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Irma Darphin was born in Orange, Texas in August 1922. Her family moved to Crowley, Louisiana when she was one year old...
Nathan Taffel lived in a ghetto when he was very young. The Orthodox Jews lived close to the temple so it was easy to...
Jack Leaming arrived in Tokyo after the Japanese surrender and was put aboard a hospital ship. They were stripped naked...
Growing up, there were very few jobs for women. Lorene Auld's parents had ambition for her. They were living in a small...
On one mission, Harry Carlson's aircraft had to land on Iwo Jima due to a lot of flak [Annotator's Note: antiaircraft...
At 16, Charles Davis was one of 1,200 men, including his brother, a Marine, who boarded the USS Helena (CL-50) on New...
George Haines says that the equipment supply chain worked well. They would often be short of the clips for the Thompson...
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,...
John Kerner was still in Normandy, when he was told of injured civilians nearby. He took a jeep and some men and went...
Lorene Auld had been working for about a year at Douglas Aircraft Company when the acting president of Murray State...
Guy Stern's fellow interrogator and friend, Kurt Jasen, was nearby on Omaha Beach and called for Stern to come over and...
Alexander White remembers that when the German army entered Dynow, the soldiers who encamped there were very impressive...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax was at home on the morning of the attack. He heard a loud explosion but did not know what...
After boot camp, Angelo Ciotta was sent Camp Pendleton, California for advanced training. He left there in October 1944...
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...
Sometime after the war, Philip Dunford spent time in Australia as a minister. He went to the capitol where he saw the...
Guy Stern returned to the United States in November 1945. A French count recommended him for a decoration by France....
Elisabeth Bolster was home during Kristallnacht [Annotator's Note: the "night of broken glass" when Nazis attacked...
While William Kahn was overseas, his platoon trained constantly. [Annotator's Note: The interview is interrupted...
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...
After returning to the United States, Gwendolyn Mugliston's father decided to return as a family to the Philippines. He...
[Annotator's Note: John Angier was a prisoner of war in Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany.] The German forces held even...
After being discharged, Melvin Dahlberg took two weeks off and then went to work as an auditor at a bank for the next...
Dell Lauderdale retired from the military and went to work for a private security company called Wackenhut Security. He...
Angus Lorenzen and his sister and mother were placed in the Japanese internment camp at Santo Tomas University, Manila...
Among the few childhood memories Rena Greenup has of her life in Athens was food rationing. Supplies were meager and of...
George Haines said they would often see the Philippine rebels. In Leyte, [Annotator's Note: Leyte Island, Philippines]...
Wanda Damberg was left behind when most of the camp was moved to Los Baños internment camp [Annotator’s Note: this...
Receiving mail was very important to John Kerner. He came under attack while in Normandy and a guy crawled up to him...
Isaac Edward was a Mardi Gras Indian in New Orleans, Louisiana. He became one in 1932. He masked [Annotator's Note:...
Ejnar Christiansen was a 16 year old deck mate on the SS Selma and had made a trip from Denmark to Santo Espírito,...
At that time, Ela Weissberger said, all except the very religious Jewish women were joining the Israeli Army. She was...

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