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Being a submariner prepared Billy Grieves for his career as a firefighter. After seeing the worst, everything else is...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] felt the war was necessary in order to get rid of the Axis leaders. Miksa...
Russell Hoff has vivid memories of his prisoner of war experiences. He has flashbacks that will probably never leave...
Frank Buschmeier and the others were loaded onto trucks the following day and sent to a local base. The guys were...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
Olen Grant spent Christmas 1943 in a prison camp. For Grant, the holidays were just like any other day. Some of the...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
Olen Grant got restless and tired of going to town to get drunk all the time, so he asked a few of his buddies how they...
Betty Masket started back in school in September [Annotator's Note: September 1945] and graduated that year or the year...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS sailed alone before reaching Ireland. Shaw’...
Edward Tipper arrived at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland after his flight from a hospital in England. [Annotator’s...
Herbert Heilbrun packed up his gear and left for home without his crew. Heilbrun decided to take a ship home instead of...
[Annotators Note: Because of audio problems the interview is picked up mid story.] William Dabney was able to marry his...
[Annotators Note: There is no content in this segment. During this segment the interviewer and Donald Bryan talk about...
During one of his breaks in Sicily, Frank Mancuso wrote a letter that was never answered. When he came back to the...
Darold Rice remembers boarding the ship to head back to the USA after the war was over. He joined up with a random...
Frederick Hollis contributed to the war effort through scrap drives held in Detroit. At the collection points, snow...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
In Warrenpoint, Ireland, Holly Reynolds always had more than one date. Reynolds saw a show in Washington DC called Back...
Clarence Anderson was interested in flying from a young age. Lindbergh [Annotator's note: American aviator Charles...
John Luckadoo, known as Lucky, was born in March 1922 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He grew up in Chattanooga. It was a...
McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After 3rd grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in Iowa. McGee...
David A. Dennis was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1919. He was living on a farm when the crash came. His father was a...
Frank Stewart was in the hospital on Espiritu Santos. After about ten days, he decided to go down the hall to the...
Steve Pisanos was on the first Schweinfurt mission during which 60 B-17s were lost. The bombers were escorted by the...
Wahlen was born in a farmhouse near Ogden, Utah. Soon after he was born his family moved to Ogden where they stayed...
Karr grew up in West Virginia in a little town called Mannington. His father and his relatives worked in the oil fields...
Lynn Compton goes by the nickname Buck. Compton was born and raised in Los Angeles. He went to high school and then to...
Ardell Bollinger was born 3 November 1922 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Bollinger lived in Lock Haven for about 12 years...
Malcolm Hershel Higgins was born in April 1921. He was delivered by his grandfather. His father was a World War 1...
[Annotator’s Note: The interview begins with John Keema telling the interviewer about how not flying the Regensburg...
Ben Kuroki grew up with Caucasian friends. There were only a few Japanese American families around at the time. The...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
Kalil does not know what happened to the P-47 pilot. The airmen were taken to a different camp from the infantry. He...
For Robert Murphy, returning to Sainte Mere Eglise and making the annual jumps was for his comrades. The guys he served...

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