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Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
John DuBose had eight months of back pay when he departed the SS Frenchtown. He was concerned that he would be robbed...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam returned from the war and had a lot of family problems to deal with.]. Kissam did use...
For about 60 years, John Campbell never said or did anything Merchant Marine. He just put it aside. He thinks it is why...
Walter Broll and his ship the Grace Abbott were in the harbor of Bari, Italy for two weeks before the attack took place...
John Campbell stopped in Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] for orders. From there they went to a holding area...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts mid-conversation.] Edward Kissam's father was associated with a saw mill. It...
Erik Johnsen was in school at Tulane, University in New Orleans, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He feels this...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
Erik Johnsen served in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2. As a result of the war, his father realized his dream...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
James Crane would repeat his service in World War II if called upon. The country has been very good to him and his...
After separation from the service, David R. Saunders did not take advantage of the G.I. Bill. Saunders' most memorable...
Harold Whitaker does not believe that the story of the veterans of World War 2 has not really been told. He also...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari the day after the attack. It appeared that the Abbott may have been the...
When Pearl Harbor was attacked, Ralph Crump said there was "tremendous panic" in the Los Angeles area. They immediately...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS George Gayle sailed alone before reaching...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John Campbell about the relationship between President Franklin Delano...
Roger Shaw was 22 years old when he returned to the United States. When he got back to the United States, he went up...
David R. Saunders saw his first combat at Lingayen Gulf [Annotator's Note: Luzon, Philippines]. He was not injured...
Woods and the interviewer discuss the format for the interview.Edward Thomas Woods was born in 1927 in Manhattan, New...
Ralph Crump [Annotators Note: For the first 22:26 of this interview the interviewer and interviewee chat about family...
Crump got to Panteloria and was alongside the dock. All of the German prisoners of war did the work. They were younger...
Within hours any ship passing the destroyer escorts loaded with prisoners would receive prisoners from those destroyer...
One of Crump’s friends was on watch on a ship that was torpedoed. Crump’s convoy had about 35 percent casualties. The...
Crump was lucky making the transition from military to civilian life. He had worked in the shipyards prior to military...
Woods did well in school. He could have gone on to any of the advanced training schools but he volunteered to go out as...
Crump was only aware that the Depression was a tragedy. Times were hard. Crump’s dad was unemployed half of the time....
When Woods would go into Times Square young servicemen would give them trouble about why they weren't in the service....
All of the Catholic school teachers were nuns. They were not married. High school teachers in Iowa were required to be...
Of all the ports Woods visited he liked Panama the best because it was like being back at home. There was a good...
Crump had enrolled as a draftsman in the local aircraft plant but in the meantime several of the shipyards had posted...
Woods was a wiper in the engine room. There were 15 wipers aboard large ships. The wipers reported to the 1st Mate....
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...
Woods was upset after the war because he wasn't given the benefits of the G.I. Bill. A friend of his his who had been...
Crump stayed in the shipyard for the better part of a year. They had launched about 14 ships. The launching details had...

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