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Following the war's conclusion, Claude Taylor sailed aboard LSM-352 [Annotator's Note: LSM stands for Landing Ship,...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
John Campbell stopped in Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] for orders. From there they went to a holding area...
James Sandoz was born in New Iberia, Louisiana in January 1924. His father was a farmer. They did not have electricity...
Edward Stone was aboard the Pyro [Annotator's Note: USS Pyro (AE-1)] and found the ship had good cooks. That was...
There were only a couple of hundred other American prisoners with Joseph DeMott on the island of Java, mostly off the...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress over Berlin, Germany. He and 65 other prisoners...
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...
Joseph Pocoroba went to Columbia, South Carolina for basic training. He found it easy. When he first went in, he had KP...
Melvin Dahlberg's first time abroad was in Italy which was very rundown. The local people were begging for food. He...
Lester Hecht's commanding officer's name was John L. Smith [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps Colonel John Lucian Smith...
Norman Bussel arrived in Glasgow, Scotland and were greeted by a bagpipe band. The Red Cross had coffee and donuts but...
Asked about her most memorable experience during the war, Phyllis Lenhard said she was impressed with the people she...
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...
From David Verlander's perspective, the Second World War has relevance today because the United States forged stronger...
To Frank Fontana, going to Paris a week after the city's liberation was the most memorable wartime experience. The trip...
Lloyd Dendy went to the Russell Islands [Annotator's Note: Solomon Islands]. Pavuvu and Mbanika were coconut...
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...
John Smith was out on a patrol miles into enemy territory when he was "relieved of all hazardous duty" and told he was...
The first thing the Americans did was open the German breweries, according to William Jucksch. They established...
Henry Langrehr returned to the United States and got a 60 day furlough home. He met his parents and he got married...
Following POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] debriefing in Yokohama, Japan, John S. Johnson boarded a medical ship...
William Wayne got out of the hospital and was in the Marine Transit Center in Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl...
Warren Nolan was in Naval ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] at Tulane University, New Orleans,...
David Oreck guesses he was on between five and ten missions as a navigator on a B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29...
George Colburn does not believe in bravery. The last thing on your mind is getting a medal. Medals counted for points...
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...

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