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Jeannine Burk's mother died in February [Annotator's Note: 1950] and the trip to New York was in May. The purpose of...
For the year prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the attack was on Sunday, 7 December 1941], James...
In August 1944, Archie Maltbie had a mission against a bridge across the Seine River. Fragments of German units were...
Frank Bostwick joined the ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] for three years while he was in high...
Jack Leaming and his SBD pilot had just completed their bombing run on Marcus Island when the antiaircraft fire became...
Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...
Judith Baron and her sister were taken by cattle car to a work camp in Germany. They had been in Auschwitz which was...
Benjamin Lesser could hear the front closing in on the rock quarry where they worked. The inmates were told that they...
Since the unit Gus Gikas led was intended to replace another unit in India that had been deployed for two years, their...
Kenneth Killilea was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He grew up there for the most part. He also lived in Wellesley,...
Glen Arnold Jostad grew up on a farm during the Great Depression. His family was poor but never hungry since they had...
Edward Shames was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1922. He can recall the Great Depression, but it wasn't as severe in his...
Eugene DiSabatino had to return to his home in Wilmington, Delaware in order to find more civilian clothes that he...
Arthur Staymates had nearly daily conversations with Göring [Annotator's Note: German Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring...
George Morgan was tasked at Iwo Jima to swim to a peninsula in the island and place a battery operated light on it. It...
C. Charles Collie found that he was right where he wanted to be while on his destroyer [Annotator's Note: he was the...
Ralph Hopkins participated in the battle of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: while aboard the USS Louisville (CA-28)]. It was...
Charles Davis clearly remembers the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. It was eight days after his 15th birthday, and Davis...
Blanche Gangwere would leave each morning in a Clubmobile [Annotator's Note: she was billeted with an English family in...
Joy Skelton came to realize the importance of living for the day while she was in a concentration camp. She has tried...
Mildred Aupied was influenced by her work at the shipyard [Annotator’s Note: she was a welder at the Delta Shipbuilding...
Following Navy tradition, Harlan Twible was the last person to be pulled out of the water. He was picked up by the...
Late in the war, Glen Jostad was relocated to a German prisoner of war camp near Moosberg, Germany [Annotator's Note:...
Joseph Rockforte was sent to Camp Beauregard in Alexandria [Annotator's Note: Alexandria, Louisiana]. There, he got all...
Blanche Gangwere was sent to Passau, Germany where she was billeted in an old castle on a hill. The castle was...
Ed Rendelman arrived in England after sailing from the United States in March 1944. The men knew there was a big build...
Constance Negrotto attended USO dances after work. The girls would eat dinner and then hop into their formal gowns....
Anne Levy and her sister were on a journey for two days before her sibling became ill and began running a fever. [...