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Jimmy Doi and his family were informed in March that they were being sent to an internment camp. There was nothing they...
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] The...
They started on their way to Paris but got word that General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army General George Smith...
The training also helped Lyle Bouck. It was new to all of them. The purpose of an I...
Chuck was able to see his Ford Coupe being driven around the island by the Japanese from a window in the church they...
Malarkey's group did not have pathfinders to identify the drop zone. Their pathfinders had gone down in the channel [...
When Edward LaPorta landed in Oran all he could see was the German fortress which had two giant spotlights shining out...
On the evening of 28 February [Annotator's Note: 28 February 1942] they left the area they had been fighting in and...
As far as a specific routine, they knew what had to be done when they woke up in the morning. The crews were very...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
Another problem they had was when they 1st arrived on the island they ran out of food. When they landed they had the...
Tarrant would clean up the compartments of the mess attendants and things of that nature. He met a few Filipinos who...
1 of the men working with Church was hard headed and clearly unhappy with their current predicament. When they were...
William Lansford and the other Marine Raider recruits were taken to Jacques Farm where they began their training. The...
Those with dysentery didn't live very long. Dehydration, lack of food, lack of water, the sickness, it was awful....
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...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the USMC as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine...
On a rainy day William Disanza would work around the house. He did a variety of odd jobs with odd solutions and trick...
They built the dugout for 3 people. They would run around and get food, and they would work all night. After...
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...
The US Navy had planes ready to help out at Wake Island but the admiral in charge figured that it was going to be too...
[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...
The 1st time they were taken to the ghetto, they were taken to a cemetery 1st. They stayed there for 3 days. The...
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...

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