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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...
The place [Annotator's Note: Nordhausen sub-camp of Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp, Nordhausen, Germany, 11 April...
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...
Frederick Henry [Annotator's Note: a Military Police officer in the US Army, stationed in Tuskegee, Alabama] was born...
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...
Robert Spint was discharged at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin [Annotator's Note: now Fort McCoy in Monroe County, Wisconsin]. He...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the troop transport...
[Annotator's Note: There is a loud hissing noise throughout this clip.] Bernard B. "Bernie" Bluestein remembers when...
While waiting to go home William "Bill" Parker was named First Sergeant [Annotator's Note: in Company E, 116th Infantry...
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...
Although the war ended in Europe, America was still fighting the Japanese in the East. Jules Levin was chosen to be...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Romus Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Before Vernon Tweedt was discharged in Germany, his then-girlfriend had written him. A pastor had offered her a job...
Arthur Pendleton made a lot of friends and had a lot of fun. At the end of his fourth year which he had signed up for...
Isaac Edward could not find much work after being discharged at the end of the war so he volunteered for the US Air...
Ben Ray Bost had a new captain come aboard [Annotator's Note: the USS LSM-316] after Captain Fritsch [Annotator's Note...
Albert Yamamoto's [Annotator's Note: an American citizen who was in Japan during the war] most memorable experience of...

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