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Herbert W. Ridyard was in high school when he listened to President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano...
Lorraine Mesken said people were eager to participate in victory gardens and bond drives. They felt it was their duty....
Martin Sherbecoe was born in 1920 in Stamford, Connecticut. His father was a skilled mechanic and from a very early age...
Daniel J. Lennon was born in February 1925 in Vienna, Austria. His father was in graduate school for medicine. They...
Gerhard Franzky could quit the Hitler Youth but he was not allowed to quit the civil defense. Soon it was 1942. Many of...
Marietta Baham met Omar Bradley [Annotator's Note: US Army General Omar Bradley], who was meeting a colonel at Jackson...
Once the United States entered World War 2, Adelaide Benjamin followed the progress of the war in a number of ways but...
Kenneth [Annotators Note: Edwin McAuliffe's brother] was five years older than McAuliffe. Kenneth went to St....
Robert Powers was called back to the service for Korea [Annotator's Note: the Korean War]. He had been honorably...
Anthony Acevedo was born in San Bernardino, California and spent most of his childhood in Pasadena. His father was a...
George Warner was told that blackouts were enforced because there might be enemy airplanes in the vicinity, although he...
Tsuyin Soong notes that the Burma Road [Annotator's Note: a road linking Burma with southwest China built in 1937 and...
Lydia Smith Grant was born in Bath, Maine. Her grandfather was a banker as was her father. Her stepfather was in the...
William Beaman was 18 years old when he participated in his first submarine patrol in the Pacific, and he said he didn'...
William Bonelli felt bad for the sailors who died at Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: during the Japanese attack on...
Woods did well in school. He could have gone on to any of the advanced training schools but he volunteered to go out as...
Crumps dad was making 90 cents an hour. A dime was a big difference in those days. Gasoline was 10 cents a gallon and a...
Robert Gurr heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor while cleaning a car seat. He saw a panicky neighbor running through...
Edwin McAuliffe's mother worked as an army aircraft spotter during the war. She started doing that shortly after his...
The bombings started getting hectic. By then, Burt Richard Sadler was 15 years old and had joined the local Boy's...
Joyce Leblanc's memories of the war are vivid. Hitler [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] came to power...
Diana Belliard has never forgiven the Germans for what took place during the war. She did not lose anyone personally...
Just before he turned 16 years old, Burt Richard Sadler went to work in a factory that made grease guns for tank wheels...
Josefine "Piepsi" Joyce went to work outside Vienna, Austria for the Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: German Air Force]....