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George Ingram went back to Tulagi and, after some confusion, was ordered back to the United States for reassignment. He...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
Richard Keller received a Distinguished Service Cross but he does not think he deserved it. While recovering in the...
Odell Vaughn was wounded while trying to remove a comrade from a minefield. He was awarded the Silver Star for his...
Dossie East's first encounter with the Japanese was in the Battle of the Coral Sea. During that battle, East's ship [...
Norman Ikari went from the aid station to the 56th Evacuation Hospital. This was a forward tent hospital where they...
Herman Prager was awarded the enlisted man's silver dolphin pin for submarine qualification, the Submarine Combat pin...
Russell Gackenbach felt that Tibbets [Annotator's Note: retired USAF Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets] and crew number...
His service as a Nisei [Annotator's Note: first generation Japanese-American] soldier was important to Walter Oka...
Anthony Varuso has visited The National WWII Museum and finds it a wonderful place to educate the populace about the...
Norman Mineta had a brother-in-law who was a PRO, Public Relations Officer, for the 442nd Regiment [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Inghram was shot down early in the war [Annotator's Note: during the Dieppe raid in August 1942]. He was given...
Jack Thornhill and the interviewer have just been reminiscing. He can remember things that happened to him when he was...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
Russell Clark matured as a result of his time in the war. He became more religious after contemplating his survival...
Fred Hirsekorn had been assigned a Buck Rogers tank. The Buck Rogers tank was an experimental tank with 60 four and a...
George Sakato had to go and rescue the Lost Battalion [Annotator's Note: elements of the 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...
Abe Milkis returned to his Company as a bazooka man who was assisted by a loader. [Annotator’s Note: Milkis had...
Harold Berkman returned to the United States via New York harbor. He arrived at night with the Statue of Liberty and...
Henry Langrehr returned to the United States and got a 60 day furlough home. He met his parents and he got married...
Helen Gagel got off the boat and went by train to be signed off [Annotator’s Note: discharged]. She took another train...
Sumner Whitten is proud to have survived the Battle of Midway. A few years ago he was contacted about Battle of Midway...
Firman Balza lost track of time until mid-afternoon. He heard that his division officer, Mr. Crow, had been killed by...
Hawk begins talking about how he refused to go to Washington D.C. to accept the Medal of Honor because he was tired of...
Vernon Baker retired in Idaho. One day he got a call from Professor Gibran at Shaw University. He asked what Baker knew...
The torpedo planes flew into Espiritu Santo. They stayed on Espiritu Santo for about a week. They sent 6 TBF's [...
On 13 January 1997 Vernon Baker flew to Washington DC with his family. They went into the East Room of the White House...
A Serbian doctor in the hospital hid Baum. By this point, he had discarded his dog tags because if the Germans had...
Baptiste feels that it is important for there to be a National World War II Museum. If they hadn't done what they did...
Deen was hit on the top of Wana Ridge [Annotator’s Note: Okinawa, April 1945]. He was hit by a Japanese knee mortar....
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Kalil mentions that it was quite an ordeal flying back to the United States because one of the engines caught on fire...
Robert Murphy had a lot of postwar contact with General James Gavin. In Murphy’s opinion the reason many high ranking...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...

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