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William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
They [Annotator's Note: Louis Zamperini, his pilot and their tail gunner] spent 47 days fighting off sharks, the...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
Jack Yusen still frequently thinks about the men who died [Annotator's Note: when his ship, the USS Samuel B. Roberts (...
Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
One night, Lois Meyer was coming back on base at Parris Island and was wondering where her husband was. There had been...
As the American advance through the Pacific moved closer and closer to the Japanese mainland, enemy resistance grew...
Seymour Mermelstein has gone back to Italy twice, and he cannot believe how large the mountains are viewing them now....
Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
Holocaust survivor Ernest Gross gives talks in the schools to teach them not to hate and to get along with each other....
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
[Annotators Note: Barbara Pathe worked for the American Red Cross (ARC) on a Red Cross Clubmobile attached to various...
The Red Cross came in to the prison camp and Dominick Sgobbo was treated for dysentery. His buddies had been taking...
Harold Whitaker went back to March Air Force Base [Annotator's Note: when he returned to the United States in December...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Heffron [Annotators Note: Edward Heffron, also known as Babe] knew that William Guarnere lived on 17th Street and came...
Donald Long did not know what to make of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Hawaii. [Annotator's Note: The Japanese attack...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
Freeman Dyson saw Albert Einstein while he was at Princeton [Annotator's Note: located in Princeton, New Jersey]....
John Campbell says that America won the war and lost the peace. We were out-negotiated by Churchill [Annotator's Note:...
Nathan Taffel came to the United States and lost contact with his brother in Argentina. Taffel had a brother-in-law in...
Bennett Sparks remembered that early in the war, before he was flying, one of his jobs in New York Harbor involved...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams is a World War 2 veteran of the 101st Airborne Division and jumped into Normandy...
James Weller volunteered as a gung-ho young man looking for trouble. He enjoyed his war years and the people he met....
When President Truman [Annotator's Note: Truman, Harry S., 33rd President of the United States] dropped the atomic...
Charles T. Edwards is disappointed in that air travel should be faster than the speeds they are flying now. Edwards...
[Annotator's Note: Corrine Boggs, also known as Lindy, was the wife of Congressman Hale Boggs then later took his...
Annaliese Nossbaum traveled for three days by train from Theresienstadt [Annotator’s Note: Theresienstadt; transit camp...
After the end of the war, Malcolm Johnson was awarded the Bronze Star. [Annotator's Note: The Bronze Star Medal is a U....
Theodore E. Skinner, Sr. received the Bronze Star [Annotator's Note: the fourth-highest award a United States service...
The name of Wendall Woodall's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] was City of...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
Bastogne was very cold. There, Edward Shames' platoon mostly executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
Arthur Jackson's first contact with the enemy on Okinawa was during a patrol. He volunteered for everything. He was...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...

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