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Harry Lockhead knew he would leave Maui bound for the invasion of Japan. Fort Pierce, Florida was set up for UDT [...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts mid-sentence.] Alice Howie was born in February 1925 in Barrineau Park, Florida...
Max Finesmith did not have time to think after his bomber had been fatally damaged. Everything was happening so fast...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
At the first prisoner of war camp, Pearson Riddle had to work hauling earth and material in a giant cart. Riddle did...
In basic training, Norris Bucksell had a new lieutenant who would not give him a paycheck because his mustache needed...
Rosemary Elfer does not recall any instances of discrimination either while working for Higgins Industries or while...
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...
Irwin Stovroff feels that The National WWII Museum is a creation that could only have happened after a war like the one...
William Curtis believes that people should study World War 2 in the future because it is part of history. Curtis did...
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...
Daniel J. Lennon's father had cancer so he received special permission to see him before he died. In November 1944,...
Olen Grant spent Christmas 1943 in a prison camp. For Grant, the holidays were just like any other day. Some of the...
Lloyd Dendy went to the Russell Islands [Annotator's Note: Solomon Islands]. Pavuvu and Mbanika were coconut...
Sterling Mace and his company [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division]...
Roy Cascio went to Texas on his way home. A pretty girl was sent in the room with you to get you to sign up for longer...
Louis Hutchinson was discharged from the Navy on 16 April 1946, in Bainbridge [Annotator's Note: Bainbridge, Maryland...
Alois Kopp and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] left Saigon on a boozy flight to Calcutta. The POWs...
Francis Dymnicki boarded a ship in England right after V-E Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945] to...
Odell Vaughn's reunion with his wife and new child was great. His boy was 21 months old when Vaughn first saw him....
After the war ended, William Edwin Howard started a newspaper. He was sent to Darmstadt, Germany for a long time. He...
During one of his breaks in Sicily, Frank Mancuso wrote a letter that was never answered. When he came back to the...
Ejnar Christiansen spent the summer of 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida as a cadet on the Danish Merchant Marine training...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Malcolm Johnson was a civilian contractor working on Wilkes Island when the Japanese attacked Wake Island. He...
In Warrenpoint, Ireland, Holly Reynolds always had more than one date. Reynolds saw a show in Washington DC called Back...
Monpat was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went to E.D. White High School for one year then quit and went...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] let some of the Red Cross packages go to pot. They would put them in store house...
James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
Jack feels that World War II is important enough that they shouldn't take it out of the history books. He felt it was...
At Ft. Benning, Bell ended up training with the 79th Infantry Division. As an officer, Bell remembers going through...
Giles Bacon remained at Merritt Island for five months before transferring to Quantico, Virginia. He then transferred...
Galloway lost his radio at one point and had to join up with another radio operator. Galloway recalls one afternoon...

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