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Edward Stone realized that the United States was not prepared for war when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. He saw...
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941],...
When Ralph Weymouth left Guadalcanal he returned to the United States. He was flown to Noumea where he boarded the SS...
Delbert Wombacher was at Camp Campbell, Kentucky [Annotator's Note: now Fort Campbell, Kentucky] doing some military...
[Annotator's Note: Alfred Taddeo served in the Navy as a fighter pilot aboard the USS Nassau (CVE-16) in the Aleutian...
Nathan Taffel came to the United States and lost contact with his brother in Argentina. Taffel had a brother-in-law in...
Karl Friedrich "Charley” König [Annotator's Note: or Koenig] does not remember much about arriving in Norfolk [...
Richard Ryan served aboard the Tripoli [Annotator's Note: USS Tripoli (CVE-64)] in the Pacific and the Card [Annotator'...
Ora Hicks has had an interesting life. If anything went wrong, she did not take it to heart. There is always another...
Orrin Welty describes some of the differences between flying the B-17s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
Lloyd Geist recalls that during the Battle of Saint-Lo [Annotator's Note: Saint-Lô, France] he was sitting in his...
Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
[Annotator's Note: There is a lot of background noise in this interview.] Edith Vancheri [Annotator's Note: an Army...
The location Gordon Higgins was sent for occupation duty was at Dachau, near Munich, Germany. There were 10,000 German...
James "Jim" Geisler was born and raised in Pittsburgh [Annotator's Note: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]. He was 18 years old...
Herbert L. Seubert [Annotator's Note: in the 1st Ferrying Group,10th Air Force] was transferred to the Assam Valley in...
Arnold Spielberg [Annotator's Note: as a Communications Chief in the 490th Bombardment Squadron, 341st Bombardment...
Hans Siverts' unit [Annotator's Note: 4th Convalescent Hospital] pretty much stayed together through the war. The last...
Frederick Ellis's points were up, and he was entitled to go home. He got a new officer on board [Annotator's Note: USS...
Betty Sue Drake [Annotator's Note: a paymaster in the US Marine Corps] was assigned to Washington [Annotator's Note:...
When the overhaul on the USS Hutchins (DD-746) was complete, Mark Brannon took off for its next assignment, operating...
Robert Swan left the island [Annotator's Note: Midway Island] around 8 or 10 June [Annotator's Note: June 1942]. Even...
[Annotator's Note: Orville Bethard served as an Electrician’s Mate aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63) which was sunk during...
Clarence Robert Duff recalled the USS Benham (DD-796) was on picket duty the night the first atomic bomb was dropped....
[Annotator's Note: Thomas Ard Sylvest served in the USAAF with the 302nd Fighter Control Squadron, 7th Fighter Command...
Thomas Kolesa was told to clean up his area and get everything ship shape. General MacArthur [Annotator's Note: General...
[Annotator's Note: Marvin Tyson served in the Navy aboard the USS LSM-270, the lead landing ship, for the invasion of...
Robert Prince was in San Fernando Sur, north of Manila [Annotator’s Note: Manila, Luzon, Philippines], close to Clark...
William Cart was on Majuro [Annotator's Note: Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands] when he heard about the atomic bombs...
Donald Lindquist, of the US Merchant Marine, was likely in Ulithi or the Philippines, when the United States dropped...
Dr. Stanley Jaffe does not recall hearing about the atomic bombs [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on...
Burton "Burt" Johnson was with his unit [Annotator's Note: 1st Marine Division] on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa,...
Ellis Whaley is not sure about the timing, but either before he went to Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa,...
Minnie Marcella Oleskey Shimp [Annotator's Note: a Pharmacist's Mate in the United States Navy Nurse Corps] was on a...
Theodore Marolda got rest and then trained in Melbourne, Australia [Annotator's Note: with Company A, 1st Armored...
[Annotator's Note: This clip starts with Floyd Horne discussing the bad reputation of the Martin B-26 Marauder medium...

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