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Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
Rothacker Smith's family moved into his grandfather's house in Detroit before the Great Depression. There, Smith and...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
Richard Bennett mentioned that one incident stands out as a proud moment. Out of the 15 PT boats in the squadron [...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
When the war with Germany ended, Richard Ryan hoped he would be sent home. He had a one year old son he had not yet...
Sterling Mace and his platoon rode to the assault beach at Peleliu in an Amtrak [Annotator's Note: Landing Vehicle,...
Donald Edward Wilson was born in New Orleans in July 1918. Times were tough during the Great Depression. He had to walk...
Horace Sharp, known as Jim, was born in White City, Kansas in 1924. He lived on a farm with his parents and four...
Mort Walker was born in 1923 in El Dorado, Kansas. His father was an architect who built towns in locations where oil...
James "Jimmy" Elam Newsom was born in Oakland, Louisiana in 1921. He grew up and lived in Louisiana until the war...
Marvin Hill was born in November 1925 in Louisa County, Virginia, the only male child of six children. His father was...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
Chester Biernacki was born in 1922 of immigrant parents. He had an older brother. His family lived in a neighborhood of...
Harry C. Quinn, Jr. was born in 1925 near Brookhaven, Mississippi in Lincoln County. He grew up on a farm during the...
Russell Gackenbach was born in 1923 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His family was Pennsylvania Dutch. His father was...
Wilbur Rogers was born in August 1925 in Jonesboro, Louisiana, the youngest of six boys and three girls. His wasn't a...
Robert Hammond was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1926. His father was a postal worker and his mother a...
Jack K. Carver was born in June 1920 in Manhattan, New York City. On Sunday, 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
John W. Towle was born in June 1921 in Sequoyah Hills. Towle's family moved to a dairy farm in Bearden when he was...
Charles Brooks was born in Dallas, Texas. Life in the Great Depression was difficult. His mother had been widowed when...
Norman Riggsby was born on 9 June 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a small town in Michigan near Detroit. It...
Enrique Cervantes was born in Fresno, California in October 1923. He grew up in severe poverty and experienced bigotry...
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Lombardo was born in Calabria in Southern Italy in 1919. He grew up there until the age of...
Peter Somogyi was born in Pécs, Hungary in April 1933. His father had a nice business. The family had a comfortable...
Arthur Staymates was born in 1925 in Murrysville, Pennsylvania which is about 20 or 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. He...
Allen Lamm was born in 1924 in Denham Springs, Louisiana. He grew up there and can remember the physical punishment he...
Glenn Frazier was born in Fort Deposit, Alabama in 1924. He grew up during the Great Depression, but since his family...
Glen Arnold Jostad grew up on a farm during the Great Depression. His family was poor but never hungry since they had...
William Leo Spaetgens was born on a farm in Roberts Cove near Crowley, Louisiana in 1922. He had eight siblings but one...
Jack Skaggs was born in Norman, Oklahoma in 1922. He grew up during the Great Depression. His father was a truck driver...
Constance Negrotto was born on 8 August 1924 to Ralph and Inez Hinkel. When she was five years old, the family moved to...
Max Finesmith was born in 1920 in Wilmington, Delaware. He grew up during the Depression. His parents emigrated from...
Michael Mickey Ganitch was born in November 1919 in Mogadore, Ohio. He grew up on a farm with all the associated hard...

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