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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...
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
William Curtis did not keep up with the other men on his boat after the war except the boatswain’s mate. He worked at a...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Carrol Joy and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotators Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Wallace Jeffery was near the Buchenwald concentration camp when the war ended in Germany. The camp had been liberated...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
[Annotators Note: Charles Fitts served in the army in the mortar squad, 2nd Platoon, Company C, 66th Armored Infantry...
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...
Calvin Barrick was transferred to the USS Searaven [Annotator’s Note: USS Searaven (SS196)] which was an older...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
more missions after D-Day and then returned to the United States. He was in Milwaukie on V-E Day and in Louisiana when...
Abe Milkis returned to his Company as a bazooka man who was assisted by a loader. [Annotator’s Note: Milkis had...
Edward Tipper arrived at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland after his flight from a hospital in England. [Annotator’s...
Frank Buschmeier got seven letters in one day at Stalag Luft IV. One of the men volunteered to read his letters for him...
Francis Dymnicki boarded a ship in England right after V-E Day [Annotator’s Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945] to...
Theodore Finkbeiner does not know why his unit was pulled out of its positions. When they moved into their new...
Finally a jeep showed up with a lieutenant in it who told them [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] when...
Leonard Spivey was at the airfield for a few days. They were at the airfield on V-E Day. All hell was breaking loose on...
Vernon Baker got out of the army on 28 August 1968, 35 years before the interview. He was 83 years old during this...
During that period, the Russian prisoners got along with the American prisoners. One of them made a cigarette case for...
Kanaya had no idea if everyone made it back. They got off of the train in Chicago; there was a train from the Pacific...
Wicker was not fast enough so his buddy would help him swim along in the water [Annotator’s Note: during the attack on...
Standifer had been eating well and sleeping well in the hospital. He was put into a boxcar and shipped to the front. He...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...
When moving from place to place they had to keep alert. During the building of the Remagen bridge, Hurd was hauling...
Inouye helped liberate a village as well. One of the churches in the village had a high steeple. He asked the priest if...
Jackson describes what he experienced at Dachau.They knew it was there. They were called in to clear the bodies. But...
They moved on and Schmedemann ended the war in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia with the Fifth Corps. Pilsen was undamaged so...

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