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Roger Shaw returned to the SS after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It voyaged to...
Kenneth [Annotators Note: Edwin McAuliffe's brother] was five years older than McAuliffe. Kenneth went to St....
Tom Quigley remembers watching as the two platoons before his made their way down the hillside, through some fields,...
After the war, George Morgan was accepted into a college in Defiance, Ohio. During the war, many basic things had been...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
Edwin McAuliffe remembers everyone having a Victory garden during the war. The McAuliffes also had chickens. McAuliffe'...
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
World War Two changed John McCarthy and his life tremendously. Without the war, he might have been a factory worker....
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...
Schloss begins by describing what life was like in Holland mid 1940. The German Army marched into Holland there were 3,...
Renstrom joined the Marine Corps on June 13th, 1940. He went through boot camp in San Diego. He was raised on a farm in...
Connick and the USS Lander [Annotator's Note: APA-178] brought supplies to Naha Beach on Okinawa. At one point they...
When Woods would go into Times Square young servicemen would give them trouble about why they weren't in the service....
Connick recalls the atmosphere of New Orleans during the war. He remembers men being replaced by stars in the window [...
Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something.She recalls the pin-up girls...
Erickson had supportive parents. They were worried about her, especially after Claudia passed away. They were happy...
Jimmy Doi stayed in the army until 1949. He had reenlisted as a quartermaster because he did not want to be in the...
Snapp met some of the women in the First Air Force class, some were astronauts. They had a tough time as well. Snapp's...
Loevsky's destination during his long march was Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany. Along the way to Moosburg they was...
Tom Quigley and his men began moving inland through the woods and were taking fire from German snipers posted in the...
Frank Mancuso landed in Charleston, South Carolina then he travelled on a hospital train to McKinney, Texas and then to...
Lydia Grant witnessed the attack on the American facilities at Pearl Harbor firsthand. The Japanese strafed the...