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When Eugene Yackel first heard they had dropped the bomb [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima, Japan...
Clarence Robert Duff recalled the USS Benham (DD-796) was on picket duty the night the first atomic bomb was dropped....
Jack Weiss got off his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Columbia (CL-56)] and went on the South Dakota [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Thomas Ard Sylvest served in the USAAF with the 302nd Fighter Control Squadron, 7th Fighter Command...
When President Truman [Annotator's Note: Truman, Harry S., 33rd President of the United States] dropped the atomic...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John T. "Jack" Race where he was when heard of the atomic bombs being dropped...
[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...
Patrick Russell returned to the United States after the war. He received orders to report to Pensacola to form another...
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,...
While Norris Bucksell was in Naples, Italy, the churches that had not been bombed stayed open and he was able to attend...
To Capers Andrews Holmes, Jr., Colonel Shower [Annotator's Note: US Army Air Forces Colonel Albert J. Shower] as an...
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...
Steve Sivak [Annotator's Note: a supply clerk in the 72nd Publicity Service Battalion, 3rd Army] made his way from...
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...
On 7 December 1941, Stanley "Stan" Levy was sitting on the floor of the family home reading the newspaper and listening...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was in the US Merchant Marine aboard the SS Thomas Nelson Page. When he returned from...
Robert Perry did his Navy boot camp in San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]. He was then sent to...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
While stationed in Polebrook, England [Annotator's Note: with the 511th Bombardment Squadron, 351st Bombardment Group,...
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...

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