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After completing his Merchant Marine training, William Jennings Bryan Harrison, Jr. was sent to Miami, Florida. He then...
Joseph Lesniewski had no problems with his first jumps. He told his sister that when he made the jumps, he would take a...
In June 1943, Warren Leo Lodholz was deployed to North Africa by way of a ship from Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. After 11...
Shortly before his 19th birthday, Frank Pantuso met Sergeant Tatonetti [Annotator's Note: no given name provided] and...
George A. Damiano boarded a troopship [Annotator's Note: in Vancouver, Washington] and left for the Pacific. They...
[Annotator's Note: The audio and video freeze throughout this clip.] In August 1943, Leo Bednarczyk sailed down the...
William Leo Spaetgens returned to Treasure Island near San Francisco after his leave at home. At that point, he was...
James Anthony Gabour's one year enlistment was extended for four more years. He was stationed in Panama as the Mess...
Joseph Komito saw his parents for the last time on a train. The Nazis gave everyone in Komito's camp a postcard to send...
At the time Rosemary Elfer's two brothers and a sister were serving in the military. Her brother Edward fought on Wake...
The operation on Peleliu [Annotator's Note: Peleliu Island, Palau] was supposed to be in conjunction with the offensive...
James Downing thought time was compressed during the attack. [Annotator's Note: During the Japanese attack on Pearl...
[Annotator's Note: Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota and the interviewer review a photograph album that he had kept during and...
William Burrus was going through Plauen [Annotator's Note: Plauen, Germany] when he met a young German girl. It was a...
Alexander Jefferson flew a mission to Ploesti [Annotator's Note: Ploesti, Romania]. It was the first time Jefferson had...
Homer Cole parlayed his skill at bowling alley management plus his people skills to begin a political career in 1985 as...
Robert Prince's outfit [Annotator's Note: 98th Field Artillery Battalion (pack)] was needed in New Guinea because at...
[Annotator's Note: John Paul served in the US Army Air Forces as a pilot flying Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy...
Herman Prager witnessed the end of the war while on Midway Island. Following Midway, he sailed to Pearl Harbor for rest...
Victor Befera was a replacement for those stationed overseas, and those stationed with the most points [Annotator's...
Jack Barnes returned to the United States for 30 days after he left Europe following Germany's surrender. Following his...
Jean "Marian" Alva Yancey Landry was glad to return home after the war. Adjustment was no problem as she obtained her...
Donald Draxler was discharged from the Army in July 1946. He bought a house in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Draxler wanted to...
Walter Bala enjoyed going to his bomb group [Annotator's Note: Bala was a member of the 732nd Bombardment Squadron,...
James "Jim" Geisler was in the Panama Canal when he learned of the Japanese surrender [Annotator's Note: Victory Over...
Although Archibald Higgins thought he would fly home. That did not happen. He sailed on a ship from Manila. The voyage...
Isadore Bronstein and the 97th Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Bronstein was an assistant BAR man in Company C,...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Eugene Overcash served in the Army as a paratrooper in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 501st...
James Ramsey Golden was separated from service at Camp Blanding, Florida in September 1945 with the rank of First...
After being discharged in August 1946, Harry McKnight went home and enrolled in the University of Ohio [Annotator's...
When he was discharged from Company C, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Floyd Fogg said he "had it good… but...
Josefine "Piepsi" Joyce was taken to the location where she was arrested by Charlie Kinesley [Annotator's Note:...
Back in North Dakota after the war, Verna White waited for six months for her husband to return home from occupation...
Alfiero Giamberardino started screaming about the war's end when they heard about it on the radio. The British were on...
Vernon Brantley had communicated with his wife via V-mail [Annotator's Note: Victory Mail; postal system put into place...
Reverend Doctor Lamar Edward Smith was stationed in the desert [Annotator's Note: Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake...

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