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Richard Yavenue was born in July 1925 in Harvey, Illinois. He had three sisters. His dad was a laborer and died when...
Herb McClure was born in March 1924 in Neodesha, Kansas, the only male and oldest of five siblings. His father had an...
Gerald Abbenhaus was born in January 1920 on a farm in northeast Nebraska. He went to Bloomfield High [Annotator's Note...
Alexander Marsh was born in November 1922, one of eight children, on a farm in Hardee County, Florida. As a young man,...
Russell Engel was born in Vesta, Minnesota, the son of a farmer who left the farm to work in oil refineries in Caspar,...
Carl Marca was born in March 1918 in Sheffield, Pennsylvania. His parents moved around a bit before settling in...
Robert Rans was born in Chicago, Illinois in April 1921. Family life was mostly normal until the war started. He worked...
Blanche Marie (Gregory) Barnes Gangwere was born in 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up near Northeast High...
Alex Lopez was born in May 1926 in Los Angeles, California, the son of a barber. He grew up in a safe neighborhood...
Leo Porteau was born on 14 September 1921 in Reeves, Louisiana. During the Great Depression, his family moved around...
Donald Dean was born in March 1926 in Salina, Kansas. His father was in the insurance business, and the family moved...
Louis Massengale was born in February 1926, and spent his first five years in Goodwater, Alabama, living with his...
Howard Genrich was born in 1925 in Algona, Iowa. At the time he was born, his parents were living with his grandparents...
Samuel Spector was born in Manhattan, New York in July 1924. He worked as a delivery boy for furriers. He also worked...
Gus Gikas was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in April 1921. His dad was the town hat maker. Gikas moved to north Texas when...
George Hardy's father persuaded him to not join his brother in the Navy because of the race problem. He would be...
Oran Harris was 17 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was returning from Sunday school when a man called out...
James Weller picked the Army for enlistment because his father had served in World War I in a submarine. The submarine...
Perhaps because Barksdale Air Force Base was in his hometown of Bossier City, Louisiana, Thomas Myrick followed...
Jackson Davis went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to practice law. The Draft Act [Annotator's Note: Selective Training and...
Enrique Cervantes felt the urge to join the war effort after the United States' entry into the conflict. His older...
Clinton E. Riddle was born in Loudon County, Tennessee in February 1921. He was the only child in his family and grew...
Fred Hirsekorn was born in Schonlanke, Germany in May 1924. There were about five generations of Hirsekorns who were...
Harold DeForest fought in World War 2 because he loves this country and felt that it was worth fighting for. His...
Fred Bronfin was called to report to his local draft board to register. His blood pressure was high when he went in and...
Curtis Brooks went to Staten Island, New York then Wellsboro, Pennsylvania [Annotator's Note: after being liberated...
In the beginning of 1943, Ralph Crump's draft status required that his boss write a letter every six months to the...
Harry Bell was born in May 1925 and grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He graduated high school in May 1943 and by...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with interviewer introducing himself.] John Henry Mock was born in September 1925...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
Norris Bucksell was born in August 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Valena C. Jones Elementary School. He...
Carl Landwehr was born in 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family never had a lot of money, but they never really...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
Peter Somogyi saw his father taken away within a week of 19 March 1944 [Annotator's Note: the day Germany occupied...
Joseph Motil was deferred for six months and then went into the service on 22 January 1942. Motil was born on 24 July...
Lester Hull was born in Hartford, Connecticut in April 1920. He remembers the Great Depression well. Hull's father was...

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