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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'...
On 7 December 1941, Lawrence John Lejeune had just come out of a movie when he found out that the Japanese had attacked...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Joyce Leblanc was working in the English land army on a farm that had military housing in 1942. One day, she spied a...
Marigold McNeely went to London when she was afforded a long weekend leave. They liked the American canteens because...
Joyce Leblanc's memories of the war are vivid. Hitler [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] came to power...
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...
Ghislaine Hegerty and her family took shelter from the war in a religious building next to their home [Annotator's Note...
Adelaide Benjamin had returned to New Orleans, Louisiana from El Paso, Texas by the time the war ended. When the...
Reva Kibort and her family were forced into the Warsaw Ghetto surrounded by its ten foot high walls. The Jews lost...
Billy Michal was educated in a small town country school. He remembers scrap drives as being an important aspect of his...
Constance Negrotto worked at the huge facility built by Andrew Jackson Higgins at Michoud [Annotator’s Note: near New...
A soldier protects his rifle with a ration box. Note that units have been stricken in the caption. Official caption: "...

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