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In 1939, the Germans came into Poland and divided it into two parts. One was annexed by Germany and the other was...
Robert S. Rugeley moved into France to a holding area. He then went to Etampes [Annotator's Note: Étampes, France],...
[Annotator's Note: This interview is conducted with a group of Navajo veterans present, many of whom answer questions...
Charles Kneflin was born in December 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had a very nice childhood. His mother was a home...
Ernest Jackson was born in Sumter, South Carolina. His family migrated [Annotator's Note: Great Migration, or Black...
When James Lee was a young kid, he was close buddies with a Japanese boy whose name was Toshi Yamamoto. They were...
[Annotator's Note: Annotator's Note: Gerda Klein can be very difficult to understand at points throughout this clip.]...
Thomas W. Gillette moved from Bath, Maine to Hawaii [Annotator's Note: in 1940 to live with his sister, Lydia Grant...
Lloyd Geist was born in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] in July 1921. His family moved to Houma...
Ernest Jackson received his draft notice. He did not know if he was going to qualify. He was amazed he passed that day...
John Caudle did not have a lot of notice when he was called to active duty. He came home after work one Friday and had...
After finishing Army Air Forces basic training in Miami Beach, Florida, William Ebersole was sent to Nashville,...
John Bellecci completed engineering training at Clemson [Annotator’s Note: Clemson College in South Carolina]. He...
Walter Sapp went to Camp Walter, Texas for basic training. He did not want to be drafted and did not want to go into...
Roy H. Matsumoto went to work in a fruit stand after his high school graduation [Annotator's Note: in 1933]. Jobs were...
Amelia Taylor discussed the developments of the war while she was in high school. It was very real to them. They...
John Bache-Wiig, Jr. went to Mather Field in Sacramento [Annotator's Note: Sacramento, California] for special unit...
Carl Beck joined the Army at 17 in November 1942. He was born in 1925. He had been working with his father during the...
Albert Yamamoto [Annotator's Note: a Japanese American who went to Japan in 1940] was enrolled in school as a fifth...
Ewalt "Walt" Shatz was born in April 1923 in Visalia, California. During the Great Depression, his father worked for...
Gordon Tadewaldt was born in June 1926 in Aurora, Illinois. He was one of five children. When his father lost his job...
Ittsei Nakagawa's father's side of the family came over to the United States [Annotator's Note: from Japan] around 1904...
Francis Higgins says a female off camera had his uncle in a spell. [Annotator's Note: His uncle was Andrew Jackson...
John Morrow was born in April 1924 in Marksville, Louisiana. It is a small town and he knew almost everyone in town. He...
Peter Hirschmann and his Jewish family were an accepted part of the German population prior to Hitler's [Annotator's...
James Fitzmorris did not have much college education when he enlisted. He was studying business but wanted to be a...
[Annotator's Note: There is a loud hissing noise throughout this clip.] In headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters...
[Annotator’s Note: Interviewee refers to notes throughout segment] James Mathews [Annotator’s Note: born in 1917] grew...
James "Jim" Geisler was born and raised in Pittsburgh [Annotator's Note: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]. He was 18 years old...
William S. Meyers, Jr. was born in February 1924 in Tulsa, Oklahoma with one sister. He grew up in Tulsa where he...
Wallace Yip, Sr. went to England and the Germans were sending the V-bombs [Annotator's Note: V1 Buzz Bomb, V-1 pulse...
Clyde Nordstrom cannot say that his life changed much after the declaration of war [Annotator's Note: on Japan, after...
Frank Purvis volunteered before Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7...
Everybody was scraping by during the Great Depression. Martin Brignac and his family made out with what they had. They...
Charles Childs was lucky to graduate [Annotator's Note: in 1938]. He had some friends going to college and they needed...
Chester Brewer joined the Army Air Corps and was sent to Midland-Odessa [Annotator's Note: Midland-Odessa, Texas] and...

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