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When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work was done trying to improve the living conditions. They still...
Lily Sawada had a very innovative father. He determined that it was time to leave [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese-...
After the war, Jeannine Burk continued to search for her father with her mother. People would gradually return from the...
As far as Yukio Kawamoto could tell, he did not experience too much racism or ill feelings towards him. Most of his...
Delano Brister knew that the headquarters for Colonel Eisenhower [Annotator's Note: Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower would...
In 1953, Bernard Marcus was called into the office of General Lawton [Annotator’s Note: General Kirke B. Lawton] who...
In later years, Erwin Blonder met some of the Medal of Honor recipients from the 36th [Annotator's Note: 36th Infantry...
Major Cohn sailed to France to attend university. He spent significant time on the voyage playing chess with a black...
Rosemary Fagot was born an American citizen, but she had never been to to the United States until she enlisted in the...
When Rosemarie Weber finished high school, she met a priest named Father John. Father John suggested that she look up...
There was an incident involving the Red Cross where Elmo Espree and another black soldier wanted to enter the facility...
Peter Somogyi was interrogated by Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele]. Somogyi cannot remember the nature of...
Roy Uthes grew up in Detroit, Michigan. His father was a policeman. Uthes had brothers who were also in the service. He...
Jack Beverstein found the living conditions on Mindoro to be similar to Samar. The tents were livable. The men made the...
Raymond Wells and his men [Annotator's Note: Wells' was a squad leader in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 141st Infantry...
Rothacker Smith began selling root beer to construction workers at projects around Detroit during the Great Depression...
Anne Levy began volunteering at The National WWII Museum after Katrina [Annotator’s Note: Hurricane Katrina struck New...
[Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant served in the Navy as a captain’s mess attendant aboard the USS San Francisco (CA-38...
Major Cohn served in the Pacific during the war. He received his service ribbon for performing his duty. He had no...
Edwin Knight did not know where he was being shipped. He arrived at his destination at night and was told he was in New...
Louis Massengale feels that it is very important for the younger generation to learn about World War 2. He said the war...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
It was Walter Bank's first time in the Pacific, and he found it "different." Few Japanese spoke English, and he had to...
Rothacker Smith and his comrades in the 366th Infantry Regiment prepared for combat and formed up in the city of Barga...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Vernon Leopold describing some of the men he served with in the I...
Reva Kibort could not attend school because the war broke out in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland [Annotator's Note...
Luna Kaufman and her family lost their money when the war broke out [Annotators Note: the Germans invaded Poland on 1...
Robert Hammond had to deal with his own health when he was on leave in Philadelphia. He had an appendectomy, and while...
Bud Loring went from Santa Maria [Annotator's Note: Army Airfield, Santa Barbara County, California] to Colchester,...
George Hardy went on leave after graduation [Annotator's Note: from aviation cadet training at Tuskegee Army Air Field...
After two different assignments on quartermaster duty in the United States, Rothacker Smith finally joined his...
Jimmy Doi was born in Oxnard, California in 1925. Growing up in California was great until the war started. Doi was 16...
Soon after her father was taken away, Rena Finder and her mother were told they had to go to the Plaszow concentration...
[Annotator's Note: Edgar Cole had been drafted into the US Marine Corps and was on his way to Camp Lejeune, North...
Before Calvin Summers was discharged, he told his family he was on his way home. While he was still in Maryland, he...

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