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David Hanning was born in May 1927 in Saranac Lake, New York. His mother, a nurse from Montreal [Annotator's Note:...
George A. Sarosi, like everyone else in Hungary, had a dossier that contained general information such as his...
Gary Tate was born in December 1924 and graduated from high school at 16 years old before the Japanese bombed Pearl...
There were many gold stars in the windows around Lorraine Mesken's home, and she remembers helping to console mothers...
Melvin Baker felt the German guards were tough. He tried to stay right with them. A flight of B-17s [Annotator's Note:...
Joseph Haines was drafted in April 1944. He was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia. He got off the train and there were two...
[Annotator's Note: Dieter Gruen worked as a scientist in the chemistry research division of the Manhattan Project at...
Eduardo Alberto Peniche Carvajal volunteered for a program called V-12 [Annotator’s Note: V-12 US Navy College Training...
Nelson Constant remembers Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December...
Thomas Kolesa got married. He went to Edwardsville [Annotator's Note: Edwardsville, Illinois] and his mother was crying...
Norman Johnson was born on Staten Island, New York on 16 January 1925. His father was an electrician. In the afternoons...
Chafer Honea was in his senior year of high school and many people were being drafted. Students were allowed to...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Ryan O'Brien and a friend went to watch the LA Bulldogs [Annotator's Note: Los Angeles Bulldogs] playing against the...
Vernon Henry Moret finished his senior year of high school in Maryland and not long after, was drafted into the Army....
Raymond Eugene Overcash was born in Lanett, Alabama in 1923. He was drafted in 1943. He did his basic training in...
Obie Wickersham was born in March 1925 in Oklahoma. One of the legacies of his father's World War 1 service was...
Ralph Sykes was born in March 1924 in Greenville, Pennsylvania. As a boy, his family moved to a farm outside of...
Joseph Rockforte was born in 1922 in what is now Plaquemine, Louisiana. After he was born his father moved the family...
Archie Maltbie was born in 1923 in Turlock, California. He had an ordinary life growing up in Turlock. He focused on...
Calvin Summers was born in February 1925 in Westminster, Maryland. When he was 11 months old he moved with his mother...
Melvin Munch was born in 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in the portion of the city that was referred to...
Donald Joseph Scholle was born in New York City in July 1923. He served in both World War 2 and the Korean War. Before...
Antoinette Rinaldi [Annotator’s Note: maiden name] Underwood was born into a large Italian, Catholic family in 1920 in...
Thomas Houdek was born in Detroit, Michigan in March 1926, the youngest of six children. His father was a tool and die...
Robert Gorman was born in Manchester, Connecticut in July 1922. He had two brothers, but one was killed early in life....
Chester Lee Strunk was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan in December 1922. His father was a foundry worker. It was tough...
Zeno St. Cyr was born in 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri. Although his family was from New Orleans, at the time of St. Cyr'...
George Spera was born in 1924 in Mays Landing, New Jersey. He had no siblings. His father was a bricklayer and cement...
Lawrence N. Brooks was born in 1909 in Norwood, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. Most of his youth was spent near...
Samuel Malta was born in March 1925 at Revere, Massachusetts near Boston. He learned to swim early since it was a...
Robert Knudson was born in January 1925 in Mason City, Iowa. His father was a successful greenhouse owner, and even...
Norman Riggsby was born on 9 June 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a small town in Michigan near Detroit. It...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
Calvin Moret was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 15 August 1925. His parents, Adolph, Sr. and Georgette had five boys...
William B. Hughes was born in April 1927 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville was a country town at that time. His father...

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