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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...
Simon Braitman was nine years old when the Germans attacked Poland in September 1939. About a month and a half later,...
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...
Ernest Jackson could go off base on furlough. Some bases, like some of the little towns including Havelock and Cherry...
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...
Peggy Upham was in an accelerated program [Annotator's Note: in the Curtiss-Wright Engineering Cadettes at Purdue...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Armstrong served in the Army on a forward observer team in Battery B, 607th Field Artillery...
James Pringle is proud to have been one of the first Civil Rights pioneers [Annotator's Note: by being a Montford Point...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Carrel Reavis where he thinks the Montford Point Marines fit into the Civil...
Leon Grunte says it is hard to tell how the war affected him. He let it go, dismissed it. He thinks of the funny things...
[Annotator's Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were reunited with their parents in April 1945 after hiding from the Nazis...
Sergeant Carter [Annotator's Note: UNited States Marine Corps Sergeant James "Rudy" Carter] was a stickler for the...
Replacements do not have a choice. Johnny Ngai was in the Pioneer Platoon [Annotator's Note: Pioneer Platoon,...
[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...
On 31 December 1945, Monroe Scherer landed in Tokyo [Annotator's Note: Tokyo, Japan; after leaving occupation duty in...
Isaac Edward returned to the same segregation at home, regardless of his uniform and service. After the war he went...
Maud Dahme's parents did not want to know what had happened to her during the years she and her sister were gone from...
[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...
Carrel Reavis took a train to Wilmington, North Carolina and then a bus to Jacksonville [Annotator's Note: Jacksonville...
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....
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Leon Grunte to talk about August 1944.] He received an invitation from the...
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...

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