Postwar career

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Being a bush pilot in Alaska was a fun experience for Geraldine Nyman. One of their employees crashed a plane in the...
In the fall of 1984, Robert went to Japan for a year. He still hasn't come back [Annotator's Note: Interview was...
Jackson applied at Pomona College using the GI Bill. He was accepted and eventually graduated from there. He was still...
Robert Christie got orders to go back to the United States via a troop ship. The ship was named the Newburn Victory....
Joseph Diamond was under mortar attack when he was wounded. A mortar shell exploded about 20 yards away and he felt a...
Dr. Roscoe Brown’s crew chief was Marcellus Smith whose nickname was Chow Hound. He was a very dedicated crew chief....
[Annotator's Note: for the first 35 seconds of this segment Rall is speaking German with someone in the room other than...
Hopkins was aboard the Hornet when they were under attack. It was quite an attack. The first few bombs knocked out the...
They would constantly catch rides until they got to Paris. The third day of travel they ended up in Paris. They ate...
Leisey shook hands with Eleanor Roosevelt in Pago Pago [Annotator’s Note: Samoa] when she came through the hospital he...
Henry Phillips' most vivid memory of the war is how well the Nazis proved themselves as being the worst horror that was...
When Rankin arrives at Mitchell Field, [Annotator's Note: Mitchell Field, New York - First Air Force Headquarters] he...
Currey didn't agree with the non-fraternization rule. There were apparently military fears that the Germans would...
John Vessey had just returned from a mission when he was told that a cease fire was going into effect and the war in...
Holloman discusses racial terminology. He did not feel that he was being held to a higher standard. He felt that he was...
Milosevich had to sign the papers to release Colonel Kriz [Annotator's Note: 394th Infantry Regiment's commanding...
The Marines knew they would be getting into a yellow jacket's nest if they had to invade Japan. When the war ended,...
Dr. Roscoe Brown was attacking a train one time. He was leading the squadron and when the bullets started coming at...
Giles Bacon was with the Marine Raiders [Annotators Note: 2nd Marine Raider Battalion] for six months. He had enough of...
Bombing 6 and Scouting 8 had different ready rooms and different skippers, but the guys interacted with each other....
Yukio Kawamoto was a precious child for his parents. The draft got him and he went to war. Kawamoto worked for the...
John Gibbons has no regrets from his service during the war. He had a very successful career during which he held very...
Leisey believes that the Marine Corps teaches one to be a giver as well. He sometimes wakes up in the middle of the...
Vernon Baker was volunteered to go back up to Hill X by a colonel. He reported to the commanding officer of the 473rd [...
Lucien Laborde had asked his older brother to try to find him a piece of land that he could buy and begin farming. His...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with John Rogers showing a map to the camera which has different code words on it...
When Gravois landed on Saipan they were being shelled. Gravois lost 2 men when they landed. They were put into the line...
Yamamoto [Annotator's Note: Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet] did not receive...
John Vessey feels there are enormous lessons, not only military and strategic, but political lessons that we as a...
Hawk says that the toughest 10 years of his life were after the war. He was trying to be the breadwinner, a Romeo, and...
Crain watched about the first 10 minutes of the movie "Saving Private Ryan." He is normally able to keep his emotions...
Yukio Kawamoto does not think he changed too much during the war. He was born in Berkeley [Annotators Note: Berkley,...
Richard Candelaria was set to Camp Lucky Strike in Le Havre, France. He had been accustomed to his accommodations prior...
After the war, Wiley did meet the island chief's grandson and granddaughter. The relatives of the chief came to the US...
Ehlers' life didn't end with his military service. He spent 29 years working for the Veterans Association. His work...
The National World War II Museum awarded Marine combat cameraman Norman Hatch with the Silver Service Award for his...

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