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Norman Bussel had to bail out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress over Berlin, Germany. He and 65 other prisoners...
When Luba Keller was walking from her concentration camp to work in the munitions factory she would talk to God and ask...
In basic training, Norris Bucksell had a new lieutenant who would not give him a paycheck because his mustache needed...
Norman Bussel was drafted and sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on a train that was really old. He arrived at two or...
Carey Eleser enlisted in the Navy and went by train to San Diego, California for basic training. He arrived around ten...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the troop transport...
Samson Alexander had it made in the Air Force. In Japan, he had clothes made for him by Japanese women and he...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks if going back to his home town causes him stress.] Mark Rubin sums up his...
Joseph Haines was glad to get back home. Nobody was happier to see him than his mother. He arrived back in the United...
Isaac Edward returned to the same segregation at home, regardless of his uniform and service. After the war he went...
[Annotators Note: Janice Benario served in the navy as a member of the WAVES and worked with ULTRA intercepts decoding...
They [Annotator’s Note: women of the WASPs, Women’s Airforce Service Pilots in Washington D.C.] were told at the...
Ben Kuroki learned that it did not matter that he had flown 30 missions, or that he had a chest full of ribbons. An...
Snapp enjoyed flying the PQ-8. It had tricycle landing gear and it was fun and easy to land. It was highly maneuverable...
Janice Benario did not think about her job too much while she was doing it. Every once in a while they got excited when...
The only benefits they were eligible for was housing and medical benefits. The WASP [Women’s Airforce Service Program]...
Miller Lampell, who had written a radio program, was assigned by the New York Herald Tribune to write Ben Kuroki's...
Snapp met some of the women in the First Air Force class, some were astronauts. They had a tough time as well. Snapp's...
Isaac Edward and the 92nd Infantry Division proved that black soldiers could fight as well as anybody else. In Florida...
After getting his orders, George Hardy went straight to Keesler Field, Mississippi. That train trip was an eye opener....
Luba Keller and the working-age Jewish population of Szydłowiec, Poland were taken to an ammunition factory in...
Lowell Hughes was part of the invasion of Anzio, Italy. German mortars and artillery were almost nonstop. The four...
Norman Bussel and his crew were headed towards Berlin, Germany on 29 April 1944 on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress....
Annaliese Nossbaum was moved from Theresienstadt [Annotator’s Note: Theresienstadt; transit camp and ghetto; Terezin,...
Itka Zygmuntowicz had no information and no idea about the war or world outside of Auschwitz. A girl was there [...
Once it was captured by the Russian Army, Berlin was divided into four sectors [Annotator's Note: the Soviets took...
Itka Zygmuntowicz learned to appreciate life in Auschwitz because she could lose her life at any second. Even among the...
Norman Bussel went to Florida to be assigned to a B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress] crew. The pilot...
Joseph Haines was on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Japan] from 9 May to December [Annotator's Note: 1945]. Truman [...
After surviving the bombing of Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin was bombed 363 times between 1940 and 1945] as a child...
William Anderson returned to San Diego [Annotator's Note: California] on Thanksgiving Day [Annotator's Note: 22...
Annaliese Nossbaum was moved into a former nun’s cloister in Bonn, Germany when she was 12 years old. She and her...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was 15 years old when she was taken to the Nowe Miasto Ghetto. There were outbreaks of typhus there...
Annaliese Nossbaum was moved into a former nun’s cloister in Bonn, Germany when she was 12 years old. The Jews in Bonn...
Guy Stern had come to Saint Louis, Missouri in 1937 when he was 15 years old to escape Nazi Germany. He tried, but...
Norris Bucksell fired a gun for the first time on 8 May 1945, V-E Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day], and...

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