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[Annotators Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
It is George Kearney's opinion that the exhibits at the museum [Annotators Note: The National WWII Museum] accurately...
[Annotators Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
Life in Hawaii was wonderful for Lydia Grant before the war. The island was at its pristine best at that time. Grant...
Fredrick Hollis was born in January 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. The Great Depression started in October 1929 and his...
[Annotators Note: there is an interruption about 45 seconds into the interview after which the interview is started...
George Kearney really enjoyed working for Higgins Industries. Durbins [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling] was in...
One of George Kearney's friends, who lives not far from him, was a ban saw operator who cut the notches for the keel...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Edwin McAuliffe graduated high school the year the war ended. When he started his first year of college at Southeastern...
George Kearney was living on magazine Street when he went to work for Higgins. At the time, he was a student at Delgado...
Lydia Grant describes recreation and life as a young girl in the Navy Yard at Pearl Harbor. As an attractive young girl...
Edwin McAuliffe's father was born in Ireland and was wounded during World War 1 at Gallipoli. His mother was born in...
[Annotators Note: This segment is the beginning of a second interview recorded with Mrs. Grant in the studio at The...
Kenneth [Annotators Note: Edwin McAuliffe's brother] was five years older than McAuliffe. Kenneth went to St....
[Annotators Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
Edwin McAuliffe was more interested in the war in Europe. He was also interested in the air war in England because his...
[Annotators Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
In the months leading up to the United States entry into the war, the country was isolationist. Fredrick Hollis was...
Lydia Smith Grant was born in Bath, Maine. Her grandfather was a banker as was her father. Her stepfather was in the...
Edwin McAuliffe was in Covington [Annotators Note: Covington, Louisiana] visiting friends. The news came across the...
Frederick Hollis was drafted in August 1952. He had sixteen weeks of army basic training in Fort Bliss, Texas, eight...
When Edwin McAuliffe was a kid during the war there were things everywhere that reminded people that there was a war...
Edwin McAuliffe remembers everyone having a Victory garden during the war. The McAuliffes also had chickens. McAuliffe'...
Edwin McAuliffe does not remember missing anything in particular during the war years however he knows his parents did...
Frederick Hollis contributed to the war effort through scrap drives held in Detroit. At the collection points, snow...
Wagner grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She attended high school and college in there.Her father was a ladies tailor. He...
Lawrence Johnston was born in February 1918 to parents who were Christian missionaries. He was born in China and spent...
Lavenia Hickman Breaux was born in Slidell, Louisiana in 1917 and is 94 years old at the time of this interview. Breaux...
Flournoy was born in Wheaton, Missouri on March 30th, 1921. The Depression affected her family but as a kid she did not...
Geraldine Nyman was born in Emmett, Idaho in 1920. She grew up with a family that moved every year. Her father was a...
Janice Martin Benario was born in Baltimore, Maryland and went through the public school system. She wanted to go away...
Snapp was born in Washington D.C. She lived there for about two years and then moved to Colorado. She eventually moved...

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