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Jeannine Burk [Annotator's Note: nee Jeannine Rafalowicz] was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1939. Her parents had two...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
One day before James Siracuse got to fly solo, one of his instructors showed him a maneuver that he said he should not...
Jeannine Burk's mother died in February [Annotator's Note: 1950] and the trip to New York was in May. The purpose of...
About three months after returning, Jeannine Burk's sister received a letter from a family named Mike and Frieda Savage...
William Lansford continued training while he was in Hawaii waiting for the Raiders who had carried out the raid on...
After leaving the Wahoo [Annotator's Note: USS Wahoo (SS-238)], James Allen was transferred to the USS Sperry (AS-12)....
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
The young George Morgan enjoyed baseball as a fan and player. In 1942 or 1943, Branch Rickey became general manager of...
Thomas Ballew served in headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] handling finance and...
Basil Woolf joined the British Navy in May 1941. He was called up in October 1941 and his parents had a fit. His father...
Forrest Villarrubia volunteered for the Marines the day after his high school graduation. His mother would not sign for...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Lowell Brueland had a normal flight training. He graduated in September 1942 and was assigned to the 20th Fighter...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
Jack Madden took his basic training for the United States Navy in Newport, Rhode Island. He originally signed up to...
Harold Lightell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1923. Growing up was wonderful in New Orleans. He loved the...
Cleveland Peterson was born in Baudette, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up there. Baudette is on the Canadian border in...
Joseph Medicine Crow was 98 years old at the time of the interview. His Crow Indian Tribal name was High Bird but the...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
John Raaen attended West Point. His father was a career officer who graduated from the Military Academy on 1 November...
Joseph Rockforte's company [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division...
While on Midway, Sumner Whitten's squadron was changed from VMSB-231 [Annotator's Note: Marine Scout Bombing Squadron...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the navy aboard the submarines USS Thresher (SS-200) and USS Lizardfish (SS-...
Louis Conter enjoyed knowing both Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. He enjoyed Bob Hope the most as he was the serviceman's...
Frank Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment [Annotator's Note: on the Marine positions on...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
While in Calcutta, George Rudloff developed physical activities in which the American soldiers could participate. There...
Byron Othello Wilkins arrived back at Camp Maxey in Texas and saw a group of LSU men at the camp with a band to play...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft with Marine...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
After leaving China, John Alison returned to the United States where he was to take command of a wing of P-38s [...

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