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[Annotator's Notes: Donald C. Morrison served in the Army on a machine gun crew in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 38th...
Esther McNeil grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She was the sixth of eight children.After going into nursing...
Delewski still hears from different people from the Laffey. After the war he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and got...
Hairston was sent to Randolph Field in Texas to learn how to fly [Annotator’s Note: after the end of World War II]....
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...
Bailey feels that war should be over with. His division fought the Chinese in North Korea. Young men are fighting today...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...
After the war, James Smith had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He got a job before he was even discharged from...
William Disanza's business lasted over 30 years. The war did not change Disanza drastically. He was in the Civilian...
Lou Brissie's father really wanted him to finish college. Mr. Mack [Annotator's Note: Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr., or...
Grant Ichikawa was first taken to an assembly center located on a horse racing track near Turlock, California. His...
When they got overseas to Italy, black and white [Annotator’s Note: African American and Caucasian], they were a team....
In Ledo, McNeil saw every type of wound. She worked on GIs and on Chinese patients. She worked in the Chinese ward for...
Wahlen was an E-5, Pharmacist’s Mate 2nd class when he got out of the Navy. His US Army career was over twenty years.He...
In September Henderson was on a flight to China as navigator. He was with a crew that had to bail out on the flight...
Schmedemann's career was in his hands. He wanted to go to the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth,...
The war ended on May 8th, 1945. Coincidentally it was Hairston's birthday. It was also Truman's [Annotator’s Note:...
Ferrier did not like the way they were awarding flight orders to the crewman. Ferrier made his boss well aware of that...
Back in the United States the main role he had was to see that everybody's personnel records were in order before they...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...
Henry Phillips' most vivid memory of the war is how well the Nazis proved themselves as being the worst horror that was...
When Hairston was in Italy he received and gave favorable treatment from and to the Italians. He felt that the black...
Perrett was awarded the European Campaign Ribbon [Annotator's Note: Europe/Africa/Middle East Theater Ribbon] with two...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Bailey served in the Navy as an aircraft mechanic aboard the USS Franklin (CV-13). He...
As commanding officer of fighter squadron VMF-111 [Annotator's Note: Marine Fighter Squadron 111 (VMF-111)] in Dallas [...
During the Korean War Thomas Ballew served in General MacArthur's Headquarters in Tokyo. He was in personnel [Annotator...
James Warren David was assigned to an LSD [Annotator's Notes: Landing Ship, Dock] and shipped off to Korea and was part...
Russell Mayeur worked for his father-in-law after his discharge from the Merchant Marine following the war. The intent...
After Theodore E. Skinner, Sr. was released from the hospital in the United States, he was assigned to the 78th...
Even after losing his brother Edwin McAuliffe still wanted to serve. He wanted to fly but never did. He later went into...
Henry Bourgeois' first air to air combat was over Bougainville. When the dive bombers went into their dive, the entire...
During World War 2, the term PTSD [Annotator's Note: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] did not exist, it was called...
Dell Lauderdale had been to Japan twice and Korea once before his next assignment which was finally back to the United...
Donald Scholle was proud to have served on the USS Spadefish (SS-411). He did not like the second skipper who drove the...
Rosemary Fagot would not go into the u-boat [Annotator's Note: German submarine] because she is claustrophobic. [...
The smell over Tokyo during that night bombing mission [Annotator's Note: the 24 and 25 May 1945 fire bombing mission]...

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