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Jack Leaming arrived in Tokyo after the Japanese surrender and was put aboard a hospital ship. They were stripped naked...
At 16, Charles Davis was one of 1,200 men, including his brother, a Marine, who boarded the USS Helena (CL-50) on New...
Francis Higgins recalls the story of how Philippine mahogany wood was secured to build the PT boats. He [Annotator's...
John LeBure went to work at Higgins Industries after his uncle suggested that he apply there. His uncle was a policeman...
Kauffman gave George Morgan a 60 day leave upon their return home. [Annotator’s Note: Commander Draper L. Kauffman,...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax was at home on the morning of the attack. He heard a loud explosion but did not know what...
Wim de Jonge worked in unsafe conditions in the coal mines of Japan. He was there for about a year. That was the...
Walter Imahara had an uncle who farmed with his father in Florin outside of Sacramento. His uncle had a lot of children...
Elisabeth Bolster was home during Kristallnacht [Annotator's Note: the "night of broken glass" when Nazis attacked...
The Civilian Pilot Training Program was offered in college and students would receive one credit hour. Richard Baile...
Perry Garten removed wounded troops from the combat zones in his glider. The injured Australians were very stoic but...
[Annotator's Note: John Angier was a prisoner of war in Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany.] The German forces held even...
Dell Lauderdale retired from the military and went to work for a private security company called Wackenhut Security. He...
Wanda Damberg was left behind when most of the camp was moved to Los Baños internment camp [Annotator’s Note: this...
Jack Beverstein found the living conditions on Mindoro to be similar to Samar. The tents were livable. The men made the...
William Rupp was trained to maintain, repair, and operate IBM machines by the Navy. He also attended night school...
When that [Annotator's Note: the Higgins Marine Sales business] ended after 25 years, Francis Higgins moved to Vidalia...
After reaching England, William Laubner and other new arrivals were indoctrinated by a major at Goxhill. The Americans...
Earl Erion was at a rehabilitation camp in England after D-Day. That was prior to being sent to Glasgow for his trip...
Blanche Gangwere received a leave to go to Paris. She did not have to wear her uniform during that time. She wore...
Norman Mineta followed his father's lead following his military discharge. Mineta's father had made a career in the...
John Curtis Spencer said the USS Formoe (DE-509) was steaming up to Okinawa when the word came that the Americans had...
His mother was surprised and excited when Moses Hogan came home on leave in 1943. After 30 days Moses went back to...
Edward Stone and the USS Bumper (SS-333) were ordered to return to Pearl Harbor. The boat operated out of Pearl Harbor...
After the war, George Morgan was accepted into a college in Defiance, Ohio. During the war, many basic things had been...
After the war, Leroy Fadem's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LST-871] was in the first task group to enter Nagasaki harbor...
Major Cohn returned to the United States feeling lost and without a direction for his future. He was discharged in San...
Henry Malec did not have sufficient points to return home immediately after the war ended. He was subject to being...
William B. Hughes drove trucks after the war. He was proud of his safe driving record. His brother was in the Battle of...
Samuel Lombardo did not think much of the German people. He felt they were negligent in allowing Hitler's [Annotator's...
Following his graduation from Kings Point [Annotator's Note: the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York],...
Harry Lockhead never considered staying in the Navy after the war ended. He was discharged as a Ship's Cook 1st Class....
Wilbur Rogers' discharge was based on the convenience of the government and was affected at New Orleans, Louisiana on...
After the war and separation from the US Army Air Forces, David Oreck did not return to college and decided to go New...
Leo Terrebonne was discharged as a Private First Class [Annotator's Note: PFC] in 1946, and went back into the...
Roger Bowers was born in May 1924 in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania. His father worked part-time for the Pennsylvania...

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