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The war was over in May 1945 and Ernest Chauvin left Germany in May 1946. He did occupation duty. His company [...
While on occupation duty, Louis R. Lepore first stayed on the water front in Sasebo [Annotator's Note: Sasebo, Japan]....
[Annotator's Note: Dale Smith served in the Navy aboard the submarine tender USS Proteus (AS-19) and was at Kamakura,...
Raymond Mabarac first landed at Kumaki Air Force Base in Japan, where he lived in a hangar, and then in tents where he...
When the war in Europe ended, Robert Boyer had already been in two theaters of operation, the Mediterranean and...
From the area of the Rhine [Annotator's Note: Rhine River], Robert Mero was sent Marseilles, France among all the...
Emmett Guderian served in the occupation of Japan. He saw the remains of bombed towns. He worked with Japanese on...
After the surrender of Japan, Erico J. Catalano became a buck sergeant [Annotator's Note: the lowest rank of sergeant...
[Annotator's Note: Philip Schweitzer served in the Army as a combat medic in the 11th Airborne Division and took part...
John J. Cupina was assigned to occupation duty after the war ended in Europe because he did not have enough points to...
Kenneth F. Thomas had returned to the United States to train for the invasion of Japan, then he was put on a ship...
Mahlen Arledge entered Japan on a landing craft after the end of the Pacific war. Though told that the troops did not...
The disbanded 1st Special Service Force [Annotator's Note: also referred to as "the Force"] were spread all over...
William Wayne and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division]...
Adolph Wilson and his outfit sailed back to Hawaii after Iwo Jima. They were being trained to assault Sasebo, Japan as...
At the end of World War 2 in Europe, Susumas Ito was in Bavaria [Annotator's Notes: Bavaria, Germany] for occupation...
Robert Powers returned to Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], which had been built up since he had last...
When Frank Pryor left Hawaii, he was sent to Japan instead of the mainland [Annotator's Note: the United States...
Charles Brooks was sent to Corpus Christie, Texas as a night flight instructor. [Annotator's Note: Brooks was a TBF...
Kenneth Theis [Annotator’s Note: Supply and Disbursement Officer aboard the USS Manlove (DE-36)] was part of a giant...
Fred L. Keller, Jr. says that most of the kamikazes they experiences off the coast of Okinawa [Annotator's Note:...
Melvin Munch was part of the invasion of Okinawa when it commenced on Easter Sunday in April 1945. He rode a landing...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
Vernon Cummings' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Indiana (BB-58)] stayed in formation with the carriers until 1 April 1945...
[Annotator's Note: William Leibold served in the Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
Lester Shapiro left the United States from California. Ninety percent of the men got seasick on the boat. When he left...
After bootcamp, Carrel Reavis was sent to Hawaii, where he stayed for the whole war. All he did was load and unload...
Henry Sherman Fouts flew his first mission on 29 August 1944 [Annotator's Note: with the 346th Bombardment Squadron,...
After completing basic training, Henry Baul was allowed to return home for leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized...
[Annotator's Note: Carmen Scoppa is in a hospital and voices can be heard in the background throughout the interview.]...
Vernon Leopold and his outfit [Annotator's Note: I...
Eugene DiSabatino worked with Dick Ashworth. [Annotator's Note: US Navy Vice Admiral Fredrick "Dick" Ashworth...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
Peter Gallo was discharged as a PFC [Annotator's Note: Private First Class]. He began life as "kind of a sick kid," who...
Jimmy Doi was born in Oxnard, California in 1925. Growing up in California was great until the war started. Doi was 16...
John Stanley Lee Swarts was born and raised in Wright City, Missouri in February 1925. He had a brother and three...

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