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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...
Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
Robert Kelso was born in Bristow, Oklahoma. He lived up on a farm owned by his grandparents. A few years after he was...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[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...
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 (...
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...
Ryfka Finkelstein [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling of her maiden name which is Sushka] was born in Poland in 1926...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins with Vincent Pale showing the interviewer a shadow box containing the...
Barbara Heming obtained her MBA and got a job in wealth management on Wall Street. The bank she worked for is one of...
One night, Lois Meyer was coming back on base at Parris Island and was wondering where her husband was. There had been...
William Winter was born in 1923 in Grenada County, Mississippi. He came up during the depression on a cotton and cattle...
Luba Keller was 11 years old in 1937 when the Nazis came into her town of Szydłowiec, Poland. Keller went to the...
After Erik Johnsen graduated from his final training at Kings Point, [Annotator's Note: US Merchant Marine Academy,...
Theodore Wessen and the USS Pirate (AM-275) went to Guam after that island had been recaptured by the United States....
Samuel Malta and the men in combat were just kids who were 18 or 19 years old. The combat troops felt they were...
Holocaust survivor Ernest Gross gives talks in the schools to teach them not to hate and to get along with each other....
Samuel Malta had difficulties after his discharge from the service. He did not like taking orders from civilians. He...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Richmond Hamilton's advanced flight training as very orderly and thorough. Each step in the process was very explicit...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
Norman Bussel advises anybody going into the service to really think about it. It is not a pastime or a hobby or a...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
After being released from the hospital, Frank Maresca was sent to Southampton. He was given a physical exam after which...
The Red Cross came in to the prison camp and Dominick Sgobbo was treated for dysentery. His buddies had been taking...
James Muri knew the Navy had sunk four Japanese carriers during the battle [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Richard Scheerer never spoke much about the war after he got home. He just wanted to forget it. It was a four year...

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