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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...
Thinking he would ship out the next day, Frank Campisano took the family car to be sworn into the Navy. But when he...
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...
Clarke Langrall was born in December 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up during the Great Depression, things were...
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...
Gordon Higgins was born in February 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut, one of two sons who lived with their mother and...
Terry T. Shima was born in January 1923 outside of Hilo, Hawaii. He grew up on a sugar plantation. His parents both...
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]....
As a child, Christa Schneider said, living in the middle of the war zone was "terrifying." The roar of the airplanes...
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...
Helen Kushnir went to work for DeSoto [Annotator's Note: DeSoto-Warren Plant, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, Michigan]...
[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...
At times, it was rough for Rosemary Ramsey as an Italian in America. The worst was Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She and her...
Gerald Kynett's family started rationing. His father had to get a special waver for gasoline since he was a salesman....
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...

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