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John Campbell returned to the United States from Europe in April 1945. Everything on the East Coast was shut down...
By the time Harold Whitaker made his first voyage carrying grain to North Africa the war in Europe was over so there...
Walter Broll saw the raid on Bari, Italy start at about 7:30 at night while the Grace Abbott's cargo was being...
Walter Broll sailed north of Iceland on his first convoy. The ship zig-zagged over the course of the voyage. He did...
By May 1944, David R. Saunders had joined the Army and was sent to Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in Pineville,...
In 1944, John Campbell came back from Karachi Annotator's Note: Karachi, Pakistan] with a load of British trucks to...
After he graduated from high school, Ralph Crump opted against college, because he considered it a low-cost recruitment...
After high school, Harold Whitaker was bumming around and getting trouble until his mother and a family friend...
Harold Whitaker and a few friends went up to San Francisco in the summer of 1945 and joined the Merchant Marine. They...
As a 13 year old, David Yoho did not have friends of draft age. He did keep company with older boys and took on a tough...
John Campbell was mostly selling newspapers while in high school. He was making as much as a lot of men who were...
Walter Broll passed through the station [Annotator's Note: the Merchant Marine training station at Sheepshead Bay in...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John Campbell about the journalists Walter Winchell and Westbrook Pegler]. They...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS George Gayle. He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he...
John Campbell was on nine different Liberty ships [Annotator's Note: a class of quickly produced cargo ship] over 13...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and served on Liberty ships [Annotator's Note: a class of cargo ship...
Erik Johnsen, a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine says that New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1920s was active with all...
Henry George Joffray was born in March 1926. He grew up in Bellville, Illinois near St. Louis. He graduated from high...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine on the SS Dolly Madison. The major missions of the ship were...
James Crane’s brother was taken prisoner by the Germans [Annotator’s Note: after being shot down over the Ploesti...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John Campbell about pay. He explains the lengthy process for getting paid.]...
Erik Johnsen's training in the US Merchant Marine at Henderson Point, Mississippi was very similar to that of a raw...
James Crane got into the Merchant Marine because Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and...
Erik Johnsen served in the US Merchant Marine on the SS Dolly Madison. He doesn't recall the cargo on his first trip...
The first couple of ships John Campbell was on had no Armed Guard [Annotator's Note: Navy sailors serving aboard...
According to Winchell [Annotator's Note: Walter Winchell, syndicated American newspaper gossip columnist], Hearst [...
William B. Hughes was in Wiesbaden during the occupation [Annotator's Note: Hughes was in Germany serving in the United...
John Campbell spent most of his years [Annotator's Note: in the US Merchant Marine] as an oiler and a fireman. Part of...
John Campbell was on the SS Thomas Pollock, the SS O. Henry, and the SS Jubal A. Early. One they called the bushel...
Ralph Crump arrived in Philadelphia in mid-summer 1944, and was supposed to report to the Merchant Marine Academy, but...
David R. Saunders traveled down the river [Annotator's Note: the Mississippi River] and out into the Gulf of Mexico....
In addition to making him more alert, the war also improved Walter Broll's outlook on life. In meeting a former Me-109...
Edward Kissam was assigned to a Liberty ship [Annotator's Note: a class of quickly produced cargo ship], the SS Thomas...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
William B. Hughes drove trucks after the war. He was proud of his safe driving record. His brother was in the Battle of...
Following his graduation from Kings Point [Annotator's Note: the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York],...

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