Prisoner of war experience

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They did not want to get caught on the railroad tracks when hit was dark because that is when the RAF would come...
After that mission [Annotator’s Note: an aborted mission to an airfield just outside of Paris during which Grant had...
Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp.  When a group of Americans killed a German...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division which...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotators Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
To Charles Fitts, actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not set...
Charles Fitts had stashed a watch in the one place that the Germans did not search. It was an automatic wristwatch that...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW camp.  The potatoes were often rotten.  The best treat for the...
[Annotators Note: William Leibold served in the navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
Olen Grant only had one surgery while he was in Austria. In the hospital room Grant was in there were three Americans...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
Olen Grant left Paris on a train which took him to a station in Frankfurt. Between the station and Dulag Luft they...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp.  There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins mid sentence. Leibold is apparently recommending places to eat in Escondido.]...
When Grant went out for his operation, he and the guard rode a streetcar into town then boarded another one that took...
Byron Othello Wilkins made sergeant on 3 December [Annotators Note: 3 December 1944] and met the new captain around...
Josephine Pescatore prayed when Cardinal Spellman gave a talk to a large group of troops before she went overseas....
Charles Fitts and the other prisoners were taken to a bunker. It was there that they realized just how many of the men...
Olen Grant spent Christmas 1943 in a prison camp. For Grant, the holidays were just like any other day. Some of the...
When the two guys who wrote Stalag 17 wrote it, Grant thinks that they never dreamed of selling it in the United States...
Tom Quigley remembers how after the war ended, they were able to drive with the lights on their cars turned on. On his...
Corbin discusses the Battle of the Bulge, the Hammelburg Raid, and the book The Longest Winter [Annotator's Note: The...
Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's note: early Cannon Company, before they established them] 39th...
Lyle Bouck did not like the taste of the food. The men were marched to a town east of Losheim and put in the basement...
Kalil does not know what happened to the P-47 pilot. The airmen were taken to a different camp from the infantry. He...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] let some of the Red Cross packages go to pot. They would put them in store house...
Edward LaPorta does not recall the date he was captured at Kasserine Pass in North Africa. He believes that the reason...
1 morning the prisoners were called out. They were usually called out every morning so the Japanese could do a head...
They had to go through roll call everyday at the camp. They were all assigned different Japanese numbers. In the...
They [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] had been given their parcels [Annotators Note: Red Cross...
Leonard Spivey noted that there was a lot of commotion when they were burrowing through the tunnel. Some of the guys in...

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