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After a 30 day leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time], during which Alvin Callender...
After Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan], Arthur Lee was sent to Seoul, Korea, where the American mission was...
Betty Sue Drake [Annotator's Note: a paymaster in the US Marine Corps] was assigned to Washington [Annotator's Note:...
When Eugene Yackel first heard they had dropped the bomb [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima, Japan...
Thomas Kolesa was told to clean up his area and get everything ship shape. General MacArthur [Annotator's Note: General...
Clyde Nordstrom cannot say that his life changed much after the declaration of war [Annotator's Note: on Japan, after...
When President Truman [Annotator's Note: Truman, Harry S., 33rd President of the United States] dropped the atomic...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John T. "Jack" Race where he was when heard of the atomic bombs being dropped...
Joe G. Casillas left Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan with 1st Platoon, Company E, 307th Infantry Regiment,...
Dr. Stanley Jaffe does not recall hearing about the atomic bombs [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on...
Burton "Burt" Johnson was with his unit [Annotator's Note: 1st Marine Division] on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa,...
Ellis Whaley is not sure about the timing, but either before he went to Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa,...
Charles T. Edwards is disappointed in that air travel should be faster than the speeds they are flying now. Edwards...
Frank Purvis volunteered before Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7...
Alfred Rodrigues identified Japanese aircraft by the large circles on their wings. It was Sunday and he had just sat...
Battle Malone Barksdale was married to his wife Grace for 66 years. They were married on 29 August 1939. After they...
The day before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Edward E. Boyles was ordered by Colonel Flood [Annotator's Note: Army...
The Japanese attack [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941] started at five...
Louis Conter started 7 December 1941 aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor. It was his practice to substitute for...
Everybody was scraping by during the Great Depression. Martin Brignac and his family made out with what they had. They...
Minnie Marcella Oleskey Shimp [Annotator's Note: a Pharmacist's Mate in the United States Navy Nurse Corps] was on a...
Benjamin Schleider was present at a meeting where Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton...
While moving towards New Georgia [Annotator's Note: New Georgia, Solomon Islands], Theodore M. "Ted" Robinson's boat [...
While Norris Bucksell was in Naples, Italy, the churches that had not been bombed stayed open and he was able to attend...
Herbert Stern and his men were training every day during occupation duty, as they were convinced they were going to be...
To Capers Andrews Holmes, Jr., Colonel Shower [Annotator's Note: US Army Air Forces Colonel Albert J. Shower] as an...
Clifford Albert Hahn encountered harsh weather conditions on the opposite side of Attu [Annotator's Note: Attu,...
Annaliese Nossbaum traveled for three days by train from Theresienstadt [Annotator’s Note: Theresienstadt; transit camp...
Eva Gross reached the place of selection at Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: she had just completed a terrible three day...
Ernest Gross was 15 years old when he and his family were ordered from their home by Hungarian police. They were...
Upon entry into Auschwitz, Benjamin Lesser was told to go to a bathhouse and get undressed. Next, his hair was to be...
While he was in Australia, Nathan Taffel communicated with a brother-in-law in Chicago. He had survived the ghetto but...
When Charles Wesley Borders was not flying, he had some reading material and records. They would also play ball. There...
Charles Childs was lucky to graduate [Annotator's Note: in 1938]. He had some friends going to college and they needed...
After the end of the war, Malcolm Johnson was awarded the Bronze Star. [Annotator's Note: The Bronze Star Medal is a U....
At the launch of PC-567 [Annotator's Note: USS PC-567, launched 11 April 1942], George R. Bolin's father, Lodwick...

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