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Replacement pilots were in high demand in Europe so Joseph Pilcher was sent to Rennes, France for assignment to a...
When they started moving east from Hoffen [Annotator's Note: Höfen, Germany], Phillip Candella said the 99th [Annotator...
Jacob Velfling, Jr. and his unit set out for New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] to board a ship for Europe...
When he reached the front, Herb McClure was placed in a 60mm mortar squad. The ground was frozen so the soldiers couldn...
Albion Kenneth Hutcherson [Annotator's Note: a radioman on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber serving with the...
After they were liberated, Thomas Crosby's mother wanted to return to the United States. They were able to sail on a...
After Joseph Medicine Crow had spent time in Italy, he returned to southern Germany then went to Poland. It was there...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
William Curtis did not keep up with the other men on his boat after the war except the boatswain’s mate. He worked at a...
Wallace Yip, Sr. was in basic training at Camp Claiborne [Annotator's Note: Camp Claiborne, Rapides Parish, Louisiana...
Alex Lopez remembers having a difficult time when he was in Czechoslovakia. His unit [Annotator's Note: the 314th...
James Mathews was an officer in the Army prior to the D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: D-Day; the Allied invasion of...
Clarence Carlson was in Belgium when President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President...
After Stanley Jack Birnbaum arrived in England, he sailed across the English Channel and arrived in France a few days...
There were many gold stars in the windows around Lorraine Mesken's home, and she remembers helping to console mothers...
When Harry Bell steamed into New York Harbor one of the first things he saw was the Statue of Liberty. When he saw it...
Ralph C. Franklin became an adjutant in Division Headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 3rd Marine Division]....
When the war in Europe ended, John Laster and others in his gun crew were pulled off their ship in Port Said, Egypt....
Leo Terrebonne was born in Westwego, Louisiana in 1923, the third of three children. Both of his parents were Cajuns. [...
Albert Porche went into the service after Pearl Harbor was attacked. The armed forces were trying to recruit as many...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
When the war in Europe was winding down, Leo Praetorius was brought back to the United States on standby, pending...
After his Christmas day [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1944] fight, James Jones went on to Bastogne [Annotator's Note:...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Elmer Knudsen was deployed close to the Rhine River and was billeted in a private...
Sidney LaPook joined the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group about a week before the war ended. He was hoping to be able to...
Melvin C. Whitman and the rest of the artillery [Annotator's Note: Whitman was a member of Battery L, 3rd Battalion,...
Richard Graff continued moving through Germany. There were displaced people as well as American and German prisoners of...
Gus Gikas was in India when he heard that the Germans had surrendered. Later, he heard of the Japanese surrender. Gikas...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Carrol Joy and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Richard Boyd was not trained to go to Japan after the Germans surrendered. He was assigned to a unit disarming the...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotator's Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
When the war ended, Thomas Ballew's unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] was in Furth...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Arst and the interviewer discuss some of his old comrades and their current whereabouts.] One...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...

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