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[Annotator's Note: Glen Kuskie was a rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Division...
The Japanese continued strafing and bombing, and Charles Harrison said the Marines were on the alert for another...
Charles Balaza was in the same Corregidor tunnel as General MacArthur [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas...
Walter Bowsher had difficulties obtaining stamps. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was the Marine postmaster in the 1st...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
Wim de Jonge could tell when he left Holland for the East Indies that war was looming. He was not concerned with...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
[Annotator's Note: Anthony Costa begins this segment by discussing his transfer to Japan aboard one of the prisoner of...
John Raaen and a portion of the 5th Ranger Battalion were detached and under the command of Sullivan [Annotator’s Note...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th...
When the Japanese assaulted Wake Island the second time, Walter Bowsher was ordered to destroy his antiaircraft battery...
When Robert Rosendahl and his fellow survivors were told to destroy their weapons they threw them all out into the bay...
David Oreck was not part of the CCC [Annotator's Note: Civilian Conservation Corps] program as he was too young, but he...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
Harry Bell could not believe that they were surrendering. They had not fired a shot since leaving the front lines. The...
On 3 February 1945, nine American planes flew over the camp very low and slow. Curtis Brooks told his brother he...
At the time of his overseas deployment, Morton Brooks had little knowledge about the German treatment of Jews, except...
William Epperson entered the lower part of Germany after crossing the Maginot Line. It was called Wingen and was on the...
Arthur Staymates and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Staymayes was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th...
Kaliste Saloom was attached to the SHAEF [Annotator's Note: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces], Supreme...
Charles Balaza was in Manila Bay on a minesweeper during the morning of the Pearl Harbor attack. He was returning to...
Wim de Jonge worked in unsafe conditions in the coal mines of Japan. He was there for about a year. That was the...
At the end of the war, Ernst Schrader fought in the streets against the Czechs in the Sudetenland. The Czechs rebelled...
Thomas Wicker recalled the day before the Japanese surrender, they had to fuel the USS Missouri (BB-63). The ship had a...
Francis J. Cook remembers the Germans treating GIs harshly in the camps. Food was sparse. He lost about 60 pounds in...
Melvin Baker was concerned that his family would not know his status after he was captured. Later, he was allowed to...
Erwin Johnson was an aircraft mechanic at Fort McKinley in Manila, Philippines when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor...
Glen Kuskie was fighting with the 31st Infantry [Annotator's Note: Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment,...
Daniel Crowley survived the initial attack of the Japanese on 8 December 1941. On 24 December 1941, his unit [Annotator...
Bryghte Davis Godbold and the men defending Wake Island could see enemy ships across the atoll from Peale Island. The...
After cruising around the Marshall Islands, James Moshovitis' crew was repairing the Higgins boats [Annotator's Note:...
Charles Balaza and the defenders of Corregidor were taken by troopship to the shores of Manila. They were offloaded a...
George Hood flew a memorable bomber mission over Odaka, Japan [Annotator’s Note: in a Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy...
For Archibald Higgins, being away from family and friends was not easy during his service. It took a tough toll on his...
Of his World War 2 experiences, Bernard Marcantel said that the one that stands out the most in his mind is of shells...
Winnecken Gerhard was sent to Normandy around 15 May 1944, only a few weeks prior to the D-Day invasion [Annotator's...

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