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Astley Blackwell feels that it is very important for students to learn about World War 2. There is a museum at the base...
On 10 November [Annotator's Note: 10 November 1944], Gabriel Kinney was sent back to the airport [Annotator's Note: at...
Walter Ram and the other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] who could walk were marched out of Stalag XVII as the...
Sterling Baker was transferred out in the country to a Navy ammunition dump as a guard [Annotator's Note: near...
James Russo deployed to the Philippines as a forward observer pilot. [Annotator's Note: Russo deployed with the 596th...
Robert Cahoon briefly stayed on Biak in the Netherlands East Indies [Annotator's Note: in May 1944, Cahoon left New...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Carey Eleser turned 21 on 5 August 1945 and went into a bar to get a beer. On 6 August the atomic bomb was dropped and...
Henry Schaller's bomber [Annotator's Note: a Boeing B-17 FLying Fortress heavy bomber] flew at 23,000 feet. It was 33...
Russell Brien left Italy in May after the war in Europe had finished. He ended up in Bangor, Maine. He was supposed to...
After leaving Morotai, Theodore Skare and his unit [Annotator's Note: 209th Malaria Survey Unit] went to Clark Field,...
Harley Bridger's original crew stayed together the entire war except for the bombardier. He was a young, Jewish boy...
After the invasion of Okinawa, Japan and the dropping of the atomic bombs, Joseph Richard was eligible for discharge,...
After he was wounded, Norman Neste spent a few weeks in France. He was in England when the war ended May 1945. He had...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
Richard Scholl was sent back to the United States while his unit [Annotator's Note: Company M, 3rd Battalion, 158th...
While he was at Los Alamos, New Mexico, Benjamin Bederson knew both Ted Hall [Annotator's Note: Theodore "Ted" Hall was...
Robert Lowe says war has its sadness. So many lost. It is always good to find some humor in a situation. That is what...
The Chinese would grab people on the streets and hand them over to the Americans if they were Japanese. George Colburn...
The first treatment Carroll Harris received was heat lamps on his legs. However, his legs and feet began blistering, so...
Alexander White enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Fort Sam Houston in Texas. There he met his wife, a native of...
Everett Hyland was on the radio gang on the Memphis [Annotator's Note: USS Memphis (CL-13)]. They picked up 200...
James Newsom was assigned to the USS Sarsfield (DD-837) in New York. The Sarsfield was larger than his previous...
Robert Riddle was at Okinawa when the atomic bombs were dropped. His crew, on hearing of the surrender, was a little...
Harold DeForest was on Leyte on his way back to the 37th Infantry Division when the atomic bomb was dropped and the war...
When the United States dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Richard Ryan was at the naval air station on...
During the Battle of Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counteroffensive, 16 December 1944 to 25...
Vernon Alexander's 103rd Infantry Division had met the 5th Army at the Brenner Pass and was in Austria on V-E Day [...
Burton Lewis entered Germany and helped set up a factory to manufacture netting in preparation for the crossing of the...
Cleston Stell was on the Enns River in Austria when Hitler killed himself and the war ended. He did not believe the...
Howard Ricks returned to Maui after Iwo Jima. The division [Annotator's Note: Ricks was a member of Company E, 2nd...
Lawrence Richard "Red" Gilbert and a few other prisoners were released from the prison camp near the end of the war. He...
Joseph Brannan returned to New York with the PT-305 and two other boats on an LST [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship, Tank...
Charles Moore was stationed in Orleans, France at the end of the war. He enjoyed the experience there. He had a...
Basil Woolf looked about after the action at Walcheren Island and, to his dismay, only his ship [Annotator's Note: LCH-...
James White was a 60mm mortar man, but artillery fire took out two machine gunners. White became a machine gunner as a...

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