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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,...
Ben Skardon was born in July 1917 in St. Francisville, Louisiana, one of six children. His parents were from New...
Richard Swanson had two friends who had gone to the local military recruiting stations and liked what they heard about...
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...
Oran Harris was born in Hartford, Tennessee in September 1924. His childhood home was near the Smoky Mountains, about...
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...
Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Howard Fox was born in Albany, New York in 1925. He grew up during the Great Depression, and lost his mother when he...
William Myers, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1926. During the Great Depression his father worked...
Thomas Amico was born in June 1926, the fourth of four children of Italian immigrants who settled into an area called...
Aubrey Bradley was born in October 1923 in Blue Mound, Kansas. When he was 18 and attending the University of Kansas,...
Robert Rans was born in Chicago, Illinois in April 1921. Family life was mostly normal until the war started. He worked...
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...
Joe Clapper was born in Jonesboro, Indiana, but grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He joined the Marine Corps just out of...

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