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End of World War II: 70th Anniversary
"END OF WAR!” the headlines screamed on September 2, 1945. 70 years later, we continue to recognize the significance of the end of World War II. The Allied victories over Germany (in May 1945) and over Japan (in August 1945) brought forth worldwide jubilation: after years of deprivation, hardship, and separation, peace was finally at hand. Recovery would pose new challenges, however. By 1945, the world had utterly, and irrevocably, changed. Here, the Veterans History Project presents collections that explore what the war’s end meant to some of the over 16 million Americans who served, and the costs of war that they confronted once the fighting was over.
Image: Violet Clara Thurn CowdenViolet C. Thurn Cowden
WASP
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Arthur EckArthur Eck
ARMY
World War II

Memoir
Image: Ernest E. GallegoErnest E. Gallego
ARMY AIR CORPS
World War II


Video Interview, Photos, Other Materials
Image: Robert Wyatt GranstonRobert Wyatt Granston
NAVY
World War II

Audio Interview, Personal Correspondence
Image: Melford K. JarstadMelford K. Jarstad
MARINE CORPS
World War II

Interview Transcript
Image: John Junji KatsuJohn Junji Katsu
ARMY
World War II


Video Interview
Image: Merle KorteMerle Korte
NAVY
World War II

Video Interview, Photos, Official Documents
Image: Evelyn KowalchukEvelyn Kowalchuk
ARMY
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Charles Kittle MarlattCharles Kittle Marlatt
ARMY AIR CORPS
World War II

Archival Film Footage, Other Information
Image: Frank Hamilton Morrison, IIFrank H. Morrison, II
ARMY
World War II

Photos, Official Documents, Personal Correspondence
Image: Charles Summers StevensonCharles S. Stevenson
NAVY
World War II

Photos, Memoirs, Diaries, Correspondence, Official Documents
Image: Lester Irwin TenneyLester Irwin Tenney
ARMY
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Robert J. TweedRobert J. Tweed
ARMY
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Charles E. WarfordCharles E. Warford
NAVY
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Louis J. ZoghbyLouis J. Zoghby
ARMY
World War II

Audio Interview
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