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Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Gustave Heinecke's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LCS(L)(3)–1] progressed from Boston, through the Panama Canal, to...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Vicksburg (CL-86)] went to the Philippines because it was stricken...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
George Linker was sick with yellow jaundice while he was on the front. He was pulled back from the action [Annotator's...
Joy Skelton witnessed pamphlets being dropped on her prison camp. They told of the war being over. She always feared...
James Crane’s brother was taken prisoner by the Germans [Annotator’s Note: after being shot down over the Ploesti...
For the invasion of Japan, Richard Nummer and the American troops were issued wool blankets and green fatigues to fight...
Walter Halloran was anxious to return home after the war. He experienced a feeling of wellbeing. He was satisfied that...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
Curt Simmons was in New Orleans on VJ-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day]. In order to get discharged, the...
At the end of a year stay in the Pacific, Nicholas Beldecos and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Henrico (APA-45)]...
Troy Edwards and his unit [Annotator's Note: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 14 (CASU-14)] reached Guadalcanal and set up...
Robert Oplinger never had issues other than sunburn from being in the water during his time as a frogman. Some of the...
James Newsom was assigned to the USS Sarsfield (DD-837) in New York. The Sarsfield was larger than his previous...
Edward Stone was aboard the USS Bumper (SS-333) after its first war patrol when it entered Subic Bay in the Philippines...
Norman Mineta, his mother, father, and two sisters moved to Evanston, Illinois rather than living in Chicago where his...
C. Charles Collie heard on 6 August [Annotator's Note: 1945] that the atomic bomb had been used on Hiroshima. He knew...