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Normand F. Gallichant was preparing to hit the beaches of Japan just before the war ended. Defenses in Japan would have...
[Annotator's Note: Margaret Stephensen was an administrative clerk at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C...
Raymond Urban was called back for Korea but spent his time at Camp Pendleton [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]...
Charles Wesley Borders was home when the Japanese surrendered. He celebrated for a week. Borders fell in love with...
Richard Asbury flew both in Korea [Annotator's Note: Korean War, 1950 to 1953] and Vietnam [Annotator's Note: Vietnam...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Abner Aust to describe the mission where he shot down three Japanese Franks -...
Henry Sherman Fouts' last combat mission [Annotator's Note: with the 346th Bombardment Squadron, 99th Bombardment Group...
At the end of the war, Ernst Schrader fought in the streets against the Czechs in the Sudetenland. The Czechs rebelled...
Ray League and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division]...
Joseph Blouin did not fly any missions after D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June...
Thomas Landrum was an Army clerk at a school in England. It was an engineering school. The Bailey bridge [Annotator's...
Alan Moskin had difficulty sleeping during his occupation duty [Annotator's Note: in Europe from 8 May 1945 to 1 March...
Roswell Weil was on Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: Omaha Beach, Normandy, France] bringing in supplies. His depot [...
[Annotator's Note: Erna Deiglmayr worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, UNRRA, in...
Robert Guitard could tell we were no longer at war when women could buy silk stockings, and everyone could buy butter....
Simon Braitman cried when he was liberated [Annotator’s Note: by the 71st Infantry Division on 4 May 1945]. He could...
[Annotator's Note: David Harvey was discharged from the Navy in 1946. He then joined the Army for the Korean War on 1...
[Annotator's Note: Dr. Robert Beynon was serving aboard the USS Bowfin (SS-287) when it survived an attack by a...
Charles Taylor was assigned to the USS Absecon (AVP-23) as the catapult officer, even though he had no training in this...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts mid conversation.] William Martin was drafted in January 1943. He was lucky he...
Donald Dean Paynter came back, finished school with an engineering degree, and went to work for Shell Oil Company. He...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks George Wiswell what it was like when the war ended.] Thank goodness it was over...
Thomas Wicker recalled the day before the Japanese surrender, they had to fuel the USS Missouri (BB-63). The ship had a...
[Annotator's Note: Malcolm Ernest was a prisoner of war at Camp O'Donnell on Luzon, Philippines.] Ernest was among a...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks William Nesser about why he was not part of the Murmansk run PQ-17, an Atlantic...
When there were indications that both German fronts were collapsing, Jack Lengsfield knew the war would soon be over....
Erwin Johnson was a prisoner of war being held in Mukden, Manchuria when he was told the war was over on 17 August 1945...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Massey served in the Army as a BAR man in the 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry...
The prisoners began to get reports that the war was coming to an end, according to Paul Carter, and they could see...
One morning around 1 May 1945, Paul Bosworth woke up to the smell of coffee which was unusual. He woke up Byron [...
The Russians [Annotator's Note: 262nd Rifle Division, 113 Infantry Corps] liberated Malcolm Ernest [Annotator's Note:...
Itka Zygmuntowicz stayed in Auschwitz until 18 January 1945 when she and the other inmates were marched out of the camp...
Arthur Smith and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 13 (MTBRon 13)] set up their shore base in...
For Charles Balaza, flights of American planes over the prison camp foretold the oncoming victory. The end was near....
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld was liberated by Russian soldiers [Annotator's Note: he was a prisoner of war in Stalag III-B...
Returning to his memories of the prison camp, Robert Lents said it was about 25 July [Annotator's Note: 25 July 1945]...

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