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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,...
John Bellecci completed engineering training at Clemson [Annotator’s Note: Clemson College in South Carolina]. He...
[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...
During the 13 months that Richard McEwen was in combat, he described the Japanese activity where he was as a "backup...
Philip Dunford feels the Japanese were very capable fighters, but were also very cruel. What they did to an American...
Helen Gagel was sent to Texas to an Army Hospital at Fort Brooke, Texas. She was sent from there to Chickasha, Oklahoma...
Norris Bucksell and the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry Division, crossed the Arno River in Italy. There...
Paul Bosworth and his crew flew their B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] to Wales. The...
Curtis Brooks arrived for duty in Korea at night. His unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Battery, 10th Field...
Nolan Albarado was in the Army but was cooking for the Navy in Hawaii. He returned home to the United States in 1943...
Whenever the 939th Field Artillery Unit [Annotator's Note: 939th Field Artillery Battalion] moved, Chafer Honea and C...
[Annotator's Note: Frank Purvis was assigned to the USS Snowden (DE-246), a brand new destroyer escprt.] After they...
After Ted Wiebe was in the squadron [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 2 (VT-2) flying from the USS Lexington (CV-2)]...
Herbert Stern and his men were training every day during occupation duty, as they were convinced they were going to be...
William Albright got along well with this crew. There were two or three of them who did things together. They were the...
Harry Carlson's training at Langley Field [Annotator's Note: Langley Field in Newport News, Virginia, now Langley Air...
Along with his fellow refugees, Robert Sweatt was taken under guard to London, England. A bombardier from his squadron...
Blanche Gangwere went to Bad Neuenahr, Germany on the Danube River near Cologne. She always wanted to make it to Bonn...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts abruptly.] In December 1944, Carl Beck was 19 years old and had just gotten...
Herbert Stern arrived at his first duty assignment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina to discover he was the commander of...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...
James Deal was inducted into the Army and sent to Fort Lewis, Washington. A tank battalion was formed out of the new...
Michael Linquata went to Boston after graduation [Annotator's Note: he graduated from high school in January 1944]. He...
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...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
Clarence Carlson enjoyed Belgium. He was able to communicate better than he did in France. They had good-looking people...
When Christa Schneider returned to Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin, Germany], she resumed her education among other...
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 Kerner took a German passenger ship overseas to Europe. He shared a stateroom with five other officers, and they...

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