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Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
William Laubner crash landed his airplane near an antiaircraft camp. It was not too long before he was surrounded by...
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...
Samuel Malta went into the service in June 1943. He took his basic training at Camp Wheeler near Macon, Georgia. He was...
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...
Willie Wesley Thompson was drafted into the Navy in 1941 or 1942 and became part of the 14th Special Seabee unit [...
Eva Gross returned to Bergen-Belsen and stayed there for three years before immigrating to the United States. During...
Reading, writing, and arithmetic were important to black people when Samson Alexander was growing up. They knew they...
Seymour Mermelstein was in Kassel, Germany on 12 April 1945 when President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano...
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...
Growing up, Samson Alexander used to follow around his brother who was in Boy Scouts. The white people had what they...
Jack Beverstein and one other FBI [Annotator's Note: Federal Bureau of Investigation] agent covered the Georgia Ku Klux...
Samson Alexander says the people in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] were not for the marching [...
Samson Alexander did a lot of things in the Civil Rights Movement. He did not know people had become hardened and mean...
Henry Feldman had no major problems returning home after the war. He soon decided to return to school since he left...
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...

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