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Alexander Jefferson worked in the post office when he returned home from war after school. Jefferson discovered his...
Freddie Ohr then called his flight up while the next two flights hit the field. They set the whole airfield on fire....
Myers knows how Mahatma Gandhi survived; he could do it. He does not know why, but he understands how people can go and...
Because of the war, those that survived were probably better off. They could get a job if they were willing to work.It...
Loevsky's motivation for joining the service was that he felt that the treatment of the Jews in Europe, and by Hitler...
Vernon Baker went to Camp Wolters, Texas for basic training and experienced segregation. He got onto a bus when he...
The training at Tuskegee was rigorous. There was a lot of hazing. Leahr believes that they were trained as good as...
Inouye realized that there were problems in every state. Segregation in the south was a problem. He was confident that...
Woods did well in school. He could have gone on to any of the advanced training schools but he volunteered to go out as...
Baptiste went to the Customs House [Annotator’s Note: in New Orleans] on 5 February 1938 where he was selected with 6...
Loevsky talks about segregation in the US military during World War II.He discusses his father working in a foundry and...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
Freddie Ohr’s friend Leon asked him to go with him into the Air Corps. Ohr walked into a storefront that had been...
The Chandler [Annotator's Note: USS Chandle (DD-206)] had 4 stacks and had torpedo tubes and 4 inch guns. Baptiste...
The interviewer notes that in the last segment Vernon Baker made a comment about an event that was his initiation into...
When they got overseas to Italy, black and white [Annotator’s Note: African American and Caucasian], they were a team....
In Ledo, McNeil saw every type of wound. She worked on GIs and on Chinese patients. She worked in the Chinese ward for...
When Executive Order 9066 [Annotator's Note: Executive Order 9066, or EO 9066 led the way for the internment of...
Alexander Jefferson came in the middle of the Tuskegee program. The first program was March 1942 and the last class was...
They had a big fireplace, but it turned out to be a mock fireplace; the place was heated by steam. They lived in the...
Ben Kuroki was amazed that he only saw one Japanese Zero [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi A6M fighter aircraft, also known...
Leahr got quite a bit of mail from home. Mail was important to him. He had three brothers in the service. One brother...
A friend of Holloman’s in a MATS [Annotator's Note: Military Air Transport Service] unit needed an operations officer....
Kanaya felt that living during the Depression years and learning to live under those conditions, working and living on...
Alexander Jefferson named his plane “Margot” after his classmate’s sister. She attended graduation when Jefferson...
Miller Lampell, who had written a radio program, was assigned by the New York Herald Tribune to write Ben Kuroki's...
Leahr believes that young people should be taught about what men like him went through. The racism and segregation he...
Robert Christie notes that in the war all of the high philosophical things go out of the window. To actually see it and...
Holloman returned to active duty with the stipulation that he be retained for five years so he could retire. The army...
The war ended on May 8th, 1945. Coincidentally it was Hairston's birthday. It was also Truman's [Annotator’s Note:...
There was some rivalry between the Coast Guard and the Navy but they got along fine. There was also a time when a...
A typical day [Annotator’s Note: in Italy during the war in 1945] started at 4:40 or 5:00 in the morning. After...
Alexander Jefferson flew in the Ploesti Raid. It was the first time Jefferson had ever gotten sick. They escorted B-17s...
Alexander Jefferson went into Stalag Luft III with about 75 to 100 prisoners. The rooms were crowded so they turned the...
Vernon Baker was volunteered to go back up to Hill X by a colonel. He reported to the commanding officer of the 473rd [...
Barney Old Coyote and his brother were able to interview other Crows who served during the war in the late 1940s. They...

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