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Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It voyaged to...
George Spera was born in 1924 in Mays Landing, New Jersey. He had no siblings. His father was a bricklayer and cement...
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...
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...
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,...
Corrine Boggs, also known as Lindy, was in Washington DC on 7 December 1941 [Annotator's Note: the date of the Japanese...
After the war, George Morgan was accepted into a college in Defiance, Ohio. During the war, many basic things had been...
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...
Constance Negrotto saw a lot during the war that she had never expected to see. She helped the war effort by working...
Donald L. Beeghly was born in Sabetha, Kansas in May 1925. His father worked for Union Pacific but was laid off during...
Edwin McAuliffe does not remember missing anything in particular during the war years however he knows his parents did...
Frederick Hollis contributed to the war effort through scrap drives held in Detroit. At the collection points, snow...
Renstrom joined the Marine Corps on June 13th, 1940. He went through boot camp in San Diego. He was raised on a farm in...
Connick and the USS Lander [Annotator's Note: APA-178] brought supplies to Naha Beach on Okinawa. At one point they...
When Woods would go into Times Square young servicemen would give them trouble about why they weren't in the service....
Connick recalls the atmosphere of New Orleans during the war. He remembers men being replaced by stars in the window [...
Erickson had supportive parents. They were worried about her, especially after Claudia passed away. They were happy...
Jimmy Doi stayed in the army until 1949. He had reenlisted as a quartermaster because he did not want to be in the...
Snapp met some of the women in the First Air Force class, some were astronauts. They had a tough time as well. Snapp's...
Loevsky's destination during his long march was Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany. Along the way to Moosburg they was...
Tom Quigley and his men began moving inland through the woods and were taking fire from German snipers posted in the...
Robert Gurr heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor while cleaning a car seat. He saw a panicky neighbor running through...
The smell over Tokyo during that night bombing mission [Annotator's Note: the 24 and 25 May 1945 fire bombing mission]...
James Weller volunteered at The National WWII Museum. The Museum keeps the public aware of the sacrifices made by the...
Frank Mancuso landed in Charleston, South Carolina then he travelled on a hospital train to McKinney, Texas and then to...
Constance Negrotto attended USO dances after work. The girls would eat dinner and then hop into their formal gowns....
Lydia Grant witnessed the attack on the American facilities at Pearl Harbor firsthand. The Japanese strafed the...

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