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Francis Bucher says the closest he came to death was when he flew with a drunk commander. He was in the hangar ready...
Joseph Traina met a girl in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] and got married there. They moved to...
Margaret Stephensen was in Tucson, Arizona after she was discharged from the Navy. She had gone to San Diego [Annotator...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond A. Reed served with his youngest brother during the war.] They were separated during...
After landing in LeHarvre, France, Royce Jarrell got his introduction to combat at Saarlautern, Germany. By then he was...
Russell Clark and Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
When he reached the front, Herb McClure was placed in a 60mm mortar squad. The ground was frozen so the soldiers couldn...
Rivers Richardson King was assigned to Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 233 (VMSB-233) and headed to Guadalcanal [...
William Cart returned to the United States in January 1946. If Cart was going to be in a dogfight, he would have...
There was no homecoming reception in San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California], other than some high...
Kenneth Raymond Goodwin finished his part of the history [Annotator's Note: of 185th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry...
After being promoted to captain and finishing his last bombing mission, Jack Buckner left his group [Annotator's Note:...
John L. Cowan went on active duty in February or March 1945. He was at MIT [Annotator's Note: Massachusetts Institute...
Sol Lazinger remembers one of his officers was marked as missing in action in every official Army record. Sixty years...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
While Armiger Jagoe was based in Corsica, he took advantage of every R...
Frank Ragazzi didn't like the way the Japanese acted or the way they treated prisoners, and he didn't like the Nazi...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
As a result of a court-martial, John Foy's rank was reduced to corporal just before his discharge. He was a staff...
Johnny Ngai crossed the Rhine River [Annotator's Note: into Germany]. Three days later they were told the war would be...
Wallace Yip, Sr. was in basic training at Camp Claiborne [Annotator's Note: Camp Claiborne, Rapides Parish, Louisiana...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
Stewart W. Robinson recalls the time the flight deck of the USS Hornet (CV-12) was strafed by Japanese fighters and his...
After Stanley Jack Birnbaum arrived in England, he sailed across the English Channel and arrived in France a few days...
Philip Dunford was discharged from the US Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp...
Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
Robert Barnett came back to the United States through the Panama Canal on Christmas Day, 1945 to join the Atlantic...
When Harry Bell steamed into New York Harbor one of the first things he saw was the Statue of Liberty. When he saw it...
Lloyd Duncan remained in the service for 90 days after the war ended. He continued flying every day. He was one of only...
When it was time to go back to the United States, Francis Resta was sent to a tent city at LeHavre, France to wait for...
Frederick Grun returned to the United States by way of Hawaii. The four days he spent quartered at Hospital Point in...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the troop transport...
From China, the USS Balduck (ADP-132) took Donald Dean and the rest of the crew back to Okinawa, then to Hawaii,...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...
When David Harvey heard that the war had ended, they had 1,500 planes up off the carriers. The British and Russians had...
Joseph Massey returned to the United States and ended up at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was processed with guys coming...

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