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[Annotator's Note: The interview starts mid-sentence.] Alice Howie was born in February 1925 in Barrineau Park, Florida...
Robert E. McGovern was born in October 1926 in Flint, Michigan. His parents were from Lebanon, Pennsylvania and his...
Therese Wadsworth Warne [Annotator's Note: an American child living in the Philippines during World War 2] associated...
Frances Meikrantz was born in 1921 in Worcester, Massachusettes. It was a nice town. She grew up during the Depression...
Harold Ronson was born in Brooklyn, New York [Annotator's Note: Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs in New York, New...
Lester Shapiro was born in October 1921 in Rochester, New York. He went as a walk-on for a scholarship at the...
Elsie Marie "Kitty" Rippin was born in Ellinger, Texas in January 1924. She moved around a lot with her family during...
James Pringle was born in Sumter, South Carolina in November 1925. Life growing up was rough. He worked in grocery...
Dale Smith was born in Ontario, California in March 1925. His great grandfather moved there in 1892 and was a founder....
Max Finesmith did not have time to think after his bomber had been fatally damaged. Everything was happening so fast...
After becoming a POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war], Gilbert Clift was taken back to the German positions where he...
George F. Mills [Annotator's Note: captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Irwin Schneider was injured on a PT boat patrol out of Milne Bay [Annotator’s Note: in Papua New Guinea]. He went to...
At the first prisoner of war camp, Pearson Riddle had to work hauling earth and material in a giant cart. Riddle did...
Lee O. McKinnon stayed in the Navy until 1947. The Navy made good progress. When he first enlisted, there was no Navy...
In basic training, Norris Bucksell had a new lieutenant who would not give him a paycheck because his mustache needed...
George A. Damiano recalled the weather [Annotator's Note: on Okinawa, Japan] being so wet that they had to talk their...
Clifford Smith and his unit [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division] were on...
Rosemary Elfer does not recall any instances of discrimination either while working for Higgins Industries or while...
Peter Gallo never got hit, but while he was on Leyte, he contracted malaria. He ran a high fever and was throwing up,...
Ralph C. Franklin went to Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands] before the division [Annotator's...
Asked what he thought about the Japanese, Earl Conklin said they were "pretty vicious," but conceded that combat makes...
For Francis Hurd, the most difficult part of the war was crossing the beachhead onto French soil because they didn't...
Lowell Rodrigue had many dreams about World War 2 and cannot watch movies related to the war. He has been clinically...
Irwin Stovroff feels that The National WWII Museum is a creation that could only have happened after a war like the one...
June Catherine Elliott Haggerty does not feel that the war changed her even though some of the times were a bit scary....
William Curtis believes that people should study World War 2 in the future because it is part of history. Curtis did...
The United States came together in the Second World War, Edward Allesandro said, and he is sure that the soldiers'...
Asked if the war changed him in any way, Cleatus Lebow said it helped him have a little more faith, and mentioned that...
Edwin Joseph Borne, Jr. attempted to correspond with a female Japanese friend who had treated him well after he was...
Otis Kight had a 30 year career in the Navy. He remembers near the end of boot camp when he was given liberty [...
Warren Schmitt had negative feelings about the Japanese before and during the war. The kamikazes had no respect for...
John Pogue flew into Holland in a glider as a member of a rifle company. He was under fire there as he was in the...
Louis Smith had trouble sleeping because of dreams of Iwo Jima, but he didn't otherwise feel he had problems getting...
Robert G. Frey has spoken more to the interviewer about the war than he has ever previously done. He was there and when...

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