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Joseph Hochadel was wounded in his left leg and had one surgery to fix it. He was in the hospital for approximately a...
Most of the time, they got along with the Filipinos. Stinson notes that any foreigner who comes in and occupies another...
When Blanchard's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Franklin, CV-13] was attacked he didn't realize how close they were to...
Paluch believes that it is very important that institutions like the World War II Museum preserve the stories of people...
The train station manager said that the tracks were blown up and that passage to Yokahama would be impossible. Church...
When the grenade blew Quintana off the hill he does not remember if it knocked him unconscious but he does remember...
Snapp met some of the women in the First Air Force class, some were astronauts. They had a tough time as well. Snapp's...
They had a point system [Annotator's Note: in regards to how soon 1 was discharged] depending on various factors like...
Michael Doi believes that the war did not change his personality. Doi was an athlete in high school. He was a pole...
Robert Christie notes that in the war all of the high philosophical things go out of the window. To actually see it and...
Dupuy and his flight were coming back from Kyushu [Annotator’s Note: Japanese main island]. One of their pilots had...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
Wahlen said he hesitated talking about the war when he came home, but sometimes the pressure was put on him to talk....
McNeil doesn't think that her time in the army changed her life in any way. She was able to see the world.She feels...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
President Harry S. Truman was convinced to come to the west coast [Annotator’s Note: to award Hawk with the Medal of...
They were supposed to leave around 4 p.m., but they were delayed because the area around Schweinheim had not been...
David Paul Spencer heard about the end of the war through the paper. Spencer remembers that he had to go through...
Erickson was always active in church groups and organizations such as Daughters of the American Revolution. She lost...
Kaylor was only about 500 yards away from the Japanese. They were so hungry that they ate despite the smells.Kaylor...
Michael Cokinos had to let the people know that the kids' stomachs were too small to eat certain food at that point....
[Annotators Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
Starnes has thought about the night the USS Boise ambushed the Tokyo Express many times. He had a sense of apprehension...
After the war, Oscar Johnson remained single and never had children. He did not marry until 1986. He feels his wife [...
The Germans expected the Americans to retreat and get out of there. The American unit stayed and fought. 1 of the men...
Raymond Zager drove into the compound [Annotator's Note: Gunskirchen Lager Concentration Camp in Austria]. There were...
One of Hannan's most vivid memories from his action during the Battle of the Bulge was the care that their medics gave...
Leisey's father was a railroad worker and his mother was a garment worker. They survived the Great Depression by...
[Annotators Note: The beginning of this segment is the beginning of the interview, at 00:50:04:000 the interview picks...
Dan Baker’s worst combat moment occurred during his first day in battle outside of Strasburg. A German sniper fired at...
They put Radford in a tent with a bunch of wounded guys after the surgery [Annotator’s Note: after being wounded in...
In Seattle the ship was opened to the pubic to try to convince them to keep working hard. Ari Phoutrides believes that...
Ferrier did not like the way they were awarding flight orders to the crewman. Ferrier made his boss well aware of that...
Robert Murphy located Gordon Prein and convinced him to come to the Las Vegas 505 reunion [Annotators Note: reunion of...
Tyler flew a number of missions at Guadalcanal and again later in the Philippines. On the 15th of June 43 [Annotator's...
Being a bush pilot in Alaska was a fun experience for Geraldine Nyman. One of their employees crashed a plane in the...

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