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Gus Gikas was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in April 1921. His dad was the town hat maker. Gikas moved to north Texas when...
After high school in San Francisco, California, Peter Paret entered the University of California at Berkley. He...
George Hardy's father persuaded him to not join his brother in the Navy because of the race problem. He would be...
On 11 July 1944, George Colburn and two others went into the Federal building in Boston [Annotator's Note: Boston,...
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...
George Alaniz is from New Mexico. He was there when the draft started, and he decided to volunteer for the Army for one...
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...
Eva Nathanson was born in January 1941 in Budapest, Hungary. Her mother is from the Jewish elite. Her grandfather spoke...
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...
Harley Bridger entered the Army Air Corps in June 1943 at Camp Robinson in Little Rock [Annotator's Note: Little Rock,...
In the beginning of 1943, Ralph Crump's draft status required that his boss write a letter every six months to the...
Howard Warren Stokes was born in 1926 in Lodi, California and was an only child. His father supported his family during...
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...
Murray Stein moved to Florida in 1981 after working for the US Postal Service for 37 and a half years. He was 18 when...
[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...
Harold DeForest was born in March 1924 in Saint Catherine's, Canada. His mother brought him to the United States when...
[Annotator's Note: There is some informal talking between the interviewer and interviewee at the beginning of the tape...
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...
Daniel Samuelson enlisted in the Army Air Corps and went to Texas for basic training. In high school, he did alright...
James Jeter worked for Higgins Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana. He welded on different vessels but did not know...

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