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Pearson Riddle was sent to second camp that had high walls and an electric fence in 1943. He was then put on a ship to...
Joseph Armanini begins by discussing his early childhood growing up on a dairy farm in Santa Cruz County, California....
Oscar Johnson was born in November 1925 in Pompano Beach, Florida. He had two brothers and a sister. His parents were...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
The second day they were run out by the Japanese again [Annotator’s Note: On Okinawa, April 1945]. Deen notes that it...
Jack feels that World War II is important enough that they shouldn't take it out of the history books. He felt it was...
[Annotator’s Note: This segment was a time code drop from the beginning of the second tape.] Joseph Armanini discusses...
To Mann, Dachau was a major example of man's inhumanity to man.Maybe future generations can handle more effectively,...
They were able to keep their sanity because they knew the war was going well for them. Once the front line was going...
During that period, the Russian prisoners got along with the American prisoners. One of them made a cigarette case for...
Henderson flew as a tail gunner on a B-17 [Annotator’s Note: American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber] until his last...
Baptiste went to the Customs House [Annotator’s Note: in New Orleans] on 5 February 1938 where he was selected with 6...
Bailey checked in with his draft board and was put on a bus to Camp Croft. He told the army recruiter that he wanted to...
Rackley was sent to Kearney, Nebraska for reassignment where he was given the keys to a brand new B-17 [Annotator’s...
Dan Baker was later assigned to the Vienna area command under General Mark Clark, where there was a four power command...
The training also helped Lyle Bouck. It was new to all of them. The purpose of an I...
As far as a specific routine, they knew what had to be done when they woke up in the morning. The crews were very...
Mancel Kirk and his unit continued to move up toward Pisa, Italy. They were moving pretty good did not have much...
Those with dysentery didn't live very long. Dehydration, lack of food, lack of water, the sickness, it was awful....
During the last advance Wahlen was involved in, he was called forward to treat a badly wounded marine [Annotator’s Note...
John Noack called the base and they sent some trucks in to pick them up. They were in a new base which was a mudhole....
Milosevich was informed that he had a daughter while he was still aboard ship to England. He thought about his child...
McKee slept in the Frenchman's hayloft over night and suffered from his wounded back [Annotator’s Note: after bailing...
Alexander Jefferson’s plane name was “Bubble Blue Subsoil” [Annotator’s Note: Jefferson became quiet and was lost in...
Fw190s [Annotator's Note: German Focke Wulf 190 interceptor aircraft] attacked the group the day Oscar Johnson was shot...
15 or 20 minutes later a Chief Petty Officer came and got some men to help him fight the fires aboard the USS Cassin [...
Ben Kuroki learned that it did not matter that he had flown 30 missions, or that he had a chest full of ribbons. An...
There had been numerous plans for the 101st [Annotator's note: 101st Airborne Division] but none came about until the...
Sicily was an easier operation than Italy. Theodore Finkbeiner and his company [Annotators Note: Company H, 2nd...
Richard Ford left Bampton and went through Tidworth, England. They were there in the winter of 1942 to 1943. They were...
After the war started their NCO [Annotator's Note: non- commissioned officer] went to Pan Am station and brought back...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
Ardell Bollinger had a couple of missions near Paris and Hamburg going after submarines. The cities had a large amount...
There was a lot more action at night than during the day.The Allied troops on the Anzio beachhead were made up of...
Childers went to the yeoman and requested a transfer form. He typed up the request and asked to be assigned to Torpedo...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...

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