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Reverend Doctor Lamar Edward Smith was stationed in the desert [Annotator's Note: Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake...
[Annotator's Note: The audio level of this interview is very low.] After his discharge [Annotator's Note: in May 1946...
When Paul Carter arrived in the United States and learned that he would be getting 60 days of leave, he was overjoyed....
Following the war's conclusion, Claude Taylor sailed aboard LSM-352 [Annotator's Note: LSM stands for Landing Ship,...
Julian Gould Brunt returned home from World War 2, was discharged from the Army, and enrolled at Mississippi State...
Ray Felts' reassignment brought him to Tsingtao on the Shantung Peninsula, famous for its brewery. Felts had lost his...
Edwin McGhee saw British and Russian POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] in the first camp he was held in. The...
Melvin Baker did not remember having any heat in any POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] barracks. Moving from camp...
Robert Fulton's low points in captivity included Red Cross packages not distributed to the POWs [Annotator's Note:...
There was no dentist in the camp and James Bollich had some teeth decaying. Anytime someone was sick and thought they...
Bruno Rinas thought Camp O’Donnell [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war camp] was a hell hole. There was no water for...
Robert Curl took part in Operation Tiger to practice landing operations at Slapton Sands in England. On the morning of...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Schafer was taking part in Operation Tiger, or Exercise Tiger, April 1944, preparing for the D-...
Harry Lockhead knew he would leave Maui bound for the invasion of Japan. Fort Pierce, Florida was set up for UDT [...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts mid-sentence.] Alice Howie was born in February 1925 in Barrineau Park, Florida...
Lester Shapiro was born in October 1921 in Rochester, New York. He went as a walk-on for a scholarship at the...
James Pringle was born in Sumter, South Carolina in November 1925. Life growing up was rough. He worked in grocery...
Dale Smith was born in Ontario, California in March 1925. His great grandfather moved there in 1892 and was a founder....
Max Finesmith did not have time to think after his bomber had been fatally damaged. Everything was happening so fast...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Irwin Schneider was injured on a PT boat patrol out of Milne Bay [Annotator’s Note: in Papua New Guinea]. He went to...
At the first prisoner of war camp, Pearson Riddle had to work hauling earth and material in a giant cart. Riddle did...
Lee O. McKinnon stayed in the Navy until 1947. The Navy made good progress. When he first enlisted, there was no Navy...
In basic training, Norris Bucksell had a new lieutenant who would not give him a paycheck because his mustache needed...
George A. Damiano recalled the weather [Annotator's Note: on Okinawa, Japan] being so wet that they had to talk their...
Clifford Smith and his unit [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division] were on...
Rosemary Elfer does not recall any instances of discrimination either while working for Higgins Industries or while...
Peter Gallo never got hit, but while he was on Leyte, he contracted malaria. He ran a high fever and was throwing up,...
Ralph C. Franklin went to Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands] before the division [Annotator's...
Asked what he thought about the Japanese, Earl Conklin said they were "pretty vicious," but conceded that combat makes...
For Francis Hurd, the most difficult part of the war was crossing the beachhead onto French soil because they didn't...
Lowell Rodrigue had many dreams about World War 2 and cannot watch movies related to the war. He has been clinically...
Irwin Stovroff feels that The National WWII Museum is a creation that could only have happened after a war like the one...
June Catherine Elliott Haggerty does not feel that the war changed her even though some of the times were a bit scary....
William Curtis believes that people should study World War 2 in the future because it is part of history. Curtis did...
The United States came together in the Second World War, Edward Allesandro said, and he is sure that the soldiers'...

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