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They went aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth in New York. The ship was full. Some of the men had been waiting aboard for a...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
Wayne Pierce was the Supply and Transportation Officer when his Battalion left Fort Bragg. The regiment travelled by...
Kelly Kuwayama had been used to all of these different types of Americans growing up in New York City. The meeting of...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
Not a lot occurred on Cape Gloucester. Arthur Pendleton put in a lot of time on Cape Gloucester that was incredibly...
[Annotators Note: Edgar Cole had been drafted into the US Marine Corps and was on his way to Camp Lejeune for basic...
Byron Othello Wilkins saw men with different patches representing different divisions when he was captured. [Annotators...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
Bernard Friedenberg passed through Camp Lucky Strike on his way home after the war. He remembers passing the Statue of...
Josephine Pescatore prayed when Cardinal Spellman gave a talk to a large group of troops before she went overseas....
Charles Fitts, Jr. and the other prisoners were taken to a bunker. There, they realized just how many of the men had...
James Gaffney reviews the crew and officers of the PT Boat he served on in World War II. Some were good and some not so...
James Gaffney’s assessment of the John Wayne World War II movie entitled "They Were Expendable" was that it was mostly...
Billy Grieves watches movies like Run Silent, Run Deep religiously. He feels that they are more Hollywood than reality...
At the first prisoner of war camp, Pearson Riddle had to work hauling earth and material in a giant cart. Riddle did...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army with Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] Ranger training was hard. The...
Olen Grant spent Christmas 1943 in a prison camp. For Grant, the holidays were just like any other day. Some of the...
Abe Milkis returned to his Company as a bazooka man who was assisted by a loader. [Annotator’s Note: Milkis had...
Byron Othello Wilkins stopped at a gasthaus while traveling on a bicycle with other ex POWs. Wilkins saw an American...
After James Weller’s 14 day leave in Paris, he was trucked back to his original base in Czechoslovakia. He received...
Charles Coolidge went into Anzio during the day then started moving that night for a planned attack the next morning....
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
When Charles Coolidge was in Italy Patton did not mean a thing to him. Coolidge passed a vehicle with General Patton in...
William Pena and his men took up a position in the town across from what was a girl’s school run by nuns. That morning...
Gonzales was 10 years old when the Japanese invaded [Annotator's Note: Manila, Philippine Islands]. At the time he...
Onesi was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Niagara Falls, New York at a young age. He was drafted into the Air Force...
Rogers was born in Saltville, Virginia on 1 January 1915.He graduated from high school in 1932 during the middle of the...
Pomroy begins the interview by talking about the living conditions on Guadalcanal. Living conditions were as basic as...
Renstrom joined the Marine Corps on June 13th, 1940. He went through boot camp in San Diego. He was raised on a farm in...
Mack was born in his grandparent’s home. He lived there as an infant. When he got a little older his parents moved to a...
Hopkins grew up on a small farm in Georgia. It was a tenant farm. Hopkins father was farming a piece of property that...
Ehlers served in Company L and Company C of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He enlisted in October...
Leisey was born in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania May 10th, 1923. He moved to Honey Brook, Pennsylvania where he ended up...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...

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