Reaction to Pearl Harbor

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Frederick Moore was born in December 1924 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts during...
William Hendren was born in February 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He spent his early childhood there before...
Frank H. Kubiak was born in West Allis, Wisconsin in November 1924. His father emigrated from Prussia but was of Polish...
Herbert Lloyd Wilkerson was born on a farm in Obine County, Tennessee in October 1919, the oldest and only son of two...
Harry Carlson was born in October 1924 in Springfield, Pennsylvania. He grew up there as a single child. His father...
George Haines was born in April 1925 in Rochester, New York. His father worked at the YMCA [Annotator's Note: Young Men...
Theodore Finkbeiner was the middle child between a brother and sister. He had just started Northeast Junior College [...
Bernard Norman Marcantel was born in July 1923 in Oberlin, Louisiana, the youngest of four sons. The children of their...
Arnold Addison was born in February 1922 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was the sixth of nine children, and although...
John Elliott was born in 1919 in Greeley, Colorado, the eldest of two children. His parents had driven west in a...
Ira Milan was born in November 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up during the Great Depression, which was very...
Harry McCauley was born in October 1926 in Eunice, Louisiana. His family was poor and worked a small farm during the...
Allen Pedersen was born in Valley City, North Dakota in May 1916. His grandfather immigrated from Denmark. He grew up...
David Oreck was born in 1923 in Duluth, Minnesota. Around the age of 18, he decided to go to the University of...
Walter Jacobs was born in Mississippi. His father worked a variety of jobs. Jacobs grew up on a farm that did not have...
George Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His...
George Bernard Griffenhagen was in Plzen, Czechoslovakia on VE-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day], 8 May...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with the interviewer speaking with Gabriel Kinney about his nephew being in jump...
Claude Shannahan was named for three of his dad's brothers who had died of pneumonia in Canada. Shannahan was born in...
Ray Felts was born in Cameron, Oklahoma in September 1926, the eldest of three children. He was 15, and on a double-...
Astley Blackwell, Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama in April 1925. During the depression his family lived with his...
Arthur Q. Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family lived on a rice plantation in Pointe a la...
Barbara Butler was born in Syracuse, New York in 1921. Her father was a salesman so they moved around a lot when she...
Carroll Knutson was born in March 1924 in Santa Monica, California. Both his parents had children from their previous...
Richard Baile was born in December 1920 on a farm in Missouri east of Kansas City near the town of Washburn. They had a...
Robert Freligh’s father died when he was two and a half years old. His mother worked full time as a pharmacist but was...
Raymond Wells was born in Eagle, Colorado in April 1922. He was living in Secora, New Mexico and remembers the day the...
Ralph Crump was born and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The years of the Great Depression were "terrible," Crump said...
Richard Audler was born in New Orleans [Annotator's Notes: New Orleans, Louisiana] in December 1925. He had one younger...
Perry Smith was born at West Point, New York in 1934 while his father was serving as an instructor at the US Military...
Edward Chinnis was born in August 1924 in Ravenel, South Carolina. After graduating high school Chinnis had a...
Gerald V. West was born in Glens Falls, New York in October 1919. His family owned a farm of about 140 acres and West's...
Otis Gatewood was born in Olmstead, Arkansas in June 1923, but grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The town was...
George Allen was born in September 1925 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He had two sisters growing up there with him. His...
James Moshovitis was born in March 1925 in Washington, D.C., the only son of three children born to Greek immigrants....
Frank Patti was born in December 1924 in Hammond, Louisiana and grew up on a produce farm where his parents shared the...

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