Interactions with superiors

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James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
On 13 January 1997 Vernon Baker flew to Washington DC with his family. They went into the East Room of the White House...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer mentions to Robert Murphy that he may be doing a series on great military leaders...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...
The next morning Alexander Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
William Lansford was attached to the 27th Regiment [Annotators Note: Headquarters, 27th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine...
Renstrom discusses what it was like to train soldiers. One time he witnessed a soldier giving bayonet instruction to...
Finally a jeep showed up with a lieutenant in it who told them [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] when...
Freddie Ohr found out it was that bullet that ricocheted off his helmet and went into the cushion. His leader made a...
Karr believed that Admiral Becton [Annotator's Note: F. Julian Becton was the Commander of the Laffey] was a very, very...
While Richard Greer and his fellow Marines were on Guadalcanal they were bombed almost constantly. They were hit at ten...
Delewski still hears from different people from the Laffey. After the war he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and got...
It was amazing to Harold Ward to see how quickly they dumped stuff after the war was over. They were heading back to...
There were 2 shifts working and they would usually meet coming out. When they got to the camp everyone was outside on...
A Serbian doctor in the hospital hid Baum. By this point, he had discarded his dog tags because if the Germans had...
Many of the I Company GIs were upset at what they had seen, some more so than others.The I Company commander "lost it."...
Kanaya never tried to escape until after they left camp in Poland in January of 1945. That is when opportunities came...
Joseph Armanini is most proud of the moment he met Gabby Gabreski and how Gabreski congratulated him on how well he...
The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
For the first battle of the Matanikau, James Smith and the Raiders were going to go up the river and 1st Battalion, 7th...
Zawada said the POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] did not look that bad. He remembers that there were about...
Robert Murphy had a lot of postwar contact with General James Gavin. In Murphy’s opinion the reason many high ranking...
Jack feels that World War II is important enough that they shouldn't take it out of the history books. He felt it was...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...
Freddie Ohr came running out of the wave and he did not see the boat anymore. He made two or three passes that low....
Vejtasa had hit the carrier he had made a run on. Fighting 42 was aboard the Yorktown and was commanded by Jimmy...
Mann doesn't recall smelling the camp before seeing it. Dachau was not as much of an extermination camp as it was a...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...
Norman Kleiss knew Peter Gaido pretty well. When Kleiss was about to take off for his first carrier landing he was...
Richard Ford had 180 men in his company with six officers in his LCI [Annotators Note: Landing Craft Infantry] on D Day...
Freddie Ohr went from Corsica Italy to Medina, Italy. They flew out of there on a short steel runway. They flew all of...
James Smith feels there are parts of World War 2 that can be pretty instructive to the future. He believes that with...
There were two black soldiers at the door yelling that the Germans were coming. Lyle Bouck and Kriz [Annotators Note:...
Admiral Kinkaid [Annotato's Note: Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid] who had no experince with carriers or aviators, ordered a...

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