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Donelson Houseman experienced a terrible event after he was liberated. He went into town and could see the tanks [...
Daniel Szafran had only one friend killed in an offensive. [Annotator's Note: There is a break in the tape then starts...
Arriving in October 1944, Aubrey Bradley was assigned to the 401st Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 613th...
They [Annotator's Note: Louis Zamperini, his pilot and their tail gunner] spent 47 days fighting off sharks, the...
After the war, Wesley Fronk was accepted to the University of California, Berkeley. A friend of his worked for the Vega...
Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
Donald W. Bertino fired his 90mm [Annotator's Note: 90mm antiaircraft gun] first in Dinant, Belgium. It was a hurry up...
Robert Kelso was born in Bristow, Oklahoma. He lived up on a farm owned by his grandparents. A few years after he was...
George Sichler says that his service made him a better American. He did what he was supposed to do. The country has...
A lot Darrell Welch's colleagues [Annotator’s Note: fellow fighter pilots] did not make it. Some wound up in prison...
Darrell Welch returned to the 4th Air Force in San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California], and was...
Rosette Goldstein was taught to not talk to others while she was sheltered by the Martin family in France during the...
The underground had contacted Eva Nathanson's mother and told her they would protect them. During the winter of 1943,...
Charles Kneflin was born in December 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had a very nice childhood. His mother was a home...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Ernest Jackson was born in Sumter, South Carolina. His family migrated [Annotator's Note: Great Migration, or Black...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
Gail Halvorsen says that his most memorable experiences of World War 2 was meeting the kids in Berlin, Germany, finding...
Ora Hicks treated injured soldiers using physiotherapy [Annotator's Note: disease treatment by means other than drugs...
Seymour Mermelstein attended basic training in Miami Beach, Florida. He was then sent to automotive school. He went to...
Jack Yusen still frequently thinks about the men who died [Annotator's Note: when his ship, the USS Samuel B. Roberts (...
Lloyd Geist was born in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] in July 1921. His family moved to Houma...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
Erna Deiglmayr worked at a fish mine [Annotator's Note: a type of fish market and processing place] for several months...
Jeannine Burk always felt part of a group of people who had experienced much worse than she. They were all the new...
James Marks had been present at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands for atomic bomb tests. About two months later, he was...
Norma Jean Ford Beard only knew that her father was a pilot and was killed until she was 13 years old. [Annotator's...
[Annotator’s Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were reunited with their parents in April 1945 after hiding from the Nazis...
[Annotator's Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were sent to a Christian family's farm to hide from the Nazis.] They...
George Joseph Sullivan spent six months in a hospital at home after he got back. The diet was one of the bad things. He...
Betty Soskin works at the Visitor Center [Annotator's Note: she became a National Park Ranger in 2006 at the age of 85...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
Ryfka Finkelstein [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling of her maiden name which is Sushka] was born in Poland in 1926...
During World War 2, Rachel Lazarus and her mother were in a concentration camp together. She recalled one day, while...
Ernest Jackson received his draft notice. He did not know if he was going to qualify. He was amazed he passed that day...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins with Vincent Pale showing the interviewer a shadow box containing the...

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