Interactions with superiors

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Arthur Smith operated there [Annotator's Note: Mindoro, Philippines] until they secured the Philippines. They worked...
Perry Garten flew a security mission with a colonel that ended up in China. It was an unexpected experience for Garten...
While stationed on Wheeler Field [Annotator's Note: Wheeler Army Airfield, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii] with the 14th Pursuit...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Chester Brewer about a story of when he threw his hat down at a colonel.]...
Ari Phoutrides was born in Seattle in 1925. His father was a priest who was moved around the country often.After high...
[Annotators Note: Robert Shoens and the interviewer start the interview with some small chat about experiences both men...
Rankin did not shoot down Gunther Rall [Annotator's Note: Luftwaffe/West German Air Force Ace Lt. Gen. Gunther Rall]...
Schmedemann was born in Junction City, Kansas where he grew up and attended high school. He went to Kansas State...
[Annotators note: Interview starts off in mid conversation about the format of the interview.] Richard Greer was born...
Harold Ward was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in April 1921. Ward had the life of a bastard growing up as he was...
Ardell Bollinger was born 3 November 1922 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Bollinger lived in Lock Haven for about 12 years...
Baum served with the 4th Armored Division during WWII. He was born in New York and grew up in the Bronx. His father was...
James Smith was known as Horse [Annotators Note: also as Horse Collar] during his time in the Marine Corps. He earned...
Rackley did not have much of a relationship with his commanding officer [Annotator's Note: Rackley is referring to his...
Richard Ford notes that they really got nailed at the Elbe River. They moved up to an area one afternoon and the next...
Alexander Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
The thing Steve Pisanos thinks about the most from the war was when he crash landed in France. When he arrived at the...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
They were attempting to cross a river in order to capture an airfield that was suspected of housing German transport...
Mann went to the enclosure where the camp prisoners were located. The prisoners were rejoicing about their liberation....
Of the 3 guys that went with Kanaya to bring back the wounded, one was a Caucasian from a supporting company. They...
Hairston notes that there was a lot of competition between the artillery batteries [Annotator’s Note: during combat in...
Baptiste feels that a lot of talent was lost by the navy segregating them. He used to talk to his officers about it.He...
Standifer tried to use a credit card on one of his return trips to Germany in 1996 and the man who he was trying to buy...
Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...
James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
On 13 January 1997 Vernon Baker flew to Washington DC with his family. They went into the East Room of the White House...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer mentions to Robert Murphy that he may be doing a series on great military leaders...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...
The next morning Alexander Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
Finally a jeep showed up with a lieutenant in it who told them [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] when...
Freddie Ohr found out it was that bullet that ricocheted off his helmet and went into the cushion. His leader made a...
Karr believed that Admiral Becton [Annotator's Note: F. Julian Becton was the Commander of the Laffey] was a very, very...

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