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William Winter agrees with the interviewer's statement that many black veterans felt more freedom in the Army than they...
Jeannine Burk experienced the forced separation of her family. Prior to the Nazis arriving to take her father away, her...
Enrique Cervantes was offered a promotion to continue his service in the United States Air Force, but by the time he...
Ryfka Finkelstein [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling of her maiden name which is Sushka] was born in Poland in 1926...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
William Winter was born in 1923 in Grenada County, Mississippi. He came up during the depression on a cotton and cattle...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
[Annotators Note: Barbara Pathe worked for the American Red Cross (ARC) on a Red Cross Clubmobile attached to various...
Albert Porche and the 99th Fighter Squadron landed in North Africa. [Annotator's Note: The 99th Fighter Squadron was an...
Judith Baron got married and lived in New York City. Her husband did not like the city because it was too fast for him...
Bernard Marcus’ parents immigrated to the United States from Europe. His mother came from Poland when it was a part of...
[Annotator's Note: Clarence Herbert Weatherwax served in the Army as a communications specialist in Headquarters...
For Vernon Leopold, being from a Jewish background was unpleasant in Germany as there had been latent anti-Semitism...
Eva Gross saw anti-Semitism as a natural part of her life. It became more and more prevalent after the government...
Peter Somogyi arrived in mid-afternoon in the cattle cars [Annotator's Note: after a horrible three day journey in a...
Luna Kaufman and the concentration camp survivors stayed in place for a few days but the Russians were coming and...
David Roderick went to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey for 10 days. The men were checked for health and packed everything while...
When President Harry S. Truman said the war was ended with the atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,...
Judith Baron lived in a long barrack at Auschwitz. There was a stove in the middle that may have been intended to warm...
John Poole was in the 103rd Infantry Division which was relieved by the 36th Division after the battle of Sélestat....
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Edward Bale was sent to Philadelphia to the Marine Corps basic officer's course and...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Zeno St. Cyr received his draft notice, but he found that he was rejected during his physical examinations because of...
Elmo Espree was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in September 1921. His family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923...
Lawrence Brooks was drafted in 1940 and went for basic training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. By November [Annotator's...
Lawrence Yatsu was in a relocation camp. When he left the camp to go to college he was drafted. By that time his...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
Dabney Montgomery was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps and sent to Kessler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi...
Joseph Hairston ended up going to artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated, however, OCS [Annotator's Note...
Lawrence Yatsu believes that World War 2 should be studied because it is history. He feels it is unfair that Germans...
Enrique Cervantes was the PX [Annotator's Note: post exchange] officer for Lowry Airbase in Denver, Colorado. There...
After being wounded by a mortar round Rothacker Smith, his sergeant and another soldier wounded during the German...
Eva Gross returned to Bergen-Belsen and stayed there for three years before immigrating to the United States. During...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
Ryfka Finkelstein and her brother were fleeing [Annotator's Note: their village was being surrounded by Gestapo and...
For Holly Reynolds, the experience of being overseas was so unusual that she appreciated it as a whole. She is also...

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