Reflections

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Pendelton never brought himself to claim his injuries. Pendelton does not know if he ever will or if he even wants to....
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...
Myers knows how Mahatma Gandhi survived; he could do it. He does not know why, but he understands how people can go and...
Because of the war, those that survived were probably better off. They could get a job if they were willing to work.It...
Freddie Ohr learned that his uncle had flown as a top turret gunner in B-25 bombers based in Africa. Ohr did not know...
Swinney always had at least three occupations at the same time. She wanted to learn everything and do everything.Living...
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...
Swinney went to Northwestern University. The nuns had taught her to type when she was in boarding school and that...
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...
Leisey believes that the man who had cancer was the only one to pass away under her care. Some men were going home...
There was a guy in Joseph Diamond's outfit [Annotators Note: the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division] that...
When Holloman got to Ramitelli [Annotator’s Note: Italy] there were no P-47s [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 "...
Betty Masket had started back in school in September [Annotator's Note: September 1945] and graduated that year or the...
Bailey had been walking around the ship [Annotator's Note: the ship that was taking him to the invasion of Okinawa]. He...
Meyer now lives in Washington. Her sons reminded her that it would be easier for them to take care of her in Washington...
Fagot would not go into the U-boat because she is claustrophobic [Annotator's Note: in Argentina for surrender...

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