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Horace Sharp and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
Donald Lindquist, of the US Merchant Marine, was likely in Ulithi or the Philippines, when the United States dropped...
Donald Wilson and the USS Vincennes (CL-64) participated in the shore bombardment of Saipan and Tinian during the...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
Madeleine Peters experienced a lengthy paperwork process preparing to come to America. Her husband had a similar...
Luna Kaufman was shipped to Germany to work for the same factory who owned them before [Annotator's Note: Kaufman was...
Archie Maltbie flew one of his last missions of the war against a very large German ammunition dump. There was a huge...
Clarence Schilperoot was still healthy after the railroad was completed. [Annotator's Note: The Burma-Thai Railway,...
Winfield Zerphey and the airplane's crew were granted liberty after flying several missions. He and a few other men...
Donald Scholle was responsible on his submarine [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish (SS-411)] for manning the conning...
Russell Mayeur and his wife, Eloise, had a child in March 1946. Mayeur was in Boston at the time. The war had ended....
James Downing did not return to the USS West Virginia (BB-48) after it was repaired. He served on the USS South Dakota...
Albert Reale thought the Japanese were miserable people, and seeing the surviving soldiers from Okinawa reinforced his...
Norman Mineta visited relatives while he was stationed in Japan [Annotator's Note: during the Korean War]. The...
Joseph Daquarna learned about the USS Missouri (BB-63) going to Tokyo Bay for the surrender ceremony following the end...
Ray Felts' reassignment brought him to Tsingtao on the Shantung Peninsula, famous for its brewery. Felts had lost his...
Robert Fulton's low points in captivity included Red Cross packages not distributed to the POWs [Annotator's Note:...
Edward "Babe" Heffron felt good about being in the airborne with the best unit he could have joined [Annotator's Note:...
Lowell Brueland escorted a 51 [Annotator’s Note: Brueland escorted a North American P-51 Mustang which had been...
Perry Strait found the local population in England to be nice. He even was entertained in some of their homes. By...
Chester Strunk traveled by foot and rail to reach the Stalag at Moosburg [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A was near...
Walter Ram and the other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] who could walk were marched out of Stalag XVII as the...
John DuBose heard little current war news while onboard the SS Frenchtown. They did learn shortly after the end of the...
Edward Stone was aboard the USS Bumper (SS-333) after its first war patrol when it entered Subic Bay in the Philippines...
Henry A. Tacket and the USS Heermann (DD-532) returned to the United States after the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The ship...
Norman Mineta, his mother, father, and two sisters moved to Evanston, Illinois rather than living in Chicago where his...
Stewart Bass and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 9 (VT-9)] attacked Japanese supply ships with bombs...