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Francis J. Cook went from England to France in late September or early October 1944. The 106th [Annotator's Note: 106th...
Ralph Hopkins and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Louisville (CA-28)] passed through minefields along the Chinese...
Walter Bowsher made two separate cemeteries because he had to bury Russians. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was assigned to...
Jack Skaggs surrendered on Wilkes Island. Meanwhile, there were about 1,200 civilians on Wake Island. Commander...
Fernando Serna and the defenders of Corregidor were bombarded continuously for days on end. He was scared but he kept...
After arriving in Southern France, Thomas Houdek and the rest of his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Edwin McGhee landed in Marseilles, France was his infantry division [Annotator's Note: McGhee was an infantryman in...
Melvin L. Baker was born in November 1919 in Marysville which is near his current home in Summerdale, Pennsylvania. He...
William McCool crossed the Rhine River. He and another soldier were sent forward as scouts. Hidden by grape vineyards,...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
Robert Heller was low on fuel and had to decide what to do. While looking for a field to take the plane down, he sent a...
[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...
Rosette Goldstein was born in 1938 in Paris, France. Her family moved into a one bedroom apartment where they were the...
Francis Borrell was woken up early one morning and was told about the Japanese surrendering. Everyone was celebrating,...
Further down the road, they came across the site of a German death march. Ralph Sykes saw emaciated, elderly people...
[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...
Clarence Derrington entered France [Annotator's Note: with the 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division on 22...
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...
Murray Stein moved to Florida in 1981 after working for the US Postal Service for 37 and a half years. He was 18 when...
When Ernest L. Poulson and his unit [Annotator's Note: 567th Bombardment Squadron, 389th Bombardment Group, 8th Air...
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,...
Joseph Vater did not know what would happen to him after he had to surrender. He felt helpless and stuck. He knew...
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...

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