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David Verlander was given leave, and he went home to his family in New Orleans, Louisiana, after which he began a four...
[Annotator's Note: Keith Kiefer was assigned to a Radiological Cleanup detail on Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands while...
After Stanley Jack Birnbaum arrived in England, he sailed across the English Channel and arrived in France a few days...
Gustave Heinecke's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LCS(L)(3)–1] progressed from Boston, through the Panama Canal, to...
At Camp Crowder [Annotator's Note: in Neosho, Missouri], Lester Caplan was originally trained as a radio repairman, but...
Phyllis Lenhard grew up in the Detroit area, and she noticed that it changed during the war. The population increased,...
Benjamin Bederson's first job at Los Alamos, New Mexico was exploding steel tubes using a primer cord and strain gauges...
Keith Kiefer is the National Commander of the National Association of Atomic Veterans. He has the experience of the...
There were usually 24 planes in James Bazet's squadron [Annotator's Note: Marine Fighting Squadron 223 (VMF-223)], and...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...
Although the war ended in Europe, America was still fighting the Japanese in the East. Jules Levin was chosen to be...
Before Vernon Tweedt was discharged in Germany, his then-girlfriend had written him. A pastor had offered her a job...
Isaac Edward could not find much work after being discharged at the end of the war so he volunteered for the US Air...
[Annotator's Note: Dieter Gruen worked as a scientist in the chemistry research division of the Manhattan Project at...
The closest call Thomas Long recalled was the time he was dropping dynamite to repel enemy swimmers whose mission was...
There were always air raids to deal with, according to Arthur Davis, during his duty in the Pacific. The Japanese...
Donald Popham found it gratifying to know that he was playing a part in getting all those fine Boeing ships in the air...
Richard Bennett mentioned that one incident stands out as a proud moment. Out of the 15 PT boats in the squadron [...
Trinidad Ledesma was present when MacArthur [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander,...
Russell Gackenbach was briefed either at 11 or 12 o'clock prior to the mission. [Annotator's Note: The mission being...
Keith Kiefer was taught about World War 2 in school. The Russians were framed as a stand-offish ally. There was not a...
Roy Cascio was a dispatcher for the motor pool [Annotator’s Note: for the 27th Air Supply Squadron, 27th Air Depot...
Henry "Buck" Weaver volunteered to assign himself to a new station, not knowing what the details involved. He found out...
Floyd Stahl stood watch with everybody else. He had a lot of different assignments. In the Atlantic [Annotator's Note:...
Samson Alexander was in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. He had a girlfriend in Denver [Annotator's Note:...
The SS Lurline, on which Virginia Wilterdink was traveling, stopped in Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands]...
Roy Cascio only knew the atomic bombs ended the war [Annotator's Note: Nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima and...
Marvin Hill had a famous bandleader aboard his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)]. Eddie Duchin...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Vicksburg (CL-86)] went to the Philippines because it was stricken...
George Harrison Linker, Jr. was born in 1926 in Dover, Arkansas. He was the youngest of three siblings. Neither his...
Dieter Martin Gruen was born in November 1922 in Walldorf, Germany. His father was a school principal and his mother...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was born in September 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked at the Roosevelt...
George Scholes was born in Endeavor, Wisconsin, and had a typical childhood there with his three siblings. His father...
[Annotator's Note: The interview video skips a bit in the beginning.] Richard Thelen was born in March 1927 and grew up...
Fiske Hanley was born in January 1920 in Brownwood, Texas, one of the five children in his family. Although he grew up...
Robert Rupp was surprised by the atomic bomb drops on Japan [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima and...

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