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[Annotator's Note: Fergus Van Wart served in the Navy as coxswain aboard the USS Bergen (APA-150).] Van Wart brought...
Jack Taylor returned home in December [Annotator's Note: December 1944] but decided to return to combat with his former...
After the Japanese surrendered, Richard Bennett was last to leave PT-470. He skippered the boat through bad weather...
Theodore Finkbeiner returned to Europe after being on leave. He carried bottles of whiskey with him to provide to his...
Olaf Rose became acquainted with, and courted, his future wife by mail from the Pacific. When he came home on a 30 day...
Martin Jacobson was back in Pearl Harbor, having just missed the Battle of Leyte Gulf [Annotator's Note: Battle of...
Milton Moxon was evacuated to a military hospital in England after being severely wounded in Germany. He remained there...
[Annotator's Note: Pocoroba asks the interviewer to repeat himself several times throughout the interview.] Joseph...
Donald G. Watson stayed a month in Austria on occupation duty after the war's end then moved to Augsburg, Austria [...
James W. Phillips recalled that the warfare felt less heavy after the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of...
As the war was coming to an end, Arthur Staymates and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th...
Harold Ashton's crew flew over 100 missions including his missions in the Atlantic. He was sent back to the United...
Hewitt Brian Gomez returned home mid July 1945 for leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of...
Marvin Westcott spent time aboard the USS Balch (DD-363) fighting the Japanese invasion of Alaska. There was no fleet...
Lowell Rodrigue was assigned to a special unit and sent to Peleliu [Annotator's Note: Peleliu, Palau Islands], but the...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore was working in an office helping with transfer lists to send Marines back to the United States...
At San Diego [Annotator's Note: Naval Medical Center San Diego, California], Amelia Taylor was out shopping when she...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] did not engage German...
John Poole was in Innsbruck for a couple of weeks [Annotator's Note: following the German surrender on 8 May 1945]. It...
Warren Nolan was discharged from the Navy in New Orleans, Louisiana [Annotator's Note: in June 1946]. He went into the...
Allen Lamm was concerned for his safety on Okinawa. He did not realize that the splatters in the water were coming from...
Ewalt "Walt" Shatz was serving stateside near the war's end. He was assigned to shore patrol in Hollywood [Annotator's...
Robert Haffner was moved to Dresden [Annotator's Note: Dresden, Germany] after the war was declared over in the Pacific...
Oscar Otto Martin was in a nice town, living in a mayor's house on VE-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8...
At the end of the war, Robert Marovelli was on the staff of the training squadron, and toured with PT-558, helping to...
After Okinawa, James Odom went back to Guam. They heard a "message to all ships" about the signing of the peace treaty...
Joseph Hochadel was wounded in his left leg and had one surgery to fix it. He was in the hospital for approximately a...
While Herbert Siebert's regiment [Annotator's Note: Siebert was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 335th Infantry...
When they arrived at Giebelstadt, Germany, Austin Hustead's squadron [Annotator's Note: 81st Fighter Squadron, 50th...
William Ebersole was on Iwo Jima when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan [Annotator's Note: the first atomic...
Frank Golemi was in France when the war ended. He flew an aircraft back to the United States. He thought he was going...
Lillian Hoover was kept informed of what was going on in the war. Her base [Annotator's Note: Naval Air Technical...
Frank Bostwick was en route back to the United States when the Germans surrendered on 8 May 1945. His air missions over...
The news [Annotator's Note: of the atomic bombs being dropped] reached Thomas J. Bostick's unit [Annotator's Note:...
Near the end of the war, Arley Jett's unit [Annotator's Note: 262nd Signal Construction Company] was constructing...
Perry Strait saw he had signed up for the USMS [Annotator's Note: United States Maritime Service] but was assured if he...

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