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People in combat are people in combat. Hairston does not believe in women in combat. He is the father of 4 daughters...
The project by John Eisenhower kick started Lyle Bouck's initiative to contact his former comrades. Bouck has been...
Vernon Baker got out of the army on 28 August 1968, 35 years before the interview. He was 83 years old during this...
Richard Ford is able to watch World War 2 movies. Most of the movies in his opinion are a bunch of BS. They do things...
When Edward LaPorta was in North Africa they wore a combat suit. At night they put on heavier clothes because it gets...
John Noack was able to keep a fair distribution system set up in his barracks to ensure everybody got a decent share....
Baum goes on to discuss his career after the war. In 1948, he worked with the Israelis during that war. He advised them...
During that period, the Russian prisoners got along with the American prisoners. One of them made a cigarette case for...
Richard Ford believes that is important for people to know what happened during the war. A lot of people complain about...
John Noack was flown out of Barth, Germany and taken to a camp in France. They stayed there for about three or four...
Kanaya had no idea if everyone made it back. They got off of the train in Chicago; there was a train from the Pacific...
Zawada regrets not finding out who the others prisoners were in his ward. He's never been able to find out anything...
[Annotator’s Note: Interviewer explains to Noack about an item in The National WWII Museum's collection.] John Noack...
Freddie Ohr learned that his uncle had flown as a top turret gunner in B-25 bombers based in Africa. Ohr did not know...
Phoutrides took part in the Normandy invasion. He knew what was happening but couldn't understand the enormity of the...
[Annotators Note: Eva Aigner was a young Jewish girl from Czechoslovakia. After the anti-Jewish laws were implemented...
Inouye realized that there were problems in every state. Segregation in the south was a problem. He was confident that...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper and pathfinder in Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th...
They proceeded to Samar to the repair base. The boats had already begun to be renovated because they had been assigned...
Wilburn K. Ross was on a ship heading through the Straits of Gibraltar when an announcement was made that Germany had...
Tenney's first contact with the Japanese was on the morning of the 10th [Annotator’s Note: April 10, 1942] in a bivouac...
Her commanding officer in Arlington, Virginia was a member of the original few who reported for training in...
Crump was only aware that the Depression was a tragedy. Times were hard. Crump’s dad was unemployed half of the time....
Freddie Ohr got back for Marie's graduation. He had to clean up a little bit when he landed then he joined them at the...
Freddie Ohr notes that another day LeMay [Annotators Note: USAAF then USAF General Curtis LeMay] landed and was looking...
They [Annotations Note: Louis Zamperini, his pilot and their tail gunner] spent 47 days fighting off sharks, the...
The company that Inouye served in had the highest number of casualties with 42. Even the band was cut in half. In...
[Annotators Note: Geraldine Nyman was a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs. She transported...
After Harold Rosen was wounded, he went back into action. The shrapnel was embedded and it allowed him to serve, but...
Pomroy and his fellow Marines walked down to the sandpit at the mouth of the Tenaru River and stared at the dead...
As far as a specific routine, they knew what had to be done when they woke up in the morning. The crews were very...
In Iceland, he took and passed the test for corporal. When Renstrom got back to San Diego he took the test for Sergeant...
There was a guy in Joseph Diamond's outfit [Annotators Note: the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division] that...

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