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Right after Passover in 1944 [Annotator's Note: after 14 April 1944. The Germans occupied Hungary in March 1944.], Eva...
Lily Sawada was 14 years old and in high school when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. The school was very...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
Jacob Finkelstein was born in 1924 in Poland. During the war, he claimed his birth year was 1923 so that he could be 16...
Norman Riggsby was born on 9 June 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a small town in Michigan near Detroit. It...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Lombardo was born in Calabria in Southern Italy in 1919. He grew up there until the age of...
Peter Somogyi was born in Pécs, Hungary in April 1933. His father had a nice business. The family had a comfortable...
Glenn Frazier was born in Fort Deposit, Alabama in 1924. He grew up during the Great Depression, but since his family...
Eva Gross was born in December 1927 in Belahavo [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling], Czechoslovakia and grew up in...
Dell William Lauderdale was born in 1927 near Ackerly, Texas. Ackerly was a small rural town. He had six brothers and...
William J. "Bill" Rupp, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1927. It was the same year that Babe Ruth hit 60...
Bernard Marcus was born on 14 May 1922. He was born in the Bronx in New York City. He lived there for 20 years before...
Robert Max was born in July 1923 and spent his early life in the Vailsburg section of Newark, New Jersey. The...
Eva Aigner was born in 1937 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. Her father would travel and sell hats while her mother would...
They [Annotator's Note: Leonard Brooks, his family, and the 600 other missionaries] arrived at Santo Tomas and spent...
Arthur Staymates thought General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] was a great...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Harold DeForest talking to the interviewer about his son in law who was...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Carrol Joy and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotator's Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
Edward Tipper completed his paratrooper training in the United States and shipped out for England. Before going aboard...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
James Weller picked the Army for enlistment because his father had served in World War I in a submarine. The submarine...
Zhanna Dawson worked with a tuner to tune the orphanage piano [Annotator's Note: because of her playing talent, Dawson...
Benjamin Lesser and his family were able to escape to Hungary as a result of the papers received from the Gestapo head...
Peter Somogyi and his brother became involved with the Zionist movement. On 4 April 1949, they escaped Hungary. They...
After crossing the Atlantic, Jack Barnes arrived in Le Harve, France. He then motored into Belgium. From Belgium,...
Edmund Durocher landed on Guadalcanal weighing 156 pounds and left weighing 126. He had no socks because they had...
Basil Woolf recollects that the Jewish organization that recruited him as a landing craft engine room operator after...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Lawrence Brooks followed the war while he was in service. One of the islands he was on had Japanese pillboxes. The...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Samuel Lombardo had to return to Verviers for supplies. All the way back from the...

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