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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...
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...
Alice Howie cannot remember what dress she wore for her wedding. She got married at a minister's home in Selma, Alabama...
William Winter was born in 1923 in Grenada County, Mississippi. He came up during the depression on a cotton and cattle...
Cyril de la Vergne's second husband, Jacques, was in World War 2 in the Army. He taught flying afterwards. He had been...
Raymond Downs finally got up the stairs and found the captain in the pilot house. The captain said they needed to get...
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,...
Frances Tunnell Carter does not recall any major injury incidents at the Bechtel-McCone-Parsons Aircraft Modification...
William Burrus and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were sent to a Christian family's farm to hide from the Nazis.] The couple...
[Annotator's Note: William Nesser was in training aboard a commercial transport vessel when the Japanese attacked Pearl...
Theodore Wessen and the USS Pirate (AM-275) went to Guam after that island had been recaptured by the United States....
They [Annotator's Note: Edward Driscoll and Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13), USS Franklin (CV-13)] left Leyte [Annotator's...
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...
Admiral Mitscher [Annotator's Note: US Navy Admiral Marc Andrew "Pete" Mitscher] was aboard Warren Nolan's ship [...
There wasn't enough room in any of the family's homes for Fred Manasse and his brother, so it fell to the JCCA [...
Raymond Downs was in the water for almost 20 hours with no food. On the horizon, he could see 27 shrimping boats. He...
They [Annotator's Note: Robert Jones and his fellow aviation cadets at Maxwell Field, Alabama] did a lot of night...
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...
John Bellecci completed engineering training at Clemson [Annotator’s Note: Clemson College in South Carolina]. He...
[Annotator's Note: There is a lot of background noise throughout thi clip.] One of Malcolm Louis Holleman's cousins...
Herbert W. Ridyard was let off a truck near Nennig [Annotator's Note: Nennig, Germany] and then advanced toward their...
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...

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