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On 11 September 2001, Norman Mineta was having breakfast with the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium who was also that...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
John Poole was born in Mercy, Texas in 1923. The Great Depression represented hard times for Poole. His father had a...
For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
Jack Sanders flew his first missions over Europe prior to 6 June [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. He flew his first...
Basil Woolf was born in Hackney in London, England in 1923. It was a nice place with large homes. The area is not so...
Calvin Moret was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 15 August 1925. His parents, Adolph, Sr. and Georgette had five boys...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
Norman Mineta joined his father in the insurance business after his military discharge. He was at Berkley University in...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Robert Oplinger participated in several battles before Okinawa. It took three months for the United States for defeat...
Lowell Brueland arrived in England from the United States. It was interesting being there. He witnessed beautiful...
Jack Leaming was aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) in November 1941. [Annotator's Note: Leaming served in the Navy as a...
Troy Edwards was an Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class, an AM2c, while in the Navy. That rate in the Navy may no longer...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
Michael Mickey Ganitch was aboard the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) in the Pearl Harbor dry-dock on the morning of 7...
Albert Porche served in Italy with the 99th Fighter Squadron. The 99th was issued light training aircraft after months...
After his rough mission during which his engine caught fire James Kemp McLaughlin was ordered to take an airplane to...
Calvin Moret did not keep track of his comrades in Europe during his training. Each class was a standalone class. The...
Bernard Marcus drove to Pasadena to meet with a gentleman [Annotator’s Note: William Clyde "Bill" McFadden an executive...
Douglas Harper stayed at the receiving station for six weeks then moved to target repair at Bishop's Point, working on...
Paul J. Frisco's first combat action aboard the USS Cushing (DD-797) escorting the fast carriers during the invasion of...
Harold Buell did two combat cruises with two different squadrons aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6), the "Big E." She was...
George A. Sarosi lived in Hungary which had lost a large part of its territory after the end of World War 1. The ruling...
While flying with Peaslee [Annotator's Note: Colonel Budd Peaslee], James Kemp McLaughlin did not mind that Peaslee had...