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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...
Curtis Brooks knew the Americans were approaching the Philippines. In 1944, the Japanese military posture in the...
Alois Kopp escaped from a sinking Hell Ship and swam to the beach on Burma only to be recaptured by the Japanese. The...
After a 30 day leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time], during which Alvin Callender...
The VA [Annotator's Note: Veterans Administration] had their headquarters in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans...
Ben Steele had not eaten in three days when he was captured. He was captured after walking out in front of an enemy...
Vernon Henry Moret's division [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry...
Fortunately, the boat Michael Mervosh was in did not get hit [Annotator's Note: by Japanese artillery fire during the...
Sterling Mace was born in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. He attended school there and played varsity...
Alois Kopp was in Pocatello, Idaho in the Civilian Conservation Camp when the Navy recruited him. He was sent to San...
Robert Cahoon was drafted into the Army on his 21st birthday. When he reported to Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near...
Antoinette Underwood signed up for the Army a day or two after Pearl Harbor. She had to go to West Point for an...
They [Annotator’s Note: Charles Borders and his fellow pilots in the 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st...
While working on a road, Ben Steele would see men covered with mosquitos. They did not have mosquito nets to sleep with...
William Jackson joined the 55th Troop Carrier Squadron, 375th Troop Carrier Group at Biak [Annotator's Note: Biak,...
[Annotator's Note: William Smith was flying bomber missions out of Durand Airfield or 17 Mile Drome near Port Moresby,...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Clarence Schilperoot remained in Jakarta [Annotator's Note: at that time called Batavia] until October [Annotator's...
As Charles Balaza prepared to enter Cabanatuan, he had access to a water pump and filled his canteen. The Japanese said...
James Bollich was only able to get water from one place [Annotator's Note: in the Camp O’Donnell prisoner of war camp...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
Cape Gloucester was a rough campaign for Arthur Pendelton. They captured prisoners. Some of the fellas that had lost...
Robert Taylor made the landing [Annotator's Note: on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Papua New Guinea] on LSTs [Annotator...
Frank H. O'Leary and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division]...
Lloyd Dendy and another man were on the side of a bomb crater and got blown out of their foxhole. They both vibrated...
Basic training for Robert Lippman was in Miami Beach, Florida. He learned to salute, and dress right. He thinks he went...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...
The first move Peter Gallo made with the unit [Annotator's Note: 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division] was to...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
[Annotator's Note: George Joseph Sullivan was a prisoner of war of the Japanese and was working as slave laborer on the...
Nick Cristiano was shot down on 15 April 1945. He was in prison for five and a half months [Annotator's Note: he was...
Theodore Pavlovich discussed the effectiveness of the weapons he used during his time as an infantryman. He also...
Emmett Kaylor's time in basic training was his first time in the South where they talked a little different. Their...
Later on, they [Annotator's Note: Walter "Babe" Gantz and the 95th Medical Battalion] moved into Germany where they...
Schuyler Lininger was sent to the Pacific in August 1945. He was part of the replacement troops coming in for the...

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