Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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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...
Harold Eugene "Hal" Joslin was born in 1918 in Port Angeles or Sequim, Washington. He was born and raised on a dairy...
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...
Maynard David grew up on a farm west of Topeka, Kansas. He went to high school in Silver Lake, Kansas and graduated in...
Michael Mervosh was born in Pittsburgh in 1923. The Great Depression taught him how to be frugal. At 18, he joined the...
Jack Houston was born in Rochester, New York in May 1926. His father was a foreman in a foundry and was able to...
Fred Bronfin was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born to immigrant parents immediately after World...
Walter Jacobs was born in Mississippi. His father worked a variety of jobs. Jacobs grew up on a farm that did not have...
Rosemarie Weber was born in Saint Paul's Catholic Hospital in the Intramuros, the walled city in Manila, in the...
Judge James Gulotta was born in November 1923 and grew up in New Orleans. He went through the depression years which...
Keith Renstrom joined the Marine Corps on 13 June 1940. He went through boot camp in San Diego. He was raised on a farm...
Sumner Whitten was born in Newton, Massachusetts. After high school he went to Amherst College. In college he was in...
Claude Shannahan was named for three of his dad's brothers who had died of pneumonia in Canada. Shannahan was born in...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
[Annotator's Note: Interviewer is setting up the interview and it begins with small talk about the war.] Arthur...
James McEnery was born in Brooklyn, New York in September 1919. He grew up in Brooklyn in a rugged area. There was a...
Allen Tillery was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1925. He was attending high school in Shreveport when the Japanese...
Astley Blackwell, Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama in April 1925. During the depression his family lived with his...
Raymond Bailey was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Jobs at the time only paid about one dollar per day....
Fred Bergeron was born in Abbeville, Louisiana in January 1923. Custom dictated that the mother would be taken care of...

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