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Blanchard was born in Yonkers, New York. He moved around quite a bit as an employee of General Motors.He came from a...
Barney Old Coyote was born in April 1923. He spoke the Crow language growing up. Old Coyote was raised by his...
Quintana was born in McComb, Mississippi on December 15th, 1921. McComb was a railroad town. The majority of the...
Henderson begins the interview stating that he wouldn't be there if not for the actions of B-24 crewman.Henderson's...
Schmedemann was born in Junction City, Kansas where he grew up and attended high school. He went to Kansas State...
Charles Bishop was born in New Haven, Connecticut in November of 1920. The depression years were sketchy. His mother...
Monpat was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went to E.D. White High School for one year then quit and went...
Holloman was born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1924. His father worked for the US Postal Service from 1919 until 1969.As...
Esther McNeil grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She was the sixth of eight children.After going into nursing...
Baynham grew up during the Great Depression but doesn't recall life being too bad. After graduating from high school he...
James was born in North Texas in Aberdene. The town is no longer there. He lived there until he was 10 years old. His...
David Paul Spencer was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. It is a little town southwest of Pittsburgh. Spencer went to a...
Robert Akins discusses how the heroes were the ones who gave their lives 10,000 miles from home. Of the 120 men in his...
Mann was born in Germany in 1925 and came to the United States in 1936. His father got a job at an American University....
Theodore Van Kirk, known as Dutch, was born in Pennsylvania. He grew up in a very small town and he described himself...
Marvin Perrett was born in September 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was on his way home from church with his...
James McClellan served in the 755th Field Artillery Battalion, 15th Army.He was born in West Virginia. His father...
Richard Candelaria was born in El Paso, Texas. He served in the US Army Air Corps and the Air Force. Candelaria's...
Starnes grew up in Decatur, Georgia. His father was a travelling salesman. By the time he started school he was living...
Richard Cole was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1915. After graduating from high school he went to work on a farm for 75...
Ehlers served in Company L and Company C of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He enlisted in October...
Hershel Williams was born and raised in a country atmosphere in West Virginia. His father was in the dairy business....
James Carrington has previously been interviewed by Tom Brokaw and for Oliver North’s War Stories. Carrington was born...
Hannan gives some background about his life in prewar Italy. He explains the attitude of the German youth and of an...
Stegmeier was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1922. At the time of the interview he is 85 years old. He attended Grandview...
Clifford Rackley was born near Tifton, Georgia. He was young during the depression and saw the problems the big farmers...
Billow was born in Millersburg, Pennsylvania. Growing up during the depression was rough, they did not have much. His...
Lazarick was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1923. In those days Camden was a nice city with many large manufacturing and...
Clarence Anderson's friend Jack Stacker joined the Air Corps a year after him. Jack was a P-38 pilot and was killed on...
Lou Brissie's father really wanted him to finish college. Mr. Mack [Annotator's Note: Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr., or...
After Quintana went through boot camp, he came out feeling like he could fight anyone. They prepared the men in boot...
David Paul Spencer applied promptly but they were not taking people [Annotators Note: for officer candidate school, or...
McClellan and two other people were selected to take the guns down to Paris. On the train ride down he was with a...
Bailey checked in with his draft board and was put on a bus to Camp Croft. He told the army recruiter that he wanted to...
Kassal enlisted in January of 1942 and was assigned to the Army Air Forces. He was sent to Camp Upton at Yaphank, Long...
The young men [Annotator’s Note: at the Florida Army Air Corps base] were very eager once they learned some of the...

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