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End of Wolrd War II: 75th Anniversary (Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project)
75 years ago, the world watched, waited, and finally celebrated as years of war came to an end. As hostilities drew to a close, first with the Allied victory in Europe in May 1945 and then four months later with Japan’s surrender in August, American servicemen and women grappled with the reality of postwar life. Though peace was welcome and sweet, the end of the war brought about profound changes and challenges. Here, the Veterans History Project presents a look into the wartime experiences of just a few of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, and what they confronted at war’s end.
Image: Robert Frank AugurRobert Frank Augur
ARMY
World War II

Photos, Correspondence, Memoir
Image: Gilmon BrooksGilmon Brooks
MARINE CORPS
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Benjamin D. CooperBenjamin D. Cooper
ARMY
World War II


Video Interview
Image: Ed GodwinEd Godwin
NAVY
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Frank HosendoveFrank Hosendove
NAVY
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Jimmie KanayaJimmie Kanaya
ARMY
World War II

Video Interview, Audio Interview
Image: Betty Tosti LeidingBetty Tosti Leiding
SPAR
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Robert G. MackeyRobert G. Mackey
NAVY
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Ralph Earl MoulisRalph Earl Moulis
ARMY AIR CORPS
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Alfred K. Newman, Sr.Alfred K. Newman
MARINE CORPS
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Gladyce P. NypaneyGladyce P. Nypan
MARINE CORPS
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Ralph Earl MoulisGeorge W. Pearcy
ARMY
World War II

Video Interview, Photos, Diary, Correspondence
Image: Mary C. RaglandMary C. Ragland
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS
World War II

Video Interview
Image: George Taro SakatoGeorge Taro Sakato
ARMY
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Jerome YellinJerome Yellin
ARMY AIR CORPS
World War II

Video Interview
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