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[Annotator's Note: The video starts with a long conversation before the interview actually starts.] Lester Hecht was...
Richard N. Swanson was born in May 1922 in Des Moines, Iowa. When he was four years old, he moved to Mead, Nebraska and...
Joseph Haines was born in March 1922 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He had one older sister. He was raised by his mother who...
Norman Neste was born in August 1923 in Hemet, California. His father was a housing contractor and they did well during...
Helen Gagel [Annotator’s Note: born Helen Cosgrove] was born in 1915 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. She had four brothers...
Bud Loring was born in Brockton, Massachusetts. His father was an automotive, boat, and heavy construction mechanic....
Martin Jacobson was born in Zurich, Montana in 1921. He attended college and got a deferment from service until he...
Thomas Landrum was born in April 1919 in Shreveport, Louisiana. His father was a painter and paper hanger. He was sick...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with a conversation in progress.] Lloyd Dendy was born in July 1922 in Homer,...
James J. McDermott was born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania in October 1920. He worked for a brick manufacturing plant and...
Gerard Dillon was born in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] in January 1920. His mother was a...
Everett Hyland was born in Stamford, Connecticut in March 1923. His father died when he was one year old. He had one...
Robert Lowe was born in Hutton, Louisiana in July 1922. He worked his way through high school during the Great...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
Erwin Johnson was born in October 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended George Washington School through the...
Roy Stewart was born in September 1926 in Amite, Louisiana. He enjoyed living in a small town. His father was an...
Lowell Hughes was born in Poteau, Oklahoma in October 1919. He stayed there until he was 18 years old. He went to the...
Frank Golemi was born in November 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father was a butcher and had his own shop. They...
Anton Jaber was born in June 1925 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He grew up there and his mother died when he was two...
Dave Severance remembers the Marine Corps having 18,000 men at the time of his enlistment. He made corporal four times...
Melvin Dahlberg's first time abroad was in Italy which was very rundown. The local people were begging for food. He...
Norman Bussel was drafted and sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on a train that was really old. He arrived at two or...
Carey Eleser enlisted in the Navy and went by train to San Diego, California for basic training. He arrived around ten...
Masaji Inoshita asked the man [Annotator's Note: the man who helped Inoshita's family when they were being interned]...
Warren Nolan was in Naval ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] at Tulane University, New Orleans,...
Nolan Albarado was born in June 1917 in Grand Bayou, Louisiana. He was very young during the Great Depression and life...
Wagner grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She attended high school and college in there.Her father was a ladies tailor. He...
Chuck was born in Long Island, New York in 1917. He believes that things were going better during the Great Depression...
Donald (Don) Malarkey tried to get into the Marine Corps right after the attack on Pearl Harbor but was turned down...
Clarence Anderson was interested in flying from a young age. Lindbergh [Annotator's note: American aviator Charles...
Loevsky was born on Long Island, New York. He was 1 of 3 children.His father worked in a bronze factory. He was a young...
Connick was born in Mobile, Alabama on 27 March 1926. He moved with his family to New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of...
Sabol was born in 1924 and knew when the war broke out that he would have to serve in one branch or another. He chose...
Kalil grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana during the Great Depression. He was one of nine children, six girls and three boys...
Interview begins with the interviewer stating that Senator Inouye is and always will be the most influential Japanese-...
Rankin did not shoot down Gunther Rall [Annotator's Note: Luftwaffe/West German Air Force Ace Lt. Gen. Gunther Rall]...

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