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[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
Darold Rice remembers how when he and the other privates reported back for duty no one was at the camp and they joined...
Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington DC on a Sunday morning. Most of...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Alois Kopp was in Pocatello, Idaho in the Civilian Conservation Camp when the Navy recruited him. He was sent to San...
Burton Johnson entered into service at Clinton, Arkansas at age 18. At Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was assigned to the 1st...
Stanley Wolczyk was born in Cleveland, Ohio in December 1917. His father and mother were both Polish immigrants. They...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
George Roberts was working a good job when he was drafted. He was called up in August and reported to Altoona,...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
Rothacker Smith attended North High School in Detroit, Michigan after his family moved back to the city from the...
During the war years, Diana Belliard was in the United States. She lived in Chicago until 1940 then left to go to...
June Tinker's older sister went to Patterson Field, Ohio for defense work training. Tinker went to Charleston, West...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
David Oreck trained as a civilian pilot for the Lend-Lease Program [Annotator's Note: An Act to Promote the Defense of...
June Tinker was born in Coal City, West Virginia in July 1925. She grew up there until she was six years old then moved...
Leroy Fadem was born in February 1921 in New York, New York. His father worked on Wall Street and his mother was a home...
Lloyd Duncan was born in 1926 in Coffeyville, Kansas. His father worked for the Sinclair Refinery. Duncan had one...
Harry W. Lockhead was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1925. He grew up in Chatham where his step-father had a butcher...
Stewart "Stu" Bass was born and raised in Western Montana, about 20 miles outside of Missoula. He was the middle child...
Fredrick Hollis was born in January 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. The Great Depression started in October 1929 and his...
Michael Mickey Ganitch was born in November 1919 in Mogadore, Ohio. He grew up on a farm with all the associated hard...
Martin Carmody was raised in California and was a senior at San Jose State University. His family had lived there for...
Lucy T. Elliot was born in 1924. Her father was Dennis Toups. There were five girls and two boys in the family. Her...
Robert Liles was born in 1920 in Webb City, Missouri and grew up in Jefferson City. When the depression began, his...
John Elliott was born in 1919 in Greeley, Colorado, the eldest of two children. His parents had driven west in a...
Ira Milan was born in November 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up during the Great Depression, which was very...
Ray Felts was born in Cameron, Oklahoma in September 1926, the eldest of three children. He was 15, and on a double-...
Richard Baile was born in December 1920 on a farm in Missouri east of Kansas City near the town of Washburn. They had a...
Avon is 60 miles south of Mitchell, South Dakota. George McGovern spent the first three years of his life in Avon. He...
Donald Popham was born in Alvadore, Oregon. When he was three years old, his parents moved the family to Emmett, Idaho...
Roy Johnston was born in Emma, Louisiana and grew up in various settlements in the northwest of the state. His father...
Robert Dickinson was born in Brooklyn, New York, in September 1924, the second of two children. At an early age his...
Alexander Marsh was born in November 1922, one of eight children, on a farm in Hardee County, Florida. As a young man,...
Aubrey Bradley was born in October 1923 in Blue Mound, Kansas. When he was 18 and attending the University of Kansas,...

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