Prisoner experiences

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Upon his return to the United States, Dell Lauderdale was sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. It was not a good place to be....
Nick Cristiano has no idea where his Japanese prison guards went when the war ended. A whole new crew came in. The new...
Lester Hecht says there a couple of stories he cannot tell. [Annotator's Note: Hecht laughs.] When his ship pulled into...
When he landed in Normandy with Battery A, 29th Field Artillery Battalion [Annotator's Note: Battery A, 29th Field...
[Annotator's Note: It appears that a question was asked during the tape break regarding what supplies were received in...
Fernando Serna was treated harshly by the Japanese immediately after the surrender of Corregidor. He saluted a Japanese...
Erwin Johnson was an aircraft mechanic [Annotator's Note: assigned to the 48th Material Squadron, 27th Bombardment...
Malcolm Johnson was a civilian contractor working on the airfield at Wake Island when the Japanese attacked them. He...
Erwin Johnson was involved in the defense of Bataan, Philippines and thought that the Japanese were just going to push...
Going through a barrier, James Bollich and a friend ran into Japanese troops after getting separated from the group....
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. about the type of weapon he...
A few days after being liberated from their internment in Santo Tomas in Manila, Curtis Brooks and his brother were...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his B-17 over Berlin, Germany on 29 April 1944. He had been struck by shrapnel in the...
Malcolm Johnson went to hide with a Marine sergeant about 300 yards from the airstrip on Wake Island. The Japanese...
Bud Loring ended up at a POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp after making it back to the front lines. When...
[Annotator's Note: Philip Whitman was captured after bailing out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber and...
Itka Zygmuntowicz learned to appreciate life in Auschwitz because she could lose her life at any second. Even among the...
The attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941] did not...
James McDermott was being held in the British, North, compound at Stalag Luft III in Zagań, Poland. That is where The...
Clyde Nordstrom did a lot of sightseeing in Japan. He visited a Shinto temple and just roamed around. He thought the...
Sterling Baker was transferred out in the country to a Navy ammunition dump as a guard [Annotator's Note: near...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator taking part in Operation Tidal Wave over Ploiești,...
Upon arrival his at Auschwitz, Leslie Aigner saw Doctor Mengele [Annotator's Note: Doctor Josef Mengele chose who lived...
Nick Cristiano feels that his Japanese prison guards did not know the war was coming to an end. They were brainwashed....
While in prison in Nuremberg, Germany, Norman Bussel would get information from the outside from a crystal radio a...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was 15 years old when she was taken to the Nowe Miasto Ghetto. There were outbreaks of typhus there...
They walked to the factory with Japanese guards who would turn them over to the factory guards who were Manchurians and...
Dell Lauderdale was on a ship for 14 days en route to Japan. He woke up and saw little people scurrying around and...
Paul Bosworth was in Nuremberg [Annotator's Note: Stalag XIII-D Nürnberg Langwasser, Nuremberg, Germany] for a week and...
Micha Tomkiewicz, his mother, and one uncle, Stanislaw Tomkiewicz, were in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. They...
James Bollich was on one of the first ships to take prisoners from the Philippines. The Japanese put 2,000 men into a...
Henry Langrehr and his fellow prisoners of war entered Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz I; Oświęcim, Poland] in a...
Opal Grapes saw the first patients arriving by midmorning or noon [Annotator’s Note: on D-Day, 6 June 1944]. The...
Kenneth F. Thomas was captured by the Germans one night. One was an SS [Annotator's Note: Schutzstaffel; German...
Norman Bussel was a prisoner of war inn Nuremberg [Annotator’s Note: Stalag XIII-D Nürnberg Langwasser; built on former...
Hans Siverts' activities in England were in several locations. His hospital [Annotator's Note: 4th Convalescent...

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