if he left anything out of his story.] Calvin Elliott was...
After leaving Morotai, Theodore Skare and his unit [Annotator's Note: 209th Malaria Survey Unit] went to Clark Field,...
Carl Light and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored Division] captured...
After the invasion of Okinawa, Japan and the dropping of the atomic bombs, Joseph Richard was eligible for discharge,...
On 1 April 1945, they were sent back to Rennes, France to reorganize. On 9 June 1945, John M. Roberts was sent to the...
Helen Gagel was 20 years old when she was in the Philippines. She thinks the nurses get a bad name. Some of her nurses...
John Kerner crossed the Elbe River where his unit [Annotator's Note: 110th Medical Battalion, 35th Infantry Division]...
Gordon Tadewaldt recalled that the USS PGM-1 had patrol duty around the Philippines. He recalled the kamikaze attacks...
Russell Gackenbach had no idea where Tinian was located when he arrived there. He only knew it was close to Japan. At...
[Annotator's Note: This interview clip begins with a tape break then starts midsentence.] George Colburn did not go...
Life on the ship was boring. Raymond A. Reed was on 15 different ships in 35 different countries. He was a lucky Seabee...

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