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Robert Oplinger remembers receiving the first Japanese sword of surrender on the home islands as being his most...
Ray League and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division...
Jerome Fatora was on the front lines in the area of the Saar River for about six months during which time he "never got...
Leonard Brooks and his family continued to have bible studies and prayer meetings every day while waiting to find out...
Tom Quigley remembers how after the war ended, they were able to drive with the lights on their cars turned on. On his...
During and after the Battle of Saipan, Ira Schilling and his fellow Marines willingly accepted enemy troops who...
Gordon Tadewaldt recalled that he wanted to join the Navy because he wanted to fight like the rest of his friends. He...
On 13 September 1944 John Sacks flew a mission to bomb an I.G. Farben refinery manufacturing synthetic fuel. The plant...
Ray League and his company [Annotator's Note: 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th...
Freeman Dyson considers strategic bombing in World War 2 to be a mistake. A decision was made in 1936 to emphasize that...
When the Tuol Pocket was closed, Ben Skardon's company [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 92nd Infantry...
Erwin Johnson was an aircraft mechanic [Annotator's Note: assigned to the 48th Material Squadron, 27th Bombardment...
Jack Skaggs and his fellow Marines on Wake Island felt that they would be killed after capture. A World War 1 veteran...
Malcolm Johnson was a civilian contractor working on the airfield at Wake Island when the Japanese attacked them. He...
When James Bollich ran out of food, he started hunting. He was using World War 1 era ammunition. One day while hunting...
Murray Stein was injured during the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive...
Erwin Johnson was involved in the defense of Bataan, Philippines and thought that the Japanese were just going to push...
Glenn Frazier heard Tokyo Rose broadcast to the defenders of the Philippines that no reinforcements were on the way. [...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. about the type of weapon he...
Malcolm Johnson went to hide with a Marine sergeant about 300 yards from the airstrip on Wake Island. The Japanese...
When they heard news of the surrender, Ralph Griffith and his fellow soldiers destroyed their rifles and proceeded to...
First, Fiske Hanley said, he prayed [Annotator's Note: after bailing out of his battle damaged Boeing B-29...
[Annotator's Note: Donelson Houseman served in the Army as the 81mm mortar platoon leader in Company D, 1st Battalion,...
Arthur Staymates fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The Americans were constantly advancing through and fighting over...
Wallace Hurley faced a division of white camouflaged German soldiers who approached the American lines. The Americans...
Unbeknownst to Hugh Colbert and most of the men in the 422nd Infantry Regiment, the German advance had completely cut...
John Kerner crossed the Elbe River where his unit [Annotator's Note: 110th Medical Battalion, 35th Infantry Division]...
While the division [Annotator's Note: 94th Infantry Division] was in Luxemburg, Dominick Sgobbo was charged with taking...
Murphy Burke had a lot of respect for the Japanese; he thought they were good soldiers, and did their job with the few...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks questions about life in the field.] Robert Mayes lived two people to one pup...
William Hall reached North Island and was assigned to one of two Marine Corps fighter units being organized. Fighter...
Wanda Damberg experienced the 7 December 1941 Pearl Harbor attack on 8 December [Annotator’s Note: the Philippines is...
Ghislaine Hegerty and her family took shelter from the war in a religious building next to their home [Annotator's Note...
Horace Sharp and his squad [Annotator's Note: 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment...
Thomas Kingsley and the 27th Tank Battalion, 20th Armored Division helped take the city of Munich. They fought against...
Henry A. Tacket and the USS Heermann (DD-532) returned to the United States after the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The ship...

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