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Patrick Russell returned to the United States after the war. He received orders to report to Pensacola to form another...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
William Harvey was stationed on a big island named Burrwood [Annotator's Note: Burrwood, Louisiana]. The United States...
Pastor Dale Peterson was born in Warren, Minnesota in February 1926. He grew up in the Great Depression. His life was...
Harry W. Lockhead was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1925. He grew up in Chatham where his step-father had a butcher...
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Lombardo was born in Calabria in Southern Italy in 1919. He grew up there until the age of...
Gustave Heinecke, known as G. Edward, Ed, Eddie, and Hink, was born in October 1922, in Belleville, Illinois, the...
Glen Arnold Jostad grew up on a farm during the Great Depression. His family was poor but never hungry since they had...
William J. "Bill" Rupp, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1927. It was the same year that Babe Ruth hit 60...
Dawn Higgins Murphy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up there when times were different than presently....
Alexander Marsh was born in November 1922, one of eight children, on a farm in Hardee County, Florida. As a young man,...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
The missions George McGovern flew usually required between 4,000 and 6,000 pounds of bombs, with ten of those bombs...
The Japanese hit their fuel supplies and it caused a lot of damage [Annotator's Note: on Wake Island on 8 December 1941...
Eveline Peardon and her siblings visited the young soldiers every day after D-Day [Annotator’s Note: the 6 June 1944...
Dawn Higgins Murphy ended up in New Orleans because of her father [Annotator's Note: Murphy was the daughter of Andrew...
While Enrique Cervantes was serving as the Post Exchange officer in Denver, Colorado he had the opportunity to meet...
Three weeks after D-Day, Robert Curl was sent around Gibraltar to Naples and Salerno, Italy. From there they went to...
Robert Marovelli responded to the propaganda about the Japanese, and couldn't help having bad feelings about them....
James Gaffney discusses transition back into civilian life and his home life with two new children following his return...
Cyril Buchert saw the Japanese envoys coming into the surrender program [Annotator's Note: in Tokyo Bay on 2 September...
After the war, Lucy Elliot went to work for a motion picture advertising company at 1815 Baronne Street [Annotator's...
Joseph Brannan returned to Melville, Rhode Island as a PT boat instructor [Annotator's Note: at the Motor Torpedo Boat...
Donald Long performed defensive beach guard duty in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack. Shortly afterward, he...
World War II changed John McCarthy and his life tremendously. Without the war, he might have been a factory worker....
Theodore Wessen felt the war was a large experience. It provided him with the ability to see many different places. He...
Donald Witmer didn't know what his fate would be. He thought he was drifting toward the beach, one that was held by the...
Norman Riggsby returned to the United States through New York and Camp Kilmer. It was great. He went to Michigan even...
Norman Mineta's father wanted to work as an ASTP, Army Specialized Training Program, instructor in Chicago, Illinois....
Cleveland Peterson was aboard the SS Johnson when he heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They had been...
Marigold McNeely remembers quite a celebration for the end of the war. For V-E Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in...
Martin Sklar realized that he [Annotator's Note: Walt Disney] was creating fads, popular songs, and new markets. It was...
Constance Negrotto worked on the PBY Catalina flying patrol bomber [Annotator’s Note: Negrotto was a technical...
Harry Lockhead received his Naval Combat Demolition training at its base in Maui. The men learned and developed UDT [...