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Angus Lorenzen and his sister and mother were placed in the Japanese internment camp at Santo Tomas University, Manila...
Luba Keller was sent to camp Work A in Skarżysko, Poland [Annotator's Note: now Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland]. They lived...
George Haines said they would often see the Philippine rebels. In Leyte, [Annotator's Note: Leyte Island, Philippines]...
There were a lot of dead people being taken out of the camp [Annotator's Note: Los Baños Internment Camp] and Gwendolyn...
The people running Camp Lucky Strike [Annotator’s Note: Cigarette Camp, temporary staging camp; Lucky Strike between...
Receiving mail was very important to John Kerner. He came under attack while in Normandy and a guy crawled up to him...
Philip Dunford received mail very infrequently. On Peleliu he was making plans to go to Maxton, North Carolina to a...
Daniel Szafran was very young and was not aware of what was going on in Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz II-...
John Laborde was assigned to General MacArthur's [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas MacArthur] advance echelon...
Isaac Edward was a Mardi Gras Indian in New Orleans, Louisiana. He became one in 1932. He masked [Annotator's Note:...
Boot camp was mostly about discipline for Angelo Ciotta. They instill that you are not there for yourself but for the...
Richard Swanson received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal [Annotator's Note: the highest non-combat decoration awarded...
Benjamin Schleider was part of a convoy of 43 ships leaving from New York City to Glasgow, Scotland. The trip took 11...
Ejnar Christiansen was a 16 year old deck mate on the SS Selma and had made a trip from Denmark to Santo Espírito,...
Guy Stern went to Camp Barkley, Texas for basic training. This was the training ground for medical administration. High...
[Annotator's Note: Geraldine Nyman was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, and transported...
As the Germans retreated, they laid mines along the roads. John Kerner put sandbags on the floors of the jeeps. They...
Norman Bussel’s first mission was to Brunswick (Braunschweig), Germany. He was anxious as he had no idea what to expect...
Guy Stern feels that calling something memorable can be both positive and negative. Getting to his hometown of...
John Kerner was with Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr.] as he crossed France....
Annaliese Nossbaum and her mother were prisoners at Auschwitz [Annotator’s Note: Auschwitz; a complex of over 40...
The bombings of Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin was bombed 363 times between 1940 and 1945] were awful for Ingrid...
Luba Keller says she was liberated by the Russians in Feldafing, Germany. The Russians came in the morning and the...
Norman Bussel was in prison in Stalag Luft IV [Annotator’s Note: Stalag Luft IV (Stammlager Luft IV), Gross Tychow,...
Trinidad Ledesma was sent to Yokohama, Japan [Annotator's Note: on occupation duty after World War 2]. The streets were...
Joseph Orlando was assigned to duty in Nagasaki, Japan on 23 September 1945. The war had ended on 13 August. Back on...
Guy Stern had landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, three days after the invasion [Annotator's Note: 9 June 1944,...
Arnold Debrick went to Camp Hood, Texas for basic training. He was used to hard work so basic training was not all that...
Mark Rubin moved to Bratislava, Czechoslovakia after being liberated from Terezin [Annotator's Note: Theresienstadt...
In his advanced training, Guy Stern had to interrogate prisoners. They were taught four or five methods and were given...
Lloyd Reese was asleep, and his father woke him to tell him about the attack on Pearl Harbor. He knew that we were in...
The American School basketball team went to Baguio, Luzon, Philippines for a game against Brent School on 5 December...
John Laborde was at home and sitting down to Sunday lunch when he heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was in ROTC [...
Major Henry Muller was the adjutant of the 511th Parachute Infantry, which became one of three regiments of the 11th...
Angus Lorenzen left England for the United States. His mother had gone back to Shanghai in 1946. His father did not...
James Marks was stationed in the Great Lakes [Annotator's Note: Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, Illinois]...

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