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James B. Jones's father died not long after the move. Jones was working for a lawyer and his family in town. The family...
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...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld was sent to basic training anticipating that he would join the Air Corps. Instead he...
Lawrence Yatsu was in a relocation camp. When he left the camp to go to college he was drafted. By that time his...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota trained at Schofield Barracks [Annotator's Note: in Honolulu, Hawaii] as a member of the 298th...
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...
Howard Anderson was born in December 1922 in North Dakota. He grew up on a farm. His father was a farmer. The family...
For the first four months of his service, William Patrick Bonelli made 21 dollars a month. He had very little training...
Antonio C. Rodriquez reported to Fort Sam [Annotator's Note: Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas in September 1943...
Rosette Goldstein had a fight with another schoolgirl in Paris [Annotator's Note: Paris, France]. They fought because...
[Annotator's Note: There is a lot of background noise in this interview.] Edith Vancheri was born in February 1923 in...
Joseph Hairston ended up going to artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated, however, OCS [Annotator's Note...
Rob Roy Ratliff was assigned to the communications section of Headquarters, 5th Marine Division. At the time, the 5th...
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...
While in India, Grant Jiro Hirabayashi worked as a translator for the British Air Force after being in Burma [Annotator...
Alexander Jefferson worked in the post office after school when he returned home from war. Jefferson discovered that...
While in Europe, Leon Dixon was treated wonderfully by the Europeans, way better than he was treated in the United...
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...
Alan Moskin was drafted out of Syracuse [Annotator's Note: in Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York]. He went into...
Willie Wesley Thompson was drafted into the Navy in 1941 or 1942 and became part of the 14th Special Seabee unit [...
After completing training, Robert Andry boarded a ship in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] bound for...
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...
Edward Field was a navigator and an officer but also enjoyed associating with enlisted men. He discovered that one of...
[Annotator's Note: There is a break in the video then the video starts while Alfred Pierse Murphy is mid-sentence.] He...
Marine Corps boot camp was hard, hard, and harder for Marion Meredith Beal. They would have unannounced D.I. [Annotator...
When Calvin Moore arrived at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North...
Moise S. Steeg, Jr. went to Officer Candidate School in Miami, Florida. He finished in the upper one percent of the...

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