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Francis John "Jack" Higgins was born in October 1922 in Omaha, Nebraska. He left there at two years of age and moved to...
Geraldine Nyman was born in Emmett, Idaho in 1920. She grew up with a family that moved every year. Her father was a...
Betty Masket was born in Cullowhee, North Carolina in 1923. The Depression did not affect Masket as much as it did...
[Annotators Note: there is an interruption about 45 seconds into the interview after which the interview is started...
George Allen was born in September 1925 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He had two sisters growing up there with him. His...
Murray Glass was born in 1924 in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the Bronx. His father was the manager and part owner...
Lauren Swinney was born in LaSalle, Illinois and grew up in Gary, Indiana. During that time, Gary had the Carnegie...
Adelaide Benjamin remembers the first Christmas tree the family had out there [Annotator's Note: in El Paso, Texas]....
George Kearney really enjoyed working for Higgins Industries. Durbins [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling] was in...
One of George Kearney's friends, who lives not far from him, was a ban saw operator who cut the notches for the keel...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
After working at the PBY facility [Annotator’s Note: Constance Negrotto was a technical illustrator at the PBY Catalina...
When Calvin Moret was at Godman Field near Fort Knox [Annotator’s Note: Kentucky], he noted that Italian and German...
When William Hussey graduated from high school he was too young to enter the Naval Academy, so he signed up for the...
At Northwestern University, Lauren Swinney's speech fraternity, Zeta Phi Eta, was sent to Glenview Naval Air Station....
Francis Higgins had a business on Canal Street. It was originally Canal Marine owned by Lewis Waggoner and his brother...
Norman Mineta grew up in California where the Alien Land Law existed. It stated that if one was not a citizen of the...
World War 2 changed Lavenia Breaux. Before the war Breaux had the chance to talk to a woman in her neighborhood who, in...
Lois Meyer now lives in Washington. Her sons reminded her that it would be easier for them to take care of her in...
Isabella Karle was born of Polish immigrants in Detroit, Michigan in 1921. Her father was a Detroit city employee who...
One time, Geraldine Nyman was on a trip going back east and had to land at the closest airport. Nyman was able to get...
Coleen Landry remembers when her parents were told that her brother Reid was missing in action. It took about a month...
George Allen says he was part of something that worked out well. He was worried that we [Annotator's Note: the United...
Coleen Landry went into law enforcement part-time to help with public relations. It was not easy being one of the first...
William B. Hughes was sent to Merchant Marine boot camp in St. Petersburg, Florida. Afterward, he went to New Orleans...
Calvin Moret accumulated about 250 hours in cadet training. He would go on to have about 250 hours in the P-40 [...
Lloyd Duncan was quartered in Oceana, Virginia. They reported in every day and flew missions when ordered to. Three...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow was doing research into statistical fitting with WACs [Annotator’s Note: Women's Army Corps] during...
Geraldine Nyman thought that Cochran [Annotator's Note: Jacqueline Cochran] was independent. Nancy Love had started the...
Walter Imahara was four years old when he went into the camp. They were first sent to an assembly center in Fresno...
Hans Courant does not recall which year that happened [Annotator's Note: when he was drafted]. After reporting in he...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax served in the 298th Infantry Regiment which was a National Guard unit in federal service....
While Constance Negrotto worked at the PBY plant [Annotator’s Note: Negrotto was a technical illustrator at the PBY...
Virginia Hamilton wanted to go visit some German POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] at a work camp. The POWs...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax was in the town of Bad Ems, Germany. They located some alcohol and he got intoxicated. He...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Siena in the 1990s. Arrow had always been interested in...

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