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Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
At 19 years of age, Murphy Burke witnessed the fight at Iwo Jima. He described the day as breaking grungy, with low...
Charles Harrison was having breakfast in the mess hall on Peale Island when he heard a runner from the detachment shout...
Louis Conter arrived in San Francisco after his voyage from Hawaii. He took a train trip to Pensacola, Florida during...
Eugene DiSabatino was born in 1922 in Wilmington, Delaware. He grew up and attended school there. His family owned an...
Blanche Gangwere was 26 and over the minimum age of 24 when she joined the Red Cross [Annotator's Note: American Red...
Herbert Stern spent one year at the Army War College [Annotator's Note: United States Army War College, Carlisle...
A typical day for John Caraway consisted of reading and distributing daily dispatches, and receiving and sending coded...
John Nicholas experienced Japanese suicide attacks on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)]. A wooden...
George Joseph Bertucci and the USS Mississippi (BB-41) were first attacked by Japanese suicide aircraft in the Lingayen...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow learned from Alfred Tarski that although most of the RAND Corporation colleagues used game theories...
Clyde East was in Japan flying missions over Korea three or four weeks after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. He...
Bernard Marcus was in the army reserves during the Korean War. He was not called up for active duty. The Defense...
In late April 1944 they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] were put on...
William Anderson first saw the new destroyers with the twin, five inch guns after the USS Reid (DD-369) had been hit by...
Thomas Landrum was an Army clerk at a school in England. It was an engineering school. The Bailey bridge [Annotator's...
John Bellecci does not think that American society today understands World War 2. Education is what won that war for us...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Donald Lindquist was an officer in the US Merchant Marine. After the war, he went to school for Business Administration...
In September or October 1944, Robert H. "Bob" Harris left India to return to the United States. He completed 150...
On Guadalcanal, Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment faced some enemy air raids and naval...
In Iraq, John Alison spotted a B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber] flying overhead. He...
Wesley Trindal had dreams about the war. He would dream that he was in it again and would keep the barracks awake while...
Mahlen Arledge left Peleliu after the battle for the island was won. His company [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd...
Cleston Stell saw that Germans had mixed feelings toward to the advancing Americans. The 80th Infantry Division took...
American paratroopers arrived at John S. Johnson's prison camp to tell the prisoners to stay put until they could be...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp. There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
Harry Watson said describing life aboard a submarine can be confusing to someone who isn't qualified. Once qualified, a...
While James Newsom was aboard the Cole [Annotator's Note: USS Cole (DD-155)], he slept back aft by the engineers. That...
Donald Scholle was responsible on his submarine [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish (SS-411)] for manning the conning...
C. Charles Collie found that he was right where he wanted to be while on his destroyer [Annotator's Note: he was the...
Thomas Amico was assigned to PT-155, which was one boat in a squadron of 12. The crew was friendly, in spite of being...
The Thresher [Annotator's Note: USS Thresher (SS-200)] had torpedo problems on most of her runs. Billy Grieves kept an...
Robert Huber believes that camaraderie is what kept the men in his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion,...
From Oceana, Virginia, Lloyd Duncan and VT-3 [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 3] flew patrols looking for German...
Eugene DiSabatino arrived at Los Alamos and discovered that it sat on top of a mountain. In order to reach the entry to...

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