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Felix Polito was in the hospital when the 1st Special Service Force was disbanded. It was about six months before the...
Gail Halvorsen says that his most memorable experiences of World War 2 was meeting the kids in Berlin, Germany, finding...
Robert Fisch met with outstanding doctors but did not stay at the hospital they recommended. Instead, he became a...
As a result of the war a few items from the Vatican were kept in the National Archives. Corrine Boggs was able to keep...
When President Harry S. Truman said the war was ended with the atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,...
Benjamin Schleider was present at a meeting where Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton...
Recounting his experience in France after he was shot down, James Armstrong comments that the French people were very...
John Laborde had been assigned a mission to capture a Japanese field gun while assigned to the 24th Infantry Division...
Guy Stern was given the duty of editing the interrogation reports they produced as investigators of war criminals after...
[Annotator's Note: Pocoroba asks the interviewer to repeat himself several times throughout the interviewer.] Joseph...
Louis Frydman ended up in Allach, which was a sub-camp in the Dachau complex of camps. The prisoners were being sent...
Philip Dunford was discharged from the US Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp...
Isaac Edward could not find much work after being discharged at the end of the war so he volunteered for the US Air...
Henry A. Tacket remembered harsh storms in Alaskan waters and a plane crash in Florida as his most memorable...
Joe Clapper remembers being on a date at a movie theater on Pearl Harbor Day. When he came out, newsboys were peddling...
Edwin Henlebin became interested in the activities of a photographer who was taking shots of an open air, 24 hour mess...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Murray served as a platoon commander, then company commander, in Company C, 1st Battalion,...
Erik Johnsen served in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2. Thinking about the war, he says that during it he...
Curtis Brooks was aboard a transport aircraft after being liberated from the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila,...
Gerald Abbenhaus used the G.I. Bill to complete his education after the war. Abbenhaus cannot overemphasize how much of...
Elisabeth Bolster was on the farm for six years [Annotator's Note: Bolster and her mother found refuge on a farm 20 or...
Daniel Szafran and his family had been living in a ghetto in Stryków, Poland for close to a year. They had planted a...
Lorene Auld and her sister were not aware of anything they could join for the war effort where they were in Oklahoma....
Returning home from overseas, Alonzo Emerson remembers enjoying steak and fresh milk, two foods they didn't have while...
Archie Maltbie flew one of his last missions of the war against a very large German ammunition dump. There was a huge...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer switches to Jay Christopher Atkins who asks Robert Mayes how it felt to have two...
After the war, Alex Lopez had but one dream about being in combat, and that one dream was recent. In it, he was in a...
Dell Lauderdale retired from the military and went to work for a private security company called Wackenhut Security. He...
Judith Meisel lived in Canada with her brother. They shared a room. Her brother married and stayed in Canada. He loved...
William Greer and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: Company A, 315th Engineer Combat Battalion, 90th Infantry Division]...
Joseph Orlando was assigned to duty in Nagasaki, Japan on 23 September 1945. The war had ended on 13 August. Back on...
Robert Fisch recollects that the American Secretary of War during the Vietnam War was a war criminal. If America had...
Kenneth Killilea boarded a hospital ship offshore of Iwo Jima after being wounded in action. The largest pieces of...
Bernard Friedenberg passed through Camp Lucky Strike on his way home after the war. He remembers passing the Statue of...
Following his graduation from Kings Point [Annotator's Note: the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York],...
Reflecting on his wartime experiences, Oscar Higgenbotham comments that if you managed to make it through the war...

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