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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....
Josefine "Piepsi" Joyce enjoyed the Vienna [Annotator's Note: Vienna, Austria] woods. She enjoyed singing any type of...
Sandford Robert Willford was born in February 1922 in Los Angeles, California, with a half-brother, younger sister, and...
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...
Adolph Edward Asher was in training as a soldier when he heard about Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
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...
Robert Stephen Bebko used the G.I. Bill [Annotator's Note: the G.I. Bill, or Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, was...
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:...
When Harold Ronson got onto the beach at Iwo [Annotator's Note: Battle of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 26 March 1945, Iwo...
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...
Yukio Kawamoto's parents did not have to divulge too much about how their time in the camp went. Kawamoto had gotten a...
Martin Suter went to fighter school and was called back to go to Korea [Annotator's Note: Korean War, 1950 to 1953] in...
Seymour Reitman got an open furlough [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time] to England....
Leslie Freeman was not involved in his Division's [Annotator's Note: Freeman was a member of Headquarters Company, 2nd...
Floyd James Reissig was a Petty Officer 3rd Class in the Navy. He served as a Coxswain [Annotator's Note: person in...
Arthur Fishman's bunk [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Robinson (DD-562)] was near the engine room below deck. He...
Margaret Kerry spent most of her time isolated. When she heard about Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
June Catherine Elliott Haggerty was 23 years old when she went into the Navy. Her brothers were in the service already...
[Annotator's Note: Helen Kushnir was in grade school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941...
Coleen Pelliloux Landry was born in February 1936 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her family owned a sugarcane plantation in...
Marietta Baham worked in the mail and communications department [Annotator's Note: at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans,...
Lauren Swinney always had at least three occupations at the same time. She wanted to learn everything and do everything...
Judith Baron and her family lived in a nice apartment in a mixed neighbor in Hungary. The landlady was not Jewish, but...

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