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Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Benjamin Carson received ten days leave after the Makin Island raid. He was billeted at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in...
Walt Disney always challenged Robert Gurr with multiple projects. Even though Gurr was heavily involved in the Carousel...
While he was in Nancy, France, Robert Boyer was the target of a shooting. He had been on guard duty, and afterward went...
When Edward Chinnis reported aboard the ship [Annotator's Note: USS Dorchester (APB-46)], there was a third class...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Hoff served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless...
Jack Taylor found the Japanese could not hold up to the F6F fighters [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter...
John LeBure worked on the PT [Annotator's Note: Patrol Torpedo] boats that were constructed by Higgins Industries. They...
John LeBure began working with the Higgins company while the 37 foot boats with a bow [Annotator’s Note: the Higgins...
When they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and the men on his aircrew] got back to the field they realized they had...
Jack Carver had some rotten adventures during the war. There were two particularly bad ones. As he approached a...
Oran Harris remembers that he served with people from all over United States. The Soutern boys didn't like the way the...
For bombardier training, Maurice Hackler went to Deming, New Mexico. He worked with the Norden bombsight over the...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
The extent of Bernice Haydu's travel up to that point had only encompassed three states: Pennsylvania, New York and New...
A month after the Battle of the Bulge, Robert Mayes' unit [Annotator's Note: 12th Field Artillery Observation Battalion...
In 1944, John Campbell came back from Karachi Annotator's Note: Karachi, Pakistan] with a load of British trucks to...
At the time of his overseas deployment, Morton Brooks had little knowledge about the German treatment of Jews, except...
Kaliste Saloom was attached to the SHAEF [Annotator's Note: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces], Supreme...
After he graduated from high school, Ralph Crump opted against college, because he considered it a low-cost recruitment...
When James Lovell made the cut for the second group of NASA [Annotator's Note: National Aeronautics and Space...
Clem Thrift thought the destroyer escort he served on [Annotator's Note: the USS Holt (DE-706)] was a great ship. It...
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...
When Anderson Wilson and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 23rd Headquarters Special Troops], they were told not to go...

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