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Norman Ikari went from the aid station to the 56th Evacuation Hospital. This was a forward tent hospital where they...
William G. Roy is proud of his role in the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway. He thinks that the...
Norman Mineta had a brother-in-law who was a PRO, Public Relations Officer, for the 442nd Regiment [Annotator's Note:...
The war changed Richard Field. Field was used to being away from home but nothing prepared him for combat. After he...
Norris Waddill returned to Texas after the war. He spent three years touring the country before he settled down and got...
Robert Inghram was shot down early in the war [Annotator's Note: during the Dieppe raid in August 1942]. He was given...
Looking back, 65 years after the event, James Muri believes that the Battle of Midway had to be a turning point in the...
After darkness fell, Lieutenant John Marr began to lead the 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment back to...
In total, William Garbo and the men of G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment spent about a month in the village...
During and after the Battle of Saipan, Ira Schilling and his fellow Marines willingly accepted enemy troops who...
Wagner grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She attended high school and college in there.Her father was a ladies tailor. He...
Lucien Paul Laborde was named after his grandfathers. He was the third boy in his family. Laborde was born in Vinton,...
Kalil grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana during the Great Depression. He was one of nine children, six girls and three boys...
Robert Murphy served in Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II. He was a pathfinder and had...
Showers was born on a farm in Iowa. As a student, he remembers the Armed Forces recruiting students. The first station...
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
Hannas family was living in Texas when he joined the Army in July 1938 in Lubbock. He took his basic training at Ft....
Fagot was born in Nicaragua. Her father was an American citizen from New Orleans and she was registered an American...
[Annotators Note: Norman Kleiss starts the interview by reading a narrative about the causes that led up to the Pearl...
James Smith was known as Horse [Annotators Note: also as Horse Collar] during his time in the Marine Corps. He earned...
Alexander Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group...
Edward LaPorta does not recall the date he was captured at Kasserine Pass in North Africa. He believes that the reason...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
The next morning Alexander Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
John Noack and the crew sat around and talked during Christmas. The day after all of the enlisted men were separated...
Not all of them were happy to see women [Annotator's Note: Wagner is referring to US Naval Officers in San Francisco]....
John Luckadoo and the other cadets were segregated in advanced flight training between single engine and twin engine....
Kalil and the others were not prepared while training in Louisiana. They did not have any of the equipment they would...
In late April [Annotator's Note: 1944], they practiced two maneuvers at Woolacombe with the Empire Javeline, the same...
Showers spent the entire war working in communications and intelligence, in direct collaboration with Admiral Nimitz [...
Donald Hoff was regularly assigned to fly with Ensign Stone. Hoff was used to flying with him and felt like they were a...
William Disanza refused an order one time. They asked them to knock off a group of Japs. They always scouted ahead to...
Jones' group would fly patrols up and down he coast out of McCord. He liked that flying because there were no controls...
The judges at the essay contest [Annotator’s Note: in New York] were distinguished writers and figureheads. Erickson...

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