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William Cart returned to the United States in January 1946. If Cart was going to be in a dogfight, he would have...
There was no homecoming reception in San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California], other than some high...
Lawrence Angst was very anxious to get back to school after the war. He got his degree on the G.I. Bill. He became a...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
As a result of a court-martial, John Foy's rank was reduced to corporal just before his discharge. He was a staff...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Vernon Tweedt to tell him about when he got to the Dachau concentration camp in...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
Stewart W. Robinson recalls the time the flight deck of the USS Hornet (CV-12) was strafed by Japanese fighters and his...
Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
Robert Barnett came back to the United States through the Panama Canal on Christmas Day, 1945 to join the Atlantic...
When Harry Bell steamed into New York Harbor one of the first things he saw was the Statue of Liberty. When he saw it...
John Elliott left the Pacific with seven of his crew and some extra personnel, flying from Tinian to Kwajalein to...
From China, the USS Balduck (ADP-132) took Donald Dean and the rest of the crew back to Okinawa, then to Hawaii,...
Although the war ended in Europe, America was still fighting the Japanese in the East. Jules Levin was chosen to be...
Before Vernon Tweedt was discharged in Germany, his then-girlfriend had written him. A pastor had offered her a job...
Gabriel Spinelli didn't go home immediately after the war's end but it wasn't long before he was shipped to India for a...
Ben Ray Bost had a new captain come aboard [Annotator's Note: the USS LSM-316] after Captain Fritsch [Annotator's Note...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Vicksburg (CL-86)] went to the Philippines because it was stricken...
Richard "Dick" Schneider was born in Akron, Ohio in March 1923. His family included his parents, one sister, and one...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins with the interviewer explaining what he will be doing during the interview....
Otis Kight grew up near Atlanta [Annotator's Note: Atlanta, Georgia] and nearby Stone Mountain [Annotator's Note: Stone...
John Laster was born in April 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky. He started school in Dalton, Georgia, but when he was in...
Ray Gene Gresham was born in July 1927 in Lawrence County, Illinois, the last of the six children of a farmer. After...
Lloyd Burns was born in Bossier, Louisiana but grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana during the Great Depression. He had ten...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was born in September 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked at the Roosevelt...
Vernon Breen was born in Chicago [Annotator's Note: Chicago, Illinois] in March 1925. He grew up in River Forest,...
Philip Schweitzer cannot think of many other lighter moments than the ones he's already mentioned. He remembers one...
Homer Johnson remembered that during his two years of service, his mother's hair turned from black to white. People...
Florence G. Shutsy-Reynolds' parents always told her she could do anything she wanted to do. That event is why she is...
When James McCorriston left the hospital, he was assigned to the USS Fall River (CA-131), then he left the Navy. He...
Lester M. Bornstein could not believe the war was over. He had been in the Army for two years. His unit [Annotator's...
Robert H. "Bob" Harris returned to the United States sometime in September or October 1944. While overseas, he knew...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
Wilford E. Hastings received training to handle mines while in Germany. He would pull the mines out of the ground with...
For the Reverend Doctor Lamar Edward Smith, the G.I. Bill was very important because his family did not have any money...
After doing shore duty for a couple weeks, Lincoln Grahlfs was transferred to Guam [Annotator’s Note: Northern Marianas...

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