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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...
Joyce Sherman had a pen pal. She had a cousin who was an Army nurse stationed in Italy and was corresponding with a...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Charles Walker what his most memorable experience was.] While he was flying P-...
Anna McCalla Noren wrote to her boyfriend, Carl Noren, to occupy time. She had met him when she first arrived at Fort...
Hans Courant was assigned to a group working on electronics at Los Alamos. He worked in that capacity for the next two...
Oscar Culp was based at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii when the war with Japan ended. He remembers the day [Annotator's Note:...
Carl Marca was a mail censor for the Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Sending home prohibited items and...
Geraldine Nyman only knows one girl from the second graduating class of WASPs [Annotator's Note: Women Airforce Service...
Susumas Ito was sent to Camp Shelby [Annotator's Notes: Hattiesburg, Mississippi] as a motor sergeant for a cadre in...
Jack Beverstein found the living conditions on Mindoro to be similar to Samar. The tents were livable. The men made the...
[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...
When World War 2 ended, Vernon Schmidt and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th...
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...

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