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John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Robert Kelso's unit had pulled up near a railroad track and dug in. He had heard that some of the guys went to a...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotators Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
When Masaji Inoshita got to the ceremony [Annotator’s Note: a Japanese surrender ceremony in China] he found out that...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
John Witmeyer and the entire 79th Infantry Division were involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and he and his men fought...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] There were a lot...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the town of...
After he recovered sufficiently in the hospital, John Witmeyer was sent back to the front lines in January of 1945...
Jimmy Doi was born in Oxnard, California in 1925. Growing up in California was great until the war started. Doi was 16...
Bailey has seen the Okinawan civilian jumping off of cliffs on television. It puzzles Bailey how two Okinawan women...
Standifer tried to use a credit card on one of his return trips to Germany in 1996 and the man who he was trying to buy...
The Monuments Men group totaled about 60 men when Ettlinger was a member. They continued to be in existence even after...
Besides the flag raising, Dave Severance's most vivid memory was the loss off troops. They knew that the Japanese were...
Bailey had a picture of himself with a flamethrower on his back. It was taken while he was waiting to go free one of...
They were not really Russian soldiers, but they were of Ukranian descent. Standifer called them Russians. If the...
To William Lansford all campaigns had goofy things happen. The first time he went out by himself he had been warned of...
Kanaya had no idea if everyone made it back. They got off of the train in Chicago; there was a train from the Pacific...
Dan Baker would send patrols out to the German lines. In one instance he sent three men out, but only two came back....
That was as close as Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator’s Note: during a Japanese attack in the Philippines]....
McClellan and two other people were selected to take the guns down to Paris. On the train ride down he was with a...
Dan Baker was later assigned to the Vienna area command under General Mark Clark, where there was a four power command...
Standifer had been eating well and sleeping well in the hospital. He was put into a boxcar and shipped to the front. He...
They retreated about eight or ten miles before they decided to put up a fight [Annotator’s Note: during the Battle of...
Grant Ichikawa helped coerce a large number of Japanese soldiers to surrender in the jungles of the Philippines. The...
While Michael Doi was overseas his family and everyone he knew from Oxnard [Annotators Note: Oxnard, California] was...
James was there for about 2 or 3 months for ground school. He was then shipped to Lafayette. He did not make his first...
The Airborne soldiers who were rescuing the civilians came in by sea as well [Annotator’s Note: during the Los Banos...
For the remainder of the war Michael Cokinos was a company commander in the 83rd Infantry Division. He served as a...
They [Annotator's Note: the Germans] had a tank near there but it had been disabled and bombed by the Air Force.They...

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