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Walter Imahara explains the meaning of the Japanese term shikata ga nai. He heard the word some in the camp because his...
Mildred Aupied enjoyed working in the shipyard [Annotator’s Note: she was a welder at the Delta Shipbuilding...
Coleen Landry's sisters were worried about their husbands who were at war. One sister had lived in Galveston, Texas for...
Richmond Hamilton describes squadron life as his first exposure to an integrated unit where he had real...
June Tinker was 16 years old and living in Pax, West Virginia when Pearl Harbor was attacked. She heard the news after...
Norman Mineta's father wanted to work as an ASTP, Army Specialized Training Program, instructor in Chicago, Illinois....
Norman Mineta finished high school in San Jose. The same students he attended class with in the 5th grade before...
Advances in submarine technology, William Hussey acknowledged, were directly related to the Navy's experience during...
Rosemary Fagot would not go into the u-boat [Annotator's Note: German submarine] because she is claustrophobic. [...
Edwin McAuliffe's mother worked as an army aircraft spotter during the war. She started doing that shortly after his...
Francis Higgins became employed as an experimental test engineer at the Higgins Engine Company. They manufactured 200...
Isabella Karle heard on the radio that the atom bomb had been dropped. At first she was amazed that it actually worked...
Diana Belliard has never forgiven the Germans for what took place during the war. She did not lose anyone personally...
When Edwin McAuliffe's brother went to sea his parents likely knew it was a dangerous time to be at sea but he did not...
When Diana Belliard and her family left [Annotator's Note: when they left Berlin, Germany] they first went back to the...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow joined the RAND Corporation in 1948. [Annotator's Note: RAND is the abbreviation for Research and...
Virginia Hamilton discusses other notable interviews that she conducted during the war including Senator Bilbo from...
Linda Hope recalls "the Yellow Ribbon Party" which occurred after her father’s last tour when he was 87 years old [...
Mary Leisey saw a lot of leg injuries to go with a lot of men in full body casts. She thought they were fun to be...
Calvin Moret did not keep track of his comrades in Europe during his training. Each class was a standalone class. The...
Calvin Moret saw about half of his Tuskegee flight class dropout of training. That was about on par with that of the...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow applied for Columbia University at 15 years old. The minimum age of acceptance was 16 years old....
Edwin McAuliffe recalls everyone being involved in the shipping industry in New Orleans at that time. He would go with...
William B. Hughes sailed on the hospital ship USAHS Wisteria on his second voyage. He was assigned a fire station but...
Constance Negrotto attended USO dances after work. The girls would eat dinner and then hop into their formal gowns....
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax also joined the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. When the building was built [Annotator'...
There were two vacant lots near Frederick Hollis's home in Detroit. He decided to grow a Victory Garden in them. The...
Dorothy Ehlers met her future husband, Walt [Annotator's Note: Medal of Honor Recipient Walter Ehlers], while she was...
Lydia Grant witnessed the attack on the American facilities at Pearl Harbor firsthand. The Japanese strafed the...
Linda Hope realized that her father’s experience with servicemen during the war had a profound influence on his life [...
Adelaide Benjamin and her family saw the war in the movie theaters on the Movietone News films. The graphic images...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow did not have firsthand knowledge of the feelings of the local population toward the war effort. He...
Adelaide Benjamin had returned to New Orleans, Louisiana from El Paso, Texas by the time the war ended. When the...
Norman Mineta, his mother, father, and two sisters moved to Evanston, Illinois rather than living in Chicago where his...
Constance Negrotto worked on the PBY Catalina flying patrol bomber [Annotator’s Note: Negrotto was a technical...
Zeno St. Cyr was secretary for the CDD Board [Annotator's Note: the Certificate of Discharge for Disability Board at...

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