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Vincent DeSalvo was drafted into the US Army Air Force. He was at Gulfport Field in Gulfport, Mississippi for a while...
After the Bulge [Annotator’s Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counteroffensive, 16 December 1944 to 25 January...
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...
Lester Hecht was having a beer on liberty in Honolulu [Annotator's Note: Honolulu, Hawaii] when the man next to him,...
Norman Bussel’s pilot wanted him and the engineer, [Annotator’s Note: Staff Sergeant William Peters, top turret gunner...
While Weldon Fruge was in France, he served with C Company of the 180th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: Company C...
George Hardy always considered himself a fighter pilot. The bigger guys were being trained to be bomber pilots. He only...
After leaving Scott Field [Annotator’s Note: now Scott Air Force Base, St. Clair County, Illinois], Norman Bussel was...
Joseph Richard was a welder assigned to the USS Rigel (AR-11) when it was attacked at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. He...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon was wounded in France.] Dillon was in the hospital from June to September [Annotator's...
Soon after the Battle of the Philippines, Murphy Burke remembers spending a week at one of the larger ports, Ulithi....
James McDermott was at Moosburg [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] when the Germans surrendered. He...
After gunnery school Norman Bussel went back home on furlough. It was strange for him as he felt he would go and enjoy...
Kauffman gave George Morgan a 60 day leave upon their return home. [Annotator’s Note: Commander Draper L. Kauffman,...
Lloyd Dendy was in the hospital with malaria and did not return to Peleliu [Annotator's Note: Peleliu, Palau]. He had...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
Jimmie Dyer went through infantry training at Camp Pendleton, California. When he landed at Guadalcanal, where the 6th...
The extent of Bernice Haydu's travel up to that point had only encompassed three states: Pennsylvania, New York and New...
Lily Sawada and her family arrived in Poston, Arizona [Annotator’s Note: this was part of the relocation of Japanese-...
Lester Hecht was heading to the invasion of Leyte. Halsey [Annotator's Note: US Navy Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey]...
The invasion of Morotai had been building up, and Robert Marovelli's ship joined the convoy going to battle. General...
George Haines was offered a promotion to sergeant, but he did not want it. He liked being a scout and figured the men...
The ship Melvin Abadie was assigned to [Annotator's Note: USS Appalachian (AGC-1)] was one of 18 ships that took troops...
Wim de Jonge worked in unsafe conditions in the coal mines of Japan. He was there for about a year. That was the...
George Beaugh recalled that his crew took the Northern route to England. Since the weather was so bad, they had to stop...
Henry Langrehr had heard about the paratroopers. When he went to join, he told them that is what he wanted. At that...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer switches to Jay Christopher Atkins who asks Robert Mayes how it felt to have two...
Clarence Carlson was only stationed at St. John in France [Annotator's Note: Beaumont Sur Oise Airfield, Beaumont Sur...
John Laborde spent a full year in Tokyo, Japan from 29 August 1945 until 20 August 1946 as member of MacArthur's [...
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...
Erwin Johnson spent his furloughs in New Orleans, Louisiana. After his furloughs were exhausted, he went to Camp Shelby...

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