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Sara "Sally" Manning was born on 12 June 1925 in the small town of Lock Haven in Pennsylvania. Lock Haven was home to...
Rufus Harris was born in 1923 in Macon, Georgia. He lived there for four years and then they moved to New Orleans [...
Michael J. "Mike" Pohorilla was born in the coal mining town of Kingston, Pennsylvania in January 1924. Pohorilla...
Frank Golemi was born in November 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father was a butcher and had his own shop. They...
Helen Kushnir was born in February 1926 in Dearborn, Michigan and has been there all of her life. She had three sisters...
When Edwin McAuliffe was a kid during the war there were things everywhere that reminded people that there was a war...
Lester Hecht's commanding officer's name was John L. Smith [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps Colonel John Lucian Smith...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
Ray Anthony returned to Cleveland after the war. He began to organize his own band recruiting former Navy bandmembers...
Larry Dawson told Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson and her sister Frina that their transport to America could be arranged so...
Rita Hymel was asked to be a teacher because she lived the closest to the schoolhouse in Killona [Annotator's Note:...
Margaret Brewer Henry remembers prosperity after the war. There were more jobs and people had money for cars and other...
As a kid, everything James Gooch knew about the military was through movies. As an adult, he stopped in a shop on base...
Although Leslie Aigner knows that war is wrong, it must be fought when there is injustice on the opposite side. People...
Jack Carver thinks the youth of today have no idea of the type of war the Second World War was. The movie is good [...
Floyd James Reissig does not think the war changed him too much but helped him grow up. It did not affect his marriage...
Before joining the Marine Corps, Hilar Moore had never been more than 100 miles from his home [Annotator's Note: in New...
Linda Hope saw the tremendous feelings her father had toward service people and those that worked so hard to give back...
Mary Edwards saw the world change dramatically as a result of World War 2. It was important to all the nations of the...
Melvin C. Whitman had to figure out how to work with the Army when he landed on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Battle of...
In 1959, Arles J. Doss went on vacation in California and took pictures and videos. While in Switzerland, he took...
Margaret Kerry went to a winery with the Mayor. They [Annotator's Note: Kerry and her former boyfriend Robert when they...
Jane Biestek remembers buses of sailors passing by the window of the Ford factory. She would dance with them at night....
Vernon Grimes has lost two wives since the war, but never cried over them, despite loving them dearly. He believes his...
When the war ended, Edward G. Willette had 60 of the 85 points [Annotator's Note: a point system was devised based on a...
Richard Lafleur [Annotator's Note: on occupation duty in Tokyo, Japan with 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division]...
Edward "Babe" Heffron was looking forward to reuniting with a couple of broads [Annotator's Note: females] upon his...
Dabney Montgomery returned home and learned quickly about the persistence of segregation in his homeland. The G.I. Bill...
Robert Martin was in the service from August [Annotator's Note: 14 August 1945] until the day before he was 21 years...
Ralph Hopkins and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Louisville (CA-28)] left China for Okinawa. From there, the ship...
When Timothy Mahoney got to the 449th [Annotator's Note: 449th Bombardment Group, 47th Bombardment Wing, 15th Air Force...
Otis Arthur Slack was on Amchitka [Annotator's Note: Amchitka Island, Alaska] when the Japanese withdrew [Annotator's...
After surviving ditching [Annotator's Note: in a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber], Edward Field returned to his...
Wallace McKay caught a merchant ship back to the United States. It took six weeks to make it back and he was only given...
After Marvin Raymond Graham was released from the hospital [Annotator's Note: in Wendling, England], he was sent to a...
John Bache-Wiig, Jr. and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 274th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry...

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