Prisoner experiences

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John Howland had taken flight courses and was ready to join the Air Force but was restricted from becoming a pilot...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
[Annotators Note: Barbara Pathe worked for the American Red Cross (ARC) on a Red Cross Clubmobile attached to various...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
James Livaudais saw that the German troops in Ludwigslust, Germany tried their best not to be taken prisoner by the...
George Morgan mentioned Kauffman as being the only superintendant of the Naval Academy who followed his father in that...
Francis Dymnicki boarded a ship in England right after V-E Day [Annotator’s Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945] to...
Lyle Bouck thought about escaping twice. Reid [Annotators Note: Bouck’s friend Matt Reid] and Bouck were on a detail...
1 day a train loaded with bomb shells came into the camp and as it came through the camp a routine safety check found a...
They were putting the gas into the vehicles that were selected to make the rest of the trip. Lyle Bouck recalled seeing...
Church was able to keep his wits about him during his prisoner experience because every man he was with was in the same...
Sabol was flying at 28,500 feet when he was shot down. He had heard about other guys being shot at by fighter planes on...
At first, Paluch was attached to the 1st Army and was then transferred to the 3rd Army. When they got to the Hurtgen...
Church did not know what to expect when he surrendered. There was about 5000 troops with over 4500 backups. There were...
[Annotators Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
The guys who captured them were about in their 30s.The SS men put them into the field. Eventually the SS men circled...
1 of the men working with Church was hard headed and clearly unhappy with their current predicament. When they were...
They were taken across the Rhine River on a streetcar then put into an underground dungeon [Annotator’s Note: American...
McKee and Whitsell were moved to a woman's home until arrangements were made to travel to Paris via train. He was...
When Weber finished high school, she met a priest named Father John. Father John suggested that she look up his brother...
Baynham doesn't remember many details from his interrogation. He was accused of being a spy and was threatened with...
One thing that gave the prisoners hope was when the American planes would fly over and drop pamphlets telling them that...
Baynham recalls writing a couple of postcards per month. His folks wrote a lot but he only received a couple of letters...