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Robert Swan did not select going into patrol planes. Everybody asks for fighters when they go through flight school....
[Annotator's Note: Emil Schoonejans served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Burrfish (SS-312), and was rated a...
After he was transferred from Camp Stewart, Georgia, Rothacker Smith went to Texas where he was assigned to a...
Rothacker Smith had no idea that war was in his future on the morning of 7 December 1941. Smith was working in a corn...
Rothacker Smith underwent weeks of training amid a racially tense situation at Camp Stewart, Georgia. Smith was one of...
Gerhard Franzky bounced around quite a bit in the armed forces. While in Nuremberg, Franzky walked by a radio room and...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army with Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] Ranger training was hard. The...
Edward "Babe" Heffron felt good about being in the airborne with the best unit he could have joined [Annotator's Note:...
Bruno Viani was discharged out of Halloran Hospital in 1945. He had served in the military since before the United...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
Clyde East's combat philosophy worked for him as a pilot. When he caught sight of an enemy aircraft, it scared him, but...
Peter Somogyi found that when he was in officer's school in Israel, he faced a big problem. His fellow trainees who had...
Catherine Long had her most memorable experience in World War II when the armistice was signed. She served because of...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] felt the war was necessary in order to get rid of the Axis leaders. Miksa...
Looking back, 65 years after the event, James Muri believes that the Battle of Midway had to be a turning point in the...
Olen Grant got restless and tired of going to town to get drunk all the time, so he asked a few of his buddies how they...
Clayton Fisher thinks that the SBD [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber] was the great equalizer. The...
Cleveland Peterson made the trip home aboard a Liberty ship. He had flown to Calcutta first, then rode a British train...
Felix Polito returned to the United States after the Kiska campaign. He was sent to Burlington, Vermont and was given a...
[Annotator's Note: Walter Jacobs served in the Army as a squad leader in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 306th Infantry...
Calvin Barrick thinks that Dick O'Kane [Annotators Note: US Navy Rear Admiral Richard H. O'Kane was the commanding...
The first ship Curt Simmons served aboard was the old Panamanian flagged ship El Murante [Annotator's Note: unsure of...
Dan Baker was born in Marietta, Ohio in 1923. He attended Indiana University and was in the ROTC program. Despite being...
Chaisson was born on 26 October 1924 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He went to high school there and played football until he...
Lyle Bouck joined the National Guard [Annotator's Note: Missouri National Guard] at the age of 14. Growing up during...
Early life for Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his parents...
Chuck was born in Long Island, New York in 1917. He believes that things were going better during the Great Depression...
Donald (Don) Malarkey tried to get into the Marine Corps right after the attack on Pearl Harbor but was turned down...
Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His parents...
Ari Phoutrides was born in Seattle in 1925. His father was a priest who was moved around the country often.After high...
Connick was born in Mobile, Alabama on 27 March 1926. He moved with his family to New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of...
Lucien Paul Laborde was named after his grandfathers. He was the third boy in his family. Laborde was born in Vinton,...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with Theodore Finkbeiner and the interviewer discussing the interview they did three...
Clinton Gardner was born in New York City on December 26, 1922. The family moved to Larchmont, New York when Gardner...
John Luckadoo, known as Lucky, was born in March 1922 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He grew up in Chattanooga. It was a...
Hurd was born in Woodhall, New York to parents who were farmers. When he was 16 years old he was forced to quit school...

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