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Michael J. Doi was born in California. On 19 January 1942 Doi was inducted into the US Army at the age of 21. The army...
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
Michael Cokinos grew up in Beaumont, Texas. During the Great Depression, life was pretty strict for him. His parents...
Corbin discusses the Battle of the Bulge, the Hammelburg Raid, and the book The Longest Winter [Annotator's Note: The...
James Carrington has previously been interviewed by Tom Brokaw and for Oliver North’s War Stories. Carrington was born...
[Annotators Note: Norman Kleiss starts the interview by reading a narrative about the causes that led up to the Pearl...
Stegmeier was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1922. At the time of the interview he is 85 years old. He attended Grandview...
Clayton Kelly Gross was born in Walla Walla, Washington, a town so pretty they named it twice. Gross remarks it is...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
Clarence Anderson had to fly differently than usual because of the amount of fuel he had aboard. All of the fighters...
The river crossing [Annotators Note: the 20 September 1944 crossing of the Waal River in Holland during Operation...
Richard Ford notes that they really got nailed at the Elbe River. They moved up to an area one afternoon and the next...
When the war started everyone started working with what they had. Merrill's group patrolled up and down the Hawaiian...
Mack is the chaplain of the Sixth Marine Division Association. He notes that the ranks are getting very thin. The...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
After the battle they headed to the Aleutians. At this time they had a full air group after adopting guys from Bombing...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
Years later Vejtasa asked Japanese veterans if they had thought about strafing the deck and they said no. Vejtasa would...
They were attempting to cross a river in order to capture an airfield that was suspected of housing German transport...
The torpedo planes flew into Espiritu Santo. They stayed on Espiritu Santo for about a week. They sent 6 TBF's [...
Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...
While escorting bombers Clarence Anderson was leading his flight to the front of the bomber formation when he noticed a...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...
Yellin is not sure if he was fired upon during landings and take offs from Iwo Jima. Yellin recalls that one of his...
Freddie Ohr found out it was that bullet that ricocheted off his helmet and went into the cushion. His leader made a...
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
One of Clarence Anderson's men came across a German pilot shooting at men in parachutes. He shot the German down and...
During the last few days of the war there was very little action. Most of the Germans were figuring out a way to...
[Annotator’s Note: This segment was a time code drop from the beginning of the second tape.] Joseph Armanini discusses...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...
[Annotators Note: Clarence Anderson served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot flying P-51 Mustangs with the 363rd Fighter...
Zawada realized the mission was a failure when they were under tank fire outside of Hammelburg and when he drove the...
Freddie Ohr went from Corsica Italy to Medina, Italy. They flew out of there on a short steel runway. They flew all of...
Charles Scheffel’s run in with Mr. Shaw [Annotators Note: George Bernard Shaw] was not included in his book Crack and...

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