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Although the war ended in Europe, America was still fighting the Japanese in the East. Jules Levin was chosen to be...
Before Vernon Tweedt was discharged in Germany, his then-girlfriend had written him. A pastor had offered her a job...
The closest call Thomas Long recalled was the time he was dropping dynamite to repel enemy swimmers whose mission was...
Ralph C. Franklin became an adjutant in Division Headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 3rd Marine Division]....
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer begins this clip by asking Elfriede Clausen about the bombing of Dresden, Germany.]...
Roy Cascio was a dispatcher for the motor pool [Annotator’s Note: for the 27th Air Supply Squadron, 27th Air Depot...
Moise S. Steeg, Jr. and the other men stationed there [Annotator's Note: at Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base...
Henry "Buck" Weaver volunteered to assign himself to a new station, not knowing what the details involved. He found out...
When the war in Europe ended, John Laster and others in his gun crew were pulled off their ship in Port Said, Egypt....
[Annotator's Note: Arthur McHardy was stationed in Tientsin, China with the 1st Marine Division.] He was sent to guard...
Kenneth Weiland was assigned to the 866th Aviation Engineer Battalion attached to the 8th Army. He was in A Company....
Henry Quinton Pike was assigned to a gun on the USS Hornet (CV-8) to transport civilians to Pearl Harbor [Annotator's...
Roy Cascio only knew the atomic bombs ended the war [Annotator's Note: Nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima and...
June Catherine Elliott Haggerty was born in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana]. She grew up in Pass...
Homer Johnson remembered that during his two years of service, his mother's hair turned from black to white. People...
Harold Long was born in January 1926 in Lawrence, Kansas. He grew up in southern Illinois during the Great Depression...
The war made Joseph Massey appreciate life a lot more. [Annotator's Note: Massey gets emotional.] He got a better...
By the time Kenneth A. Lafleur had enough points to go home, he had flown 41 missions in the Pacific. Lafleur remarked...
Before the atomic bomb was dropped [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945 and...
In April 1945, President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States]...
Martin Suter was in New York City [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] when he heard about the atomic bomb strikes....
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...
Francis Borrell was woken up early one morning and was told about the Japanese surrendering. Everyone was celebrating,...
By the time he went overseas, Julian Trist Bringier McConnell did not have heavy ammunition. He spent most of his time...
That night, Howard Anderson was given some food. At some point in the night, air raid sirens started blaring because...
Leon Williamson was transferred back to the United States and was sent to Cherry Point [Annotator's Note: Marine Air...
Burt Richard Sadler did not have time to think about the end of the war. He thought he would be sent to drive landing...
In July 1945 at Camp Maui [Annotator's Note: Maui Island, Hawaii], James Shelton Scales and his staff [Annotator's Note...
In 1944, Daniel Crowley was a prisoner of war and worked as a slave laborer in a copper mine in Ashio, Japan. He was...
[Annotator's Note: Clifford Suthern Hayes fell ill and was sent to a hospital to recover.] Clifford Suthern Hayes was...
At the end of the battle [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan], Louis R. Lepore was brought back to the beach and given a...
George Hardy does not remember when he heard that the war was over. They knew it was close because they were running...
Berle Wheeler experienced Japanese air raids but slit trenches protected him from the attacks [Annotator's Note: he was...
Robert Villars sailed through the Straits of Magellan after leaving Montevideo, Uruguay. He saw the local inhabitants...
Lester M. Bornstein could not believe the war was over. He had been in the Army for two years. His unit [Annotator's...

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