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The Germans were good fighters, according to Harry Koukos, and they were ruthless, cruel and brutal. He recalled going...
[Annotator's Note: Simon Braitman was dressed to look like he was older so he would be chosen to leave the Zwoleń...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
Andrew Kiniry reached Hohra and then entered into Buchenwald. The sights in the concentration camp were unbelievable....
There was a lot to be done right after the 45th Infantry Division arrived in Munich, Germany on 29 April 1945. Lowell...
Philip Whitman flew a mission to Blechhammer, Germany and they hit bad weather. They got into the clear and a pilot...
Angus Lorenzen took regular types of classes in the Japanese internment camp at Santo Tomas University in Manila,...
The Japanese were friendly towards children, so Angus Lorenzen did not fear them. He talked with them until about four...
Micha Tomkiewicz was about three years old when he was put in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp with his mother and...
Dominick Sgobbo remembered taking prisoners back to headquarters and having to prevent non-combatants from mistreating...
Fernando Serna was sent from the Philippines to Korea and then to Manchuria. He slaved in Korea at a tool and die...
Edwin McGhee had experienced German and American shelling before his squad evacuated the building that was under fire....
[Annotator's Note: William Albright had to bail out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber over Germany on 26...
James McDermott had bailed out of his stricken Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and could see it still going North. In 2007...
[Annotator's Note: Martin Richard's Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber was hit by antiaircraft fire near Caen,...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Bosworth served in the USAAF as a tail gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber in...
Lowell Hughes had not come into contact with many German prisoners of war until he got into France. He captured two or...
William Burrus became a technical sergeant when he returned to the United States after the war ended [Annotator's Note...
After arriving in Southern France, Thomas Houdek and the rest of his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Pocoroba asks the interviewer to repeat himself several times throughout the interviewer.] Joseph...
William McCool crossed the Rhine River. He and another soldier were sent forward as scouts. Hidden by grape vineyards,...
Nick Cristiano was shot down on 15 April 1945. He was in prison for five and a half months [Annotator's Note: he was...
Most of the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp spoke Hebrew which Arthur Seltzer could somewhat communicate with...
Frank Hartzell felt animosity toward the enemy when he encountered a column of concentration camp survivors. He had...
Luna Kaufman was shipped to Germany to work for the same factory who owned them before [Annotator's Note: Kaufman was...
Leslie Aigner and the other inmates were weak when they entered the camp [Annotator's Note: Dachau concentration camp...
While serving as an officer aboard the USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353), John Treen would correspond with his family and...
Nathan Taffel and his brother were forced by the Germans to leave their labor camp and begin a death march. The weather...
[Annotator's Note: Glen Kuskie was a rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Division...
In April 1941, James Morehead started training at Hamilton Field [Annotator's Notes: Hamilton Army Airfield Field,...
Simon Braitman got out of the Army in 1953. He went to see the president of Bausch...
One day in October 1942, when Martin Baranek was 12 years old and the SS [Annotator's Note: Schutzstaffel; German...
Peter Somogyi met Dr. Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death] while he was in...
Martin Richard was moved to several different places. They were in some town between the frontlines and Paris. They...
Gwendolyn Mugliston was born in October 1939 in Suyoc, Luzon, Philippines. Her father was a gold mining engineer. Her...
In February 1945, Robert Mero volunteered for another patrol that involved an assault group and a support group. He...

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