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Constance Negrotto saw a lot during the war that she had never expected to see. She helped the war effort by working...
Offered to go back to Korea, Obie Wickersham refused. He has returned to Holland three times, where the food is good,...
Richard Bennett thinks World War 2 doesn't mean much to today's Americans, except for a small amount of appreciation....
Francis Higgins feels that the PT boat restoration by the Museum is wonderful. [Annotator's Note: The Higgins built PT-...
Lloyd Guillory returned to the United States on a Matson cruise ship. There were 800 officers and nurses as passengers...
William Rupp used the G.I. Bill to attend Tulane University. He used the benefits to aid him in business and also to...
They held Stalag XVII reunions which Vincent Pale used to run. The reunions were held all over the country. One of his...
David Oreck guesses he was on between five and ten missions as a navigator on a B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29...
Firman Balza lost track of time until mid-afternoon. He heard that his division officer, Mr. Crow, had been killed by...
Frank Kubiak requested a change to heavier weaponry on his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)]. It resulted...
Louis Conter accompanied a friend's brother to the Navy recruiting station so that the individual could reenlist....
[Annotator's Note: Carl Peterson served in the Army as a mortar man in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment...
Clarence Schilperoot was aboard USS Houston (CA-30) on 1 February 1942 as it departed Jakarta, Java. The cruiser was en...
Wanda Damberg witnessed the science building at the university converted into a small clinic [Annotator’s Note: Damberg...
Roger Shaw was assigned to the SS George Gayle on the Industrial Canal while it was still being completed by the...
Before they boarded the train, Rothacker Smith and his fellow prisoners were strip searched. Then, 52 men were loaded...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
After World War 2 ended, Gail Halvorsen remained in the US Air Force. He had flown in the Berlin Airlift [Annotator's...
Anthony Acevedo does not know much about Bad Orb. During peace time it was a center for health. Even so, Acevedo never...
On Sunday, 7 December 1941, Donald Popham was in a movie theater when the demand flashed on the screen for all military...
Marigold McNeely remembers quite a celebration for the end of the war. For V-E Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in...
Dawn Higgins Murphy [Annotator's Note: the daughter of Andrew Jackson Higgins, the owner of Higgins Industries in New...
The last war for Holocaust Survivor Daniel Szafran was the 1956 war. [Annotator's Note: The Suez Crisis, or Second Arab...
Luna Kaufman and the Jews of Poland were allowed to immigrate to newly created Israel in 1950 if they gave up their...
After his furlough, James Goodrich was told to report to Camp Pendleton. At the time Goodrich did not know what or...
Robert Dickinson's training took place on one of the old S-boats. [Annotator's Note: The United States' S-class...
Robert L. Williams' buddy Joseph Slosarczyk was in charge of the pigeons. In England, Joe was tasked with throwing...
Reva Kibort arrived at a large orphanage which housed about 200 children of multiple faiths. She arrived at Marks...
Opal Grapes saw the first patients arriving by midmorning or noon [Annotator’s Note: on D-Day, 6 June 1944]. The...
Constance Negrotto attended USO dances after work. The girls would eat dinner and then hop into their formal gowns....
While John Witmeyer and his fellow soldiers waited aboard ship to land at Utah Beach on D Day, they did not know that...
John Raaen dated a nurse at the General Hospital at Cherbourg. They enjoyed dancing and drinking champagne when they...
Dorothy Ehlers met her future husband, Walt [Annotator's Note: Medal of Honor Recipient Walter Ehlers], while she was...
William Rupp decided to sign on to work with the Hendy Corporation with a neighborhood friend. The company operated tug...
Stewart Bass and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 9 (VT-9)] attacked Japanese supply ships with bombs...
Michael Wilford Boos had been with the 74th Station Hospital for three years and when they reached Marina, Pisa in...

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