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[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
Gustave Heinecke enrolled at Washington and Lee University in 1940. His roommate in 1941 was the son of a congressman...
[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 [...
Frank Pomroy describes Johnny Rivers in detail saying the he liked to drink quite a bit and punched a hole in their...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
Martin Sklar saw many mistakes related to sponsors for Disneyland in the beginning of the theme park. A brassiere...
George Rudloff was sent to India via Australia. He arrived at Chandigarh which was a staging area in India. From there...
Harold Zeringer arrived at Pearl Harbor after convoy duty from the west coast. He saw the Arizona [Annotator's Note:...
Olin Tisdale's newly launched ship was meant to take a Seabee unit to Iwo Jima to refurbish landing strips. However,...
Archie Maltbie was born in 1923 in Turlock, California. He had an ordinary life growing up in Turlock. He focused on...
George Edward Morgan was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey on 29 June 1927. He had a younger brother named Robert....
June Tinker was born in Coal City, West Virginia in July 1925. She grew up there until she was six years old then moved...
Melvin Munch was born in 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in the portion of the city that was referred to...
David E. Olson was born in 1919 in Alburnett, Iowa. He was of Norwegian ancestry. He was born with a twin brother and...
Forrest Villarrubia was born in 1925 in Lacombe, Louisiana. Lacombe is on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just...
Life in Hawaii was wonderful for Lydia Grant before the war. The island was at its pristine best at that time. Grant...
Sidney Philips was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up on Georgia Avenue in midtown. Eugene [Annotators Note...
James Melvin Crane was born in Conehatta, Mississippi in Newton County. At 15 pounds, he was the largest baby boy in...
Catherine Long was born in 1924 in Dayton, Ohio. That was the home of her mother’s family. She soon moved to Pittsburgh...
Joseph Simpson was born in West Texas near Anson in 1921. He was delivered by a midwife. His father was a sharecropper...
Lowell Kermit Brueland born in a small town in Iowa. He was raised on farm two miles from town. Brueland’s father was...
Arthur Staymates was born in 1925 in Murrysville, Pennsylvania which is about 20 or 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. He...
John A. Pogue was born in North Madison, Indiana in April 1921. He attended North Madison High School. He participated...
Winnecken Gerhard joined the German Army in October 1942. His camp was at Verdun near Metz. Verdun was a walled city...
Adolph Wilson was born in Oakdale, Louisiana in 1922. Before the war, his father was in the coffee business. He...
John J. Witmeyer, known all his life as JJ, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1921. He lived in only two different...
Donald Berton Long was born in June 1921 in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. He is the oldest of the four brothers and two...
Wallace Jeffery was born on 27 January 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa. He moved many times but by nine years of age, the...
Walter Halloran was born on 25 August 1923 in Chatfield, Minnesota. Growing up on his family’s farm was extremely...
Arthur Seltzer was born in Norfolk, Virginia in December 1923. He was a youngster in the Great Depression. His father...
Harold Zeringer was born in Houma, Louisiana in 1922 and grew up in New Orleans. There were good neighbors and friends...
Olin Tisdale was born in April 1925 in Bluff Springs, Florida. Although his father had a farm and ran a grocery store...
Carroll Knutson was born in March 1924 in Santa Monica, California. Both his parents had children from their previous...

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