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After graduating from gunnery school, Robert Tyler Oakes was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet his crew. They were...
[Annotator's Note: Floyd Stahl was assigned to the minesweeper USS Sway (AM-120).] On the troopship over [Annotator's...
Burt Richard Sadler remained on the ship all night. The next day, he heard the anchor rise, and the ship went into the...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Griffith was a member of Company A, 6th Ranger Battalion and took part in the Raid at...
On 28 August 1945, John Hever was sent by plane to Shanghai, China to work with the 10th Air Force that had taken over...
Richard Scheerer never spoke much about the war after he got home. He just wanted to forget it. It was a four year...
When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
Raymond VanDuzer was liberated by an advance echelon of American troops. The American soldiers marched the prisoners...
James Thomas Womack's ship [Annotator's Note: USS St. Louis (CL-49)] was on patrol duty until they were able to get...
Ogden Saik had a few other items he wanted to cover. He said he considered himself a member of the "Poor Man's Navy."...
Michael Linquata went to France from Dover, England on an English troopship. He saw the white cliffs of Dover. It was...
As a member of a new P-47 [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] fighter group [Annotator's...
James Oney was scared when bombs were falling [Annotator's Note: during air raids on Stirling Island, Treasury Islands...
Joseph Haines was not worried about going overseas. Everything was new to him and he got to see things he had never...
[Annotator's Note: Audio is not good throughout this clip.] When he was not on a mission, Marvin Raymond Graham would...
Jack A. Gillis was a member of the Army Air Defense observation teams on Hawaii. He was a PFC [Annotator's Note:...
Henry A. Tacket and his boat, the USS PC-600 [Annotator's Note: a patrol craft] were assigned duty as escort for a...
Besides morphine and cigarettes, John Kerner also carried along scotch. Back in England, they were worried the Germans...
Rita Brandes has vivid memories of the bombing raids. Bremen [Annotator's Note: Bremen, Germany] was one of the three...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
During his time in the China-Burma-India Campaign, John Hever rarely had contact with the local adults; but he did...
On 5 January 1945, Carl Beck and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
Jeannine Burk's mother died in February [Annotator's Note: 1950] and the trip to New York was in May. The purpose of...
During the war, rationing was a way of life in England, according to Constance Cresswell. Each person was allotted two...
Laszlo Schwarc wanted to talk about the World War 2 veterans. He said when he was in the displaced persons camp he saw...
About three months after returning, Jeannine Burk's sister received a letter from a family named Mike and Frieda Savage...
James Marks was on a ship that was carrying people to American Samoa. The ship tied up at the pier and he decided to...
William King never experienced any discrimination while in the service. He never thought about it. He wrote home...
Kenneth F. Thomas's unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 322nd Medical Battalion, 97th Infantry Division] was sent to...
Frank Pomroy had decided to go on a third invasion regardless of whether or not he would be sent home. The Marines drew...
Francis Higgins says a female off camera had his uncle in a spell. [Annotator's Note: His uncle was Andrew Jackson...
Mario DeCarlo recalls electrocuting himself when he attempted to install a light bulb in his pup tent one night. He...
[Annotator's Note: Chimes can be heard in the background throughout this clip.] Vernon Henry Moret says that being in...
The housing at Henry Sherman Fouts' base was very primitive. He slept on a canvas cot and had only a couple of blankets...

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