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Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
On 11 September 2001, Norman Mineta was having breakfast with the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium who was also that...
In the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, William Hussey's father was about 400 miles to the south with a...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
One night, Lois Meyer was coming back on base at Parris Island and was wondering where her husband was. There had been...
Alice Howie cannot remember what dress she wore for her wedding. She got married at a minister's home in Selma, Alabama...
Cyril de la Vergne's second husband, Jacques, was in World War 2 in the Army. He taught flying afterwards. He had been...
Raymond Downs finally got up the stairs and found the captain in the pilot house. The captain said they needed to get...
Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
Raymond Downs was in the water for almost 20 hours with no food. On the horizon, he could see 27 shrimping boats. He...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Richmond Hamilton's advanced flight training as very orderly and thorough. Each step in the process was very explicit...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
Nelson Constant's company [Annotator's Note: Humble Oil Company] hired 13 colored boys [Annotator's Note: African-...
[Annotator's Note: Alice Howie's husband was killed in an aerial dogfight in Europe and was buried by a French prisoner...
Amelia Taylor discussed the developments of the war while she was in high school. It was very real to them. They...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax returned to Hawaii, took advantage of the GI Bill and went to school. After he got home he...
Coleen Landry's father was an air raid warden and drills would be held weekly. His job included making sure there were...
They started flying and did not quit flying from that point on. Geraldine Nyman was stationed in Long Beach, California...
Lloyd Duncan had a few exciting experiences. After a flight out over the Atlantic the pilot lost manifold pressure and...
Francis Higgins says a female off camera had his uncle in a spell. [Annotator's Note: His uncle was Andrew Jackson...
[Annotator's Note: Clarence Herbert Weatherwax served in the Army as a communications specialist in Headquarters...
After getting the alert prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor that Hawaii may be invaded by sea, Clarence Herbert...
As a result of the war a few items from the Vatican were kept in the National Archives. Corrine Boggs was able to keep...
Delano Brister had a career in the United States Army. The Louisiana Maneuvers made a great impression on him. He...
Everybody knew what they were building there. Hans Courant was at Alamogordo for the bomb test since he had built some...
When they were finished building their positions [Annotator's Note: along the beaches of Oahu] Clarence Herbert...
[Annotator's Note: Corrine Boggs, also known as Lindy, was the wife of Congressman Hale Boggs then later took his...
George Allen says that instructors have to be rough on cadets by design. After they got their wings, they were nice to...
George Allen was in New Orleans, Louisiana on a trip with his family when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He was...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax rose through the ranks quickly [Annotator's Note: while assigned to Fort Shafter as an...
Grace Brown was at her sister's home when she heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
Mary Leisey was born in Honey Brooke, Pennsylvania. It was a small town of nearly 1,000 people. She enjoyed growing up...
William Harvey was called to active duty in April 1941. There was the 1st Division, 2nd Division and the 6th Division [...
Zeno St. Cyr received his draft notice, but he found that he was rejected during his physical examinations because of...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...

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