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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...
David Harvey engaged kamikazes at Okinawa, Tokyo, and Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: Japan]. The skipper [Annotator's Note...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer switches to Jay Christopher Atkins who asks Robert Mayes how it felt to have two...
As a commander, Donald Strait felt a responsibility to his squadron. He spent a lot of time dealing with his fighter...
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...
Donald Scholle was responsible on his submarine [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish (SS-411)] for manning the conning...
Lloyd Dendy was the company bootlegger on Peleliu [Annotator's Note: Peleliu, Palau]. They made a still out of aluminum...
Lauren Swinney always had at least three occupations at the same time. She wanted to learn everything and do everything...
[Annotator’ Notes: This clip begins with an individual talking on a telephone. A telephone rings at 2:48:22.00 and a...
The British treated the Americans well until the war ended. Joseph Blouin would go to pubs frequently and after the war...
Judith Baron and her family lived in a nice apartment in a mixed neighbor in Hungary. The landlady was not Jewish, but...
Russell Brien was at the Foggia Airfield [Annotator's Note: the Pantanella Airfield was part of the Foggia Airfield...
Robert Stoop went by ship to Milne Bay, New Guinea. They [Annotator's Note: Stoop and the 263th Ordinance Medium...
James Fitzmorris was stationed at Camp Plauche [Annotator's Note: also known as Camp Harahan, Jefferson Parish,...
Jack Buckner says the biggest problem with Army life is the boredom. They played baseball and card games. On a day off...
The different crews in Clarence Carlson's squadron [Annotator's Note: 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment...
Leo William Schmittgens recalled getting on the Higgins Boats [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel or...
When Warren Nolan first boarded the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) he thought it was massive. He watched the first flight...
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...
Robert Mayes and his unit [Annotator's Note: 12th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, 9th US Army] had been in...

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