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William Barnes was aboard USS PC-590 when it was thrown onto the reef which surrounds Midway atoll. After making...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
When Robert Rosendahl and his fellow survivors were told to destroy their weapons they threw them all out into the bay...
In basic training David Dennis went to school first. His basic training was the normal marching and learning their gun...
On a rainy day William Disanza would work around the house. He did a variety of odd jobs with odd solutions and trick...
Hawk says that the thing he wondered about the most prior to combat was what kind of officers he would have. He says...
They were taken across the Rhine River on a streetcar then put into an underground dungeon [Annotator’s Note: American...
McKee slept in the Frenchman's hayloft over night and suffered from his wounded back [Annotator’s Note: after bailing...
Alexander Jefferson’s plane name was “Bubble Blue Subsoil” [Annotator’s Note: Jefferson became quiet and was lost in...
Jospeh Armanini went to gunnery school while still Stateside. He describes the bombardier's responsibilities while...
They would get up at four in the morning on Pavavu. They were in King (K) Co. 3-1 [Annotator’s Note: K Company, 3rd...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Ben Kuroki learned that it did not matter that he had flown 30 missions, or that he had a chest full of ribbons. An...
Each crew had a tent to themselves. In the 483rd Group [Annotator’s Note: Bombardment group] there were about 20 tents....
Dan Baker thought he was going to be captured once during the Battle of the Bulge. He was sent to deliver a message,...
Lyle Bouck did not meet many civilians in Belgium. Someone higher up had gone through the towns and villages and...
Chuck states that the guys in the Japanese army at Osaka were pretty good guys. 1 of the Japanese soldiers was even a...
Kalil thought his chance of survival was fifty percent. They traveled straight to the Ardennes Forest and stayed in a...
The place where Bilibid prison once stood is now government buildings. Even though the building is gone Gonzales still...
Onesi recalls his time in the prisoner of war (POW) camps. If they were not sergeants, they would have been better off...
When McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work was done trying to improve the living conditions. They still operated...
After the war started their NCO [Annotator's Note: non- commissioned officer] went to Pan Am station and brought back...
They took a lot of casualties as well. The Navy is unlike the Army because the Army upper echelon sits behind the lines...
Grant Ichikawa helped coerce a large number of Japanese soldiers to surrender in the jungles of the Philippines. The...
In Sicily they were in a mountainous area. They made an assault on a hill but the Germans were well dug in and beat the...
While Michael Doi was overseas his family and everyone he knew from Oxnard [Annotators Note: Oxnard, California] was...
Robert Rosendahl got out of Camp O' Donnell and went on a detail north of a town called Cabanatuan where he was put to...
Of all the ports Woods visited he liked Panama the best because it was like being back at home. There was a good...
Fortunately the boat Mervosh was in did not get hit [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Saipan in June 1944]....
Crismon and Malcolm Higgins talked over what they wanted to do. Higgins told him to go down to the back of the plane...
They were told that they had to march about 60 miles [Annotator’s Note: as American prisoners of war in Poland]. Corbin...
Alexander Jefferson came in the middle of the Tuskegee program. The first program was March 1942 and the last class was...
Oscar Johnson was taken to Frankfurt after being held in Bonn for a short time. All he gave the enemy was his name,...
They got on three different ships to haul the First Marine Division on August 25th [Annotator’s Note: 1944]. They...
[Annotators Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the US Marine Corps as a pilot flying F4U Corsairs with Marine Fighting...
When Weber finished high school, she met a priest named Father John. Father John suggested that she look up his brother...

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