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Jeannine Burk always felt part of a group of people who had experienced much worse than she. They were all the new...
After Erik Johnsen graduated from his final training at Kings Point, [Annotator's Note: US Merchant Marine Academy,...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Madeleine Peters remembers the Allies landing in France [Annotator's Note: The Normandy D-Day invasion began the...
Francis Higgins says a female off camera had his uncle in a spell. [Annotator's Note: His uncle was Andrew Jackson...
After Ted Wiebe was in the squadron [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 2 (VT-2) flying from the USS Lexington (CV-2)]...
Blanche Gangwere went to Bad Neuenahr, Germany on the Danube River near Cologne. She always wanted to make it to Bonn...
Norman Riggsby was drafted. He then went to an examination. Afterward, he went to a reception center in Michigan. From...
Walter Halloran had never thought about joining the military until the attack on Pearl Harbor. He knew no one who had...
Jack Carver began his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. An accelerated training went on there to teach...
John McConn experienced German machine gun fire at the battle of Saint- Dié. The enemy fired their guns at the...
Aubrey Bradley said when the war was over, the Germans just folded; the guards all discarded their uniforms and left....
Marigold McNeely was trained to work on the Bombe machine at Bletchley. It was mandatory to be at least five foot, four...
John Howland and his B-17 bomber crewmates were assigned to the 381st Bomb Group based at Ridgewell, England. They...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
Lauren Swinney went to Northwestern University. The nuns had taught her to type when she was in boarding school and...
Walter Halloran landed in a small English town with his company and their equipment in preparation for the invasion [...
George Harrison Linker, Jr. was born in 1926 in Dover, Arkansas. He was the youngest of three siblings. Neither his...
Murphy Burke was born in Morgan City, Louisiana in February 1926. He and his only sibling, a sister, grew up in New...
Edwin Henlebin was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, and lived there his entire life, except for when he was in the...
David Flynn was born in November 1919 in Collegeville, Minnesota, where his father was the athletic director at St....
Lauren Swinney was born in LaSalle, Illinois and grew up in Gary, Indiana. During that time, Gary had the Carnegie...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
Luna Kaufman had no difficulties after the war with nightmares. She was fortunate. She never felt that she was...
Robert Fisch witnessed the German occupation of Hungary in March 1944. The rationale for the move was that the...
Norman Riggsby worked as an MP [Annotator’s Note: military policeman] and as a judge. When they not on motorcycle...
Soon after the Battle of the Philippines, Murphy Burke remembers spending a week at one of the larger ports, Ulithi....
Kauffman gave George Morgan a 60 day leave upon their return home. [Annotator’s Note: Commander Draper L. Kauffman,...
Lily Sawada and her family arrived in Poston, Arizona [Annotator’s Note: this was part of the relocation of Japanese-...
The invasion of Morotai had been building up, and Robert Marovelli's ship joined the convoy going to battle. General...
When Henry Malec arrived at the 100th General Hospital, he was laid on the floor [Annotator's Note: Malec had been...
Joy Skelton witnessed pamphlets being dropped on her prison camp. They told of the war being over. She always feared...
Ben Skardon said there was scuttlebutt about an American bomb that had destroyed an entire Japanese city, but it was...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and served on Liberty ships [Annotator's Note: a class of cargo ship...
Edward Stone normally stood four hour watches in the Radio Room [Annotator’s Note: aboard the USS Pyro (AE-1)] and then...
Donald Scholle was responsible on his submarine [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish (SS-411)] for manning the conning...

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