China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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Samuel Spector's most memorable experience of World War 2 was growing up from 18 to 20 years of age. His expectations...
Cleveland Peterson's most memorable experience was being close to Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. During the...
The war changed Revis Haslett but it is hard to predict what he would have done without that experience. He grew up in...
George Rudloff felt like the Japanese had to be killed. The atrocities committed by the Japanese military were very bad...
After he was discharged from the Army, Roy Uthes did not take advantage of the GI Bill. He and his wife lived with his...
Rather than being discharged, Frederick Moore said, officers are released from active duty. One of his most memorable...
One of the most memorable events that happen to Robert H. "Bob" Harris was when his friend died in the plane he was...
Masaji Inoshita asked the man [Annotator's Note: the man who helped Inoshita's family when they were being interned]...
Gus Gikas and two other men swam about a mile from the sinking HMT Rhona to the Pioneer [Annotator's Note: USS Pioneer...
Herbert Gross and his surviving fellow Vitamin P [Annotator's Note: Vitamin P was the name of the Consolidated B-24...
Samuel Spector returned home from Burma by troopship. From Myitkyina, Spector went to Calcutta, India and shipped out...
Cleveland Peterson made the trip home aboard a Liberty ship. He had flown to Calcutta first, then rode a British train...
In November 1945, George Rudloff left India to return to the United States via troopship. He travelled to Bombay, India...
Masaji Inoshita asked for early retirement [Annotator's Note: early release from the Army]. He was told that he was...
The next day after a good sleep, the Herbert Gross and his shipmate left the village at dawn [Annotator's Note: after...
Gate Tate knew he would be drafted so he volunteered in order to be able to select the branch that he would serve in....
Perry Garten flew a security mission with a colonel that ended up in China. It was an unexpected experience for Garten...
Brooks was born on 30 October of 1919 in Greeneville, Tennessee. He recalls his childhood during the Great Depression....
Sherman was born and raised near Toledo, Ohio. He attended school in Toledo. He was fortunate enough to take classes at...
Henderson begins the interview stating that he wouldn't be there if not for the actions of B-24 crewman.Henderson's...
Esther McNeil grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She was the sixth of eight children.After going into nursing...
William Disanza was born on 120th Street in Manhattan and grew up in the Bronx. In 1950 he got married and moved to New...
Ralph Crump [Annotators Note: For the first 22:26 of this interview the interviewer and interviewee chat about family...
Richard Cole was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1915. After graduating from high school he went to work on a farm for 75...
1 morning the prisoners were called out. They were usually called out every morning so the Japanese could do a head...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
Crump got to Panteloria and was alongside the dock. All of the German prisoners of war did the work. They were younger...
In the hospital they were treated very nice and given so much food that they couldn't eat it all. There was also...
When William Disanza had to urinate he would take a knife and dig a small hole to urinate in. Disanza always noted that...
Within hours any ship passing the destroyer escorts loaded with prisoners would receive prisoners from those destroyer...
Brooks was just past 20 years old when he first entered the Navy. When he came back home it was like coming back to...
William Disanza worked in the office for Falcon Buick. His job was to be the follow up guy. He would contact the...
One of Crump’s friends was on watch on a ship that was torpedoed. Crump’s convoy had about 35 percent casualties. The...
William Disanza's business lasted over 30 years. The war did not change Disanza drastically. He was in the Civilian...
Crump was lucky making the transition from military to civilian life. He had worked in the shipyards prior to military...
William Disanza is not positive about everything but he thinks the Great Depression could never repeat itself. Disanza...

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