Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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Melvin Munch was born in 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in the portion of the city that was referred to...
Richard Nummer was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He had five brothers and a sister, all of who were raised in...
Kenneth Killilea was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He grew up there for the most part. He also lived in Wellesley,...
Clayton Fisher has a friend named Roy Russell who served in the same bomb group, Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8), who is...
James "Jimmy" Elam Newsom was born in Oakland, Louisiana in 1921. He grew up and lived in Louisiana until the war...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
John Nicholas was born in Marysville, Michigan in December 1924. He grew up in Marysville with his half brother and...
Joseph Brannan was born in Gillett, Arkansas in 1922. Raised during the Great Depression, his father had a business in...
Forrest Villarrubia was born in 1925 in Lacombe, Louisiana. Lacombe is on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just...
Russell Gackenbach was born in 1923 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His family was Pennsylvania Dutch. His father was...
Lawrence N. Brooks was born in 1909 in Norwood, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. Most of his youth was spent near...
Robert Lewis Curl was born in 1925 in Warrior, Alabama. He had two brothers and one sister. All his siblings were...
Charles Brooks was born in Dallas, Texas. Life in the Great Depression was difficult. His mother had been widowed when...
Edward Bale was born in Dallas, Texas in 1920. He was the only child. His father was in the automobile tire business....
Walter Broll was born in 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up and was educated in Baltimore. During the Great...
Sidney Philips was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up on Georgia Avenue in midtown. Eugene [Annotators Note...
Harold Bergbower was born in Newton, Illinois in 1920. He had four brothers and two sisters. He was the fifth born of...
David Yoho was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 1928 and grew up in the inner city. He had two sisters....
Lisle Neher was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in August 1924. Life in Oshkosh was wonderful. There was a lot to do and...
General John Singlaub was born in 1921 in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Range of California. His grandfather...
Fulton "Jack" Taylor was born in 1925 in Corbin, Louisiana [Annotator's Note: cannot verify town name]. The family...
Allen Lamm was born in 1924 in Denham Springs, Louisiana. He grew up there and can remember the physical punishment he...
Richard Witaker was born in March 1926 in Saugertis, New York. Saugertis was a small town about 100 miles north of New...
Glenn Frazier was born in Fort Deposit, Alabama in 1924. He grew up during the Great Depression, but since his family...
Wanda Damberg was born of a Dutch father who served as a diplomat in the Philippines starting in 1916. He met Damberg’s...
Jack Skaggs was born in Norman, Oklahoma in 1922. He grew up during the Great Depression. His father was a truck driver...
Jake Ussery was born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas which is a small town north of Little Rock. His mother's parents lived...
Mahlen P. Arledge was born in Dixie, Louisiana in 1924. As a young man in the Depression era, his father had oil wells...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with Paul Dietzel and the interviewer talking about LORAN and flying over the vast...
Adolph Wilson was born in Oakdale, Louisiana in 1922. Before the war, his father was in the coffee business. He...
Lloyd Guillory was born in Berwick, Louisiana in 1925 and lived there until 1935. He had three older sisters. In 1935,...
Rollins Rosenzweig was born in 1924 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. His father was a prosperous man who had a grocery store...
Martin Carmody was raised in California and was a senior at San Jose State University. His family had lived there for...
William Pierce was born in Queens Village Long Island, New York in January 1925. He grew up in Queens and attended...
Edgar Marion Cole was born in Dallas, Texas in 1925. His parents were poor and he had to help the family financially...
Harold Zeringer was born in Houma, Louisiana in 1922 and grew up in New Orleans. There were good neighbors and friends...

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