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Guy Stern returned to the United States in November 1945. A French count recommended him for a decoration by France....
A year after Raymond Wells was shipped to Okinawa Joyce joined him there. At the time there was very little in terms of...
Van Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France. He was a platoon leader and had been promoted...
At the end of the war, Ernst Schrader fought in the streets against the Czechs in the Sudetenland. The Czechs rebelled...
The last mission Maynard David flew was on 30 August [Annotator's Note: 30 August 1945]. It was an air-sea rescue...
Joseph Blouin did not fly any missions after D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June...
Archie Maltbie flew one of his last missions of the war against a very large German ammunition dump. There was a huge...
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and, after going ashore, Charles Fitts...
George Ingram left port on the USS Mobjack (AGP-7) in a bad storm, and lost 15 pounds between Seattle and San Francisco...
Helen Gagel had no lasting effects from the war. Her most memorable experience was when she was going into actual war....
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Lauren Swinney wrote an hour long show called Lauren Does Bacall. She has been planning to perform the show but Jim [...
In May 1945, John Earles deployed to a tent city in Hawaii, and from there he was sent to Guam. At the time, the island...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...
In September or October 1944, Robert H. "Bob" Harris left India to return to the United States. He completed 150...
During the war James Salerno did not like the Japanese and had nothing nice to say about them. The Japanese soldiers...
The captain [Annotator's Note: Captain Albert Finley France, Jr.] told Tarrant that the Navy was going to be different...
John Laborde spent a full year in Tokyo, Japan from 29 August 1945 until 20 August 1946 as member of MacArthur's [...
Each campaign that Richard Scholl took part in in the Philippines took about two weeks to clear out completely. The...
Forrest Villarrubia and the Marines on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Monitor (LSV-5)] were loaned to General...
Erwin Johnson was a prisoner of war being held in Mukden, Manchuria when he was told the war was over on 17 August 1945...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Massey served in the Army as a BAR man in the 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry...
James McDermott was in Moosburg [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] when it was liberated on 29 April...
Charles Slay was in Köln [Annotator's Note: Cologne, Germany] and thought it was very beautiful. His unit [Annotator's...
Richard Lockhart saw burial parties take the dead out of his POW [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] camp day after...
Fernando Serna was liberated from a prisoner of war camp after the war. He was treated by doctors and nurses following...
[Annotator's Note: John Angier was a prisoner of war in Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany.] The German forces held even...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
Joseph Yourkavitch was a prisoner for about eight months. There was no radio in the camp and there was no word of the...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp. There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were anxiously awaiting their American...
A week or so after they [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and another escaped prisoner of war named Bill Robb] got there,...
Alexander Marsh could sense the war was drawing to a close, and his colleagues who had been in artillery could identify...
On 15 August 1945 nobody came to pick Robert Rosendahl and his fellow prisoners up to go to work. One of the prisoners...
The worst camp Pearson Riddle stayed at was every camp following his experience in China. The worst camp he stayed in...
Alexander White described conditions at the Schindler factory as "difficult." Food was scarce, and, initially, rations...

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