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While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
Judith Meisel was taken by train to Auschwitz. They were loaded into a car with others who were already there. Feces...
After induction, Jack Barnes went to Camp Howze in Gainesville, Texas for nine months of training. He trained in...
Eva Gross returned to Bergen-Belsen and stayed there for three years before immigrating to the United States. During...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Claude Shannahan joined the 3rd Marines [Annotator's Note: 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division]. He went with the...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Dabney Montgomery arrived in Bari, Italy in January 1944. It was the day after a heavy German bombardment. There were...
Elisabeth Bolster and her husband left Bremerhaven for America. There were four tier bunk beds on the ship. There were...
Cleveland Peterson heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after boarding a ship in San Francisco, California...
During the trip overseas, Lewis Guidry and the other men aboard ship were only fed two meals per day. They traveled...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
By the time Harold Whitaker made his first voyage carrying grain to North Africa the war in Europe was over so there...
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
Jack Brukman realized that there was nothing to do when he was off duty [Annotator's Note: while serving as a ground...
Norman Mineta and his family were transferred to the Japanese-American internment camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming [...
Reva Kibort was in school at a new DP [Annotator's Note: displaced person] camp called Neu Freiman near Munich when an...
Joseph LaNier had no training or explanation concerning how to perform as a Seabee [Annotator’s Note: Seabee is a twist...
[Annotator's Note: This segment is the beginning of a second interview recorded with Mrs. Grant in the studio at The...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
Constance Negrotto had cousins and friends who were all over the place during the war. They kept her informed of what...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...
Norman Mineta saw no newspapers in the camp. No radios were allowed. The only mail that arrived came from family...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
Robert Huber believes that camaraderie is what kept the men in his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion,...
After Germany surrendered, Lewis Guidry went into occupation duty. Guidry drove a jeep for a major. The major told...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
Charles Moore had his next major mission when he participated in the invasion of Southern France. [Annotator’s Note:...
After boot camp, Richard Nummer returned home for only one day before he returned to San Diego. Some trainees went AWOL...
Charles Womack remembers that the bunkers and emplacements were often different from one to the next. He came across...

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