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[Annotator's Note: Marvin Tyson served in the Navy aboard the USS LSM-270, the lead landing ship, for the invasion of...
Robert Prince was in San Fernando Sur, north of Manila [Annotator’s Note: Manila, Luzon, Philippines], close to Clark...
William Cart was on Majuro [Annotator's Note: Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands] when he heard about the atomic bombs...
Donald Lindquist, of the US Merchant Marine, was likely in Ulithi or the Philippines, when the United States dropped...
Nobuo Hayashi was suppressed with no freedom [Annotator's Note: growing up in Japan during World War 2]. He remembers...
[Annotator's Note: John Stiles was stationed on Okinawa, Japan with Marine Fighting Squadron 312 (VMF-312) when the...
Dr. Stanley Jaffe does not recall hearing about the atomic bombs [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on...
Ellis Whaley is not sure about the timing, but either before he went to Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa,...
Alvin Barnes was temporarily assigned to the USS Indianapolis [Annotator's Note: USS Indianapolis (CA-35)] for one day...
Charles Childs feels that if we had not had a nuclear weapon, we would be speaking Japanese. During the Berlin Airlift...
When the US Army Air Corps started closing down the bombardier schools in early 1945, Dracos Burke was reassigned to...
Daniel Samuelson finished his 35 missions. He had flown over from Florida to Scotland and then went to England. After...
Adjustment to military life was only difficult at first for Ira Milan; for a couple of weeks he was lonesome, as were...
James Jordan took his basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia. It was night and day from his college military experience....
Walter Atwood worked for Boeing [Annotator's Note: The Boeing Company] for a couple of years and got deferments [...
While in the Java Sea after sinking a ship, another Japanese ship tried to sink the USS Blenny (SS-324). The crew then...
On 1 April 1945, James Stewart Rosenbaum, and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th...
While training on the newest version of the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber] as a...
James Russo applied for and was accepted into Officer Candidate School after his Army basic training. He was then sent...
Major Cohn joined the Navy and originally thought of becoming a submariner. He mistakenly thought it would be romantic...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enlisted in the Navy, scored well on tests, and was sent to San Diego for boot camp. He...
John McConn was sent to Paris, Texas for basic training. That lasted about four months then he was sent to Kingsville,...
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1944] during the Battle of the Bulge. They...
Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
Robert Fulton had been brought to Japan to be interrogated by the Japanese Navy general staff in a camp called Ōfuna....
Carl Koone was in the Army Air Corps for another year after his return to the United States. He spent the winter [...
Ittsei Nakagawa was born in Fresno, California and lived in Orange Cove [Annotator's Note: Orange Cove, California] in...
To fill personnel losses resulting from accidents and combat, Richard Baile's crew was broken up. He was made the...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
[Annotator's Note: A person off screen interjects throughout the interview.] Harold G. Cowart and his unit [Annotator's...
Clarence Carlson enjoyed Belgium. He was able to communicate better than he did in France. They had good-looking people...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was a machinist mate and electrician on the USS Albermarle (AV-5). Their mission was to test...
Reading, writing, and arithmetic were important to black people when Samson Alexander was growing up. They knew they...
When Dracos Burke commenced his training as a bombardier, the war in Europe was progressing to a point where the U.S....

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