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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...
Ernest Jackson was born in Sumter, South Carolina. His family migrated [Annotator's Note: Great Migration, or Black...
Ora Hicks treated injured soldiers using physiotherapy [Annotator's Note: disease treatment by means other than drugs...
Norma Jean Ford Beard only knew that her father was a pilot and was killed until she was 13 years old. [Annotator's...
Betty Soskin works at the Visitor Center [Annotator's Note: she became a National Park Ranger in 2006 at the age of 85...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
Ernest Jackson received his draft notice. He did not know if he was going to qualify. He was amazed he passed that day...
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...
Jack A. Gillis was a member of the Army Air Defense observation teams on Hawaii. He was a PFC [Annotator's Note:...
Lloyd Duncan had a few exciting experiences. After a flight out over the Atlantic the pilot lost manifold pressure and...
Ora Hicks has had an interesting life. If anything went wrong, she did not take it to heart. There is always another...
Francis Higgins says a female off camera had his uncle in a spell. [Annotator's Note: His uncle was Andrew Jackson...
Orrin Welty describes some of the differences between flying the B-17s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
[Annotator's Note: Clarence Herbert Weatherwax served in the Army as a communications specialist in Headquarters...
Calvin Elliott decided he wanted to try and be an airplane pilot. He was fascinated by the B-25s [Annotator's Note:...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Traina served in the US Coast Guard as a radioman aboard the USCGC Comanche (WPG76).] In...
Delano Brister had a career in the United States Army. The Louisiana Maneuvers made a great impression on him. He...
[Annotator’s Note: Norma Halberg joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASPs in January 1944 and went to Avenger...

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