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Martin Richard was taken to Gross Tychow, Poland [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft IV, Gross Tychow, Pomerania, now...
Arriving in October 1944, Aubrey Bradley was assigned to the 401st Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 613th...
They [Annotator's Note: Louis Zamperini, his pilot and their tail gunner] spent 47 days fighting off sharks, the...
After being captured, Vincent Pale was sent to Stalag XVII. The prisoners were assigned to bunks in a barracks. At...
Joseph DeMott eventually lost track of the friends he made in the prison camps on Java. One of the men, who had part of...
The Red Cross came in to the prison camp and Dominick Sgobbo was treated for dysentery. His buddies had been taking...
Allen Pedersen [Annotator's Note: as a member of the 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] left the Anzio Beachhead and...
They did not want to get caught on the railroad tracks when hit was dark because that is when the RAF would come...
Jack Carver moved into Germany and crossed the Rhine River. Most of the bridges into Germany had been destroyed but one...
Samuel Lombardo and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division] experienced light...
Harvey Segal knew nothing of the concentration camps before he entered Germany. When he and his battalion [Annotator's...
On 11 December 1941, Charles Harrison was at Toki Point, which had a panoramic view, and could see five ships...
Jack Skaggs could tell the end of the war was coming by April 1945 when the 7th Fleet wiped out the shipyard in Osaka....
Blanche Gangwere went to Bad Neuenahr, Germany on the Danube River near Cologne. She always wanted to make it to Bonn...
[Annotator's Note: Recording begins mid conversation between Hugh Colbert and the interviewer.] Hugh Colbert joined the...
After that mission [Annotator’s Note: an aborted mission to an airfield just outside of Paris during which Grant had...
Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp. When a group of Americans killed a German...
Glen Jostad bailed out of his damaged Boeing B-17 heavy bomber and had a German fighter pass twice around him with the...
James McDermott was not in England as early as the 305th Bombardment Group was. They had sent 16 planes on the...
Crismon and Malcolm Higgins talked over what they wanted to do. Higgins told him to go down to the back of the plane...
Donald Scott was a radio operator on the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, G.I. Jane [Annotator’s Note: B-17 #43-37520]. The...
Erwin Johnson was captured by the Japanese on the Bataan Peninsula, Philippines. The prisoners were forced to start a...
Daniel Crowley became a prisoner on 9 April 1942 when the American forces surrendered after losing the Battle of Bataan...
Already in the Philippines when Pearl Harbor was attacked, Ralph Griffith was ordered to his wartime position on...
Richard Lockhart and the rest of the division [Annotator's Note: Lockhart was a gunner on a 57mm anti-tank gun in the...
Jack Carver felt that he [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] had caught the Army flatfooted. The American...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
Henry Freedman received an additional month of training in England prior to shipping out to France. He moved across...
At the time, Roger Bowers had never considered the idea of being captured. On 16 December 1944, right after daybreak,...
Julian Siebert and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry...
The Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to 25...
Alois Kopp was in Pocatello, Idaho in the Civilian Conservation Camp when the Navy recruited him. He was sent to San...
They had never seen rockets before they were attacked with them one day. A rocket hit Vincent Pale's B-24 [Annotator's...
Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
As the situation unraveled for 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, German tanks cut off the battalion's position...

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