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[Annotator's Note: The interviewer pauses to change tapes.] John Stanley Lee Swarts and his crew dropped bombs over...
Charles T. Edwards was returning to his station from Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii] when he had...
Lewis S. Evans wrote letters to his girlfriend back at school, and there was one time that he did not receive any for...
Allen Pedersen and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] landed near Naples, Italy on 3...
Major Cohn served in the Pacific during the war. He received his service ribbon for performing his duty. He had no...
Quarters on the USS Boston (CA-69) were nice according to J. L. Giroir. Bunk beds were stacked six high and food was...
Richard O. "Otto" Bertz was in Czechoslovakia when the war ended. That was not bad duty. They were stuck in a woodland...
Mahlen Arledge and his platoon [Annotator's Note: 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 321st Infantry Regiment, 81st...
Following departure from Guadalcanal, Robert Addison [Annotator’s Note: with the 1st Marine Raider Battalion] was...
Edwin Knight did not know where he was being shipped. He arrived at his destination at night and was told he was in New...
The numbers of Clarke Langrall's first and second convoys [Annotator's Note: aboard the merchant ship SS Vernon L....
From June 1945 to November 1945, Frank Zunno was assigned to occupation duty [Annotator's Note: in Berlin, Germany with...
Billy P. Bassett and his unit [Annotator's Note: 11th Armored Division] were put on guard duty at the concentration...
Seymour Reitman was near Regensburg, Austria, when Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd...
Emmett Guderian served in the occupation of Japan. He saw the remains of bombed towns. He worked with Japanese on...
On arrival in Tsingtao, China, Mickey Montalbano was carrying garbage from the ship to the docks. One day, while he was...
John Bellecci and a friend went to a place called Nikko [Annotator's Note: the site of the Toshogu Shinto Shrine] in...
Wilbur Thomas enrolled in the school's ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] program while he...
Howard T. Maki had taken basic training on the 81mm mortar [Annotator's Note: M1 81mm mortar]. It was a devastating...
Herbert Heilbrun was not working the day Pearl Harbor occurred [Annotator's Note: on 7 December 1941]. On that Sunday...
Richard Scheerer never wrote any of his men after he was wounded and sent home and none of his men wrote him. He did...
Robert Brant and his ship made it to Kyushu, Japan after hitting a typhoon in the Pacific. Brant recalled having ill...
William Burrus was only 20 years old when he returned from the war. You have to do what you do, and it is all you can...
[Annotator's Note: Leslie Cruise continuously refers to a book that he has on his lap.] Sometime in September 1944,...
One day, they [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] loaded Alfred Raymond Mosher and others onto an inland sea ferry and...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Vernon Leopold describing some of the men he served with in the I...
In Hawaii, Garland Virgil Longhoffer was still a replacement. It took time to get out of the United States. The trip to...
Ray Felts went to Idaho for basic training, and hoped he would get to work on a submarine, but at six-foot-four his...
Richard Tempus Dixon was assigned to the USS YR-69 [Annotator's Note: non-self-propelled floating workshop YR-69, in...
Robert Gaylord Furrow went to England, France, Belgium, and Germany. He trained for a year before the invasion [...
Emmanuel Nazarro Damonte trained as a replacement. His division was already overseas. When he shipped over, he landed...
In early April [Annotator's Note: April 1943], second lieutenants were asked to volunteer for duty in the Pacific....
Robert W. "Doby" Gibson left Camp Myles Standish in Boston [Annotator's Note: Boston, Massachusetts] on the troop ship...
Joseph Vater traveled from San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California] to Hawaii then to Manila [...
Leo V. Strausbaugh was boarding a train, on his way overseas, worrying about the fact that his folks would not know...
When he finished Officer Candidate School, William Blackwood was sent to the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New...

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