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Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
Once the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor died down, Walter Oka and his siblings continued to watch the goings on for a...
Herbert W. Ridyard was in high school when he listened to President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano...
During the war, rationing was a way of life in England, according to Constance Cresswell. Each person was allotted two...
Newlyweds, Shirley Sandy Schulman, and Hyman parted ways at a train station. Schulman headed home to Brooklyn [...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
[Annotator's Note: There is a loud hissing noise throughout this clip.] Seymour Nussenbaum is like his mother who is a...
James L. Wheeler was born in Los Angeles, California, in February 1926. His father was a dairy man, and his mother was...
Thinking he would ship out the next day, Frank Campisano took the family car to be sworn into the Navy. But when he...
Mac Glenn Morris flew for the first time in the backseat of a Stearman [Annotator's Note: Boeing-Stearman Model 75...
John Gehrett was sent to a Navy supply school in conjunction with Harvard Business School [Annotator's Note: at Harvard...
Roy Joseph Moss took a long train ride to Little Rock, Arkansas [Annotator's Note: Camp Robinson] where he received his...
Walter Halloran had never thought about joining the military until the attack on Pearl Harbor. He knew no one who had...
Benigno Martinez entered the Army but did very little initially. Ultimately, he was assigned to Randolph Field where he...
Helen Anderson Glass enlisted but could not enter active service until she was investigated by governmental security...
Sidney "Sid" Birns was born in Manhattan[Annotator's Note: Manhattan is one of the five boroughs in New York, New York...
Bernice Trotter was assigned to Camp Pendleton [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego County...
[Annotator's Note: Recording begins while interviewer is prepping Robert Lewis Beilman. Actual interview begins at 0:01...
Before he went in the service, Donald Evans never went to church. Over there, he prayed all the time to be kept safe....
The events of the war that really stand out in Mildred "Jean" Liparoto's memory are Roosevelt's [Annotator's Note:...
Norman Sterrie thought he would be going home [Annotator's Note: he was a Douglas TBD Devastator torpedo plane pilot in...
Mildred "Jean" Liparoto just did what she had to do [Annotator's Note: to get by with nephews, brothers, and a husband...
[Annotator's Note: A woman off camera interjects throughout this segment.] Mary Julia Tarnow never felt any friction...
David McKinley Blackwell served as a cook with the 30th Evacuation Hospital in the Pacific Theater. Not only did he...
Gerald Rupert was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania and grew up about 40 miles south of there [Annotator's Note: in South...
Beverly Coleman Oates Rougas was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1924. Life in New Orleans was wet and rainy...
George Spera was born in 1924 in Mays Landing, New Jersey. He had no siblings. His father was a bricklayer and cement...
William Kahn was born in August 1925, to immigrant parents. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland where his father ran a...
Howard T. Maki was born in May 1925 and grew up in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. His parents were from Finland. Maki...
Dorothy Decker Ehlers was born in December 1931 in Long Beach, California and grew up there during the depression years...
Harvey Segal was born in May 1925 in Roxbury, Massachusetts [Annotator's Note: Roxbury is a neighborhood in Boston]....
Merlin C. Smith was born in December 1925 in Baker, Louisiana. He had had two brothers and one sister. The family lived...
Doctor Frances Tunnell Carter was born in May 1922 in Springville, Mississippi. Her father was an insurance man during...
Robert Gurr was born in Los Angeles, California in 1931. The family moved to Glendale, California near a busy airport...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with Paul Dietzel and the interviewer talking about LORAN and flying over the vast...

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