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[Annotator's Note: Helen Kushnir was in grade school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941...
Marietta Baham worked in the mail and communications department [Annotator's Note: at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans,...
Leon Grunte was locked up in a cattle truck going to prison in the Soviet Union. He went through parts of Latvia. He...
Lester Shapiro did not know anything about getting a Bronze Star [Annotator's Note: the Bronze Star Medal is the fourth...
Sullivan Tindal recalls an instance when his superior officer would not give him enough K rations [Annotator's Note:...
The Battle of the Driniumor River lasted for 45 days. William Garbo was attached to a regiment of the Army's Dixie...
The food started getting better during Joseph McGuire's time in India. People would get packages from their families....
Alfiero Giamberardino was born in May 1936 near Rome [Annotator's Note: Rome, Italy]. The American and British bombers...
Heywood Mason [Annotator's Note: a Private 1st Class in the US Army 88th Infantry Division] dug foxholes, and when rain...
Timothy Mahoney only went on a flight after he did repairs to the radar equipment. The pilots did not like doing those...
F.M. Richard Simons always had food. The food in the camps was not too bad. They did not complain as long as they had...
During the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December...
Lewis S. Evans was born in April 1925. He went to boarding school during the Great Depression and played football and...
Lynward Joseph "Buddy" or "Bud" Adams was a Navy Armed Guard and guarded US Merchant Marine ships during World War 2....
Jack Buckner says the biggest problem with Army life is the boredom. They played baseball and card games. On a day off...
A regular day for Rose Bayuk "going over" on the hospital ship [Annotator's Note: USAHS Thistle] consisted of setting...
Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan] only had black sand in the southern part of the island. Iwo Jima means...
Describing an average day, William J. Pribyl explains that he was quartered in tents at a campsite in Tinsukia [...
Robert Martin was transferred to the USS LST-515. It was a smaller ship than the USS Donner (LSD-20). He did not like...
Arthur Frongello believes the Navy uniform is the most innovative piece of clothing a man could wear. The stripes,...
While Martin Suter was on Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], there were still a lot of Japanese troops on...
Floyd James Reissig sailed around Leyte [Annotator's Note: Leyte, Philippines] towards Lingayen Gulf [Annotator's Note...
Alfons Robert Kleindienst had an uncle who was a Boy Scout [Annotator's Note: Boy Scouts of America youth organization...
George Haines said they would often see the Philippine rebels. In Leyte, [Annotator's Note: Leyte Island, Philippines]...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Beeghly served in the Army as a pointer on a 90mm antiaircraft gun in the 142nd and 143rd...
Remembering a sister ship that had come into the Mediterranean by way of Oran, John Laster said it had picked up a...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Chester Brewer how he found out about his crew being shot down during a mission...
Ray Garcia's worst experience happened in January 1945 when he could not fly because he had a cold. His best buddy,...
Lorenzo Dow Crews and his unit, 397th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: Crews was a squad leader in Company I, 3rd...
Receiving mail was very important to John Kerner. He came under attack while in Normandy and a guy crawled up to him...
When the war ended, Carl Marca was in Finschhafen, New Guinea. As a mail censor, he would cut an envelope open on the...
Carl Marca was sent to Darwin, Australia to be the base censor. He was a second lieutenant. The base had B-25 [...
Delano Brister's grandfather had a barn on his property that was used once during a military training operation by a...
Life aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS Appalachian (AGC-1)] was mostly hot for Melvin Abadie. The South Pacific was...
John Stiles went to El Toro, California [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Air Station El Toro] for aviation training. The...
Homer Johnson made many friends with people from the South. They taught Johnson how to treat White people. Many of the...

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