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Nathan Taffel began to speak for concentration camp survivors. He has continued to do so across the country for 15...
Masaji Inoshita asked the man [Annotator's Note: the man who helped Inoshita's family when they were being interned]...
When Astley Blackwell got in the water he realized that his life belt had a hole in it. He grabbed a keg which had come...
When Pearl Harbor was attacked, Ralph Crump said there was "tremendous panic" in the Los Angeles area. They immediately...
Samson Alexander had it made in the Air Force. In Japan, he had clothes made for him by Japanese women and he...
Joseph Haines was glad to get back home. Nobody was happier to see him than his mother. He arrived back in the United...
Edward "Babe" Heffron was looking forward to reuniting with a couple of broads [Annotator's Note: females] upon his...
Dabney Montgomery returned home and learned quickly about the persistence of segregation in his homeland. The G.I. Bill...
Enrique Cervantes flew two additional missions in Europe after the German fighter crashed into his B-17 [Annotator's...
Isaac Edward returned to the same segregation at home, regardless of his uniform and service. After the war he went...
Lloyd Guillory returned to the United States on a Matson cruise ship. There were 800 officers and nurses as passengers...
Robert Fisch returned to Hungary which was in the Russian zone of occupation. The occupiers took from the returning...
Winnecken Gerhard returned to his homeland after the war. He sailed on a Liberty Ship which took much longer than his...
Eva Gross was reunited with her very ill mother in Bergen-Belsen [Annotator's Note: after the British liberated the...
They [Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant and the other officers of the USS San Francisco Veterans Association] decided to...
Clarence Derrington recounts meeting an individual in a stalag [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war camp] that was from...
When he went into combat for the first time, Steve McMurray said he, like everyone else, was scared. When he came upon...
Perry Strait found the training he was given by the Maritime Service [Annotator's Note: United States Maritime Service...
Judith Meisel and her sister were treated nicely at the convent [Annotator's Note: they had just escaped a death march...
[Annotator's Note: video begins with 19 seconds of silence then begins abruptly with Baker in mid-sentence.] Vernon...
Leahr and the interviewer talk about fishing.Leahr grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was a chauffeur and his...
Lou Brissie was raised in Greenville, South Carolina. His father was a barn stormer. Brissie's father believed in equal...
Grant H. Ichikawa was born in April 1919. His father had come to the United States from Japan. People from Japan were...
Holloman was born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1924. His father worked for the US Postal Service from 1919 until 1969.As...
Esther McNeil grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She was the sixth of eight children.After going into nursing...
Harold Ward was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in April 1921. Ward had the life of a bastard growing up as he was...
[Annotator’s Note: Interviewer is attempting to level out the audio at the beginning of the interview.] Alexander...
Ben Kuroki grew up with Caucasian friends. There were only a few Japanese American families around at the time. The...
Hairston notes that there was a lot of competition between the artillery batteries [Annotator’s Note: during combat in...
Baptiste feels that a lot of talent was lost by the navy segregating them. He used to talk to his officers about it.He...
Hairston was sent to Randolph Field in Texas to learn how to fly [Annotator’s Note: after the end of World War II]....
Baptiste feels that it is important for there to be a National World War II Museum. If they hadn't done what they did...
Vernon Baker looked at things differently after the war. He used to think of himself as a killer but then he started to...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
During the last few days of the war there was very little action. Most of the Germans were figuring out a way to...
Baptiste would be watchful. There are countries and people who want to see this country go under so he believes that we...

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