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Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax returned to Hawaii, took advantage of the GI Bill and went to school. After he got home he...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Paul Dietzel continued flying in civilian life after the war. When he would fly with the team, the pilots would...
Jack Houston returned to the United States around May 1946. He was discharged at the end of May or beginning of June in...
Emil Schoonejans was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when the war ended. They had been sent back to the United States for...
For Allen Tillery, returning to civilian life was not much of an adjustment because it happened so fast. He thought for...
Murphy Burke made good, lasting friendships while in the Navy, and when he got out, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
After his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] was shot down over Occupied France, Burnia...
Charles Fitts, Jr. had stashed a watch in the one place that the Germans did not search. It was an automatic wristwatch...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
When Harry Bell steamed into New York Harbor one of the first things he saw was the Statue of Liberty. When he saw it...
From China, the USS Balduck (ADP-132) took Donald Dean and the rest of the crew back to Okinawa, then to Hawaii,...
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...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Vicksburg (CL-86)] went to the Philippines because it was stricken...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins with the interviewer explaining what he will be doing during the interview....
Philip Schweitzer cannot think of many other lighter moments than the ones he's already mentioned. He remembers one...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
Irwin Stovroff and about 200 or so Jewish POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] had been separated by their German...
Lewis Guidry thinks it is very important to keep the history of World War 2 alive. A major message is to always try to...
Robert Hammond's medical training was in suturing, and one of his major challenges on Guam occurred when there were no...
When they were heading to Tonga, Fred Bergeron and the rest of his air group were dropped off in Fiji. They flew some...
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...
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...
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and, after going ashore, Charles Fitts...

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