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Harold DeForest was born in March 1924 in Saint Catherine's, Canada. His mother brought him to the United States when...
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown was born in Washington D.C. and lived there for the first 17 years of his life. Washington D.C. was...
From Hawaii, Walter Jacobs and his division went to Guam. One of their regiments, the 307th [Annotator's Note: 307th...
James Jeter worked for Higgins Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana. He welded on different vessels but did not know...
Robert Swan joined the Navy to avoid the draft. He was flying in Missoula where was going to school. He only had a year...
While in Manila, Wim de Jonge was ordered to return to the Dutch Army to fight an uprising in the Dutch East Indies....
In January or February 1942, President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt] signed Executive Order...
Thomas Murphy graduated from high school on 6 June 1944 and was inducted into the military two days later. He took his...
Hugh L. Colbert was born in Electra, Texas in June 1925. He attended school there in the Electra public school system...
Gerard Halpern graduated from high school in May or June of 1943. He applied to City College and started classes there...
Robert Dale Rosendahl was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota in April 1921 and grew up in a small agricultural town....
Jack Yusen grew up in Queens, New York where he lived with his parents, brother and grandmother and was living there...
Emil Schoonejans volunteered for service in the Navy. He originally wanted to go into the air force. He and a buddy...
Orville Bethard was attending Washington High School when he learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in...
John Witmeyer went to enlist in the United States military the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 8...
While the family business was providing dehydrated sweet potatoes for the soldiers to eat, Randolph Trappey's family...
Dell Lauderdale went to Southern Japan after he left the prison [Annotator's Note: Sugamo Prison in Tokyo]. Lauderdale...
Thomas Tizzard says that his most memorable experience of World War 2 is hard to pin down. It could be the first time...
Chafer Honea was discharged at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It was late at night and there was a soldier at Fort Bragg...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Arthur Jackson was born in Cleveland and grew up in Canton, Ohio. His father was a watch maker and eventually ended up...
Robert Swift was born in August 1925. He grew up on a farm without electricity. Everything was horse drawn. The farm...
William Blanckenburg had an upper middle class upbringing, but they struggled during the Depression. Blanckenburg was...
Richard Bennett's transition from sailor to civilian was so wrapped up in school, work and family matters, he hardly...
While a member of the Kibbutz [Annotator's Note: Kibbutz Matzuva in Israel], Peter Somogyi spent half a day working and...
Mahlen Arledge was married on 24 December 1942. He was 18 and his new wife was 16 years old. She was still in high...
Isabella Karle met her husband at the University of Michigan in a physical chemistry class. His undergraduate degree...
Murray Glass was drafted and sent to the Fort Dix, New Jersey reception center for a few weeks. He then went to the...
Roy Uthes grew up in Detroit, Michigan. His father was a policeman. Uthes had brothers who were also in the service. He...
Thomas Ballew briefly considered joining the Marine Corps but decided that he would wait to be called up. He was...
Fred Hirsekorn was drafted in early 1943. After induction at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas he was sent to Camp Campbell,...
Joseph Massey was drafted just after leaving high school at age 18. He entered service on 15 November 1945 [Annotator's...
Gerard Halpern finished high school in 1943 then took one semester at a City College before dropping out and joining...
Warren Schmitt was born on 18 March 1921 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He had a younger brother named Gene who also served in...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
Herbert Gross recollects sending his sister off by train to the west coast when the bombing of Pearl Harbor was...

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