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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....
Alexander Jefferson named his plane “Margot” after his classmate’s sister. She attended graduation when Jefferson...
Donald Beeghly did not see any massive movements of German prisoners. Beeghly has a document he received from the...
Martin Brignac went into the service on 5 June 1941 and went to Camp Callan, California for basic training. Most were...
After receiving his draft notice, Edgar Cole went down on the appointed day and time. He was standing in a big room...
The attack on Pearl Harbor happened while Calvin Summers was at work, and when he came home, his family was discussing...
Clinton Riddle initially wanted to join the US Navy after he graduated from high school but being the only child in his...
Donald Beeghly was not excited about being drafted. He wondered what would happen. Beeghly got his uniforms at Fort...
While Philip Schweitzer's unit [Annotator's Note: the 11th Airborne Division] was trapped on the ridge on Leyte, they...
Warren Nolan had an older brother who was kind of the pioneer of the family. The family is Catholic, so the brother...
Guy Stern had come to Saint Louis, Missouri in 1937 when he was 15 years old to escape Nazi Germany. He tried, but...
Walter Bank's family lived on a small farm, and wasn't greatly affected by the Great Depression. They never talked...
During his high school years, Randolph Trappey excelled in his studies at the all-boy, highly disciplined private...

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