Preparing for the invasion of Japan

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Martin Jacobson was back in Pearl Harbor, having just missed the Battle of Leyte Gulf [Annotator's Note: Battle of...
Glynn G. Raby, Jr. was transferred to the 3rd Army and moved to Czechoslovakia. They arrived in pro-German territory,...
[Annotator's Note: Lawrence J. Delaune, Sr. served with the 25th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized), 25th Infantry...
Kaare Allan Johnson's unit [Annotator's Note: 596th Parachute Combat Engineer Company, 517th Parachute Infantry...
William Currier [Annotator's Note: while serving as a radarman aboard the USS Hall (DD-583)] headed back to the United...
Near the end of the war, while the 11th Airborne [Annotator's Note: 11th Airborne Division] was flown to Okinawa [...
Jones Quincy Adams, Jr.'s worst mission was his third mission because it was the first with heavy flak [Annotator's...
Al Currier returned [Annotator's Note: from Attu Island, Alaska as a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 159th Infantry...
Marvin Westcott spent time aboard the USS Balch (DD-363) fighting the Japanese invasion of Alaska. There was no fleet...
Aloysius "Al" Arend was flown back to his outfit [Annotator's Note: 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division] on...
The war in Europe ended for Clifford Smith, but he soon heard his division [Annotator's Note: at this time, Smith was...
John Poole was in Innsbruck for a couple of weeks [Annotator's Note: following the German surrender on 8 May 1945]. It...
Milton Fernandez left the Galapagos Islands and sailed for Hawaii. At that time, the Japanese were everywhere in the...
Walter Henry Barton and his regiment [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division...
Norman Johnson was on a 45 day leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time] and by the...
Following VE-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945], Marvin Sussman was stationed in the town of...
Ben Ray Bost loved getting Marines on board ship [Annotator's Note: the USS LSM-316], especially those from North...
During the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December...
Philip Mayer was a sergeant [Annotator's Note: in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division]...
Oscar Otto Martin was in a nice town, living in a mayor's house on VE-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8...
The war ended and the president [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States] died...
When the war in Europe ended, Alfred "Al" Danegger believes he was in Koblenz [Annotator’s Note: Koblenz, Germany]....
While Herbert Siebert's regiment [Annotator's Note: Siebert was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 335th Infantry...
William Ebersole was on Iwo Jima when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan [Annotator's Note: the first atomic...
Frank Golemi was in France when the war ended. He flew an aircraft back to the United States. He thought he was going...
Antoinette Underwood and the hospital staff [Annotator's Note: of the 129th General Hospital] knew an invasion was...
Toward the end of the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive,...
After Richard Jaccarino was released from the hospital, he was sent to a replacement depot on Saipan, and within a...
Frank Pantuso was relieved when President Truman [Annotator's Note: Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United...
Roy Stewart was back on Maui [Annotator's Note: the 4th Marine Division occupied an area of Maui, Hawaii unofficially...
Carl Trim says the tensest time on any trip at sea was when the captain would call everyone to general quarters [...
James Warren David recalled a time while he was in Pool Boat 12 when a Chaplain and local representative wanted to go...
Robert Whelan was able to take a tour through the concentration camp at Dachau [Annotator's Note: Dachau, Germany]...
Fredrick Hollis did not witness much family talk about the conflict during World War 2. Some of his relatives served in...
After Marshall Burnett was released from the hospital where he had been recovering from typhus [Annotator's Note: also...
Melvin Dahlberg and the 517th Parachute Regiment Combat Team [Annotator's Note: 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment] went...

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