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Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
[Annotators Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
It is George Kearney's opinion that the exhibits at the museum [Annotators Note: The National WWII Museum] accurately...
[Annotators Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
Francis Dymnicki was born in Yonkers, New York and lived there for ten years during the Depression until his father...
Wallace Jeffery was born on 27 January 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa. He moved many times but by nine years of age, the...
George Kearney really enjoyed working for Higgins Industries. Durbins [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling] was in...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
As a veteran, John Witmeyer believes in the importance and the value of history, especially the history of World War 2...
Barbara Pathe was born in Bethel, Ohio. She lived there until she was eight years old. She had an older brother, an...
[Annotators Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
[Annotators Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
In the months leading up to the United States entry into the war, the country was isolationist. Fredrick Hollis was...
Frederick Hollis contributed to the war effort through scrap drives held in Detroit. At the collection points, snow...
Wagner grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She attended high school and college in there.Her father was a ladies tailor. He...
Biddle was born in Daleville, Indiana on November 28th, 1923. Daleville had about nine hundred people. He lived there...
Betty Masket was born in Cullowhee, North Carolina in 1923. The Depression did not affect Masket as much as it did...
Kaylor was born in Highspire, Pennsylvania. He went to Highspire High School. K-12 was in the same building. A friend's...
Bailey was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina on 12 September 1921.During the Great Depression Bailey's clothes...
Jimmy Doi was born in Oxnard, California in 1925. Growing up in California was great until the war started. Doi was 16...
Swinney was born in LaSalle, Illinois and grew up in Gary, Indiana. During that time, Gary had the Carnegie Illinois...
John Luckadoo does not believe that long range fighter protection was possible in the early stages of the war. They...
After completing her course work, Betty Masket went home for a couple of weeks. She then went to the plant [Annotator's...
Jimmy Doi and his family were informed in March that they were being sent to an internment camp. There was nothing they...
Crump had enrolled as a draftsman in the local aircraft plant but in the meantime several of the shipyards had posted...
Crumps dad was making 90 cents an hour. A dime was a big difference in those days. Gasoline was 10 cents a gallon and a...
Crump stayed in the shipyard for the better part of a year. They had launched about 14 ships. The launching details had...
The Germans had a lot of horsedrawn equipment. Their tanks were good but they were too well engineered. To get a German...
Edwin McAuliffe recalls everyone being involved in the shipping industry in New Orleans at that time. He would go with...
There were two vacant lots near Frederick Hollis’s home in Detroit. He decided to grow a Victory Garden in them. The...
Fredrick Hollis did not witness much family talk about the conflict during World War 2. Some of his relatives served in...
"Lighthouse" tubes for generating high-frequency radio waves developed by General Electric. Official Caption: "Rome, 6/...
A 20x20 magazine igloo at Camp Polk, Louisiana on 31 May 1941

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