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When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotator's Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
When the war ended, Thomas Ballew's unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] was in Furth...
In 1944, Daniel Crowley was a prisoner of war and worked as a slave laborer in a copper mine in Ashio, Japan. He was...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...
[Annotator's Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the Army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
After Michael Mervosh helped his wounded friends in the foxhole he realized that he had lost his hearing [Annotator's...
Wallace Jeffery was near the Buchenwald concentration camp when the war ended in Germany. The camp had been liberated...
Lester M. Bornstein could not believe the war was over. He had been in the Army for two years. His unit [Annotator's...
Andrew Kiniry and his unit [Annotator's Note: 45th Evacuation Hospital] was stationed outside of Weimar at Hohra. The...
Richard Scholl was in some of the dirtiest fighting in the Philippines [Annotator's Note: Invasion of Lingayen Gulf,...
Howard Genrich was on a stretcher when he was loaded onto a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 cargo aircraft]...
Oran Harris was 17 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was returning from Sunday school when a man called out...
Robert Kelso crossed into Germany through the Siegfried Line and headed toward Salzburg. His unit was in Salzburg when...
Harold Horseman was the historian for the Guadalcanal veterans. Horseman wrote about the same area and about the same...
Henry Langrehr had some near misses while evading recapture [Annotator's Note: after escaping from a prisoner of war...
Walter Bowsher was at Pusan and then Inchon during the Korean War. He was told to report to a warrant officer for duty...
In September 1944, Francis Resta was attached to the 29th Infantry Division and he saw his first combat at Birgden,...
Basil Woolf used local labor to help clean parts of the landing craft engines. The local help was assigned to him....
When Maynard David went home for the first time his wife kept it to herself. She wanted to have time alone with him...
Returning home and being discharged from the Marine Corps was bittersweet for Edgar Cole. At the time prejudice was...
Gerald Abbenhaus returned to the United States in July 1946. It was good that he was not able to come back right away...
Jack Taylor was temporarily assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) for two weeks when his ship [...
That was as close as Emmett Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator's Note: during a Japanese attack in the...
Joseph Medicine Crow walked all night after exiting the Liberty ship in France. They covered 25 miles the first night....
Four days after arriving at Guadalcanal, H. Lloyd Wilkerson put his commanding officer on an evacuation flight out of...
Herbert Heilbrun wrote his last letter before his final mission. [Annotator's Note: A baby has been crying in the...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Irwin Stovroff and about 200 or so Jewish POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] had been separated by their German...
Daniel Crowley admits that he used his experience to help him make sales while he was a merchandise salesman. He...
Before the war, Sterling Mace played baseball and had aspirations to pitch. He pitched for the Philip Morris cigarette...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the Army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
There was not much interaction with the New Zealanders on Guadalcanal, according to David Verlander, except for the...
William Myers, Jr. used any available ship to send sailors home. He did such a good job, his captain wanted to write...
Allen Pedersen, as First Sergeant, was responsible for running the company [Annotator's Note: Pedersen served in the...
Joseph Krause recalls that he didn't keep his flight log book up to date while he flew the requisite 30 missions to...

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