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Near Libertation from a POW Camp

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/02/POW-Tom-Crosby-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 954.7KB)American troops had finally made it to Manila and were attempting to free POWs like Tom Crosby. Just when things…

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Suffering in a POW Camp

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/02/POW-Tom-Crosby-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:03 — 957.3KB)It is difficult to imagine the conditions for POWs like Tom Crosby in the weeks leading up to their camps…

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Living As A Prisoner of War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/02/POW-Tom-Crosby-21.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 952.7KB)In January of 1942, eight year old Tom Crosby, along with his brother, mother and grandmother, Americans living in Manilla,…

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An 8-Year Old POW

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/02/POW-Tom-Crosby-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:03 — 957.1KB)Life was good for eight year old Tom Crosby, an American living in Manila in 1941. Then December 7th came,…

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Tunnelling to Pass the Time

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/01/Ed-Davidson-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Most prison camps wouldn’t want their detainees digging tunnels to freedom, but at Ed’s camp, it was a way to…

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A World War 2 Pilot and POW

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/01/Ed-Davidson-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 1.9MB)Ed believed he was a well informed pilot flying for the United States. Then the German captured him and told…

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A Young WW2 Pilot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/01/Ed-Davison-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Ed Davidson got to cross the Atlantic on the Queen Mary, but his trip wasn’t for pleasure…

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A Midwestern POW Camp

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/10/POW-Camp-Clarinda.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 955.9KB)They were prisoners of war, yet they were paid for their work; many of them forged friendships with the locals…

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Swimming in a Sea of Burning Oil

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/10/Pearl-Harbor-Survivor-Stu-Hedley-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 1.9MB)Stu Hedley may have believed that once he left his ship, the West Virginia, in Pearl Harbor on the morning…

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Surviving Pearl Harbor: A First Hand Account

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/10/Pearl-Harbor-Survivor-Stu-Hedley.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 1.8MB)We’ve heard of the events of December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. Today, we meet one of the men who…

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Back to Baseball

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/09/Jerry-Coleman-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 1.9MB)Jerry Coleman served his country as a pilot during World War II, then returned home to play professional baseball. 1949…

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A Yankee Pilot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/09/Jerry-Coleman-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 952.9KB)It is difficult to fathom the changes that took place in everyday life in the United State, yet alone Hawaii,…

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Waiting to Join…

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/09/Jerry-Coleman-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 951.8KB)Jerry Coleman was a high school senior when the Japanese hit Pearl Harbor. He was drafted the very next year,…

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From Pearl Harbor into World War II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/09/Al-Bodenlos-Pearl-Harbor-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Al Bodenlos can tell you plenty about building airport runways. Of course, most of those he helped build were on…

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A Witness to the Beginning of World War II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/09/Al-Bodenlos-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)Al Bodenlos was in Honolulu on the morning of December 7, 1941. Like many people there, he didn’t immediately realize…

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An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/09/Al-Bodenlos-Pearl-Harbor-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 952.2KB)Al was about to witness the most realistic military training exercise he had ever seen. As he got closer to…

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German Prisoners of War Going to Church

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/07/John-Fenzell-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:06 — 1.9MB)Sunday was a day of worship in Hampshire, Illinois…both for the American residents and their friends, the German POWs. The…

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Learning English from a German POW

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/07/John-Fenzell-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)When John Fenzell was struggling with English at his Illinois elementary school, he got a tutor…a tutor that just happened…

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Delivering the Paper to a German POW Camp

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/07/John-Fenzell-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)John Fenzell, like many young boys, delivered papers growing up. However, some of his customers happened to be German POWs…

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Midwestern POW Camps in World War II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/07/John-Fenzell-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:03 — 1.9MB)During World War II, young working men left the Midwest to fight for their country. In some cases, it was…

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