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[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Harlan Twible to describe the USS Indianapolis (CA-...
The first plane Dr. Roscoe Brown shot down was a Me-262 [Annotator's Note: German Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter...
Fred Bronfin was sent back [Annotator's Note: back to the United States] for more radar training and teaching at Saint...
Although trained in the PB-2A pursuit aircraft, John Alison was glad he did not have to go to war in it. Communication...
Emil Schoonejans volunteered for submarine duty on 11 February 1943 and was called up a week later. He did not have a...
James Weller volunteered at The National WWII Museum. The Museum keeps the public aware of the sacrifices made by the...
Francis Higgins became employed as an experimental test engineer at the Higgins Engine Company. They manufactured 200...
Following his duty at McConnell Airbase in Wichita, Kansas, Enrique Cervantes was assigned to test aircraft in the...
Marigold McNeely went to London when she was afforded a long weekend leave. They liked the American canteens because...
Isabella Karle heard on the radio that the atom bomb had been dropped. At first she was amazed that it actually worked...
Wendell Woodall was in the 19th Bomb Group [Annotator's Note: 19th Bombardment Group] which initially took off from...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Baile served in the USAAF as a flight engineer on B-29 bombers in the 9th Bombardment Group...
Lisle Neher was flabbergasted when he first saw the B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber...
Robert Swan saw a carrier the first day [Annotator's Note: on 3 June 1942, the first day of the Battle of Midway] but...
[Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody served in the Navy as a pilot flying Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers with Bombing...
George Joseph Bertucci and the USS Mississippi (BB-41) participated in the Battle of Surigao Strait. The new and more...
When the break though in the Bulge came [Annotator's Note: the beginning of the German Ardennes Offensive, also...
Cleveland Peterson was aboard the SS Johnson when he heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They had been...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft with Marine...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served in the navy as a TBM Avenger pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT-13, flying from...
Edward Bale operated the M4 Medium Tank [Annotator's Note: also known as the Sherman] during World War 2 except when he...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow joined the RAND Corporation in 1948. [Annotator's Note: RAND is the abbreviation for Research and...
[Annotator's Note: Sumner Whitten served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator dive bomber with Marine...
Jack Leaming and the USS Enterprise (CV-6)'s Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) received SBDs [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD...
James Kemp McLaughlin could see the German fighters approaching. The Germans liked to attack from the front and when...
John H. Price, Jr.'s company [Annotator's Note: Company B, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion] was comprised of three...
Stewart Bass flew a TBM Avenger [Annotator's Note: Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber] during the Second World War. He...
Sidney Philips remembers the trip overseas as sitting around the boat chewing fingernails. Life aboard a troopship is...
Henry A. Tacket was a Radioman 1st Class aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532). He was a 1st Class Petty Officer. He would...
Russell Gackenbach had no idea where Tinian was located when he arrived there. He only knew it was close to Japan. At...
Ira Schilling and the 6th Marine Regiment travelled from New Zealand to Guadalcanal on a hot and crowded military...
Russell Gackenbach heard rumors that his 393rd Bomb Squadron was going to move. The rumors were confirmed. [Annotator's...
Robert Dickinson's training took place on one of the old S-boats. [Annotator's Note: The United States' S-class...
After George Griffenhagen's unit [Annotator's Note: Griffenhagen arrived in England as a member of Company E, 20th...
Billy Grieves made 11 runs on the submarine Thresher [Annotator's Note: USS Thresher (SS-200)]. He left the Thresher...
Roger Bowers's first experience with a casualty occurred about three days after entering the hedgerows; one soldier had...

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