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In early November 1944, Edward E. Boyles was instructed to take a few volunteer troops [Annotator's Note: at the time,...
Sterling Cale was assigned to recover the dead from the Arizona [Annotator's Note: USS Arizona (BB-39)] after the...
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
Vernon Alexander feels The National WWII Museum is important. He has made four trips to the Museum and brought his...
Jack Beverstein had a good career with the FBI [Annotator's Note: Federal Bureau of Investigation]. His most memorable...
Wallace Hurley missed his bed most of all while he was in combat. The rain was heavy in France. Foxholes filled up so...
When Edward LaPorta was in North Africa they wore a combat suit. At night they put on heavier clothes because it gets...
After two years, two months and seven days of service in the Navy, John Earles was discharged in the summer of 1946 at...
Troy Edwards was an Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class, an AM2c, while in the Navy. That rate in the Navy may no longer...
To Frank Fontana, going to Paris a week after the city's liberation was the most memorable wartime experience. The trip...
Artmon Arceneaux worked in construction in Oklahoma for 15 years after his military discharge. He repaired and painted...
Herbert Fontenot joined the Navy because it was the only branch that would accept him at 16 years of age. He loved his...
They immediately hauled Arthur Pendleton to the emergency Army tent. He was still knocked out at this point [Annotator'...
Olen Grant believes that having institutions like The National WWII Museum and continuing to teach WWII to future...
Chester Biernacki and the USS Helena (CL-50) participated in several shore bombardments [Annotator's Note: after action...
Olen Grant spent Christmas 1943 in a prison camp. For Grant, the holidays were just like any other day. Some of the...
Donald Witmer didn't know what his fate would be. He thought he was drifting toward the beach, one that was held by the...
After the siege of the Brest peninsula, Earl Tweed and his company [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 115th...
Lloyd Dendy went to the Russell Islands [Annotator's Note: Solomon Islands]. Pavuvu and Mbanika were coconut...
When their break from combat was up, Milton Moxon and his regiment [Annotator's Note: Moxon was a member of Company B,...
Sterling Cale returned from the various Pacific islands where he was stationed to Honolulu and the hospital at Fort...
It was November [Annotator's Note: November 1944] and everything at Auschwitz was gray, the weather was terrible, and...
Ralph Hopkins and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Louisville (CA-28)] left China for Okinawa. From there, the ship...
Joseph Massey returned to the United States aboard the SS Samuel Ashe. On the third day of the trip they ran into a...
Wilbur Rogers laughs at remembering the reward for picking up a downed pilot: ice cream. For each man a ship picked up...
Judith Meisel was born in 1929 in Josvainiai, Lithuania. Her father died before the onset of war. She survived the...
Hana Zoltz arrived at Auschwitz by train. Many people had died during the forced journey. They were confined in the...
Benjamin Lesser reached Hungary. He had to register in the Police Office to define his uncle as his guardian. During...
Isabella Karle said that certain measures were taken to insure against radiation sickness, including the daily...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
Gene Alair was aboard the USS Astoria (CA-34) during the battle of Guadalcanal. Saipan was a big operation [Annotator’s...
Jack Brukman found everything to be out of whack for them when they arrived at their destination [Annotator's Note: the...
Nolan Albarado was born in June 1917 in Grand Bayou, Louisiana. He was very young during the Great Depression and life...
William Pena and his men took up a position in the town across from what was a girl’s school run by nuns. That morning...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Perry Strait found the training he was given by the Maritime Service [Annotator's Note: United States Maritime Service...

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