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After going ashore three months after D-Day, Robert Huber's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th...
Donelson Houseman experienced a terrible event after he was liberated. He went into town and could see the tanks [...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash [Annotator's Note: Donald...
Daniel Szafran had only one friend killed in an offensive. [Annotator's Note: There is a break in the tape then starts...
[Annotator's Note: Abner Aust stayed in the military after the end of World War 2.] The 36th Tactical Fighter Wing was...
William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
The underground had contacted Eva Nathanson's mother and told her they would protect them. During the winter of 1943,...
William Winter agrees with the interviewer's statement that many black veterans felt more freedom in the Army than they...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Jack Yusen still frequently thinks about the men who died [Annotator's Note: when his ship, the USS Samuel B. Roberts (...
James Marks had been present at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands for atomic bomb tests. About two months later, he was...
Jack Rolfson had a roommate who would find coal to warm their pot belly stove. He was a mathematician and was always...
During World War 2, Rachel Lazarus and her mother were in a concentration camp together. She recalled one day, while...
Barbara Heming obtained her MBA and got a job in wealth management on Wall Street. The bank she worked for is one of...
William Winter was born in 1923 in Grenada County, Mississippi. He came up during the depression on a cotton and cattle...
William Burrus and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry...
Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
Continuing his sequence of experiences, John Laster described a personal injury that was not the consequence of combat...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)] were attacked in Bizerte by dive bombers. There were...
Theodore Wessen and the USS Pirate (AM-275) went to Guam after that island had been recaptured by the United States....
Samuel Malta and the men in combat were just kids who were 18 or 19 years old. The combat troops felt they were...
Fred Bronfin adjusted easily to military life but felt he was losing time in his career. To differentiate between...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen served in the Navy as a gunner aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413). The Samuel B....
After ten weeks of primary training, James Morehead moved to Moffett Naval Air Field [Annotator's Notes: NAS Moffett...
One day before James Siracuse got to fly solo, one of his instructors showed him a maneuver that he said he should not...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
John Bellecci completed engineering training at Clemson [Annotator’s Note: Clemson College in South Carolina]. He...
After gunnery school, Paul Lefever underwent training at Buckley Field, Colorado for pursuit armors training and had...
Next, Stanley Stewart was sent to Jacksonville Air Station [Annotator's Note: Naval Air Station Jacksonville] in...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
Nelson Constant's company [Annotator's Note: Humble Oil Company] hired 13 colored boys [Annotator's Note: African-...
Joseph DeMott eventually lost track of the friends he made in the prison camps on Java. One of the men, who had part of...

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