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Jeannine Burk was liberated in 1944. Her mother retrieved her and brought her home. [Annotator's Note: Burk, a Jewish...
Barbara Heming obtained her MBA and got a job in wealth management on Wall Street. The bank she worked for is one of...
Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
Frank Purvis volunteered before Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7...
[Annotator's Note: Corrine Boggs, also known as Lindy, was the wife of Congressman Hale Boggs then later took his...
Grace Brown was at her sister's home when she heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
James L. Wheeler was born in Los Angeles, California, in February 1926. His father was a dairy man, and his mother was...
Nelsyn Ernest Brooks Wade went to Chicago [Annotator's Note: Chicago, Illinois] to join an accelerated Navy officer...
Victor Befera learned of and passed the V-12 [Annotator's Note: V-12 US Navy College Training Program, 1943 to 1946]...
The first friends Ralph F. Lafferty made were enlisted men. All of the men were skiers. When he was finished training...
David L. Lehigh was born in December 1924 in York County [Annotator's Note: York County, Pennsylvania]. He grew up in...
Howard Anderson was born in December 1922 in North Dakota. He grew up on a farm. His father was a farmer. The family...
John W. Snyder was born in March 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up, Snyder's family was poor. However, because...
Margaret Brewer Henry is from Atlanta, Georgia. She double majored in Spanish and Journalism when she was in college....
In addition to what Rena Greenup could provide her mother, who knew how to tell fortunes, traded her services from her...
Reading, writing, and arithmetic were important to black people when Samson Alexander was growing up. They knew they...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
Floyd Dumas had been in hiding in Italy for five months. One close encounter Dumas had with German soldiers was when he...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Jack Werner what in his childhood in Austria made him what he is today and...
Lorraine Mesken said people were eager to participate in victory gardens and bond drives. They felt it was their duty....
Lauren Swinney went to Northwestern University. The nuns had taught her to type when she was in boarding school and...
Cyril de la Vergne was in the Marine Corps about for two and a half years. It was office work and did not change after...
Lillian Drucker did not have any Gold Star mothers [Annotator's Note: women entitled to display a gold star on a...
At Oak Ridge [Annotator's Note: Oak Ridge, Tennessee], there were three shifts running all the time. Dieter Gruen...
[Annotator's Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
Ryan O'Brien and a friend went to watch the LA Bulldogs [Annotator's Note: Los Angeles Bulldogs] playing against the...
Edward Stone was born in September 1923 in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He grew up in that small town and had an excellent...
June Tinker was born in Coal City, West Virginia in July 1925. She grew up there until she was six years old then moved...
Adelaide Benjamin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1932. She had a comfortable life and enjoyed outdoor activities...
Nelsyn Ernest Brooks Wade was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, but was raised around San Augustine [Annotator's Note: San...
Baptiste Puissegur was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1920 and grew up on a farm with his parents and older brothers...
Victor Befera was born April 1926 in Hibbing, Minnesota. He grew up in the small iron mining town near Canada with his...
Horace Sharp, known as Jim, was born in White City, Kansas in 1924. He lived on a farm with his parents and four...
Beverly Coleman Oates Rougas was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1924. Life in New Orleans was wet and rainy...
Anne Levy was born in Lodz, Poland in July 1935. Before the war started, she was a very young girl [Annotator's Note:...

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