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Marthe Cohn decided she and her family needed to leave Poitiers, France and cross into unoccupied territory after a...
Norman Bussel left his final training base and took a train to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. He and the crew were pretty...
Ejnar Christiansen's family did not suffer anything due to the war since they lived in a pretty small village in...
Harry Watson said that when the war started, the submarines were used merely as a scouting force. They would get...
Isabella Karle was born of Polish immigrants in Detroit, Michigan in 1921. Her father was a Detroit city employee who...
Coleen Landry remembers when her parents were told that her brother Reid was missing in action. It took about a month...
Gerald Abbenhaus returned to the United States in July 1946. It was good that he was not able to come back right away...
Daniel Szafran was already a member of the Palmach [Annotator's Note: "storm troops," the elite force of the Haganah,...
Gwendolyn Mugliston became part of the BACEPOW [Annotator's Note: Bay Area Civilian Ex-Prisoners of War], while looking...
When Trinidad Ledesma lived in Riverside, California, he would get up in the middle of the night and make his family...
Coleen Landry went into law enforcement part-time to help with public relations. It was not easy being one of the first...
Curtis Brooks went to Staten Island, New York then Wellsboro, Pennsylvania [Annotator's Note: after being liberated...
Trinidad Ledesma received orders to ship out from Fort Ord [Annotator's Note: in California] at around three or four o'...
Herbert Stern was in the 325th Field Artillery Battalion as a battery commander under General Foster [Annotator's Note...
George Haines received jungle training on Goodenough Island, New Guinea. He and his unit [Annotator's Note: 34th...
Luba Keller was born in May 1926 in Szydłowiec, Poland. She attended school there. She had never seen airplanes as it...
Norman Bussel’s first mission was with an older, experienced crew. Lieutenant Hughes was the pilot and the crew were...
First Lieutenant Lloyd Reese flew 11 missions as a bombardier on a B-24 for the 67th Bombardment Squadron, 44th...
Gwendolyn Mugliston and her family were liberated from the Los Baños Internment Camp and taken to Bilibid Prison for...
Norris Bucksell arrived in Italy with the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry Division July 1944. They went...
Guy Stern had a commanding officer at First Army Headquarters named Major Shepard Stone [Annotator's Note: US Army...
Second Lieutenant Irma Darphin, a nurse in the US Army, docked in Liverpool, England and went to Bishop's Lydia,...
Curtis Brooks was aboard a transport aircraft after being liberated from the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila,...
Norris Bucksell was born in August 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Valena C. Jones Elementary School. He...
When Masaji Inoshita got to the ceremony [Annotator's Note: a Japanese surrender ceremony in China] he found out that...
Irma Darphin was born in Orange, Texas in August 1922. Her family moved to Crowley, Louisiana when she was one year old...
After the Bulge [Annotator’s Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counteroffensive, 16 December 1944 to 25 January...
After having been liberated from Auschwitz, [Annotator’s Note: Auschwitz II-Birkenau; Brzesinka, Poland] Daniel Szafran...
Guy Stern was born Guenther Stern in Hildesheim, Germany in January 1922. He lived in Hildesheim until he left for the...
Daniel Szafran and his family had been living in a ghetto in Stryków, Poland for close to a year. They had planted a...
Mark Rubin says his father Karl was one of the smartest people he's ever known. In 1942, Karl was 31 and in business...
Growing up, there were very few jobs for women. Lorene Auld's parents had ambition for her. They were living in a small...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks George Haines about "shutting off" when overseas and asks about any haunting...
Norman Bussel’s pilot wanted him and the engineer, [Annotator’s Note: Staff Sergeant William Peters, top turret gunner...
Annaliese Nossbaum was in Theresienstadt [Annotator’s Note: Theresienstadt; transit camp and ghetto; Terezin, Czech...
Norman Bussel says that one German guard at Stalag Luft IV [Annotator’s Note: Stalag Luft IV (Stammlager Luft IV),...

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