Reaction to Pearl Harbor

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James Melvin Crane was born in Conehatta, Mississippi in Newton County. At 15 pounds, he was the largest baby boy in...
Stewart "Stu" Bass was born and raised in Western Montana, about 20 miles outside of Missoula. He was the middle child...
Jack Madden was born in Troy, New York in 1924. He is a lifetime resident of Troy. Troy was a good town in which to...
Catherine Long was born in 1924 in Dayton, Ohio. That was the home of her mother’s family. She soon moved to Pittsburgh...
Roy Uthes was born in June 1923. He had two brothers and two sisters. He grew up in a large home and was the youngest...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the suburb of Cicero. Right...
Harvey Segal was born in May 1925 in Roxbury, Massachusetts [Annotator's Note: Roxbury is a neighborhood in Boston]....
Fulton "Jack" Taylor was born in 1925 in Corbin, Louisiana [Annotator's Note: cannot verify town name]. The family...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and interviewee introducing themselves.] Raymond VanDuzer was...
Arthur Staymates was born in 1925 in Murrysville, Pennsylvania which is about 20 or 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. He...
Kenneth Marshall was born in December 1926 in Grand Island, Nebraska, one of four siblings. His father, a hardworking...
Harold W. Berkman was born in Brooklyn, New York in February 1926. Florida has been his home since 1975. He has...
George Harrison Linker, Jr. was born in 1926 in Dover, Arkansas. He was the youngest of three siblings. Neither his...
Allen Lamm was born in 1924 in Denham Springs, Louisiana. He grew up there and can remember the physical punishment he...
Richard Witaker was born in March 1926 in Saugertis, New York. Saugertis was a small town about 100 miles north of New...
Kaliste Joseph Saloom, Jr. was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on in May 1919. Prior to the war, Saloom attended college...
John A. Pogue was born in North Madison, Indiana in April 1921. He attended North Madison High School. He participated...
Jack Brukman was born in 1923 in Los Angeles, California. He experienced small town living near the beach. The weather...
Merlin C. Smith was born in December 1925 in Baker, Louisiana. He had had two brothers and one sister. The family lived...
Glen Arnold Jostad grew up on a farm during the Great Depression. His family was poor but never hungry since they had...
James Russo, Jr. was born in February 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He had a twin brother who he was close to...
Doctor Frances Tunnell Carter was born in May 1922 in Springville, Mississippi. Her father was an insurance man during...
William Leo Spaetgens was born on a farm in Roberts Cove near Crowley, Louisiana in 1922. He had eight siblings but one...
William Laubner was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany in November 1919. He had a younger sister. His family moved to New...
Jack C. Taylor was born in 1922 and grew up in St. Louis. His father was a stockbroker and his mother took care of the...
William J. "Bill" Rupp, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1927. It was the same year that Babe Ruth hit 60...
Jake Ussery was born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas which is a small town north of Little Rock. His mother's parents lived...
Mahlen P. Arledge was born in Dixie, Louisiana in 1924. As a young man in the Depression era, his father had oil wells...
Max Finesmith was born in 1920 in Wilmington, Delaware. He grew up during the Depression. His parents emigrated from...
John Howland was born in Casper, Wyoming in 1920. He can trace his ancestry back to the days of the Pilgrims. After...
Earl Tweed was born in Fort Benning, Georgia in 1922. He attended grade school there then went to high school in...
Adolph Wilson was born in Oakdale, Louisiana in 1922. Before the war, his father was in the coffee business. He...
Henry Freedman was born into a poor family in Boston, Massachusetts in September 1921. His father was a World War 1...
Carrol Joy was born in Morris County about 25 miles south of Manhattan, Kansas in 1920. He had one brother and one...
Ralph R. Hopkins was born in 1926 in New Orleans. The Great Depression made times difficult, but growing up was not bad...
Henry Feldman was born in 1925 and raised in Detroit. He had four siblings. His father was a tailor, and his brother...

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