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About three months after returning, Jeannine Burk's sister received a letter from a family named Mike and Frieda Savage...
Eva Gross saw anti-Semitism as a natural part of her life. It became more and more prevalent after the government...
Robert Marovelli said the PT boats [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boats] patrolled every night, and had to be...
Wanda Damberg was born of a Dutch father who served as a diplomat in the Philippines starting in 1916. He met Damberg’s...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
When Edward Chinnis reported aboard the ship [Annotator's Note: USS Dorchester (APB-46)], there was a third class...
Oran Harris remembers that he served with people from all over United States. The Soutern boys didn't like the way the...
The medics tagged Robert L. Williams with stating that he was suffering from combat exhaustion and he was brought to...
Anne Levy and her family were required to have good health in order to immigrate to the United States. Her mother and...
Kenneth Killilea left Maui and traveled by LST [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship Tank] to Saipan. The Japanese did not...
Waldeman Czaban's first experience bringing in casualties was disturbing. He thought about how young the wounded...
Walter Halloran was sent to Korea after the conflict started up there [Annotator’s Note: the Korean War started with...
Ben Skardon said there was scuttlebutt about an American bomb that had destroyed an entire Japanese city, but it was...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
George Scholes went back to the United States and led a group of sailors on a troop train back to Great Lakes for...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the town of...
Donald Wilson spent time in Tsingtao, China. Living conditions and the local population were very different for him. He...
The worst fighting Roy Johnston experienced was at Okinawa. That's where he had his introduction to the Kamikaze...
Jack Gutman said that because there were so many, the wounded were taken off Okinawa and brought back to various ships...
Alois Kopp returned from the war in a mood to celebrate. He ate and drank far too much and was advised by his father to...
Two days after the surrender [Annotator's Note: the formal Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945], C....
Olin Tisdale wasn't deterred by what he endured during World War 2. After VJ-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan...
John DuBose had eight months of back pay when he departed the SS Frenchtown. He was concerned that he would be robbed...
Harold Berkman was still in Austria on 20 May [Annotator's Note: 1945] when his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F,...
Arthur Staymates was relieved of his duty in Nuremburg [Annotator's Note: he had been Commander of the Guard during the...
Anthony Varuso and his squadron of PT boats [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 8 (MTBRon 8)] tied their...
Wilbur Rogers' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Foote (DD-511)] and crew were preparing for the invasion of Japan, but the...
It was several weeks before David Flynn got back to the United States. He ended up at St. Albans Hospital in New York...
George Joseph Bertucci felt the war improved him because he furthered his education afterwards. He had ambition to do...
Harold Buell is proud to have been a dive bomber pilot. He was recalled from the United States to help a squadron that...
Jeannine Burk is very proud of being a Jew and always will be. She has never denied her heritage. There have been big...
William Greer was wounded in Normandy. He was removed from the beaches in a landing craft. The craft could carry an...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Cleveland Peterson landed in Karachi, India. There was a British airbase with a huge dirigible hanger. The P-40s [...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Obie Wickersham went back to France, only to be sent back to the front between...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Baile served in the USAAF as a flight engineer on B-29 bombers in the 9th Bombardment Group...

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