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Robert Hammond's medical training was in suturing, and one of his major challenges on Guam occurred when there were no...
Gerald Abbenhaus used the G.I. Bill to complete his education after the war. Abbenhaus cannot overemphasize how much of...
Occasionally, Louis Massengale said, the guys would pull little tricks, and he described a "hot foot." When lit, a...
When they were heading to Tonga, Fred Bergeron and the rest of his air group were dropped off in Fiji. They flew some...
The camp [Annotator's Note: Camp Lucky Strike, between Cany and Saint-Valery, France] was Seventh Heaven. They [...
Edward Chinnis was ready to go home after the war but he did have a lot of fun in the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he...
Edwin McAuliffe graduated high school the year the war ended. When he started his first year of college at Southeastern...
Robert Liles attributes his success as a fighter pilot to the leadership he had in China from the general [Annotator's...
Coleen Landry's brother Reid was married right after getting home from the war in the Pacific. He and his fiance had...
The Rangers de-trucked in Kleinhaus at about two in the morning of 7 December 1944 then marched a couple of miles to...
Oran Harris remembers that he served with people from all over United States. The Soutern boys didn't like the way the...
The medics tagged Robert L. Williams with stating that he was suffering from combat exhaustion and he was brought to...
Charles Murray feels that it is important to study all wars. The history of this country is based on warfare and...
Walter Imahara had an uncle who farmed with his father in Florin outside of Sacramento. His uncle had a lot of children...
Guy Stern returned to the United States in November 1945. A French count recommended him for a decoration by France....
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and, after going ashore, Charles Fitts...
Leaving Okinawa, Robert Knudson shipped back to San Diego, California in the fall of 1945, then got a 30 day leave. His...
Thomas Wicker recalled the day before the Japanese surrender, they had to fuel the USS Missouri (BB-63). The ship had a...
Forrest Villarrubia and the Marines on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Monitor (LSV-5)] were loaned to General...
The worst camp Pearson Riddle stayed at was every camp following his experience in China. The worst camp he stayed in...
After they [Annotator's Note: Malcolm Higgins and his fellow newly liberated prisoners of war, or POWs] got through the...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
After being discharged, Melvin Dahlberg took two weeks off and then went to work as an auditor at a bank for the next...
Erwin Johnson spent his furloughs in New Orleans, Louisiana. After his furloughs were exhausted, he went to Camp Shelby...
After the war, Alex Lopez had but one dream about being in combat, and that one dream was recent. In it, he was in a...
The USS Appalachian (AGC-1) was equipped to be the head communications ship for the Bikini test [Annotator's Note:...
When Roy Johnston returned to his wife's home place, he took a job at the International Paper Company where his spouse...
John Moran was home on leave when Japan surrendered [Annotator's Note: on 15 August 1945]. He had left Europe around 1...
Darold Rice stated “I grew up,” when asked by the interviewer how the war changed his life. He came back with a renewed...
Richard Swanson received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal [Annotator's Note: the highest non-combat decoration awarded...
Major Cohn sailed to France to attend university. He spent significant time on the voyage playing chess with a black...
Lawrence John Lejeune was a Merchant Marine sailor who had just returned to New Orleans, Louisiana after his first...
Horace Sharp had communications with the German defendants at the Nuremburg Trials. [Annotator's Note: Sharp was a...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
Ray Felts got orders to go back to Port Hueneme, California where he was updating records, and noticed the Navy was...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...

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