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Lawrence Johnston never had a chance to talk to any of the German scientists who had come to the United States,...
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day during the Battle of the Bulge. They were able to push the Germans back ten...
On 23 April [Annotators Note: 23 April 1945] Mancel Kirk and his fellow 168th Infantry Regiment GIs were taken by truck...
William Barnes got orders to get off at Bougainville. He was ordered to get back to the United States the best way he...
Dupuy and his flight were coming back from Kyushu [Annotator’s Note: Japanese main island]. One of their pilots had...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
Theodore Van Kirk remembers receiving word that President Harry Truman had approved the plans to drop the bomb and to...
[Annotators Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
The prisoners of war knew that there was a possibility that they would be attacked during the voyage to Japan.When they...
Lawrence Johnston was at Stanford University helping to build a two mile long linear accelerator. A guy named Pinofsky...
Lucien Laborde had no personal contact with General Patton. People do not understand that war is hell and Laborde is...
The veterans felt better having other veterans around. When replacements came in Robert Akins knew that they were well...
When they reached 10,000 feet, Jeppson [Annotator's Note: USAAF 2nd Lieutenant Morris R. Jeppson, the assistant...
John Vessey had just returned from a mission when he was told that a cease fire was going into effect and the war in...
They were just over 33,000 feet when they dropped the bomb. It was as high as they could get. When they made it back to...
Representatives from each camp were taken to Okinawa for a meeting to determine the best way to get the American...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served in the navy as a TBM Avenger pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT-13, flying from...
Gerard Halpern feels that the United States could not have avoided taking part in World War 2. The United States had...
Fredrick Hollis did not witness much family talk about the conflict during World War 2. Some of his relatives served in...
A Japanese soldier and his family walk along a pier; a ship can be seen behind them. "Hiroshima. Jap soldier and...
Japanese soldier walks along a pier, away from a ship, and carrying a large pack over one shoulder; "Jap soldier comes...
Aerial view of damage after atomic bomb drop by 10th Air Force. "3PR5M422-IV 153 20AF Restricted." Reverse: "Hiroshima...
Aerial view of rubble and devastating, atomic bomb damage. "Hiroshima. See M423-18. After the atomic bomb." Hiroshima,...
Aerial view of rubble and devastation after atomic bomb dropped in Nagasaki. "Nagasaki after the atomic bomb." Nagasaki...
Aerial view of flat field; a few Japanese planes scattered below. "3PR5M423-1: 74 -20 AF- p:8:1115K-12:1500 - 500 -...
Destroyed hospital and rubble in Hiroshima. "Red Cross Hospital, Hiroshima. 100's [of] bodies on floors burned."...
View of destruction in Hiroshima. "Hiroshima downtown." Hiroshima, Japan. 1945
Destruction in Hiroshima, with a view of a river in the background. "Hiroshima, [likely Nishikawa] West River."...
"Devastation of Nagasaki industrial (factory) district by 2nd Atomic bomb dropped on Japan (22 Sep 45)." 22 September...
General view of destruction. "Hiroshima. Looking at news building." Hiroshima, Japan. 1945
Aerial view of the mushroom cloud from atomic bomb. "Atomic bomb." See also 2010.216.369. Nagasaki, Japan. 9 August 1945
Aerial view of the mushroom cloud from the atomic bomb. "This is the smoke column caused by the explosion of the second...
Navy officers stand amidst rubble. "Hiroshima. Lt. Norman Molyneaux, Lt. O.L. Miles. Red Cross Hospital [in the]...
Aerial view of rubble and atomic bomb damage; undamaged or rebuilt bridge in center. "Hiroshima. See M423-23."...

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