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David Heath transferred to Guadalcanal, 26 miles from the island of Tulagi [Annotator's Note: both in the Solomon...
Troy Edwards and his unit [Annotator's Note: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 14 (CASU-14)] loaded their equipment on...
[Annotator's Note: Gabriel Kinney served in the Army as a BAR man and fought with the 25th Infantry Division on...
Edwin Knight arrived at New Caledonia as a replacement for casualties suffered in the 43rd Infantry Division. He was in...
Edwin Knight did not know where he was being shipped. He arrived at his destination at night and was told he was in New...
Herbert Auerbach worked with the Burmese ambushing the Japanese. On many occasions the troops would just spray an area...
Oran Harris did not know the exact nature of his mission on Palawan Island until he reached the prison. A Navy ship in...
[Annotator's Note: David Heath served in the Marine Corps in Company C, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
Trinidad Ledesma was tired and had jungle worms, so he decided not to reenlist. He was at a hospital and quarantined...
Robert Fulton's low points in captivity included Red Cross packages not distributed to the POWs [Annotator's Note:...
While a POW at Sarang, Clarence Schilperoot had the opportunity to bathe in a running stream. When he went to midstream...
Joseph Vater believes Manchuria [Annotator's Note: Manchuria, China] was the coldest place on Earth. He was given a...
Burton Johnson had over 1,500 Japanese prisoners in the massive POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp in...
John Campbell stopped in Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] for orders. From there they went to a holding area...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Jack Skaggs realized that he had been on a long journey in his life. That journey has brought him pride and enjoyment....
Anthony Varuso has visited The National WWII Museum and finds it a wonderful place to educate the populace about the...
Joy Skelton came to realize the importance of living for the day while she was in a concentration camp. She has tried...
[Annotator's Note: Rosemarie Weber was an American civilian interned in the Santo Thomas internment camp in Manila,...
Lloyd Dendy went to the Russell Islands [Annotator's Note: Solomon Islands]. Pavuvu and Mbanika were coconut...
Troy Edwards and his unit [Annotator's Note: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 14 (CASU-14)] reached Guadalcanal and set up...
In November 1945, George Rudloff left India to return to the United States via troopship. He travelled to Bombay, India...
Alois Kopp saw conditions improve when he and other POWs from Burma were brought to Saigon. The local Vietnamese hated...
David Oreck guesses he was on between five and ten missions as a navigator on a B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29...
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...
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...
Those with dysentery didn't live very long. Dehydration, lack of food, lack of water, the sickness, it was awful....
They would get up at four in the morning on Pavavu. They were in King (K) Co. 3-1 [Annotator’s Note: K Company, 3rd...
After the war ended in Africa they continued training in the desert. The men were given passes to go into Tunisia but...

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