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Marilyn Strelow Groel was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1924 and grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey. Groel moved to...
Oscar Culp performed much civic work for the city of Oceanside [Annotator's Note: Oceanside, California]. [Annotator's...
David Hanning was born in May 1927 in Saranac Lake, New York. His mother, a nurse from Montreal [Annotator's Note:...
Lorenzo Dow Crews was born in April 1924 in Memphis [Annotator's Note: Memphis, Tennessee]. His father worked as a...
Thomas Eakes says his time in the service would not be the same now. He was not cut-out for the service. He spent three...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks William Sturman why getting his first command of men in the Aleutian Islands,...
After high school, Ralph F. Lafferty went mountain climbing with his brothers. During that summer, he worked at a ranch...
Betty Peak had one year of college when the war started. She was 14 in October [Annotator's Note: 1937] and the war...
After basic training, Leslie V. Freeman went on maneuvers near Sacramento [Annotator's Note: Sacramento, California]....
[Annotator’s Note: The interviewer asks Patrick Zilliacus if, as an American immigrant in the Navy, he was invested in...
Because of his P-47 Thunderbolt [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] training, Ray Garcia was...
Albert Hatala was born in 1923 in Czechoslovakia. When he was about six months old his father moved to the United...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Jack Werner what in his childhood in Austria made him what he is today and...
Returning to his prewar life, Holly Rees remembered when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note:...
Ora Hicks worked as a nurse for five years at Charity Hospital [Annotator's Note: in New Orleans, Louisiana], from 1936...
Gerry Jones was born in September 1926 in Logansport, Indiana. His family was badly affected by the Great Depression....
Kenneth Raymond Goodwin graduated high school in 1944. His birthday was 31 August [Annotator's Note: 31 August 1944]....
Norman Johnson was born on Staten Island, New York on 16 January 1925. His father was an electrician. In the afternoons...
Patrick Zilliacus worked in a factory near Washington, D.C. for Engineering and Research Corporation [Annotator's Note...
Ryan O'Brien and a friend went to watch the LA Bulldogs [Annotator's Note: Los Angeles Bulldogs] playing against the...
Raymond Eugene Overcash was born in Lanett, Alabama in 1923. He was drafted in 1943. He did his basic training in...
Homer Cole was born in September 1925 in Jasper, Missouri. He had three brothers and two sisters. His father moved his...
Russell Brien was born in June 1925 in Houma, Louisiana. His father was a sugar cane farmer and Brien would run to the...
Robert Gurr had an early interest in automobiles and airplanes. In his earliest recollections, there are memories of...
Benigno Andres Martinez, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 1919. His father was a native of Spain. He...
Terrell Lavern Pigott was born in February 1923 in Picayune, Mississippi. He grew up on a dairy farm there. He worked...
Garland Virgil Longhoffer was known as "Chub" through high school. He was born in Abilene, Kansas, in March 1926. His...
Mark John Maynard served on USS Sturgeon (SS-187), USS Marlin (SS-204), and USS Cobbler (SS-344) during World War Two....
Gerald Rupert was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania and grew up about 40 miles south of there [Annotator's Note: in South...
Calvin Summers was born in February 1925 in Westminster, Maryland. When he was 11 months old he moved with his mother...
Fred Manasse was born in July 1935 in Frankfurt, Germany, one of two sons of practicing Orthodox Jewish parents. His...
Nelsyn Ernest Brooks Wade was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, but was raised around San Augustine [Annotator's Note: San...
Robert L. Rorschach was born in Tulsa [Annotator's Note: Tulsa, Oklahoma] in August 1922. It was a small town at the...
Wallace G. Hurley was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1923. His mother and father divorced. His alcoholic father headed...
Antoinette Rinaldi [Annotator’s Note: maiden name] Underwood was born into a large Italian, Catholic family in 1920 in...
Richard "Dick" Schneider was born in Akron, Ohio in March 1923. His family included his parents, one sister, and one...

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