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[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
President Harry S. Truman was convinced to come to the west coast [Annotator’s Note: to award Hawk with the Medal of...
They were supposed to leave around 4 p.m., but they were delayed because the area around Schweinheim had not been...
David Paul Spencer heard about the end of the war through the paper. Spencer remembers that he had to go through...
Erickson was always active in church groups and organizations such as Daughters of the American Revolution. She lost...
Kaylor was only about 500 yards away from the Japanese. They were so hungry that they ate despite the smells.Kaylor...
Michael Cokinos had to let the people know that the kids' stomachs were too small to eat certain food at that point....
[Annotators Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
Starnes has thought about the night the USS Boise ambushed the Tokyo Express many times. He had a sense of apprehension...
After the war, Oscar Johnson remained single and never had children. He did not marry until 1986. He feels his wife [...
The Germans expected the Americans to retreat and get out of there. The American unit stayed and fought. 1 of the men...
Raymond Zager drove into the compound [Annotator's Note: Gunskirchen Lager Concentration Camp in Austria]. There were...
One of Hannan's most vivid memories from his action during the Battle of the Bulge was the care that their medics gave...
Leisey's father was a railroad worker and his mother was a garment worker. They survived the Great Depression by...
[Annotators Note: The beginning of this segment is the beginning of the interview, at 00:50:04:000 the interview picks...
Dan Baker’s worst combat moment occurred during his first day in battle outside of Strasburg. A German sniper fired at...
They put Radford in a tent with a bunch of wounded guys after the surgery [Annotator’s Note: after being wounded in...
In Seattle the ship was opened to the pubic to try to convince them to keep working hard. Ari Phoutrides believes that...
Ferrier did not like the way they were awarding flight orders to the crewman. Ferrier made his boss well aware of that...
Robert Murphy located Gordon Prein and convinced him to come to the Las Vegas 505 reunion [Annotators Note: reunion of...
Tyler flew a number of missions at Guadalcanal and again later in the Philippines. On the 15th of June 43 [Annotator's...
Being a bush pilot in Alaska was a fun experience for Geraldine Nyman. One of their employees crashed a plane in the...
In later years, Blonder met some of the Medal of Honor recipients from the 36th [Annotator’s Note: 36th Infantry...
In the fall of 1984, Robert went to Japan for a year. He still hasn't come back [Annotator's Note: Interview was...
John Rogers found dug in tanks that were dispersed throughout [Annotators Note: throughout Germany]. One time they...
Gravois didn't get any sleep during the 2 nights he was on Tarawa. The Japanese tried to infiltrate their lines, but...
Tarrant has certain memories from the war that have stuck with him to this day. 1 night off of Guadalcanal Tarrant had...
Wilburn K. Ross thinks a lot about the friends he had from home who were either injured or killed. He wishes he could...
Jackson applied at Pomona College using the GI Bill. He was accepted and eventually graduated from there. He was still...
It took them 3 weeks to get to Australia in the convoy. When he came home it took 15 days.DeMers never had trouble with...
Jenkins said returning to the United States was much easier than going to Europe. He lay in his bunk and ate. When they...
When Mack was going into Okinawa in the Higgins boat, he claims he had a vision. It was a vision of his mother. His...
The Germans had no idea what was going on. The worst part of the Battle of the Bulge for Biddle was when his friend was...
Robert Christie got orders to go back to the United States via a troop ship. The ship was named the Newburn Victory....
Dupuy recalls a certain sense of invincibility that stayed with him. He knew death was around every corner but he kept...
Joseph Diamond was under mortar attack when he was wounded. A mortar shell exploded about 20 yards away and he felt a...

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