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William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
They [Annotator's Note: Louis Zamperini, his pilot and their tail gunner] spent 47 days fighting off sharks, the...
George Sichler says that his service made him a better American. He did what he was supposed to do. The country has...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Nacey retired from the US Air Force in August 1974.] In the service, all of your decisions...
Ernest Jackson was born in Sumter, South Carolina. His family migrated [Annotator's Note: Great Migration, or Black...
Jack Yusen still frequently thinks about the men who died [Annotator's Note: when his ship, the USS Samuel B. Roberts (...
George Joseph Sullivan spent six months in a hospital at home after he got back. The diet was one of the bad things. He...
Betty Soskin works at the Visitor Center [Annotator's Note: she became a National Park Ranger in 2006 at the age of 85...
Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
One night, Lois Meyer was coming back on base at Parris Island and was wondering where her husband was. There had been...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Dr. Robert Beynon what it was like to go out and come back from patrols on a...
As the American advance through the Pacific moved closer and closer to the Japanese mainland, enemy resistance grew...
Cyril de la Vergne's second husband, Jacques, was in World War 2 in the Army. He taught flying afterwards. He had been...
Seymour Mermelstein has gone back to Italy twice, and he cannot believe how large the mountains are viewing them now....
Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
Holocaust survivor Ernest Gross gives talks in the schools to teach them not to hate and to get along with each other....
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
[Annotators Note: Barbara Pathe worked for the American Red Cross (ARC) on a Red Cross Clubmobile attached to various...
The Red Cross came in to the prison camp and Dominick Sgobbo was treated for dysentery. His buddies had been taking...
Harold Whitaker went back to March Air Force Base [Annotator's Note: when he returned to the United States in December...
After the war, Leroy Redmond returned to his job at Westinghouse. He got married after three years. He married the girl...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Heffron [Annotators Note: Edward Heffron, also known as Babe] knew that William Guarnere lived on 17th Street and came...
Chester Brewer went to help a man build homes after the war. His former employer hired him back. He met his wife. He...
Donald Long did not know what to make of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Hawaii. [Annotator's Note: The Japanese attack...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
Freeman Dyson saw Albert Einstein while he was at Princeton [Annotator's Note: located in Princeton, New Jersey]....
Rita Brandes has vivid memories of the bombing raids. Bremen [Annotator's Note: Bremen, Germany] was one of the three...
John Campbell says that America won the war and lost the peace. We were out-negotiated by Churchill [Annotator's Note:...
Joe Pigott feels that the United States assumed it's position as a world leader as a result of World War 2, however,...
Nathan Taffel came to the United States and lost contact with his brother in Argentina. Taffel had a brother-in-law in...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer says she wants to ask Marthe Cohn some specific questions about the American Spirit...
Ora Hicks has had an interesting life. If anything went wrong, she did not take it to heart. There is always another...
Bennett Sparks remembered that early in the war, before he was flying, one of his jobs in New York Harbor involved...

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