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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...
Edward Grant flew two liberation missions in Hungary. People were being forced to work in ammunition factories making...
Lester Shapiro gives his serial number. He came out [Annotator's Note: of the Army] a Technical Sergeant from the 40th...
When William Goldsborough turned 18 in January 1944, he registered for the draft, and was allowed to finish out his...
Elfriede Clausen recalls waiting for the Americans to come to their village and free them from the Russians occupying...
Irvin C. Klimas and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Thompson (DD-627)] gave support to the landing forces around...
Sydney Levit and his unit [Annotator's Note: 194th Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division] were sent to Camp...
On 25 December 1944, Christmas Day, J.M. "Jimmy" Fried, Jr., boarded the vessel that would take him to the European...
Murray Stein remembered the Germans told them to dismantle their weapons, then forced them to march for about six days...
Wilford E. Hastings was sent overseas with an artillery unit [Annotator's Note: 284th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion...
Gerry Jones completed several missions with his partner, Mack [Annotator's Note: unable to verify identity], throughout...
James Stewart Rosenbaum heard about the surrender of Germany while he was fighting in Okinawa [Annotator's Note:...
Dr. John Julien Zingheim was taught how to setup an aid station. He served in the 329th Medical Battalion [Annotator's...
James Connelly got burned. They ran short of gasoline for flamethrowers. A small boat came back to get more. The LCM [...
Emile Engles demonstrates his gratitude annually in Belgium for the Americans liberating them. He talks of the markers...
For Rosette Goldstein, life on the farm continued until one day men with guns arrived. The Martin family hid Goldstein...
William Albright was liberated in May 1945. He never knew what was going to happen from one day to the next and that...
Once, after the war had ended in Europe, a guard told Charles Slay there was a German woman he could not get rid of and...
Vaughn Whitworth remembers celebrating V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day, 15 August 1945]. He felt that...
[Annotator's Note: Various noises are heard in the background throughout this clip.] Manuel Ruiz was frightful in...
Mario DeCarlo recalled using a machine gun to fight in the hedgerows to get the Germans out of the trenches. His unit [...
Robert Engel's ship had to dodge German u-boats [Annotator's Note: German submarine] by zig-zagging [Annotator's Note:...
Norman Gustaf Benson left the United States in January 1945. He sailed from Newport Beach, Virginia and landed in...
James Albert Kitts feels his time in the military was necessary and does not regret it. He regrets getting hurt. He was...
[Annotator's Note: Roswell Weil served in the Army as an officer in the Quartermaster Corps and was called to active...
In January 1945, Walter Douglas flew his last mission which was to Paderborn [Annotator's Note: Paderborn, Germany],...
James "Jim" Marshall and his unit [Annotator's Note: 499th Bombardment Group, 73rd Bombardment Wing, 20th Air Force]...
Charles Graves Chauncey did very few daylight missions and during those missions he would fly low. Most of his daylight...
George Allen says he was part of something that worked out well. He was worried that we [Annotator's Note: the United...
James Billingsley was in the mountains fighting and going down a gulley [Annotator's Note: in the Philippines]. Machine...
Occasionally, there were some funny things that happened in the prison camp, according to Randall Edwards. The...
The Germans brought Dominic Frank Poliseno and his fellow prisoners to a camp in Brandenburg [Annotator's Note: Stalag...
Donald C. Morrison and his company [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry...
Sullivan Tindal and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company I, 3rd Battalion, 259th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry...
John "Jack" Raquepau does not know if he got the same bunk that was used by the pilot he replaced [Annotator's Note:...

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