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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...
One night, Lois Meyer was coming back on base at Parris Island and was wondering where her husband was. There had been...
Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax returned to Hawaii, took advantage of the GI Bill and went to school. After he got home he...
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...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax rose through the ranks quickly [Annotator's Note: while assigned to Fort Shafter as an...
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...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
Lloyd Duncan enlisted in the Navy. He had chosen the Navy because he wanted to fly. He was sent to Memphis, Tennessee...
Mildred Bonvillian Aupied was born in Bayou Black near Houma in Terrebonne Parish [Annotator’s Note: south of New...
Herbert Weatherwax was drafted into the military when he was 24 years old. He had a problem with alcohol while he was...
Rosemary Elfer was born in Grand Bay, Alabama in 1924 even though all of her ancestors were born in Louisiana....
Catherine Long had boot training in the Navy. Her parents had no objection to her joining the service. Her father was...
There was a lot of segregation at the beginning but Lavenia Breaux had the impression that it eased up. Breaux believes...
Calvin Moret and the Tuskegee Airmen helped break down racial barriers. They did not realize at the time that they were...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
[Annotator's Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
William Harvey was stationed on a big island named Burrwood [Annotator's Note: Burrwood, Louisiana]. The United States...
Walter Imahara thinks that future generations can learn from the internment of Japanese-Americans. There is a lot of...
James Jeter was drafted in 1944 but did not pass the physical examination at Fort Humbug [Annotator’s Note: in...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
During the war years, Diana Belliard was in the United States. She lived in Chicago until 1940 then left to go to...

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