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John Laborde spent a full year in Tokyo, Japan from 29 August 1945 until 20 August 1946 as member of MacArthur's [...
Murray Stein remarked that they were liberated by the 104th Division [Annotator's Note: 104th Infantry Division]. Stein...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were anxiously awaiting their American...
Alexander Marsh could sense the war was drawing to a close, and his colleagues who had been in artillery could identify...
Walter Gaterman saw the Russians liberate his camp on 23 April [Annotator's Note: Stalag IV-B near Mühlberg, Germany...
After they [Annotator's Note: Malcolm Higgins and his fellow newly liberated prisoners of war, or POWs] got through the...
Following the Japanese surrender, Jack Skaggs and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] made an American...
By Christmas of 1943, Richard Notebaert was home. His new baby was four months old, and his little family spent two...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
Erwin Johnson spent his furloughs in New Orleans, Louisiana. After his furloughs were exhausted, he went to Camp Shelby...
Dell Lauderdale retired from the military and went to work for a private security company called Wackenhut Security. He...
Lester Hecht returned to San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California] on a Coast Guard boat. He was sent...
Warren Schmitt was one of 14 survivors from his battery [Annotators Note: survivors of the Malmedy Massacre]. All 14 of...
After being discharged from the Marine Corps, Bryon Oliver returned home. He returned to his old job, then moved to...
Donald Scott, a returning prisoner of war, says he brought home a lot of things he gathered up in Germany, such as...
Olen Grant was born in Benton, Arkansas on 5 April 1923. After his father returned from World War I, he moved to Benton...
Bryon Oliver boarded a ship in Norfolk, Virginia. Twenty one days after passing through the Panama Canal, Oliver was at...
In late summer of 1951 John Reeder returned to the United States. He was immediately sent to Quantico, Virginia for a...
George Alaniz was in Texas when the war ended. He was married and his wife was pregnant. He was discharged before the...
[Annotator's Note: Emmett Keylor served in the Army as a fuze setter on a 105mm gun crew in the 472nd Airborne Field...
Melvin Munch was discharged in 1946. He had volunteered to be the unit baker while on Okinawa because the traditional...
Revisiting the time of his enlistment in the Marine Corps, Floyd Fogg said he signed up before he finished high school...
Dell Lauderdale was 18 years old and working on the family farm for his father when he decided to join the Marines [...
John Morrow recalls MEs, Maximum Effort missions [Annotator's Note: for a maximum effort mission, every bombardment...
Carl Beck was in Berchtesgaden, Germany when his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer pauses the interview to adjust the camera.] Jack Rolfson went to work for American...
Because of the frost bite problem with his feet, Vernon Leopold was given limited service for six months after his...
Burdell S. Hontz and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group] were shipped back to...
After 16 months of school at Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Liberal and Technical Learning [Annotator's Note: now...
Frank Savage was surprised to be relieving the 31st Infantry Division on Mindanao. That division was hit hard in the...
Lewis S. Evans wrote letters to his girlfriend back at school, and there was one time that he did not receive any for...
The war ended while James Lovell was a senior in high school and he remembers V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over...
James Downing did not return to the USS West Virginia (BB-48) after it was repaired. He served on the USS South Dakota...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the USMC as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] After Bloody...
When he heard that the war had ended, Robert Dickinson was disappointed that he wasn't going back to combat in the...
David Fisher and his crewmates, flew night combat missions off the island of Guam. Originally designed as a high-...

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