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William Cart completed V-7 [Annotator’s Note: V-7 US Navy College Training Program, 1940 to 1945] school and chose the...
Gerald Auerbach was born in New York City [Annotator’s Note: New York City, New York] in 1924. Because of the Great...
Matthew Cornelia was born in July 1918 and raised in Rochester, New York. His parents were both born in Ireland. At a...
Jacob Velfling, Jr. was born in Cadillac, Michigan in May 1926. Velfling played many sports in high school and had a...
[Annotator's Note: Recording begins while interviewer is prepping Robert Lewis Beilman. Actual interview begins at 0:01...
Jacques Brewster Smith was born in September 1923, in Buffalo [Annotator's Note: Buffalo, New York]. Due to the Great...
Elroy Gambino was born in March 1925 in the Irish Channel [Annotator's Note: in New Orleans, Louisiana]. He grew up in...
Harvey Mittleman was born in New York City [Annotator's Note: New York City, New York] in May 1925. Mittleman and his...
[Annotator's Note: There is a background noise in the video.] In March 1923, Marvin Raymond Graham was born in New York...
David Hanning was born in May 1927 in Saranac Lake, New York. His mother, a nurse from Montreal [Annotator's Note:...
Lorenzo Dow Crews was born in April 1924 in Memphis [Annotator's Note: Memphis, Tennessee]. His father worked as a...
Basic training for Robert Lippman was in Miami Beach, Florida. He learned to salute, and dress right. He thinks he went...
Marvin Tyson served because he would serve his country any time and was drafted. He doubts he would have served if not...
James Jordan is a contributing member to the Museum [Annotator's Note: The National WWII Museum in New Orleans,...
Carroll George enlisted in the Coast Guard because it is always looking out for the welfare of others. It saves lives...
William Smith went to the Pacific theater as a Second Lieutenant. He flew from Townsville [Annotator's Note: Townsville...
In early January [Annotator's Note: January 1944], Bowdre McDowell went to Great Lakes, Illinois [Annotator's Note:...
After basic training, Leslie V. Freeman went on maneuvers near Sacramento [Annotator's Note: Sacramento, California]....
[Annotator's Note: Wallace Yip, Sr. was drafted in 1943.] Congress started drafting 18 year olds who registered [...
Paul Wilson joined the 17th Airborne [Annotator's Note: Company A, 193rd Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne...
Albert Hatala was born in 1923 in Czechoslovakia. When he was about six months old his father moved to the United...
John L. Cowan went on active duty in February or March 1945. He was at MIT [Annotator's Note: Massachusetts Institute...
Kent Butzer Kellegrew was born in September 1923 in Duluth, Minnesota. After four years in Duluth, his family moved to...
Charles Brightman Skinner was born in May 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida. He had an older brother who served in World...
In 1942, Joseph Stefaniak and some friends got a three-day pass [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short...
Philip Whitman went overseas on a Liberty ship [Annotator's Note: a class of quickly produced cargo ship]. He went...
William Fili went for assignment to Salt Lake City [Annotator's Note: Salt Lake City, Utah]. He had just finished B-26...
Carey Eleser was a Navy Armed Guard radioman aboard the SS David B. Johnson. They left Charleston, South Carolina and...
Anton Jaber took his basic training at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. He went right into advanced training with his division [...
Homer Myers flew his own airplane from California across the Pacific. The first flight was 12 to 13 hours. They left...
James Gooch graduated from school and was sent to Florida to replace a Warrant Officer [Annotator's Note: after...
Wallace Yip, Sr. was in basic training at Camp Claiborne [Annotator's Note: Camp Claiborne, Rapides Parish, Louisiana...
Jackson Davis took the USS Neosho (AO-23) from San Pedro, California and arrived at Pearl Harbor on 7 September 1941....
Martin Brignac had no idea of what the Japanese were going to do along the coast. They had to try and do anything they...
Warren Sanford Moose was born in November 1921 in San Francisco, California. He grew up with two brothers and one...
Harold Stanford Cole did not experience segregation while he was growing up. When he got into the service, he did not...

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