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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...
Lauren Swinney always had at least three occupations at the same time. She wanted to learn everything and do everything...
Judith Baron and her family lived in a nice apartment in a mixed neighbor in Hungary. The landlady was not Jewish, but...
Linda Hope could not select one single favorite item of recognition given to her father [Annotator’s Note: Linda Hope...
After Leyte, Harper Gruber's vessel [Annotator's Note: USS YMS-339] took part in the second invasion [Annotator's Note...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine on the SS Dolly Madison. The major missions of the ship were...
Murray Glass was drafted and sent to the Fort Dix, New Jersey reception center for a few weeks. He then went to the...
John McConn arrived after Munich and the nearby terrible death camp had been captured and cleaned up. [Annotator’s Note...
William Rupp was trained to maintain, repair, and operate IBM machines by the Navy. He also attended night school...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
A regular day for Gabriel Spinelli started early, and was usually spent driving the lines to check wires and repeater...
William B. Hughes was in Wiesbaden during the occupation [Annotator's Note: Hughes was in Germany serving in the United...
Donald Wilson spent time in Tsingtao, China. Living conditions and the local population were very different for him. He...
Ray Felts went to Idaho for basic training, and hoped he would get to work on a submarine, but at six-foot-four his...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
Blanche Gangwere received a leave to go to Paris. She did not have to wear her uniform during that time. She wore...
Edward Stone was aboard the Pyro [Annotator's Note: USS Pyro (AE-1)] and found the ship had good cooks. That was...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
John McConn and Ganyo were given the duty of guarding a bridge. [Annotator’s Note: the spelling of Ganyo’s name is not...
Murray Glass had a resentful band master who took offense at Glass not playing the French horn according to his MOS [...
Blanche Gangwere and two other Red Cross girls served coffee and donuts to a tank group. The tankers offered to let the...
Linda Hope saw the tremendous feelings her father had toward service people and those that worked so hard to give back...
Madeleine Peters discovered going to the store without having to stand in lines was one of the first noticeable changes...
Mary Edwards saw the world change dramatically as a result of World War 2. It was important to all the nations of the...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
To Frank Fontana, going to Paris a week after the city's liberation was the most memorable wartime experience. The trip...
While in the midst of being released from the hospital [Annotator's Note: Malec had been wounded by shrapnel and was...
Abe Milkis returned to his Company as a bazooka man who was assisted by a loader. [Annotator’s Note: Milkis had...
David Oreck guesses he was on between five and ten missions as a navigator on a B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29...
James understands that movies are made so people think they are interesting. He understands that Hollywood adds its own...
They ended up at Camp Custer. DeMers had been getting promoted this entire time. He made 1st Sergeant by 1940. They...
The Chandler [Annotator's Note: USS Chandle (DD-206)] had 4 stacks and had torpedo tubes and 4 inch guns. Baptiste...
Inouye helped liberate a village as well. One of the churches in the village had a high steeple. He asked the priest if...
Robert Harris was based in England for one year at a base called Barkston Heath near Grantham. [Annotator’s Note: the...

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