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Her commanding officer in Arlington, Virginia was a member of the original few who reported for training in...
Crump was only aware that the Depression was a tragedy. Times were hard. Crump’s dad was unemployed half of the time....
Freddie Ohr got back for Marie's graduation. He had to clean up a little bit when he landed then he joined them at the...
Freddie Ohr notes that another day LeMay [Annotators Note: USAAF then USAF General Curtis LeMay] landed and was looking...
They [Annotations Note: Louis Zamperini, his pilot and their tail gunner] spent 47 days fighting off sharks, the...
The company that Inouye served in had the highest number of casualties with 42. Even the band was cut in half. In...
[Annotators Note: Geraldine Nyman was a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs. She transported...
After Harold Rosen was wounded, he went back into action. The shrapnel was embedded and it allowed him to serve, but...
Pomroy and his fellow Marines walked down to the sandpit at the mouth of the Tenaru River and stared at the dead...
As far as a specific routine, they knew what had to be done when they woke up in the morning. The crews were very...
In Iceland, he took and passed the test for corporal. When Renstrom got back to San Diego he took the test for Sergeant...
There was a guy in Joseph Diamond's outfit [Annotators Note: the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division] that...
When Holloman got to Ramitelli [Annotator’s Note: Italy] there were no P-47s [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 "...
Bailey had been walking around the ship [Annotator's Note: the ship that was taking him to the invasion of Okinawa]. He...
Meyer now lives in Washington. Her sons reminded her that it would be easier for them to take care of her in Washington...
Fagot would not go into the U-boat because she is claustrophobic [Annotator's Note: in Argentina for surrender...
Leisey was sent to Pearl Harbor [Annotator’s Note: Hawaii] for surgery. They operated on his hand and back. It was a...
Billow recalls his friend Robert "Sketch" Marigg telling him about the incident. Sketch saw everything from a bush on...
Louis Zamperini was converted in 1949. In 1951, he returned to Japan, particularly to visit Sugamo Prison because he...
Wagner's other brother was also in the Pacific and would write to the family telling them that he was trying to meet up...
Connick recalls the atmosphere of New Orleans during the war. He remembers men being replaced by stars in the window [...
They have docent led tours at the memorial in Portland. It gives Eva Aigner a physical location in which to go honor...
Flournoy did not have an instructors rating. She went to Alice airport [Annotator’s Note: Alice, Texas airport] after...
Barfoot grew up on a farm and his family was all on the farm. They grew cotton and corn and made a living during the...
With all of the different kinds of huts that the Filipinos used they mainly used armor-piercing ammunition because...
Biddle was not allowed to return to combat because he was being put up for the Medal of Honor. He was told that he had...
Frank Stewart was standing outside of the White House in Washington D.C. when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
Years ago Delewski did an interview for National Geographic. He accompanied his commanding officer Captain Becton [...
Harold Ward remembers that it was quiet after they secured from general quarters. Around three in the afternoon they...
When Executive Order 9066 [Annotator's Note: Executive Order 9066, or EO 9066 led the way for the internment of...
The Airborne soldiers who were rescuing the civilians came in by sea as well [Annotator’s Note: during the Los Banos...
Wicker was told to go relieve the man on the gate but he refused because he knew he had more points than any man over...
Stratton went to Corona, California towards the end of 1942. He was there for a couple months before he was medically...
One night Meyer was coming back on base at Parris Island and was wondering where her husband was. There had been a rape...
Fagot remembers the difficulties she had translating for the United Fruit Company because of the cultural differences....

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