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After the war ended, Baum returned to New York to get some of his wounds taken care of. He was so happy, because of his...
There were two black soldiers at the door yelling that the Germans were coming. Lyle Bouck and Kriz [Annotators Note:...
Edward LaPorta and the other POWs did not hear them [Annotators Note: the German guards] leave and did not know what...
John Noack’s navigator wrote a letter home in code. Noack was allowed to write two letters home per month. They were...
Baum recalls the POWs at Hammelburg and the concentration camps victims they encountered. They brought their...
Freddie Ohr then called his flight up while the next two flights hit the field. They set the whole airfield on fire....
Freddie Ohr realized the weather was bad. The ground crew said no one could fly. Ohr stayed a couple of nights in Paris...
John Noack was flown out of Barth, Germany and taken to a camp in France. They stayed there for about three or four...
Freddie Ohr thought that it was an exciting mission [Annotators Note: See Freddie Ohr Segment 17]. He thought that...
Freddie Ohr learned that his uncle had flown as a top turret gunner in B-25 bombers based in Africa. Ohr did not know...
The 442nd RCT and 100th Battalion came together in Naples and that is when Sakato joined E Company. After camping at...
The training at Tuskegee was rigorous. There was a lot of hazing. Leahr believes that they were trained as good as...
In primary training they flew the PT-19. It was an open cockpit aircraft. Basic training was BT-13's and BT-15's. Her...
Leadership attitudes in McGee's unit helped to form a bond between the men. McGee's first flight was in the PT-17 [...
When William Lansford was in Iceland he and the other Marines spent their time building their own Quonset huts and...
On 25 March 1938, the Greek freighter Steve Pisanos got a job aboard steamed to Oran, Algeria, in North Africa. He...
When Dupuy got his wings, his sisters came down for the ceremony. After the ceremony he received a thirty day leave...
One of Karr's uncles was an original member of the American Legion when it was founded in Paris in World War I. Another...
After basic training Richard Greer and the other Marines from his boot camp class went to Norfolk, Virginia where they...
Delewski had never heard of Pearl Harbor before the attack and never planned to go into the Navy. He graduated high...
John Noack came close to washing out one time and that was in basic. One weekend they wanted to go home and see their...
Hawk's father had served in the Army Coast Artillery in the Philippines during World War I and woke Hawk up at 3 in the...
Major Kriz [Annotator's Note: 394th Infantry Regiment's commanding officer] hand-picked the men. They were chosen by IQ...
Ardel Bollinger did not get along with the Colonel in England. When Bollinger asked for a recommendation to join the...
Another torpedo came and hit the USS California [Annotator’s Note: during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor]. Another...
Stratton went aboard the Missouri [Annotator’s Note: USS Missouri (BB-63)] in Pearl Harbor. The Arizona put the...
Jimmy Doi and his family were informed in March that they were being sent to an internment camp. There was nothing they...
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] The...
Wagner was checking in after dinner when a guard stuck a gun in her back. She identified herself as Lieutenant Wagner...
The training also helped Lyle Bouck. It was new to all of them. The purpose of an I...
Chuck was able to see his Ford Coupe being driven around the island by the Japanese from a window in the church they...
Sakato recalled that they took that hill finally and had to take a few others [Annotator’s Note: during fighting in...
Eva Aigner and her husband decided to leave Czechoslovakia. They left through Austria and ended up in the United States...
For Henry Phillips Sicily was a cake walk. They landed in Palermo from a big transport. The Germans used aircraft...

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