Great Depression

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Herb McClure was born in March 1924 in Neodesha, Kansas, the only male and oldest of five siblings. His father had an...
Mickey Montalbano was born in 1927 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but from the time he was one year old, he lived in Baton...
Jack Trautman Lengsfield was born in January 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Despite the hardships of the Great...
Robert J. Ferris was born in January 1922 in Pittsford, New York. He had one older brother. His father worked as a...
Jack Gutman was born in December 1925 in San Francisco, California, the son of a salesman who had nine children. The...
Alexander Marsh was born in November 1922, one of eight children, on a farm in Hardee County, Florida. As a young man,...
George Scholes was born in Endeavor, Wisconsin, and had a typical childhood there with his three siblings. His father...
Fernando Serna was born in Laredo, Texas in October 1922. He was a senior in high school when the war started. He was...
Carl Marca was born in March 1918 in Sheffield, Pennsylvania. His parents moved around a bit before settling in...
Adam Istre was born in 1927 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, but the family moved to a farm outside of Gueydan, Louisiana...
Robert Rans was born in Chicago, Illinois in April 1921. Family life was mostly normal until the war started. He worked...
William Douglas Lansford was born in 1922 in Los Angeles. His father was an Anglo from Texas and his mother was a...
Martin Brignac was born in November 1921 in Lutcher, Louisiana. He only lived there the first year and then moved to...
Leo Porteau was born on 14 September 1921 in Reeves, Louisiana. During the Great Depression, his family moved around...
John Coxe was born in August 1921 in Walker, Louisiana. He was one of seven children, four of whom were members of the...
Howard Genrich was born in 1925 in Algona, Iowa. At the time he was born, his parents were living with his grandparents...
Samuel Spector was born in Manhattan, New York in July 1924. He worked as a delivery boy for furriers. He also worked...
Burton Johnson was born in Providence, Rhode Island in May 1920. His parents delivered groceries to families even...
Gus Gikas was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in April 1921. His dad was the town hat maker. Gikas moved to north Texas when...
As a radar man, Ogden Saik was trained to destroy his equipment in the presence of an officer in the event of the ship'...
Isabella Karle was born of Polish immigrants in Detroit, Michigan in 1921. Her father was a Detroit city employee who...
Howard Genrich believes that his generation had more sense of duty to the country. World War 2 brought America out of...
Herbert Fontenot did not look back after leaving the Navy. He enjoyed his wartime experience and his career afterward....
Michael Mickey Ganitch enjoyed the sights and sports in Pearl Harbor. He was a bit of a loner because he did not drink...
Ira Schilling was born in June 1924 in Saratoga, Texas. His parents separated when he was very young and he moved to...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
Norris Bucksell was born in August 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Valena C. Jones Elementary School. He...
Carl Landwehr was born in 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family never had a lot of money, but they never really...
Irma Darphin was born in Orange, Texas in August 1922. Her family moved to Crowley, Louisiana when she was one year old...
Samson Alexander's grandfather was named Eddie Spencer. During the Great Depression, his grandfather ran off a...
Guy Stern was born Guenther Stern in Hildesheim, Germany in January 1922. He lived in Hildesheim until he left for the...
Joseph Motil was deferred for six months and then went into the service on 22 January 1942. Motil was born on 24 July...
Lester Hull was born in Hartford, Connecticut in April 1920. He remembers the Great Depression well. Hull's father was...
James Ramage started his career in the US Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6). The non-aviators in the Navy at the...
David Oreck was not part of the CCC [Annotator's Note: Civilian Conservation Corps] program as he was too young, but he...
Harold DeForest was born in March 1924 in Saint Catherine's, Canada. His mother brought him to the United States when...

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