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Donald Lindquist, of the US Merchant Marine, was likely in Ulithi or the Philippines, when the United States dropped...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Edward Stone began his morning duty [Annotator’s Note: 7 December 1941 aboard the USS Pyro (AE-1) in Pearl Harbor] with...
Jack Leaming was launched off the deck of the Enterprise on the morning of 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
On the battleship, J. W. Childs said, it was mandatory for a sailor to wear his white hat if he went outside of his...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast, he went to the...
The day before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Edward E. Boyles was ordered by Colonel Flood [Annotator's Note: Army...
Earl Williams was a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] assistant crew chief flying with...
James Ramage was at Pearl Harbor when the Battle of Midway took place. He was not aboard ship at the time. The...
While Norris Bucksell was in Naples, Italy, the churches that had not been bombed stayed open and he was able to attend...
Herbert Stern and his men were training every day during occupation duty, as they were convinced they were going to be...
[Annotator's Note: Eva Schloss is an Austrian born Jew who fled to Amsterdam with her family after the Nazis came to...
Eva Gross reached the place of selection at Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: she had just completed a terrible three day...
Judith Meisel was taken by train to Auschwitz. They were loaded into a car with others who were already there. Feces...
William Epperson was awarded the Bronze Star for his action in Soye, France [Annotator's Note: Soye-en-Septaine]....
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
At the Southampton hospital, Francis Resta was treated for his shrapnel wounds as well as for frostbite to his feet....
Captain Smith was surprised to see John M. Roberts and his buddies show up as he had them listed as missing in action....
Prior to his military experience, Thomas Myrick had little concern about the future. That, he feels, was partly due to...
Blanche Gangwere went to Bad Neuenahr, Germany on the Danube River near Cologne. She always wanted to make it to Bonn...
To conserve what little was left in the battery, Donald Hoff turned off the transmitter, receiver, intercom and IFF or...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John Moran several follow-up questions]. Moran was born in September 1925 and...
Claude Shannahan's worst memories from Guadalcanal were largely from Bloody Ridge. With the Japanese approaching from...
After enduring an artillery barrage in a coconut grove, William Garbo's unit [Annotator's Note: G Troop, 2nd Squadron,...
Thomas Ballew served in headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] handling finance and...
After Pearl Harbor, Herbert Gross was drafted. He had a brief basic training program. By August 1942, he had started...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
Gerard Dillon went to Camp Croft, South Carolina for infantry basic training from November until January [Annotator's...
Charles Slay was sent to Oregon after being drafted into the Army and was assigned to the 104th Infantry Division. They...
When he left Hammond in mid 1943, Frank Patti went to Camp Beauregard in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he was issued...
Bastogne was very cold. There, Edward Shames' platoon mostly executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
Edward Shames participated in the battle of Carentan [Annotator's Note: 10 to 14 June 1944]. Shames says that the...
The Japanese had done a real job of planting all kinds of explosives [Annotator's Note: on Peleliu]. Arthur Jackson...
Fortunately, the boat Michael Mervosh was in did not get hit [Annotator's Note: by Japanese artillery fire during the...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
Horace Sharp arrived in Le Havre, France following his deployment from the United States. The town was utterly...

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