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At the end of the war, Philip Schmidt and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 8th Armored Division] could...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
Berle Wheeler experienced Japanese air raids but slit trenches protected him from the attacks [Annotator's Note: he was...
Robert Villars sailed through the Straits of Magellan after leaving Montevideo, Uruguay. He saw the local inhabitants...
When James McCorriston left the hospital, he was assigned to the USS Fall River (CA-131), then he left the Navy. He...
Lester Shapiro gives his serial number. He came out [Annotator's Note: of the Army] a Technical Sergeant from the 40th...
Robert Kelso crossed into Germany through the Siegfried Line and headed toward Salzburg. His unit was in Salzburg when...
Byron Herbert Meader was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi and assigned to Headquarters, 271st Infantry Regiment [...
On 25 December 1944, Christmas Day, J.M. "Jimmy" Fried, Jr., boarded the vessel that would take him to the European...
After graduation, Orrin Welty went home on a 14-day furlough [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short...
James Connelly got burned. They ran short of gasoline for flamethrowers. A small boat came back to get more. The LCM [...
Basil Woolf used local labor to help clean parts of the landing craft engines. The local help was assigned to him....
As a radar man, Ogden Saik was trained to destroy his equipment in the presence of an officer in the event of the ship'...
Returning home and being discharged from the Marine Corps was bittersweet for Edgar Cole. At the time prejudice was...
Norman Gustaf Benson left the United States in January 1945. He sailed from Newport Beach, Virginia and landed in...
After doing shore duty for a couple weeks, Lincoln Grahlfs was transferred to Guam [Annotator’s Note: Northern Marianas...
Richard "Dick" Schneider became a spare tail gunner after the loss of his former crew mates. It was not his preference...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Irwin Stovroff and about 200 or so Jewish POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] had been separated by their German...
Before the war, Sterling Mace played baseball and had aspirations to pitch. He pitched for the Philip Morris cigarette...
On 5 July [Annotator's Note: 5 July 1945], after refuel and refit in Perth [Annotator's Note: Perth, Australia], John...
Sullivan Tindal and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company I, 3rd Battalion, 259th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry...
Allen Pedersen, as First Sergeant, was responsible for running the company [Annotator's Note: Pedersen served in the...
Robert Lowe was at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and was sent to Palmyra Atoll for two years of guard duty. They took a radar...
Bryce Jordan went on active duty in February 1943, and took a train from Chicago, Illinois to Sheppard Field, Texas [...
Alvin Barnes entered Tokyo Bay [Annotator's Note: Tokyo Bay, Japan] after the war. His ship [Annotator's Note: USS...
The war in Europe had ended, but the war in the Pacific continued. The Allies were supporting Chiang Kai-Shek [...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. Chester Sharp and his crew dropped food...
[Annotator's Note: US Navy Rear Admiral James D. "Jig Dog" Ramage, commanded Bombing Squadron 10 (VB-10), a scout-...
Robert Dickinson's fourth patrol [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Queenfish (SS-393)] included the sad story of the...
The woman spoke English. James Siracuse asked if he could join her. They chatted for awhile. She was a medical student...
Lester Shapiro's experience before getting to Burma [Annotator's Note: present day Myanmar], was guarding some oil...
Davis Gordon Mayes was born in February 1919 in Pontotoc, Texas. During his service in World War 2, he served on the...
Not long after the Germans surrendered, Albert Hatala's battalion [Annotator's Note: Hatala was a member of...
Rivers Richardson King was born in October 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Great Depression effected his family...
Thomas Murphy talks to high schools about the war. When a young girl asked him which of his medals he was the most...

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