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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...
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...
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...

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