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Melvin Dahlberg finds it hard to point to one experience from the war that is the most memorable. The blast that...
After George McGovern landed safely on Vis [Annotator's Note: the island of Vis, Croatia], the other nine men in his...
Arnold Debrick was at a reunion with his wife some years after the war. They arrived early and his old colonel was...
After returning to the United States for the second time, Gwendolyn Mugliston's family did not play music in their home...
Isaac Edward could not find much work after being discharged at the end of the war so he volunteered for the US Air...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks historian George Will why postwar American work went better in Europe than in...
Daniel Szafran was already a member of the Palmach [Annotator's Note: "storm troops," the elite force of the Haganah,...
Gwendolyn Mugliston became part of the BACEPOW [Annotator's Note: Bay Area Civilian Ex-Prisoners of War], while looking...
Curtis Brooks went to Staten Island, New York then Wellsboro, Pennsylvania [Annotator's Note: after being liberated...
Gerald Abbenhaus used the G.I. Bill to complete his education after the war. Abbenhaus cannot overemphasize how much of...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks George Haines about "shutting off" when overseas and asks about any haunting...
Herbert Stern spent a lot of time in Turkey and Iran. The Turks are a tough people he feels. They are hardy and proud,...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer switches to Jay Christopher Atkins who asks Robert Mayes how it felt to have two...
Gerald Abbenhaus was used as a liaison between regiments because his commander did not want to go out at night. He and...
Thomas Tizzard says that his most memorable experience of World War 2 is hard to pin down. It could be the first time...
John Moran was home on leave when Japan surrendered [Annotator's Note: on 15 August 1945]. He had left Europe around 1...
Isaac Edward was a Mardi Gras Indian in New Orleans, Louisiana. He became one in 1932. He masked [Annotator's Note:...
Dean Whittaker had been liberated from a prisoner of war camp in Germany [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg,...
After the war, Robert Mayes returned to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee and got his degree. He then...
After the war and separation from the US Army Air Forces, David Oreck did not return to college and decided to go New...
Mark Rubin recently had a meeting in his house of 25 to 30 people for the Holocaust Museum [Annotator's Note: United...
John Laborde arrived home from his service in the Pacific Theater went back to law school. He feels it was a mistake...
It took about six months for Frank Lombardo to be discharged in the United States. Lombardo felt he was a lucky man...
George Haines was top in points and could go home or stay near the war's end. He went to Matsuyama, Shikoku, Japan for...
James Armstrong discusses his efforts to reconnect with some of those who had helped him in France after his aircraft...
Norris Bucksell says he needs a lot of sleep. He goes to mass every night. [Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks him...
[Annotator's Note: There is an odd tape break which makes it hard to know what is being discussed at first.] Gwendolyn...
Even with his hearing difficulties, Robert Dickinson still jumps when loud noises go off, in just the way he did when...
John Laborde retired from his own business in October 1994. He feels that his time serving as an adjutant in MacArthur'...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks if going back to his home town causes him stress.] Mark Rubin sums up his...
Joseph Krause describes the medical conditions from which he suffers, some of which he attributes to his military...
Masaji Inoshita asked for early retirement [Annotator's Note: early release from the Army]. He was told that he was...
Isaac Edward returned to the same segregation at home, regardless of his uniform and service. After the war he went...
Even now not a day goes by that Norman Bussel does not think of the four of crew members who were killed when their...
Norris Bucksell says that Rome, Italy is hard to beat. The war ending was great, but Rome was the best. Even the buses...
James Marks feels that World War 2 did not change him or his life. Being a clergyman, he's never had to carry a weapon...

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