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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...
Russell Mayeur worked for his father-in-law after his discharge from the Merchant Marine following the war. The intent...
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...
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]...
[Annotator's Note: George Roberts served in the USAAF as a radio operator and gunner aboard Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
Kaliste Saloom and his Counter Intelligence Corps, or CIC, detachment was assigned to Allied headquarters in Algiers...
George Peto served with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in the Pacific Theater during World...
Claude Taylor returned from China and disembarked in San Francisco. He returned to Louisiana where he was discharged...
Harold Whitaker went overseas in 1949. He was at Johnson Air Force Base in Japan when the Korean War began. After the...
Lloyd Dendy met the toughest guy ever in Korea. He had been hit in the cheek by shrapnel and lost a lot of his teeth....
William Winter recognized during his OCS [Annotator's Note: officer candidate school] class how important education was...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Norris Bucksell says that Rome, Italy is hard to beat. The war ending was great, but Rome was the best. Even the buses...
Ralph Hopkins felt people thought that World War 1 was the war to end all wars. Yet, there will always be someone like...
Dell Lauderdale was on a ship for 14 days en route to Japan. He woke up and saw little people scurrying around and...

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