Preparing for the invasion of Japan

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Carl Landwehr was transferred to the 8th Air Force in High Wycombe [Annotator's Note: 8th Air Force Bomber Command...
In December 1944, Sam V. Abate got sick and was put in 358th Engineers [Annotator's Note: 358th Engineer General...
Opal Grapes saw the first patients arriving by midmorning or noon [Annotator’s Note: on D-Day, 6 June 1944]. The...
Edward Zarger was in basic training with two men who had been in prison for life. They were told if they completed...
[Annotator's Note: Monroe Scherer was sent to Okinawa, Japan in July 1945.] There was a sign posted saying that they...
Shows were important to George Colburn. Eddie Bracken [Annotator's Note: Edward Vincent Bracken, American entertainer]...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Wolf was gearing up to go to Japan after returning from combat in Europe.] All he knew was...
George Spera and the 102nd Infantry Division got to the Elbe River about 24 April [Annotator's Note: 24 April 1945]....
Everywhere that Frederick Ellis went there was an officer's club. The enlisted men never got that. Every once in a...
After six weeks in a hospital, Vernon Brantley was put in a replacement unit. He missed out on the Colmar expedition [...
George A. Damiano recalls that the local population [Annotator's Note: on Okinawa, Japan] was happy to have the...
Upon returning to the United States, J.D. Graddy was sent to Thayer General Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee to...
Dale Peterson's battlestation on the USS San Juan (CL-54) was a five inch 38 caliber gun mount that had a seven man...
Burton Lewis entered Germany and helped set up a factory to manufacture netting in preparation for the crossing of the...
Towards the end of World War 2, James Nannini was located at an outpost near Innsbruck [Annotator's Note: Innsbruck,...
Cleston Stell was on the Enns River in Austria when Hitler killed himself and the war ended. He did not believe the...
After the successful completion of their mission at Lake Garda, Italy, Earl Ervin Clark and 87th Mountain Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Stanley Richard Williams served in the Navy aboard the mortar ship USS LCI(M)-352 as a signalman and...
Ray Garcia and Al Nickels [Annotator's Note: later United States Air Force Colonel Albert B. Nickels] both made the Air...
J.M. "Jimmy" Fried, Jr. was in a hospital recovering from wounds when he learned about the end of war in Europe. He was...
Joseph Brannan returned to New York with the PT-305 and two other boats on an LST [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship, Tank...
Claud Neal Fristoe, Jr. left New Guinea and was assigned to Leyte Gulf in the Philippines [Annotator's Note: Fristoe...
Kenneth F. Thomas treated a lot of bullet and shrapnel wounds when treating troops. He also treated civilian children...
Albert Porche was in Italy when the war in Europe ended. The men were to be transferred to Sweden but with the end, the...
Basil Woolf looked about after the action at Walcheren Island and, to his dismay, only his ship [Annotator's Note: LCH-...
The last day of the war in Italy for Howard T. Maki was in early May 1945. It was VE-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in...
After being wounded in Belgium, Bradford Clark Freeman was sent back to England and didn't return to his company [...
By the early days of May [Annotator’s Note: May 1945], Clyde East and most Americans knew the war was over. The Allied...
Wilbur Thomas recalled the difficulties of managing the French Army while he supervised the pipelines. He also...
While in the Philippines, Charles Chatterton's vessel [Annotator's Note: LCI(L)-334, Landing Craft Infantry (Large)]...
John Pogue had combat missions throughout the rest of the war [Annotator's Note: following the end of the Battle of the...
Richard Witaker felt hatred for the Japanese before the assault of Okinawa. The feelings had begun with the surprise...
Jack Taylor returned home in December [Annotator's Note: December 1944] but decided to return to combat with his former...
Theodore Finkbeiner returned to Europe after being on leave. He carried bottles of whiskey with him to provide to his...
Henry Feldman had no problems with his feet during the cold and harsh winter [Annotator's Note: winter of 1944 to 1945...
Dieter Greun tries to talk to veterans of the war, particularly those that fought in Europe then went to the Pacific....

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