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Dracos Burke said he always wanted to be in the military, war or no war. Beginning when he was 17, he participated...
After returning to Jefferson Barracks [Annotator's Note: Saint Louis, Missouri], the military wanted to keep Bernard...
Kenneth Wieland's most memorable experience of the war was coming home. He had served because all the other guys his...
Edwin Knight knows the Second World War had to be fought to protect the country's freedoms. He served because he was...
Harold Ashton was never really attacked and tried to do what he was supposed to do. He enjoyed flying and felt like his...
Ivan Van der Pool believes having The National WWII Museum [Annotator's Note: in New Orleans, Louisiana] is important...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
William Goldsborough served during World War 2 because he had no choice; there was a draft and he had to go "at the...
His most memorable experience of World War 2, according to Henry Mahier, was training on the torpedo boats. It was most...
During his service in World War 2, Edward Driscoll enjoyed meeting other types of people from all over the country, and...
Frederick Amore's most memorable experience from World War 2 was getting off the train at Biloxi [Annotator's Note:...
Arthur Staymates had posttraumatic stress disorder but did not know what it was. The memories usually involved some...
Richard Witaker fought in World War 2 out of a sense of duty to his country. He cannot understand anyone who shirks the...
To Jack Brukman, the most memorable incident of World War 2 was when his hearing saved him from being injured by a bomb...
Paul Rothenheber was never in direct action. He thought France was strange. He was knocked out in Le Havre [Annotator's...
William Rupp felt there were no particularly memorable experiences during World War 2 for him. He showed up and did his...
Irving Miller joined the Army in November 1943. Prior to that, he had been in the New York National Guard. He trained...
Selwyn Gilmore was drafted and was given a preference. He just missed being eligible for OCS [Annotator's Note: officer...
It was the habit of Richard Pipes' college fraternity brothers to sit around and listen to the radio, and it was a...
After the Germans surrendered, the units moved back gradually. Anton Jaber thinks he went through every one of the...
On 23 February [Annotator's Note: 23 February 1945] they were out [Annotator's Note: of the Los Baños internment camp...
Donald L. Beeghly was born in Sabetha, Kansas in May 1925. His father worked for Union Pacific but was laid off during...
Nolan Albarado was born in June 1917 in Grand Bayou, Louisiana. He was very young during the Great Depression and life...
Freeman Dyson was an admirer of the pre-World War 1 physicist Henry Moseley. The British Army was all volunteer until...
Richard Duchossois was born in October of 1921 in Chicago. His whole family lived, and still lives, in Chicago....
Edward LaPorta was born in Italy in 1917. He grew up and was educated in Italy as well. His dream was to be a...
Mancel Grant Kirk was born near Finger, Tennessee in 1925 and spent his whole life there except when he went away for...
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...
[Annotator’s Note: The interview begins with John Keema telling the interviewer about how not flying the Regensburg...
John Luckadoo does not believe that long range fighter protection was possible in the early stages of the war. They...
David Dennis does not recall when or how he learned of the attack on Pearl Harbor but does recall hearing that the...
Freddie Ohr and his family moved to a place where they could not find any meat. They had a bunch of cats and his mother...
William Disanza had trains and tanks on the deck of his ship. The train cars were too big to fit underneath the deck....
Floyd Horne was born in Bowersville, Ohio in February 1922. He spent the first 18 years of life there until July 1940...
Donald Beeghly did not see any massive movements of German prisoners. Beeghly has a document he received from the...
Christa Schneider's mother worked in an office before the war and met her husband there. Although he was not inclined...

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