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Carey Eleser was born in August 1924 in Roseville, Louisiana and grew up in Ponchatoula. He was born at a Catholic...
Ivan Van der Pool was born and raised in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. He had a normal childhood...
Irwin R. Schneider was born in August 1921 in Newark, New Jersey. He was raised there. His father was a school teacher...
Lorraine Achee was born in September 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up in the Carrollton neighborhood which...
Lauren Swinney was born in LaSalle, Illinois and grew up in Gary, Indiana. During that time, Gary had the Carnegie...
Adelaide Benjamin remembers the first Christmas tree the family had out there [Annotator's Note: in El Paso, Texas]....
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
Burt Richard Sadler did not have time to think about the end of the war. He thought he would be sent to drive landing...
Grace Brown and some friends liked to go out after work. They would meet up with the different soldiers that came into...
At the end of the war, Philip Schmidt and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 8th Armored Division] could...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
At Northwestern University, Lauren Swinney's speech fraternity, Zeta Phi Eta, was sent to Glenview Naval Air Station....
Marietta Baham met Omar Bradley [Annotator's Note: US Army General Omar Bradley], who was meeting a colonel at Jackson...
Seymour Reitman was sent to get occupation money because there was a black market thriving. He borrowed money from some...
Lorraine Achee's father had died when they were very young. Her mother would mention the pending war news once in a...
Zhanna Dawson had to find a place of refuge after leaving the death march [Annotator's Note: starting in December 1941...
Marietta Baham worked at Jackson Barracks [Annotator's Note: Louisiana National Guard base in New Orleans, Louisiana]...
James Stewart Rosenbaum heard about the surrender of Germany while he was fighting in Okinawa [Annotator's Note:...
Zhanna Dawson and her family moved after the two daughters were offered scholarships at the conservatory [Annotator's...
Ray Anthony saw the big band era subside with the influx of the rock and roll genre. Anthony seldom performs now....
One of Ralph F. Lafferty's friends had been a ski instructor before the war. He was a wonderful skier, and they became...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
Ghislaine Hegerty did not see any immediate German reactions to the Jews. When she approached a German on the sidewalk...
Heavyweight champion Joe Louis [Annotator's Note: Joseph Louis Barrow, professional boxer] joined the Army. Samson...
[Annotator's Note: Carolyn Bridgforth and her boyfriend decided to move up their wedding after the Japanese attacked...
Jay R. Vargas was born in July 1938 in Winslow, Arizona. His parents were immigrants who met on the boat on their way...
David Heath was stationed near Henderson Field [Annotator's Note: American airfield on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands...
[Annotator's Note: After being wounded, George Alaniz was sent to Gainesville, Texas to recuperate.] Alaniz was...
Constance Negrotto and her friend Dorothy Toups worked at a hospital after her shift at the PBY plant [Annotator’s Note...
Lucy Elliot knew of the area off Gentilly Road where Higgins [Annotator's Note: Andrew Jackson Higgins, owner of...
Once the United States entered World War 2, Adelaide Benjamin followed the progress of the war in a number of ways but...
Everything in speech begins with the ear and Lauren Swinney had a good ear for languages. She does fairly well with...
Melvin Linkous was very sympathetic toward the German female population. The women of Leipzig [Annotator's Note:...
Curtis Brooks was living in Manila when the Japanese on landed on Luzon, Philippines. The first landings were on Aparri...
As a 13 year old, David Yoho did not have friends of draft age. He did keep company with older boys and took on a tough...

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