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James Kemp McLaughlin returned home after the war and received a 30 day leave after which he reported to the...
Francis Higgins says a female off camera had his uncle in a spell. [Annotator's Note: His uncle was Andrew Jackson...
Jack Taylor participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. His air group from the USS Essex (CV-9) was tasked with attacking...
Robert Curl entered the Navy never having been very far from home. It was to be a different experience for him. He...
Gustave Heinecke enrolled at Washington and Lee University in 1940. His roommate in 1941 was the son of a congressman...
Vernon Alexander fought in the Muehlhausen combat. The fighting was hot and difficult. Climbach was another instance of...
David E. Olson was born in 1919 in Alburnett, Iowa. He was of Norwegian ancestry. He was born with a twin brother and...
John Finn enlisted in the Navy in July 1926 and went directly into three months' training in San Diego, California....
Harry Watson said that when the war started, the submarines were used merely as a scouting force. They would get...
Jack Taylor was well pleased flying F6F [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft] fighter planes. The...
Jack Brukman realized that there was nothing to do when he was off duty [Annotator's Note: while serving as a ground...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) after the Battle of Eniwetok when the fleet was sent to a natural...
Frank Fontana went into Holland then Belgium. He was a supply sergeant for the whole outfit [Annotator's Note: 93rd...
Robert Gurr and those at Disneyland were struggling to survive the opening months of Disneyland. When summer ended and...
Harold Joslin and his fellow prisoners of war tried to keep their humor up. There was a Japanese guard who marched them...
In June 1947 Walter Bank went from Japan to the United States and joined the Navy reserves in New York for the benefits...
Joseph Rockforte knew he would soon be liberated when he heard the firing of guns getting closer. The Germans he worked...
Samuel Lombardo saw that life was getting tougher and tougher under Mussolini [Annotator's Note: Italian Fascist...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
John Alison was requested to pick up a P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft] and fly it to...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Mahlen Arledge saw replacements come into his division in Leyte. [Annotator's Note: Arledge was a member Company K, 3rd...
David Olson left the European Theater as an S3 officer in charge of plans, training and gunnery. Not too many men in...
Robert Curl took part in Operation Tiger to practice landing operations at Slapton Sands in England. On the morning of...
James Gaffney experienced no problems with leaks on his PT Boat. The boat construction was tight enough that it did not...
James Gaffney discusses the details of the type of torpedo used on the PT Boat on which he was assigned as a crewman....
Dr. Kenneth Arrow shared the Nobel Prize in Economics with John Hicks in 1972. The prize had only been awarded for four...
Russell Gackenbach felt that Tibbets [Annotator's Note: retired USAF Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets] and crew number...
Dabney Montgomery remembers the night that Mount Vesuvius erupted [Annotator’s Note: he was serving with the Tuskegee...
Linda Hope saw the tremendous feelings her father had toward service people and those that worked so hard to give back...
Calvin Moret admits that the Tuskegee Airman flying experiences did not affect his life until the movie was released [...
Mary Edwards saw the world change dramatically as a result of World War 2. It was important to all the nations of the...
Patrick Russell is not certain of the importance of teaching World War 2 history to the younger generation. He would be...
Frank Fontana was a supply sergeant [Annotator's Note: in the 93rd Medical Gas Treatment Battalion]. He had access to...
Robert Gurr was hesitant to use the term genius in relation to Walt Disney. Disney had the DNA and the instinct to come...
Wilbur Rogers moved easily from civilian to military life because his pre-enlistment days were more strenuous than that...

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