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James Sandoz had a good trip overseas even though it took longer than normal. They made a lot of detours due to...
Gerry Jones was born in September 1926 in Logansport, Indiana. His family was badly affected by the Great Depression....
When David Harvey heard that the war had ended, they had 1,500 planes up off the carriers. The British and Russians had...
Joseph Haines was drafted in April 1944. He was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia. He got off the train and there were two...
Samson Alexander got the idea to join the US Air Force but did not have a college education. The principal of his...
Waldeman Czaban received his draft notice soon after he graduated high school in January 1943, and left home for boot...
Nelson Constant remembers Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Pedro Parra where he was when he heard the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl...
Norman Johnson was born on Staten Island, New York on 16 January 1925. His father was an electrician. In the afternoons...
Dr. Norman Francis was drafted into the Army after graduating from law school [Annotator's Note: in 1956]. He graduated...
Patrick Zilliacus worked in a factory near Washington, D.C. for Engineering and Research Corporation [Annotator's Note...
Ryan O'Brien and a friend went to watch the LA Bulldogs [Annotator's Note: Los Angeles Bulldogs] playing against the...
[Annotator's Note: Don Daniels entered the service in February 1944.] When he reported on the last day of the month, he...
Vernon Henry Moret finished his senior year of high school in Maryland and not long after, was drafted into the Army....
Marion Meredith Beal had a desk right next to the desk of Hashmark Johnson [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps Sergeant...
Moise S. Steeg, Jr. and the other men stationed there [Annotator's Note: at Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base...
Moise S. Steeg, Jr. was a prosecuting officer in a rape case. He prosecuted [Annotator's Note: produced a guilty...
In Denmark, Leon Grunte really only did some marching as his military training [Annotator's Note: as a Latvian...
Kenneth Weiland was assigned to the 866th Aviation Engineer Battalion attached to the 8th Army. He was in A Company....
Richard Swanson had two friends who had gone to the local military recruiting stations and liked what they heard about...
Marshall Burnett was born in Meridian, Mississippi in November 1925. He attended Marion Park Elementary School, Kate...
Carl Trim was born in Greenville, Mississippi in September 1926. His parents divorced soon after and Trim and his...
Robert Knudson was born in January 1925 in Mason City, Iowa. His father was a successful greenhouse owner, and even...
Carl Peterson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma. He had three brothers and a sister and when his mother remarried he got...
Richard Scheerer was born in December 1915 and grew up in Kansas City [Annotator's Note: Kansas City, Missouri]. His...
Angelo Ciotta was born in 1925 in Leone, Italy. He came to the United States through Ellis Island, New York, at age...
James Odom was born in November 1925 in South Palo Pinto County, about 20 miles south of Mineral Wells, Texas. He grew...
James Joseph Bollich was born in August 1921 south of Eunice [Annotator's Note: Eunice, Louisiana]. Before the war, he...
Melvin Dahlberg was born in August 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota, just days after his parents had moved there from Sweden...
Clifford Suthern Hayes was born in February 1926 in Manhattan, New York. His stepfather worked as a manger in a grocery...
Susumas Ito was born in July 1919 in Stockton, California. His parents were immigrants from Hiroshima, Japan and became...
John Kerner was born in February 1919 in San Francisco, California. His family moved to Boston, Massachusetts for a...
Bryon Carl Oliver was born in July 1922 in Buffalo, New York. As a child, he played sports including skiing, baseball...
Schuyler Lininger was born in Evanston, Illinois in October 1923. Lininger had one older brother and one younger sister...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins with the interviewer explaining what he will be doing during the interview....
Robert Marich was born in January 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 16, his family moved to Beloit, Wisconsin. A...

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