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Everything in speech begins with the ear and Lauren Swinney had a good ear for languages. She does fairly well with...
President Truman [Annotator's Note: President Harry S. Truman] integrated the military. Norris Bucksell's brother-in-...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
Clem Thrift thought the destroyer escort he served on [Annotator's Note: the USS Holt (DE-706)] was a great ship. It...
Harry Koukos became part of the 7th Army [Annotator's Note: Koukos served in the 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry...
Herbert Stern spent a lot of time in Turkey and Iran. The Turks are a tough people he feels. They are hardy and proud,...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
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...
James Fitzmorris grew up in Depression-era New Orleans, Louisiana in the Irish Channel neighborhood. They did not know...
Frank Pomroy and his fellow Marines walked down to the sandspit at the mouth of the Tenaru River and stared at the dead...
Masaji Inoshita had very little contact with his parents over the course of the war. He would ask the Japanese...
Matthew Poye was assigned to the Eigth Army as part of the occupation force in Japan. While stationed in Toyama City [...
Seymour Mermelstein had no idea of how the Jews were being treated by the Nazis. He did know through relatives of his...
Lois Meyer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1920. She went to the Ursuline Academy there. She was listening to the...
After being liberated from the concentration camps, Daniel Szafran took a train from Hamburg, Germany to Marseilles,...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John Campbell about the journalists Walter Winchell and Westbrook Pegler]. They...
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...
Ernest Gross, a prisoner at Kaufering [Annotator's Note: Kaufering; subcamp of Dachau; Landsberg am Lech, Germany],...
Louis [Annotator's Note: McCaslin's borother, Louis Taix] had so many plans, and Lorainne McCaslin doesn't think that...
Guy Stern returned to the United States in November 1945. A French count recommended him for a decoration by France....
Richard Higgins occasionally wants to forget what he has seen. Higgins remembers being on Cape Gloucester hiding behind...
Joseph Blouin did not fly any missions after D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June...
George Ingram left port on the USS Mobjack (AGP-7) in a bad storm, and lost 15 pounds between Seattle and San Francisco...
Thomas Landrum was an Army clerk at a school in England. It was an engineering school. The Bailey bridge [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks about two ships, the Patria and the Struma that carried Jewish refugees to the...
John Bellecci does not think that American society today understands World War 2. Education is what won that war for us...
Anton Jaber did not use the G.I. Bill. He was on ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] duty for five...
Helen Gagel had no lasting effects from the war. Her most memorable experience was when she was going into actual war....
Gerald Abbenhaus was used as a liaison between regiments because his commander did not want to go out at night. He and...

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