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Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash [Annotator's Note: Donald...
[Annotator's Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
John Sacks' first mission was to Bremen, Germany to hit an oil refinery in that city. When they got over the target the...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
James Odom was excited to travel into the unknown, leaving home on a Greyhound bus bound for Dallas, then taking his...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Raymond Bailey was on the mess deck washing cups when he felt the first shudder caused by the bomb hit [Annotator's...
Edward Stone realized that the United States was not prepared for war when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. He saw...
Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Commander William R. Kane] took over the squadron then took over as CAG [Annotator's...
Basil Woolf was in London for some of the German bombing. He was home on leave and found his fiancé in an air raid...
The Hurtgen Forest was thick so they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] didn...
Robert Fisch met with outstanding doctors but did not stay at the hospital they recommended. Instead, he became a...
Lloyd Duncan had a few exciting experiences. After a flight out over the Atlantic the pilot lost manifold pressure and...
After getting the alert prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor that Hawaii may be invaded by sea, Clarence Herbert...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Samuel Lombardo and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division] experienced light...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
Jack Skaggs could tell the end of the war was coming by April 1945 when the 7th Fleet wiped out the shipyard in Osaka....
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
Robert Riddle was assigned to the Merchant Marine ship SS Typhoon, transporting supplies and soldiers throughout the...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Jack Leaming was launched off the deck of the Enterprise on the morning of 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. was stationed at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, and vividly remembers the attack. He was slated to...
When they were finished building their positions [Annotator's Note: along the beaches of Oahu] Clarence Herbert...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast, he went to the...
Moses Hogan was on the USS Montgomery (DD-121) when Pearl Harbor was attacked. As one of three stewards, he cooked and...
Donald Stratton recalls that none of the men were sleeping [Annotator's Note: when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor...
For the year prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the attack was on Sunday, 7 December 1941], James...
Donald Long completed his radio training at Alameda and was transferred by ship to Pearl Harbor as part of VP-12 [...

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