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William Epperson and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division]...
Joseph Brannan returned to New York with the PT-305 and two other boats on an LST [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship, Tank...
When Japan surrendered, Martin Brignac was on Ie-Shima working on an airstrip. He and another man decided to build a...
Charles Moore was stationed in Orleans, France at the end of the war. He enjoyed the experience there. He had a...
Thomas Amico island-hopped for a year; the war was winding down; the big naval battles were over. Amico doesn't...
Basil Woolf looked about after the action at Walcheren Island and, to his dismay, only his ship [Annotator's Note: LCH-...
John McConn experienced the end of the war in Europe while he was guarding a displaced persons camp. [Annotator’s Note...
When Japan surrendered, John Cassidy was in the Pacific off Wake Island. He thought the atomic bomb was kind of awesome...
By the early days of May [Annotator’s Note: May 1945], Clyde East and most Americans knew the war was over. The Allied...
Norman Mineta, his mother, father, and two sisters moved to Evanston, Illinois rather than living in Chicago where his...
Elisabeth Bolster learned to speak English because her mother wanted her to leave the country [Annotator's Note:...
William Laubner was in Stalag Luft III [Annotator's Note: near Zagań, Germany (now Poland)] as a POW [Annotator's Note...
Theodore Finkbeiner returned to Europe after being on leave. He carried bottles of whiskey with him to provide to his...
Henry Feldman had no problems with his feet during the cold and harsh winter [Annotator's Note: winter of 1944 to 1945...
Milton Moxon was evacuated to a military hospital in England after being severely wounded in Germany. He remained there...
[Annotator's Note: Pocoroba asks the interviewer to repeat himself several times throughout the interview.] Joseph...
As the war was coming to an end, Arthur Staymates and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th...
Marvin Westcott spent time aboard the USS Balch (DD-363) fighting the Japanese invasion of Alaska. There was no fleet...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore was working in an office helping with transfer lists to send Marines back to the United States...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] did not engage German...
John Poole was in Innsbruck for a couple of weeks [Annotator's Note: following the German surrender on 8 May 1945]. It...
Allen Lamm was concerned for his safety on Okinawa. He did not realize that the splatters in the water were coming from...
Oscar Otto Martin was in a nice town, living in a mayor's house on VE-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8...
After Okinawa, James Odom went back to Guam. They heard a "message to all ships" about the signing of the peace treaty...
Olin Tisdale went back to the Pacific to help train a new fighter squadron on F8Fs [Annotator's Note: Grumann F8F...
Joseph Hochadel was wounded in his left leg and had one surgery to fix it. He was in the hospital for approximately a...
While Herbert Siebert's regiment [Annotator's Note: Siebert was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 335th Infantry...
William Ebersole was on Iwo Jima when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan [Annotator's Note: the first atomic...
John Caraway's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Bridge (AF-1)] was anchored in the harbor at Okinawa when he heard about the...
Frank Golemi was in France when the war ended. He flew an aircraft back to the United States. He thought he was going...
Frank Bostwick was en route back to the United States when the Germans surrendered on 8 May 1945. His air missions over...
Antoinette Underwood and the hospital staff [Annotator's Note: of the 129th General Hospital] knew an invasion was...
When Japan surrendered, Camacho remembers, the emperor spoke on the radio. He recalls that his Japanese boss was called...
Allen Horton had a long leave on Ulithi, where the mail that had been collecting for some time finally reached the...
Stewart Bass and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 9 (VT-9)] attacked Japanese supply ships with bombs...
The USS Missouri (BB-63) was in the Brooklyn Navy Yard when Arthur Davis designed its camouflage. Davis remembers it...

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