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Merle Southworth WWII POW

Merle Leroy Southworth

Merle Leroy Southworth’s grandchild wrote: This is my grandpa, Merle Leroy Southworth, born March 7, 1915, Randolph County Indiana. I don’t remember grandpa ever talking about his time in the service, so this we have pieced together from the records we have found on line or from a box he had sent home from Germany. …

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U-130 and the Grenanger

 

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SGT. F. Robert Bruske

* Bob was an expert marksman. He had a 30-06 with scope and he was used when the unit needed a sharpshooter. He never talked about the fighting and killing. Talked about the good time with buddies and the time he ran into a friend from home….lifetime friends after that. Turned out to be a …

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Edward J. Hoar WWII Picture

Edward J. Hoar

TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD J. HOAR September 3, 1917 – April 9, 2001 My father, Edward J. Hoar (aka Big Ed and E.J.), owned a newsstand across the street from the Empire State Building in New York when he was drafted in 1942. He was sent to Pine Camp, near Watertown, N.Y. where he would meet …

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Alva Sorensen

Alva Sorensen

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Kurt Jansen

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Jorgen Jorgensen WWII Story picture

Jorgen Jorgensen

by Jorgen Jorgensen Our mission as army pilots was to aid chiang kai chek leader of the nationalists in the war with the communists under the leadership of mao zedong.1945. My copilot and Imet the chinese raw soldiers at the c-46 cargo plane were we to fly them to a designated field from kunming china We …

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William O. Sabel WWII Story Japanese plane picture

William O. Sabel

By William O. Sabel Of the many books that have been written by men who fought in World War II, many were first hand accounts of engagements they had participated in. There were many stories of hard fought battles and of unbelievable heroism from these men. Their stories cannot and should not be disparaged nor …

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Charles W. Pearson

This was written by Lt. Pearson’s family member and originally appearing on this site: http://spiritbay.yolasite.com/lieutenant-pearson.php My grandfather, Charles W. Pearson, was a man that everyone loved dearly. He served the Allied Forces in WWII, taking after his own father, William Pearson, who fought in WWI. For years I had always wondered about his campaign in …

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Ed Hirsch

Edward J. Hirsch November 5, 1921-January 4, 2011 U.S. Army, 1942-46 WWII—Europe Prologue: When Edward J. Hirsch recently died, his estate included some items that he brought home from Europe after the war. Many if not most of these items are “Nazi” items. It is not known precisely how he acquired these items, but since …

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