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Jackson Davis went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to practice law. The Draft Act [Annotator's Note: Selective Training and...
Lorraine Achee's father had died when they were very young. Her mother would mention the pending war news once in a...
Rosette Goldstein was born in 1938 in Paris, France. Her parents were from Lodz, Poland. They later move to Berlin [...
Charles T. Edwards was born in January 1919 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He recalled growing up playing a lot of...
Willie Wesley Thompson's grandmother, who had been a slave, remembered when she was seven years old the Emancipation...
Rachel Lazarus was born in May 1939 in Amsterdam, Holland [Annotator's Notes: Amsterdam, Netherlands]. Her father's...
Dr. Peter Paret, military historian and author, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1924, and his youth and life were shaped...
Gerhard Franzky remembers the most important thing after Hitler came to power was that the school schedule changed....
Milton Muelder, one of seven children, grew up in a Methodist minister's family and was taught the importance of social...
Walter Bowsher made his first arrest while he was in the Army. He was serving as a temporary military policeman when he...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enjoyed the sights and sports in Pearl Harbor. He was a bit of a loner because he did not drink...
In 1940, when Donald Strait joined the Observation Squadron [Annotator's Note: 119th Observation Squadron], it was his...
Clifton Trahan was born in October 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was put in an orphanage at five years old. His...
Davis Gordon Mayes was born in February 1919 in Pontotoc, Texas. During his service in World War 2, he served on the...
Carl Landwehr was born in 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family never had a lot of money, but they never really...
Murray Stein moved to Florida in 1981 after working for the US Postal Service for 37 and a half years. He was 18 when...
Abner Aust was born in Scooba, Mississippi. He took civilian pilot training in college. When he finished he went to...
Frank Faust was born in January 1916 in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana]. His father worked for...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
Samson Alexander's grandfather was named Eddie Spencer. During the Great Depression, his grandfather ran off a...
Maud Dahme was born in January 1936 in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Her mother came from Germany where she met her...
Frederick Ellis was born in Amite, Louisiana in October 1924. His father's business failed in the Great Depression and...
Lavenia Hickman Breaux was born in Slidell, Louisiana in 1917. Breaux did not realize she was living through a...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
James Fitzmorris grew up in Depression-era New Orleans, Louisiana in the Irish Channel neighborhood. They did not know...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Charles Kneflin what his personal reaction was to the Japanese attack on Pearl...
Arley Jett was born in 1922 in Breathitt County, Kentucky. He grew up in Canoe, Kentucky and near Cincinnati, Ohio....
James Goodrich wanted to join the Marine Corps as soon as he saw his first Marine Corps poster. He also enjoyed the...
When the Battle of the Tenaru River ended, Lieutenant Port recommended Frank Stewart for the Navy Cross but the captain...
Jack Yusen grew up in Queens, New York where he lived with his parents, brother and grandmother and was living there...
Colonel John Acree Reeder was born in January 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended the Boeing School of...
Robert Barnett was born in November 1926 in Cincinnati [Annotator's Note: Cincinnati, Ohio] and has lived there all of...
John Campbell was mostly selling newspapers while in high school. He was making as much as a lot of men who were...
Ruth Switzer was born in July 1934 in Vienna, Austria. Her parents were Jews who moved there from Poland so her father...
Walter Barnes did not see much of a change in New Orleans when he returned after the war. Before the war he and his...
Anneliese Nossbaum lived in Bonn, Germany and was proud of the synagogue there where her father was the cantor. As a...

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