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Yellin recalls how he had a close call with a fellow pilot. From that point on Yellin did not trust that man and would...
Karr found out from the Laffey's newsletter that one of his buddies had fallen and broken his hip. Karr did not go to...
Interviewer asks Delewski if his experience on the Laffey changed him. On the day that all of this happened [Annotator'...
Lynn Compton does not remember when he went back to Normandy for the first time but realized war is fought on normal...
After the war, James Smith had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He got a job before he was even discharged from...
The discipline in the Marine Corps helped to make Deen’s life successful. He is glad that he went through it and the...
There were two black soldiers at the door yelling that the Germans were coming. Lyle Bouck and Kriz [Annotators Note:...
Baum recalls the POWs at Hammelburg and the concentration camps victims they encountered. They brought their...
People in combat are people in combat. Hairston does not believe in women in combat. He is the father of 4 daughters...
The project by John Eisenhower kick started Lyle Bouck's initiative to contact his former comrades. Bouck has been...
[Annotator’s Note: Interviewer explains to Noack about an item in The National WWII Museum's collection.] John Noack...
Gonzales had a brother who was a guerilla who was caught by the Japanese and never returned. All they were able to hear...
Loevsky talks about segregation in the US military during World War II.He discusses his father working in a foundry and...
Stalag Luft was for airmen only. Luft is the German word for air. There were 8000 or 10000 of them there. There were...
After Harold Rosen was wounded, he went back into action. The shrapnel was embedded and it allowed him to serve, but...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
[Annotators Note: Lou Brissie served in the army as an infantryman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment...
Flournoy did not have an instructors rating. She went to Alice airport [Annotator’s Note: Alice, Texas airport] after...
Wahlen's division used to get together after the war. His platoon leader would get them together and have each one talk...
On the 3rd of January 1945 the 101st [Annotator's note: 101st Airborne Division] attacked through the Bois Jacques...
Paluch has pictures of the Malmedy Memorial. He does not think about the massacre that much anymore. He has other...
Their first dive bombing mission was a railroad trestle in Burma. Henderson lined up over his bomb sight. He dropped...
To Richard Greer the staff NCOs in the weapons company were the heroes. They had a lot of old staff NCOs that they...
Michael Cokinos was only in charge of Russian prisoners for a short amount of time. The Russians were prisoners of the...
They hung around in the area [Annotator's Note: the crew of the USS Bayfield, near Okinawa] for about twelve days...
McClellan did not keep in touch with any of the men he served with after the war. He never attended any reunions. He...
They were warned by the American attaché to not attempt an escape from the jail [Annotator’s Note: in Spain] as he...
On the morning of the 21st they were ordered to go down Tombstone Ridge and head west to the village of Nishibaru....
Malarkey went to Normandy, France to meet with the family who owned the farm where he had fought on D-Day. The family...
Robert Murphy's platoon leader, Lieutenant Dolan [Annotators Note: First Lieutenant John J. Dolan, also know as Red Dog...
Snapp met some of the women in the First Air Force class, some were astronauts. They had a tough time as well. Snapp's...
They had the Evans floating and had an auxiliary generator running; that meant lights and refrigeration. They were...
Michael Doi believes that the war did not change his personality. Doi was an athlete in high school. He was a pole...
The battle ended on June 21st [Annotator’s Note: On Okinawa in 1945]. The Sixth Marine Division went on to China. Mack...
McNeil doesn't think that her time in the army changed her life in any way. She was able to see the world.She feels...
Erickson was always active in church groups and organizations such as Daughters of the American Revolution. She lost...

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