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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...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
Walter Halloran had never thought about joining the military until the attack on Pearl Harbor. He knew no one who had...
George Spera was born in 1924 in Mays Landing, New Jersey. He had no siblings. His father was a bricklayer and cement...
Dorothy Decker Ehlers was born in December 1931 in Long Beach, California and grew up there during the depression years...
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...
Frank Hartzell was born in January 1925 in Buffalo, New York. After six months, his family moved to the Philadelphia...
Keith Renstrom joined the Marine Corps on 13 June 1940. He went through boot camp in San Diego. He was raised on a farm...
Marigold "Margot" McNeely was born in London, England in 1926. She moved from London to a small seaside resort called...
Howard Genrich was born in 1925 in Algona, Iowa. At the time he was born, his parents were living with his grandparents...
Adelaide Benjamin remembers the first Christmas tree the family had out there [Annotator's Note: in El Paso, Texas]....
Eva Schloss begins by describing what life was like in Holland mid 1940. The German Army marched into Holland and there...
Russell Mayeur returned home between his second and third voyages as a Merchant Mariner. He and his fiancée were...
Once the United States entered World War 2, Adelaide Benjamin followed the progress of the war in a number of ways but...
Kenneth [Annotators Note: Edwin McAuliffe's brother] was five years older than McAuliffe. Kenneth went to St....
Tom Quigley remembers watching as the two platoons before his made their way down the hillside, through some fields,...
Ghislaine Hegerty and her city [Annotator's Note: Courtrai, Belgium] were liberated by the British after harsh fighting...
Corrine Boggs, also known as Lindy, was in Washington DC on 7 December 1941 [Annotator's Note: the date of the Japanese...
Marie Rankart did not smoke but her sister did. Her sister would ask her to get her cigarettes when she came across...
Frank Fontana was part of a MASH [Annotator's Note: Mobile Army Surgical Hospital] unit. They put up a ward tent that...
After the war, George Morgan was accepted into a college in Defiance, Ohio. During the war, many basic things had been...
Clarence Schilperoot returned home by train after reaching the United States. He had a reunion with his parents upon...
Following the end of the war, Harold Joslin remained in Japan briefly. The former captives were brought to a landing...
Perry Strait received no benefits from his service in the Merchant Marines or the Maritime Service. It was difficult to...
Jimmy Doi stayed in the Army until 1949. He had reenlisted as a quartermaster because he did not want to be in the...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
Edwin McAuliffe remembers everyone having a Victory garden during the war. The McAuliffes also had chickens. McAuliffe'...
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
World War II changed John McCarthy and his life tremendously. Without the war, he might have been a factory worker....
Madeleine Peters discovered going to the store without having to stand in lines was one of the first noticeable changes...
Glen Jostad saw a major impact on the civilian population as a result of the war. Everyone was together in the war...
Constance Negrotto saw a lot during the war that she had never expected to see. She helped the war effort by working...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Lawrence Yatsu has attended some reunions over the years. He had joined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 100th...

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