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[Annotator's Note: Raymond Urban was working in Santa Ana, California when Marine Fighter Squadron 212 (VMF-212) was...
James Anthony Gabour enlisted in the National Guard [Annotator's Note: in 1941] and then he was eventually transferred...
When he was drafted, Weldon Fruge wasn't excited about leaving his home and family, but he traveled to Fort Knox,...
[Annotator's Note: There is a loud hissing noise throughout this clip.] When Bernard B. "Bernie" Bluestein was very...
Moise S. Steeg, Jr. received his commission and went to Keesler [Annotator's Note: Keesler Field; now Keesler Air Force...
Wesley Fronk never fired a shot in anger. There was one instance where he and another soldier were returning from...
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...
Harold Luers was about 17 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Pedro Parra where he was when he heard the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl...
When Mervin Jensen received his draft notice, he thought everyone else had to go so he would to. He went to Fort...
Norman Johnson was born on Staten Island, New York on 16 January 1925. His father was an electrician. In the afternoons...
Paris Tognoli got out of high school and decided not to go to college. He got a job in a slaughterhouse, but he did not...
James Roland Westbrook enlisted in the Marine Corps in March 1943. He wanted to be a Marine even though his father, who...
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...
Wesley John Dochick was 21 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl...
Louis J. Armentaro was drafted even though he wanted to go prove himself. They told him he was underweight and would...
Wendell Galbraith got his draft notice [Annotator's Note: in July 1943] and returned [Annotator's Note: to the United...
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...
Bowdre McDowell was born in October 1923 in Amite County in southwest Mississippi. He grew up on a cotton farm and...
Marshall Burnett was born in Meridian, Mississippi in November 1925. He attended Marion Park Elementary School, Kate...
Jack Appel was born in Brooklyn, New York [Annotator's Note: Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs in New York, New York...

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