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When Edward Chinnis reported aboard the ship [Annotator's Note: USS Dorchester (APB-46)], there was a third class...
Keith Kiefer saw that his orders said "Enewetak Atoll Radiological Cleanup". He was concerned but told he would get no...
In Japan, the men would have to kneel on round sticks for hours. Bruno S. Rinas did not have that happen to him. He met...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Armstrong served in the Army on a forward observer team in Battery B, 607th Field Artillery...
Hans Courant has never been to Hiroshima or Nagasaki. He has also not returned to Alamogordo but has been back to Los...
His ship [Annotator's Note: USS Scoter (AM-381)] was one of the first to arrive at Hiroshima [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks if Clarence Becker had received word that flights were not supposed to go out...
Irwin Schneider arrived at Hollandia just after the landings there. There was no opposition to the assault. He had not...
George Linker was sick with yellow jaundice while he was on the front. He was pulled back from the action [Annotator's...
That was the end of combat for Harold DeForest. After DeForest got out of the hospital he was supposed to go back to...
Lloyd Guillory made one flight against Rabaul. Rabaul was a Japanese airfield that was a very hot spot. It was bypassed...
During his interrogation, Fiske Hanley was asked some military questions, but the Japanese interest centered mostly on...
Robert Lewter was inducted in Georgia. From there he got on a train to Camp Polk, Louisiana [Annotator's Note: now Fort...
When Francis Neilson got back to the United States, the war with Japan was still raging. He had a ten day furlough [...
Kaliste Saloom was attached to the SHAEF [Annotator's Note: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces], Supreme...
Leo Porteau's squad [Annotator's Note: Porteau was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment...
William Pierce looked at the invasion of Japan as just another battle. His Marine regiment [Annotator's Note: Pierce...
When Jack Houston was evacuated [Annotator's Note: from Okinawa] he was taken first to Saipan then to Guam. While they...
Gerard V. Radice and the 7th Infantry Division left Hawaii and headed for Manus Island [Annotator's Note: Manus Island...
Joseph Richard stayed assigned to the USS Rigel (AR-11) throughout the war until the invasion of Okinawa. He then...
[Annotator's Note: Vernon Brantley and the 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division were in Germany when the war...
George Haines was offered a promotion to sergeant, but he did not want it. He liked being a scout and figured the men...
[Annotator's Note: Horace Trahan serevd in the Navy aboard the USS Briscoe (APA 65) in the Pacific.] They stopped in...
James H. "Jim" Pritchard was sent to Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands] after it had been...
When he arrived in Japan, Bruno S. Rinas was loaded onto a train. He was given some food and Rinas enjoyed it. Rinas...
[Annotator's Note: Don Daniels was part of a Marine machine gun crew during the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japan.] He says...
[Annotator's Note: Monroe Scherer survived Typhoon Louise on Okinawa, Japan on 9 October 1945.] Some groups rebuilt the...
The ship Melvin Abadie was assigned to [Annotator's Note: USS Appalachian (AGC-1)] was one of 18 ships that took troops...
Harold Joslin and his fellow prisoners of war tried to keep their humor up. There was a Japanese guard who marched them...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
Everybody in the tent [Annotator's Note: at Camp Maui in Hawaii] with Steve McMurray was listening to the radio when...
The war had ended but John Bellecci did not know. His company [Annotator’s Note: 1383rd Engineer Petroleum Distribution...
James Gulotta was training to hit Tokyo when the war ended. His unit was to land near Yokohama but the war ended before...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi recalled preparing to go to Japan for an invasion, but he also knew from interrogating many...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
Eugene DiSabatino was born in 1922 in Wilmington, Delaware. He grew up and attended school there. His family owned an...

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