Reaction to Pearl Harbor

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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...
Frank N. Savage was born in June 1921 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. His parents had a difficult time during the depression...
Richard McEwen was born in Silver Creek, New York, and lived there with his parents and two siblings until he was eight...
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...
Paul Carter was born in Febuary 1922 in Davidson County [Annotator's Note: Davidson County, North Carolina], the son of...
Robert Boyer was born in June 1925 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, the older of the two children in his family. He grew up...
Clarke Langrall was born in December 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up during the Great Depression, things were...
Ben Epstein was born in April 1921 in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of four sons of Russian immigrants. His father...
John McGlohon was born in June 1923 in Guilford County, North Carolina where he lived for the first six months of his...
Richard Frothingham was born in 1925 in New York City [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. He spent his early...
Allen Pedersen was born in Valley City, North Dakota in May 1916. His grandfather immigrated from Denmark. He grew up...
Richard Jaccarino was born in May 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. When he was still an infant, the family moved to the...
David Oreck was born in 1923 in Duluth, Minnesota. Around the age of 18, he decided to go to the University of...
Adolph William Amundson was born in November 1923 in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He lived in a small town, but there...
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...
Robert Powers was born in June 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota, but grew up in Hopkins, Minnesota. Growing up, he lived...
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...
Ralph G. Marcarelli was born in July 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was a cabinet maker and his mother...
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...
Robert Tyler Oakes was born in March 1922 in New Albany, Indiana. He enjoyed his youth participated in plays in high...
Ivan Van der Pool was born and raised in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. He had a normal childhood...

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