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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...
Ralph Griffith was born in March 1923 in Hannibal, Missouri, one of four children. His father was an iron worker with...
Ray Emory was born in Peoria, Illinois, one of eight children. His father lost his leg during the Great Depression,...
Thomas Long was born in January 1926 in Saint Louis, Missouri. His father died when he was only three years old,...
Harry Koukos, of Greek decent, was born in Albania in 1925 and came to the United States at the age of 13. His first...
Herb McClure was born in March 1924 in Neodesha, Kansas, the only male and oldest of five siblings. His father had an...
Robert J. Ferris was born in January 1922 in Pittsford, New York. He had one older brother. His father worked as a...
Michael Wilford Boos was born in May 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was one of five children. During the Great...
Aubrey Bradley was born in October 1923 in Blue Mound, Kansas. When he was 18 and attending the University of Kansas,...
Fernando Serna was born in Laredo, Texas in October 1922. He was a senior in high school when the war started. He was...
Carl Marca was born in March 1918 in Sheffield, Pennsylvania. His parents moved around a bit before settling in...
Benjamin Schleider was born in Brenham, Texas in 1921. His grandfather was a successful businessman and was very...
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...
Martin Brignac was born in November 1921 in Lutcher, Louisiana. He only lived there the first year and then moved to...
Blanche Marie (Gregory) Barnes Gangwere was born in 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up near Northeast High...
Paul Pizzolongo was born in February 1923 in Bronx, New York. His father picked numbers for the bookies and his mom did...
Leo Porteau was born on 14 September 1921 in Reeves, Louisiana. During the Great Depression, his family moved around...
John Coxe was born in August 1921 in Walker, Louisiana. He was one of seven children, four of whom were members of the...
Joe Clapper was born in Jonesboro, Indiana, but grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He joined the Marine Corps just out of...
David Roderick was born in Decatur, Illinois on 18 November 1923. Roderick had five brothers. His mother and father...
When the war started, Joseph DeMott was still working as a radio operator. His group was scheduled to take off for...
Gerald West spent 1944 in an OSS [Annotator's Note: Office of Strategic Services, the pre-runner of the CIA] training...
The club [Annotator's Note: the Red Cross in Northern Ireland] closed and Holly Reynolds was sent to Wales to...
Ray Snyder graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering Physics, and was commissioned in...
Having returned to the United States to become part of a cadre of experienced personnel who were tasked with preparing...
Edward Tipper completed his paratrooper training in the United States and shipped out for England. Before going aboard...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
Byron Othello Wilkins was taught what to do if he became a POW but no one figured they would become POWs. They boarded...
It took a good month for Joseph Blouin to fly from West Palm Beach, Florida to England. The captain checking them in in...
Charles Balaza enlisted [Annotator's Note: in the Army] on 12 February 1940 prior to the entry of the United States in...
Curt Simmons was a member of the US Navy Armed Guard. He was born on a farm outside of Walters, Oklahoma and was a farm...
When William Hussey graduated from high school he was too young to enter the Naval Academy, so he signed up for the...
John Cassidy majored in mining engineering during his first year at the University of Alabama, but he eventually...
After World War 2 broke out, George Beaugh joined the Army Air Forces because his brother had already joined that...

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