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Water Douglas was born in January 1920 in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He grew up with two younger brothers. His father, a...
Wayne Lebsack was born in July 1925 in Great Bend, Kansas. He and his two sisters grew up in Galatia, Kansas where his...
Elisabeth Bolster was born in the Bavarian region in Germany. Upon arriving in the United States, she discovered that...
James Nerison was born in San Francisco. His mother and father moved down to the city of Alhambra near Los Angeles. His...
Holly Frederick Reynolds was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was born in Virginia because her mother was there at the...
Martin Brignac was born in November 1921 in Lutcher, Louisiana. He only lived there the first year and then moved to...
Leo Porteau was born on 14 September 1921 in Reeves, Louisiana. During the Great Depression, his family moved around...
Donald Dean was born in March 1926 in Salina, Kansas. His father was in the insurance business, and the family moved...
Robert Sweatt was born in May 1922 in Lovington, New Mexico, one of six children of a county commissioner. He came up...
[Annotator's Note: The audio level of this interview is very low.] John Ryan was born in June 1924, one of four...
Carl Koone was born in Cleveland, Arkansas in August 1922. He grew up during the Great Depression in a family that ran...
Louis Massengale was born in February 1926, and spent his first five years in Goodwater, Alabama, living with his...
Jerome Fatora was born in July 1925 in Blairsville, Pennsylvania. He grew up there and when the draft age was lowered...
John Coxe was born in August 1921 in Walker, Louisiana. He was one of seven children, four of whom were members of the...
Emile Engles was born in April 1932 in a small villages south of Bastogne, Belgium called Warnach. The most important...
Harold Long was born in January 1926 in Lawrence, Kansas. He grew up in southern Illinois during the Great Depression...
Milton Muelder spent seven years working on his doctoral dissertation, and in this section he describes his research on...
William Ebersole was born in September 1924 in Arcadia, Florida. He graduated from high school there in June 1942 then...
Archibald Rackerby joined the Marine Corps on 27 December 1941 and went to boot camp in San Diego [Annotator's Note:...
On 11 July 1944, George Colburn and two others went into the Federal building in Boston [Annotator's Note: Boston,...
[Annotator's Note: William Cart was a student at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston,...
George Alaniz is from New Mexico. He was there when the draft started, and he decided to volunteer for the Army for one...
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...
George A. Damiano was born in Riverside, California in 1924. He grew up in a little town called Murrieta, California...
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...
Vernon Henry Moret was born in June 1925 in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana]. [Annotator's Note:...
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...

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