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Hopkins was aboard the Hornet when they were under attack. It was quite an attack. The first few bombs knocked out the...
After they got away Corbin was told by his adjutant about Colonel Waters [Annotator's Note: US Army General John K....
After Baptiste left the Solomons he was sent to new construction. He was sent to the hospital because he lost his...
Captain Murray [Annotator’s Note: Captain Stuart S. Murray] was the captain on the USS Missouri. Starnes and Murray got...
Joseph Armanini tells a story about how the tail of a B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber...
They would constantly catch rides until they got to Paris. The third day of travel they ended up in Paris. They ate...
The Germans had a lot of horsedrawn equipment. Their tanks were good but they were too well engineered. To get a German...
Captain Cochran [Annotators Note: Raymond Zager’s company commander] ordered a crew of four jeeps to head back and pick...
Leisey shook hands with Eleanor Roosevelt in Pago Pago [Annotator’s Note: Samoa] when she came through the hospital he...
Ben Kuroki has been ever so grateful for the fellow Americans who went to bat for him decades after the war. Their...
The level of camaraderie began to diminish because they were dealing with different people. If they hadn't gotten...
Ari Phoutrides's only thought of that day [Annotator's Note: a kamikaze attack on 15 to 16 April 1945] was that it was...
Onesi never returned to England to see his old base. He has no desire to go back, that chapter of his life is over. He...
Tyler feels Pearl Harbor was a strategic error of the Japanese. Over night people were lining up to enlist. After the...
Yellin's first grandson was born in Japan. His name is Ken. Yellin recalls meeting him for the first time. Ken wanted...
Quintana did not talk about the war much when he got home. He did not talk about it with his kids, however with age he...
The captain was severely disliked. Bell remembers the captain being in the back all the time and he did not have much...
Schmedemann felt that the enemy they encountered [Annotator’s Note: during the Battle of the Bulge] were far superior...
DeMers met her and they danced, talked, and had a good time [Annotator’s Note: his future wife after returning to the...
John Vessey had just returned from a mission when he was told that a cease fire was going into effect and the war in...
Mack has had a good life. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for thirty five years. He retired in 1981. His...
Robert Christie believes that it is very important to document history. Norwich University recently helped build a...
Each compound had a command group to deal with the Germans. This also helped the Germans by having commanders over the...
Hawk estimates that his unit captured around 500 German troops after the engagement for which he was awarded the Medal...
After the kamikaze hit the ship it was the end of the war for the crew. She came back to the states on her own power....
They were just over 33,000 feet when they dropped the bomb. It was as high as they could get. When they made it back to...
When Hairston was in Italy he received and gave favorable treatment from and to the Italians. He felt that the black...
Perrett was awarded the European Campaign Ribbon [Annotator's Note: Europe/Africa/Middle East Theater Ribbon] with two...
Giles Bacon was with the Marine Raiders [Annotators Note: 2nd Marine Raider Battalion] for six months. He had enough of...
Bombing 6 and Scouting 8 had different ready rooms and different skippers, but the guys interacted with each other....
Starnes wanted the USS Missouri to live out the rest of her days as a museum ship in San Francisco so that more school...
Joseph Armanini describes how he thought regarding his survival. He describes his sense of confidence and also his...
Deen believes the mortar team helped to save the men at the point [Annotator’s Note: on Peleliu, September 1944]. He...
Gatewood did not disclose his experiences with his family. He kept up correspondence with his bombardier and navigator...
The Germans that Standifer met were as good as the American soldiers. The Germans may have been better earlier in the...
Raymond Zager ended up joining an army chorus group to stay busy during his occupation duty. He travelled around and...

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