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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...
Bernice Williams chose the Marine Corps [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps Women's Reserve] because she did not want...
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...
Willie Roy Hebert kept in touch with his brothers while he was in the service [Annotator's Note: with Marine Aviation...
Adolph Edward Asher was in Hattiesburg [Annotator's Note: Hattiesburg, Mississippi] at Camp Shelby when he got out of...
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...
Morale was not an issue in Walter Rozett's unit [Annotator's Note: 369th Bombardment Squadron, 306th Bombardment Group...
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...

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