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Richard Klenoski was at a rest home [Annotator's Note: a flak house; a designated rest home for American airmen who...
When Bernard Smith got back to the United States, he was interviewed and told he had a choice of schools where he could...
David Heath was told the Marines could not use a man with a hole in his stomach, so he was shipped back to Camp...
Prior to his military experience, Thomas Myrick had little concern about the future. That, he feels, was partly due to...
George Mitchell feels the training at Montford Point [Annotator's Note: Camp Montford Point, Jacksonville, North...
While in the Java Sea after sinking a ship, another Japanese ship tried to sink the USS Blenny (SS-324). The crew then...
When the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to...
Carl Peterson went into the Battle of the Bulge near Aachen [Annotator's Note: Aachen, Germany]. He was only there...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was in the US Merchant Marine aboard the SS Thomas Nelson Page. When he returned from...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
Norman Riggsby remained in the hospital for several months while his wounds healed [Annotator’s Note: he had first been...
Rob Roy Ratliff was assigned to the communications section of Headquarters, 5th Marine Division. At the time, the 5th...
Wim de Jonge accompanied an officer to Jakarta. They traveled alone in a jeep through the mountains without convoy...
Carl Koone was in the Army Air Corps for another year after his return to the United States. He spent the winter [...
Lowell Hughes got new uniforms when he returned to Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts]. He...
Donald Draxler was brought back to Hawaii [Annotator's Note: after being wounded during the Battle of Saipan] and...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
After being wounded [Annotator's Note: on 4 October 1944], Sol Lazinger was given morphine and brought behind the lines...
[Annotator's Note: A person off screen interjects throughout the interview.] Harold G. Cowart and his unit [Annotator's...
The Germans were good fighters, according to Harry Koukos, and they were ruthless, cruel and brutal. He recalled going...
Clarence Carlson enjoyed Belgium. He was able to communicate better than he did in France. They had good-looking people...
Robert Payne was at the Rhine [Annotator's Note: Rhine River] for about three weeks. His job was to fly observation...
After he returned to duty, Lloyd Dendy had a case come up where a member had a death in the family. The Red Cross is...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
Elmore Ruck had a brother who was a flyer in the war. Ruck was promoted to first lieutenant and his brother in the Air...
Warren Nolan was helping to gather the dead after two kamikaze aircraft hit the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17). They tried to...
After the conclusion of World War 2, Alvin Sniff was sent back to New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana...
Wesley Fronk was a courier for a Lieutenant Colonel who was a liaison to the British. He learned administrative duties...
Theodore Pavlovich compares the battles on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands] with those in...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was serving in the US Marine Corps as a navigator on cargo planes in China after the...
Raymond Hayes and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tortuga (LSD-26)] went to different places in China, delivering food...
Nolan Albarado was in a tent in Rennes, France on Christmas Eve 1944. He volunteered to bake cakes for his company [...
Isadore Bronstein returned to civilian work on 18 March [Annotator's Note: 18 March 1946]. His family had spent time...
Basic training for Robert Lippman was in Miami Beach, Florida. He learned to salute, and dress right. He thinks he went...

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