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Inouye realized that there were problems in every state. Segregation in the south was a problem. He was confident that...
Freddie Ohr and his family moved to a place where they could not find any meat. They had a bunch of cats and his mother...
Baum recalls that Jewish men did not receive the recognition that the other soldiers did. It was not as bad for the...
An interesting thing happened while Kanaya was there. They had a patient that needed a blood transfusion every day....
The Nazis were on their march throughout Europe but his family kept their trip [Annotator’s Note: their immigration to...
Loevsky talks about segregation in the US military during World War II.He discusses his father working in a foundry and...
The company that Inouye served in had the highest number of casualties with 42. Even the band was cut in half. In...
Grant Ichikawa was assigned to headquarters [Annotators Note: Headquarters, Allied Translator and Interpreter Service...
Freddie Ohr’s friend Leon asked him to go with him into the Air Corps. Ohr walked into a storefront that had been...
Kassal was sent back to the United States for five weeks before finally making it overseas. They traveled through...
Ben Kuroki learned that it did not matter that he had flown 30 missions, or that he had a chest full of ribbons. An...
Ettlinger ended up going to high school for 4 years and when he graduated, he and every other fellow male student...
The interviewer notes that in the last segment Vernon Baker made a comment about an event that was his initiation into...
Freddie Ohr was given a depth perception test. The depth perception test was kind of tricky. It entailed having Ohr...
When they got overseas to Italy, black and white [Annotator’s Note: African American and Caucasian], they were a team....
When Executive Order 9066 [Annotator's Note: Executive Order 9066, or EO 9066 led the way for the internment of...
Ben Kuroki was amazed that he only saw one Japanese Zero [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi A6M fighter aircraft, also known...
During World War II it was the Japanese that occupied the Aleutian Islands, part of the United States. The attitude was...
Leahr got quite a bit of mail from home. Mail was important to him. He had three brothers in the service. One brother...
Kalil mentions moving into the positions previously occupied by the 2nd Infantry Division at Lanzareth, Belgium. Kalil...
Barney Old Coyote’s unit received Presidential Unit Citations for the job they did in bombing bases in the...
A friend of Holloman’s in a MATS [Annotator's Note: Military Air Transport Service] unit needed an operations officer....
Baum remembers some of the men in his division. He talks about his feelings towards Creighton Abrams. Abrams was the...
Kanaya felt that living during the Depression years and learning to live under those conditions, working and living on...
Alexander Jefferson named his plane “Margot” after his classmate’s sister. She attended graduation when Jefferson...
One night they [Annotators Note: Raymond Zager and some of his fellow soldiers of the 66th Infantry Regiment, 71st...
Miller Lampell, who had written a radio program, was assigned by the New York Herald Tribune to write Ben Kuroki's...
Leahr believes that young people should be taught about what men like him went through. The racism and segregation he...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
The war ended on May 8th, 1945. Coincidentally it was Hairston's birthday. It was also Truman's [Annotator’s Note:...
Alexander Jefferson traveled overseas on the top deck with white nurses in a group of all black officers. The white...
Kassal remembers moving into Rome with ease. The men had more liberty in Rome than they had in the other Italian cities...
[Annotators Note: The beginning of this segment is the beginning of the interview, at 00:50:04:000 the interview picks...
Barney Old Coyote’s crew was credited with sinking a submarine; it was not an individual accolade. The escort would...
Freddie Ohr was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group overseas. They were flying Spitfires. Ohr learned how to fly the...
A typical day [Annotator’s Note: in Italy during the war in 1945] started at 4:40 or 5:00 in the morning. After...

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