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Wim de Jonge was born in February 1920 in Rotterdam, Holland. His parents were both teachers. The family moved to the...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the suburb of Cicero. Right...
Ghislaine Hegerty was born in November 1924 in Courtrai, Belgium. Her childhood was serene prior to the war. She was...
Glen Arnold Jostad grew up on a farm during the Great Depression. His family was poor but never hungry since they had...
Constance Negrotto was born on 8 August 1924 to Ralph and Inez Hinkel. When she was five years old, the family moved to...
Carrol Joy was born in Morris County about 25 miles south of Manhattan, Kansas in 1920. He had one brother and one...
Francis John "Jack" Higgins was born in October 1922 in Omaha, Nebraska. He left there at two years of age and moved to...
Walter Halloran was born on 25 August 1923 in Chatfield, Minnesota. Growing up on his family’s farm was extremely...
Arnold Debrick was born on a farm in Paolo, Kansas in March 1925. He attended a one room school in town. In second...
Erik Frithjof Johnsen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 1925 and had one brother who had been born in 1922....
Donald Witmer was born an only child in September 1924 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His mother died when he was 18...
George Haines was born in April 1925 in Rochester, New York. His father worked at the YMCA [Annotator's Note: Young Men...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
Raymond Wells was born in Eagle, Colorado in April 1922. He was living in Secora, New Mexico and remembers the day the...
Perry Smith was born at West Point, New York in 1934 while his father was serving as an instructor at the US Military...
John Moran was born in Superior, Wisconsin. He had a great youth and enlisted in the Army at 17. He was then sent to...
Gerald Abbenhaus was born in January 1920 on a farm in northeast Nebraska. He went to Bloomfield High [Annotator's Note...
Paul Pizzolongo was born in February 1923 in Bronx, New York. His father picked numbers for the bookies and his mom did...
It was very difficult for Marthe Cohn to get into Germany as a spy. She worked for Colonel Bouvet [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
George Kearney really enjoyed working for Higgins Industries. Durbins [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling] was in...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
On his 22nd mission, Herbert Gross bailed out over French Indochina in Japanese territory. It took eight days to walk...
Herbert Heilbrun wore long johns under woolen pants with a warm shirt under a Mae West [Annotator's Note: inflatable...
Donelson Houseman was confident in his training. What worried him was that he did not know where he was. He was taken...
The day the affair took place [Annotator's Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea on 19-20 June 1944] they had not had...
Howard Genrich was on a stretcher when he was loaded onto a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 cargo aircraft]...
Paul Pizzolongo says that England was rainy, and the people had no teeth. The British loved the Americans, treated them...
Judith Meisel was standing with her mother and sister when they discovered that her sister had typhus. That was the...
Benjamin Carson found that evacuating Makin Island was far more difficult that arriving there. The tide worked against...
By the end of January 1945, Carroll Knutson could hear the artillery fire in the distance as the Soviets advanced into...
In Norfolk, Virginia, Leo Praetorius was assigned to several different pilots. They were training up and down the east...
Paul Amrod arrived on the southern beaches of Okinawa to aggressive Japanese artillery fire. There was still heavy...
In September 1944, Francis Resta was attached to the 29th Infantry Division and he saw his first combat at Birgden,...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
Walter Jacobs thought that the Japanese were not normal people. They were fanatics. They were good at sneaking around...

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