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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...
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...
Benigno Martinez entered the Army but did very little initially. Ultimately, he was assigned to Randolph Field where he...
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...
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...
Frank Hartzell was born in January 1925 in Buffalo, New York. After six months, his family moved to the Philadelphia...
James Lovell was born in March 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, but as a young child his father's profession in the heating...
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]....
In 1939, members of Rena Finder's extended family immigrated to Cracow when they were sent away from Berlin. It was the...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2.]. Wilhelm Gehlen...
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...
Leo William Schmittgens recalled getting on the Higgins Boats [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel or...
Marie Rankart did not smoke but her sister did. Her sister would ask her to get her cigarettes when she came across...
Among the few childhood memories Rena Greenup has of her life in Athens was food rationing. Supplies were meager and of...
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...

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