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Cleveland Peterson heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after boarding a ship in San Francisco, California...
Robert Liles went to Mitchell Field on Long Island, New York. He was with a group of pilots who were going to were...
Richard Scheerer was sent to New York where he boarded a ship bound for England. They were escorted by the battleship...
It took three weeks for John H. Price, Jr. to make the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, all the while zig-zagging to...
During the trip overseas, Lewis Guidry and the other men aboard ship were only fed two meals per day. They traveled...
Gary Tate was born in December 1924 and graduated from high school at 16 years old before the Japanese bombed Pearl...
Howard Genrich had an accident while disassembling a .50 caliber machine gun. His finger was caught in the bolt and he...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
Dominic Martello learned that when going fast in the sand, the wheel of the half-track could be turned, but the force...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
Sumner Whitten would rent his car out for five dollars per night. Whitten took his graduation leave in New England then...
George Rudloff was sent to India via Australia. He arrived at Chandigarh which was a staging area in India. From there...
Olin Tisdale's newly launched ship was meant to take a Seabee unit to Iwo Jima to refurbish landing strips. However,...
Carl Peterson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma. He had three brothers and a sister and when his mother remarried he got...
Dell William Lauderdale was born in 1927 near Ackerly, Texas. Ackerly was a small rural town. He had six brothers and...
Malcolm Hershel Higgins was born in April 1921. He was delivered by his grandfather. His father was a World War 1...
Robert Liles was born in 1920 in Webb City, Missouri and grew up in Jefferson City. When the depression began, his...
Jack Houston was born in Rochester, New York in May 1926. His father was a foreman in a foundry and was able to...
Early life for Charles Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his...
Walter Jacobs was born in Mississippi. His father worked a variety of jobs. Jacobs grew up on a farm that did not have...
George Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with the interviewer speaking with Gabriel Kinney about his nephew being in jump...
Judge James Gulotta was born in November 1923 and grew up in New Orleans. He went through the depression years which...
Claude Shannahan was named for three of his dad's brothers who had died of pneumonia in Canada. Shannahan was born in...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
Raymond Bailey was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Jobs at the time only paid about one dollar per day....
Barbara Butler was born in Syracuse, New York in 1921. Her father was a salesman so they moved around a lot when she...
Robert Templet was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in September 1920. At the age of five years old, his family moved to...
Dominic Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's Note: early Cannon Company, before they established them...
Herbert Auerbach was born in June 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended a local high school in what is...
James Muri joined the Army so that he could become a pilot. Growing up in Montana Muri did not see many airplanes. He...
Harold Baumgarten served with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division during the first wave of attacks on D...
John Rogers was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. He went to college in Indiana then got a job as a recreation...
William Douglas Lansford was born in 1922 in Los Angeles. His father was an Anglo from Texas and his mother was a...
Blanche Marie (Gregory) Barnes Gangwere was born in 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up near Northeast High...

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