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While approaching Wana Draw on Okinawa, George Peto noticed some movement in the brush off to his left. He realized...
Peter Somogyi learned of Simon Wiesenthal from his reputation as a postwar hunter of Nazi war criminals. He first heard...
Everything in speech begins with the ear and Lauren Swinney had a good ear for languages. She does fairly well with...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
Robert Freligh served during the war because he felt it was his duty. He was also 20 years old at the time and thought...
Arthur Killam kept up with some of the guys he served with in the US Navy during the war but never went to any of the...
Lauren Swinney displays a hat from the 1940s with the V for victory emblem on the front of it. The V was a very...
Benjamin Carson served with James Roosevelt who was President Roosevelt's [Annotator's Note: President Franklin D....
[Annotator's Note: This segment is the beginning of a second interview recorded with Mrs. Grant in the studio at The...
Much of what William Blanckenburg is talking about is in his book [Annotators Note: Blankenburg authored a book titled...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with someone off camera talking about Orville Bethard seeing kamikaze aircraft...
Richard Higgins occasionally wants to forget what he has seen. Higgins remembers being on Cape Gloucester hiding behind...
Lauren Swinney wrote an hour long show called Lauren Does Bacall. She has been planning to perform the show but Jim [...
Captain Ben Schwartzwalder, Lieutenant John Marr's superior in command of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
The Civilian Pilot Training Program was offered in college and students would receive one credit hour. Richard Baile...
For John Marr it is paramount to relentlessly train military leadership based on the lessons learned from failed...
Robert Swift did not meet any of the Russians at the end of the war although they did pass through his area. After the...
Joseph Yourkavitch was a prisoner for about eight months. There was no radio in the camp and there was no word of the...
The worst camp Pearson Riddle stayed at was every camp following his experience in China. The worst camp he stayed in...
After he was separated from the Army, Ikari ended up in Los Angeles but he was a little lost. He had thoughts about...
[Annotators Note: The tape skips at the beginning of this segment. The segment begins with Robert Walter talking about...
Lauren Swinney always had at least three occupations at the same time. She wanted to learn everything and do everything...
Darold Rice stated “I grew up,” when asked by the interviewer how the war changed his life. He came back with a renewed...
Tom Quigley made his way home where he had to check in to a base camp back stateside. On the way home he stopped and...
Barbara Heming applied for a job with several different companies but heard nothing back from them. She did not have...
When Gabriel Kinney first went overseas to join the 25th Infantry Division he was assigned to 1st Platoon, Company F,...
Marie Rankart was at a dress shop in Elizabeth, New Jersey buying a dress when she heard the news that the war was over...
Originally, when Frank Mancuso entered the army he was a Catholic. This changed when the Pope said they could not bomb...
Louis Conter left the USS Arizona (BB-39) via a liberty boat after her fatal bombing. He boarded the boat near number...
Robert L. Williams takes the interviewer through his collection of photographs. He has pictures of the plane the...
John Nicholas lost touch with his half brother, George Hamaty, for three years during the war. While Nicholas was on...
One of the worst times Philip Schweitzer experienced was the month that he spent on the plateau on New Guinea. Another...
James Crane’s brother was taken prisoner by the Germans [Annotator’s Note: after being shot down over the Ploesti...
Josephine Pescatore’s unit would leap frog with 44th Evac Hospital. One group would work while the other rested. They...

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