Feelings toward enemies

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Theodore Vallas joined the Navy in 1939 when students in college were being prepared to go to the anticipated war....
Alois Kopp was in Pocatello, Idaho in the Civilian Conservation Camp when the Navy recruited him. He was sent to San...
As the situation unraveled for 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, German tanks cut off the battalion's position...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
F. Lincoln Grahlfs enlisted into the Navy in the fall of 1942 and was inducted on 5 October 1942. At that time, the...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
Cleston Stell was born in Alvarado, Texas in 1926. The family moved to Fort Worth when he was young. During the 1930s,...
Michael Linquata went to Boston after graduation [Annotator's Note: he graduated from high school in January 1944]. He...
Joseph Medicine Crow was 98 years old at the time of the interview. His Crow Indian Tribal name was High Bird but the...
Gerald Vernon Leopold, known as Gerald V. Leopold in the Army, was born in Frankfurt, Germany in August 1923. When he...
Roy H. Matsumoto went to Minnesota after he volunteered for the Army. [Annotator's Note: Matsumoto volunteered for the...
Arthur Staymates had a typical, hard training before he left the States but it was not too difficult for him. He...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota trained at Schofield Barracks [Annotator's Note: in Honolulu, Hawaii] as a member of the 298th...
The older victims of the Holocaust had always viewed the displaced children as "refugees," according to Fred Manasse,...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
After he enlisted, Carroll Knutson was evaluated and selected for training as a pilot. His training began at Maxwell...
Irwin Stovroff got the call for service in the military, but it was not the assignment he anticipated. Instead of entry...
Bruno S. Rinas discussed joining the service with a younger brother. He joined the military in 1940 at Fort Snelling [...
Francis Dymnicki attempted to become a pilot in the Air Force. Half of his friends wanted to do the same. Dymnicki was...
For William Winter, basic training was different [Annotator's Note: different than his previous experiences at Ole Miss...
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1944] during the Battle of the Bulge. They...
Gail Halvorsen thought the Berlin Airlift [Annotator's Note: the Western Allies' operation to supply the blockaded city...
Joseph Medicine Crow somehow enjoyed war. This is despite some opinions that war is terrible. War allowed him to commit...
Walter Sapp had been in his foxhole for eight days. He could not stand or walk. Two men lifted him out and he woke up...
Lawrence Angst became a combat medic [Annotator's Note: in 2nd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division...
Joseph Orlando knew he was a Marine immediately. In Basic Training they would be told they were better than any other...
Lawrence Yatsu believes that World War 2 should be studied because it is history. He feels it is unfair that Germans...
Joseph Rockforte's company [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division...
Joseph Yourkavitch was captured on 16 December [Annotator's Note: 16 December 1944]. It had started out as a normal day...
Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
Harold Bergbower has no memory of the trip from the POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp in Davao on Mindanao...
Robert Fulton had been brought to Japan to be interrogated by the Japanese Navy general staff in a camp called Ōfuna....
[Annotator's Note: Robert Rosendahl served in the USAAF as an aircraft mechanic with the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th...
While he was a prisoner in Italy, Paul Carter nearly starved. Before leaving Rome [Annotator's Note: Rome, Italy] his...

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