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John Laborde arrived home from his service in the Pacific Theater went back to law school. He feels it was a mistake...
In August 1946, Gerald Abbenhaus separated from the U.S. Army at Fort Sheridan, Illinois as a first lieutenant. He...
After being discharged from the US Marine Corps, Philip Dunford picked up his wife and son and went to Maxton, North...
Irma Darphin was in Rennes, France when her brother looked her up. He was a captain in the 156th Infantry National...
George Haines was top in points and could go home or stay near the war's end. He went to Matsuyama, Shikoku, Japan for...
Ingrid Radke-Azvedo survived the bombings of Berlin, Germany [Annotator's Note: Berlin was bombed 363 times between...
James Marks was on a carrier [Annotator's Note: USS Wasp (CV-18)] that went up through Japan and China with the...
Lloyd Reese had been a prisoner-of-war after his Consolidated B-24 Liberator had been shot down over Ploesti, Romania....
For Angus Lorenzen, the excitement of sailing into Manila Bay, Philippines while under attack by the Japanese is his...
After the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counteroffensive, 16 December 1944 to...
In 1944, Guy Stern and his unit were broken into six-man intelligence teams. They were on an Australian fruit boat, the...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress over Berlin, Germany. He and 65 other prisoners...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator that was shot down over Ploiești, Romania. He says...
Joseph Pocoroba went to Columbia, South Carolina for basic training. He found it easy. When he first went in, he had KP...
Norris Bucksell says he needs a lot of sleep. He goes to mass every night. [Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks him...
Once home, Norman Bussel had trouble adjusting. Any sort of noise would set him off. A man slammed the trunk of a taxi...
Melvin Dahlberg's first time abroad was in Italy which was very rundown. The local people were begging for food. He...
Norman Bussel knew he was not going to be very good company if he did not have some alcohol to drink. He would have to...
[Annotator's Note: There is an odd tape break which makes it hard to know what is being discussed at first.] Gwendolyn...
When Luba Keller was walking from her concentration camp to work in the munitions factory she would talk to God and ask...
Norman Bussel was drafted and sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on a train that was really old. He arrived at two or...
Norman Bussel arrived in Glasgow, Scotland and were greeted by a bagpipe band. The Red Cross had coffee and donuts but...
Benjamin Schleider explains that when the 6th Armored Division was on an exploitation mission they would have an...
Erik Johnsen served in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2. As a result of the war, his father realized his dream...
In all of his flying, Bryce Jordan was generally some type of instructor pilot. When he started his university training...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the troop transport...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks if going back to his home town causes him stress.] Mark Rubin sums up his...
James Marks was at Attu Island, Alaska but did not go ashore. He recalls seeing the American soldiers going ashore, up...
Isaac Edward returned to the same segregation at home, regardless of his uniform and service. After the war he went...
Angus Lorenzen, his sister and mother left Manila, Philippines aboard the SS John Lykes and were repatriated to San...
Norman Bussel was wandering around Moosburg, Germany after being liberated. He stayed with soldiers who were driving...
Ejnar Christiansen spent the summer of 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida as a cadet on the Danish Merchant Marine training...
Ejnar Christiansen's hardest time sailing in convoy was trying to stay in position at night. Keeping speed was very...
In April 1945, Arnold Debrick and the 6th Armored Division went into Buchenwald [Annotator's Note: Buchenwald...
Norman Bussel was awaiting discharge and went to physical rehabilitation in Miami, Florida. He was then sent to...
David Oreck guesses he was on between five and ten missions as a navigator on a B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29...

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