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When Ralph Weymouth left Guadalcanal he returned to the United States. He was flown to Noumea where he boarded the SS...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
Claude Shannahan joined the 3rd Marines [Annotator's Note: 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division]. He went with the...
Cape Gloucester was a rough campaign for Arthur Pendelton. They captured prisoners. Some of the fellas that had lost...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Jack Thornhill went to see the destroyer on exhibit in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: the USS Kidd (DD-661)]. Even...
Lieutenant Hagerty was promoted as a liaison officer for the 1st Marine Division and coordinated all of the regiments...
William Leibold spoke to his wife Grace for the first time in years while he was in Oakland. She wanted to visit but he...
George Linker was sick with yellow jaundice while he was on the front. He was pulled back from the action [Annotator's...
The following day [Annotator's Note: the day after they left Myitkyinā], Gabriel Kinney and the other remaining...
On Guadalcanal, Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment faced some enemy air raids and naval...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS . He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he discovered...
Joy Skelton witnessed pamphlets being dropped on her prison camp. They told of the war being over. She always feared...
[Annotator's Note: Gabriel Kinney served in the Army as a BAR man and fought with the 25th Infantry Division on...
Herbert Auerbach worked with the Burmese ambushing the Japanese. On many occasions the troops would just spray an area...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Joy Skelton came to realize the importance of living for the day while she was in a concentration camp. She has tried...
In November 1945, George Rudloff left India to return to the United States via troopship. He travelled to Bombay, India...
Pomroy begins the interview by talking about the living conditions on Guadalcanal. Living conditions were as basic as...
Weber was born in Saint Paul's Catholic Hospital in the Intramuros, the walled city in Manila, in the Philippines on 9...
Leisey was born in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania May 10th, 1923. He moved to Honey Brook, Pennsylvania where he ended up...
In the hospital they were treated very nice and given so much food that they couldn't eat it all. There was also...
After the war, James Smith had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He got a job before he was even discharged from...
Gravois had had plenty of amphibious landing training. He also had a lot of combat training in boot camp. He did a lot...
Tenney's first contact with the Japanese was on the morning of the 10th [Annotator’s Note: April 10, 1942] in a bivouac...
Robert Rosendahl’s squadron was stationed at a gunnery school at a small airstrip when the on the west coast of Luzon....
After basic training Richard Greer and the other Marines from his boot camp class went to Norfolk, Virginia where they...
Rackley was sent to Kearney, Nebraska for reassignment where he was given the keys to a brand new B-17 [Annotator’s...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
Those with dysentery didn't live very long. Dehydration, lack of food, lack of water, the sickness, it was awful....
When Robert Rosendahl and his fellow survivors were told to destroy their weapons they threw them all out into the bay...
Yukio Kawamoto was able to witness the battle. The division headquarters was protected but it was not far from the...

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