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When asked his opinion of the Germans, Otis Gatewood said it seemed to him that the kids of the war generation were...
Michael Mickey Ganitch and the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) sailed past Japanese held islands en route to Okinawa. The ship...
Robert Hammond had to deal with his own health when he was on leave in Philadelphia. He had an appendectomy, and while...
George Morgan returned to Fort Pierce. [Annotator’s Note: Fort Pierce in Florida was the training base for the...
John Singlaub compared British to American parachutes. The British chute was different in many ways compared to the...
William Harvey served on a converted yacht named the USS Onyx (PYc-5). Onyx was 125 feet long with two diesel driven...
The American School basketball team went to Baguio, Luzon, Philippines for a game against Brent School on 5 December...
Robert Fisch recollects that the American Secretary of War during the Vietnam War was a war criminal. If America had...
William Laubner never flew after the war. A P-38 [Annotator's Note: Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft] could...
Jack Skaggs was transferred from the Kiangwan POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp to Osaka, Japan in August...
Jack Skaggs saw several POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] accidentally killed by the electrical wire surrounding...
John Raaen found England to be great duty in preparation for the invasion. It was apparent that the equipment buildup...
James Gaffney reviews the crew and officers of the PT Boat he served on in World War II. Some were good and some not so...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. said the Americans were bitter about the Japanese attack, and when they were hunting for them around...
After training and before being assigned to a submarine, William Myers, Jr. was part of a relief crew. His job was in...
Benjamin Schleider explains that when the 6th Armored Division was on an exploitation mission they would have an...
Madeleine Peters discovered going to the store without having to stand in lines was one of the first noticeable changes...
John Raaen witnessed nothing but military success during the Normandy invasion. They succeeded in relieving the 2nd...
Sterling Cale returned from the various Pacific islands where he was stationed to Honolulu and the hospital at Fort...
Samuel Malta and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division]...
Eva Gross was reunited with her very ill mother in Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note: after the British liberated the...
After the battle [Annotator's Note: the Battle of Kula Gulf on 6 July 1943 during which the USS Helena (CL-50) was sunk...
Eugene Vaadi was assigned to the 385th Bombardment Group and flew 19 missions over Europe hitting Berlin, Nurenberg,...
They [Annotator's Note: Angelo Ciotta and the rest of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine...
John McConn was awarded his Silver Star medal as a result of his actions while his unit was capturing a German town....
Edward LaPorta was placed in a camp near Reggio [Annotator's Note: a camp near Reggio di Calabria, Italy after being...
Harold Zeringer joined the 466 [Annotator's Note: USS PC-466] which was a warship of the first magnitude. Zeringer had...
Lorraine Mesken remembers the Sunday that Pearl Harbor was attacked [Annotator's Note: Sunday, 7 December 1941] started...
David Oreck was in Minneapolis, Minnesota when he heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He and many others had never...
Opal Grapes saw the first patients arriving by midmorning or noon [Annotator’s Note: on D-Day, 6 June 1944]. The...
Sterling Cale was assigned to the 1st Marine Division right after Pearl Harbor. He did not have a proper Marine uniform...
Erwin Blonder was sent to a hospital in Illinois for his trench foot. He remembers another incident regarding his...
George Morgan was given a physical and sworn into the Navy along with many other men on Church Street. [Annotator’s...
Paul J. Frisco was aboard a Fletcher-class destroyer, the USS Cushing (DD-797), during World War 2. He was impressed...
Donald Wilson took the train across country from San Francisco to Quincy, Massachusetts to report aboard the cruiser...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks questions about life in the field.] Robert Mayes lived two people to one pup...

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