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Lawrence Yatsu was in a relocation camp. When he left the camp to go to college he was drafted. By that time his...
Charles McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After third grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in...
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...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
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...
The Japanese were friendly towards children, so Angus Lorenzen did not fear them. He talked with them until about four...
Dominick Sgobbo remembered taking prisoners back to headquarters and having to prevent non-combatants from mistreating...
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...
Jack Beverstein and one other FBI [Annotator's Note: Federal Bureau of Investigation] agent covered the Georgia Ku Klux...
Rothacker Smith attended North High School in Detroit, Michigan after his family moved back to the city from the...
George Spera first saw combat in September 1944. He was scared to death. Nobody had previous combat experience...
[Annotator's Note: Charles McGee served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot with the 302nd Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
Anthony Varuso thought highly of the natives on the island of New Guinea. Even though their clothing was minimal, they...
Dabney Montgomery arrived in Bari, Italy in January 1944. It was the day after a heavy German bombardment. There were...
One of the Japanese jumped out of the tank [Annotator's Note: on Tinian] and Keith Renstrom shot him. He was awarded...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
Most of the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp spoke Hebrew which Arthur Seltzer could somewhat communicate with...
After Joseph Medicine Crow had spent time in Italy, he returned to southern Germany then went to Poland. It was there...
Luna Kaufman had to pack just one valise for her transfer out of the ghetto [Annotator's Note: the Cracow ghetto was...
Dabney Montgomery rode from Berlin, Germany through Paris to join a group of Americans there. They proceeded into North...
Dr. Roscoe Brown’s crew chief was Marcellus Smith whose nickname was Chow Hound. He was a very dedicated crew chief....
Joseph Medicine Crow had a grandfather named White Man Runs Him. That grandfather was actually the brother of Medicine...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
Leslie Aigner and the other inmates were weak when they entered the camp [Annotator's Note: Dachau concentration camp...
Nathan Taffel and his brother were forced by the Germans to leave their labor camp and begin a death march. The weather...
George A. Sarosi's parents were fully aware of what was happening in Germany prior to the war. His father had been...
Joseph LaNier exited San Francisco toward Pearl Harbor. Everything that LaNier saw when he went into the Navy was new...
[Annotator's Note: Segment begins with the interviewer asking William Winter about civil rights during his political...
Rothacker Smith's family moved into his grandfather's house in Detroit before the Great Depression. There, Smith and...

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