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When the war ended, Warren Schmitt remained in Italy until July [Annotator's Note: July 1945] when they were told to...
[Annotator’s Note: The interview begins mid sentence, after the initial story Frank tells the interview begins.] Frank...
Dick Schlink was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After graduating high school, he began working for General...
Earl James Erion grew up in Waubun, Minnesota. He was a high school student and young farm boy before he went into the...
Norman Hatch received his orders to the 5th Marine Division while he was still in the United States as his...
Sterling Cale was born in Macomb, Illinois in 1921. Shortly after birth, he went into an orphanage for four years....
Winfield K. "Win" Zerphey was born in October 1924 in the small town of Floren outside of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. He...
Robert Swan did not select going into patrol planes. Everybody asks for fighters when they go through flight school....
When Harry Bell and the other prisoners arrived [Annotator's Note: at Stalag IX-B in Bad Orb, Germany] they were...
Joseph Brannan had never ridden on a PT boat [Annotator's Note: Patrol Torpedo boat] prior to his assignment to his...
After he was transferred from Camp Stewart, Georgia, Rothacker Smith went to Texas where he was assigned to a...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow witnessed racial discrimination in the South during his service in the United States Army Air Forces...
Erik Johnsen was in school at Tulane, University in New Orleans, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He feels this...
Chester Biernacki returned to the United States and was based at Treasure Island near San Francisco. While there on...
Leroy Fadem was detached from his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Stevens (DD-479)] in October 1944. He flew back to the...
Rosemary Elfer does not recall any instances of discrimination either while working for Higgins Industries or while...
Murray Glass had a resentful band master who took offense at Glass not playing the French horn according to his MOS [...
After about three years at sea on different ships, Lewis M. Lee, Sr. went back to Pearl Harbor where he got orders back...
Zeno St. Cyr reflects on his 92 years of life and takes stock of surviving World War 2 without physical injury. His...
Bruno Viani was discharged out of Halloran Hospital in 1945. He had served in the military since before the United...
Henry A. Tacket lost several jobs during the Depression because positions were limited for amateur radio operators. A...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
John Pogue flew into Holland in a glider as a member of a rifle company. He was under fire there as he was in the...
William Rupp felt there were no particularly memorable experiences during World War 2 for him. He showed up and did his...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
Sterling Cale returned from the various Pacific islands where he was stationed to Honolulu and the hospital at Fort...
Clayton Fisher thinks that the SBD [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber] was the great equalizer. The...
Charles Littig rode an LST [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship Tank] back to the United States [Annotator's Note: after the...
Cleveland Peterson made the trip home aboard a Liberty ship. He had flown to Calcutta first, then rode a British train...
Enrique Cervantes flew two additional missions in Europe after the German fighter crashed into his B-17 [Annotator's...
Troy Edwards and his unit [Annotator's Note: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 14 (CASU-14)] reached Guadalcanal and set up...
Ralph Hopkins and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Louisville (CA-28)] left China for Okinawa. From there, the ship...
Anthony Varuso served in the Navy for three years and eight months. He had rotated back to the United States by the...
William Curtis packed up his stuff and went to the naval base. He reported to Coast Guard section officer there who...
Charles Radford was put in a tent with a bunch of wounded guys after the surgery [Annotator's Note: after being wounded...

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