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Trinidad Ledesma did not go by the name Trinidad while on duty overseas. He found out Trinidad meant gay people and...
John Kerner took a German passenger ship overseas to Europe. He shared a stateroom with five other officers, and they...
Ingrid Radke-Azvedo could tell who was bombing Berlin at night by the sounds of the planes [Annotator's Note: Berlin...
James Marks was assigned to the USS Nassau (CVE-16), an escort aircraft carrier, as a chaplain. It was not a very fast...
Benjamin Schleider was with the 6th Armored Division when it arrived in Buchenwald [Annotator's Note: the Buchenwald...
Norman Bussel worked building B-25 bombers [Annotator’s Note: North American B-25 Mitchell] at the Fisher Body plant [...
Mark Rubin and his family had been sent to Terezin [Annotator's Note: Theresienstadt transit camp and ghetto in Terezin...
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...
Robert Max vividly remembered 16 December 1944, day one of the Battle of the Bulge, as the Germans' final major effort...
John Angier had been shot down over Cologne, Germany, nearly beaten to death by civilians and saved from them by German...
Guy Stern was given the duty of editing the interrogation reports they produced as investigators of war criminals after...
Norman Bussel spent Christmas 1944 at Stalag Luft IV [Annotator’s Note: Stalag Luft IV (Stammlager Luft IV), Gross...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks historian George Will about his and his father's personal connections to...
Melvin Dahlberg finds it hard to point to one experience from the war that is the most memorable. The blast that...
James Marks arrived in Boston, Massachusetts from New York. He was shown to his room and was given a basketball. He...
[Annotator's Note: Pocoroba asks the interviewer to repeat himself several times throughout the interviewer.] Joseph...
After parachuting into France and landing in trees in the mountains, Melvin Dahlberg and other paratroopers from the...
Joseph Pocoroba says you never know how you are going to react in battle despite your training. [Annotator's Note:...
Joseph Orlando was assigned to Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Massachusetts to be a Drill Instructor but it...
While in Germany as a spy, Marthe Cohn was only in the south where there were no concentration camps. On the day of the...
Gerald Abbenhaus and his infantry unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 385th Infantry Regiment, 76th...
Arnold Debrick was at a reunion with his wife some years after the war. They arrived early and his old colonel was...
Herbert Stern and the 84th Infantry Division crossed the Rhine River [Annotator's Note: on 1 April 1945] and the Weser...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans after leaving Ormont, Germany and arrived in a nearby...
Reuben Weiner enlisted as a photographer in the 165th Signal Photographic Company. He was assigned to the 4th Infantry...
Ingrid Radke-Azvedo could not fathom seeing a child starving and then sit down and smoke cigarettes and eat the child's...
Luba Keller was taken to the ammunition factory in Skarżysko, Poland. [Annotator's Note: Now Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland...
Herbert Stern was sent to Fort Carson, Colorado to be the chief of staff of the Second Missile Command. He was told to...
Arnold Debrick got separated from his unit in Bastogne, Belgium and hitched a ride on a passing truck. When he got off...
John Kerner was around the city of Mortain, France in heavy battle [Annotator's Note: Operation Lüttich, German...
Harry Carlson finished his training in Great Bend, Kansas [Annotator's Note: Great Bend Army Air Field in Great Bend,...
Annaliese Nossbaum and her mother were prisoners in Auschwitz [Annotator’s Note: Auschwitz; a complex of over 40...
After returning to the United States for the second time, Gwendolyn Mugliston's family did not play music in their home...
Philip Dunford was discharged from the US Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...

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