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The young George Morgan enjoyed baseball as a fan and player. In 1942 or 1943, Branch Rickey became general manager of...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the navy aboard the submarines USS Thresher (SS-200) and USS Lizardfish (SS-...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Byron Othello Wilkins arrived back at Camp Maxey in Texas and saw a group of LSU men at the camp with a band to play...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
George Edward Morgan was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey on 29 June 1927. He had a younger brother named Robert....
Life in Hawaii was wonderful for Lydia Grant before the war. The island was at its pristine best at that time. Grant...
Sidney Philips was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up on Georgia Avenue in midtown. Eugene [Annotators Note...
John J. Witmeyer, known all his life as JJ, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1921. He lived in only two different...
Wallace Jeffery was born on 27 January 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa. He moved many times but by nine years of age, the...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
Billy Grieves talks about the eulogies he gives for friends who have passed away. He has officiated a number of...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] On 16 February 1944 the...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When...
Lydia Grant describes recreation and life as a young girl in the Navy Yard at Pearl Harbor. As an attractive young girl...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
Robert Freligh served during the war because he felt it was his duty. He was also 20 years old at the time and thought...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
Once sent back to New Orleans, Frank Mancuso was assigned as a special services officer [Annotators Note: at Camp Leroy...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS . He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he discovered...
Tom Quigley made his way home where he had to check in to a base camp back stateside. On the way home he stopped and...
Frank Buschmeier feels like he owes his life to the men who flew the plane and he owes his life to the durability of...
Donald Bryan’s last kill was an Arado234. Years later it was discovered that the German pilot flying that plane was on...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with George Griffenhagen and the interviewer returning from a break and talking...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
After the war, George Morgan was accepted into a college in Defiance, Ohio. During the war, many basic things had been...
William Pena was born in Laredo, Texas and attended a Catholic middle school and public high school. He was the editor...
Norman Hatch received his orders to the 5th Marine Division while he was still in the United States as his...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
Being a submariner prepared Billy Grieves for his career as a firefighter. After seeing the worst, everything else is...
Robert Harris appreciated being an American much more after his experiences in the Second World War. He had thought...
George Morgan mentioned Kauffman as being the only superintendant of the Naval Academy who followed his father in that...
Francis Dymnicki boarded a ship in England right after V-E Day [Annotator’s Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945] to...

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