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Melvin Munch was discharged in 1946. He had volunteered to be the unit baker while on Okinawa because the traditional...
Dell Lauderdale was 18 years old and working on the family farm for his father when he decided to join the Marines [...
Because of the frost bite problem with his feet, Vernon Leopold was given limited service for six months after his...
James Downing did not return to the USS West Virginia (BB-48) after it was repaired. He served on the USS South Dakota...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the USMC as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] After Bloody...
When he heard that the war had ended, Robert Dickinson was disappointed that he wasn't going back to combat in the...
Horace Sharp had communications with the German defendants at the Nuremburg Trials. [Annotator's Note: Sharp was a...
[Annotator's Note: Philip Schweitzer served in the Army as a combat medic in the 11th Airborne Division and took part...
Mahlen Arledge entered Japan on a landing craft after the end of the Pacific war. Though told that the troops did not...
Adolph Wilson and his outfit sailed back to Hawaii after Iwo Jima. They were being trained to assault Sasebo, Japan as...
Charles Brooks was sent to Corpus Christie, Texas as a night flight instructor. [Annotator's Note: Brooks was a TBF...
Melvin Munch was part of the invasion of Okinawa when it commenced on Easter Sunday in April 1945. He rode a landing...
[Annotator's Note: William Leibold served in the Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
Vernon Leopold and his outfit [Annotator's Note: I...
Eugene DiSabatino worked with Dick Ashworth. [Annotator's Note: US Navy Vice Admiral Fredrick "Dick" Ashworth...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
Jimmy Doi was born in Oxnard, California in 1925. Growing up in California was great until the war started. Doi was 16...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roy Boreen was stationed at the Section Base until 1943. After that, he was sent to...
William Leo Spaetgens returned to Treasure Island near San Francisco after his leave at home. At that point, he was...
[Annotator's Note: The beginning of this clip is a continuation of a previous discussion on the Pearl Harbor attack;...
Harold Baumgarten was released from the Royal Navy hospital [Annotator's Note: in Portsmouth, England] around 4 July...
Norman Ikari’s days at Camp Ritchie were numbered. Ikari was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He thought that was...
In July 1946, Carl Caffarel was separated from the Navy and put on inactive reserve. He went back to Port Allen, and...
Robert Kelso's unit was sent back all at one time [Annotator’s Note: Robert Kelso served on a gun crew with the 342nd...
His mother was surprised and excited when Moses Hogan came home on leave in 1943. After 30 days Moses went back to...
Herman Prager witnessed the end of the war while on Midway Island. Following Midway, he sailed to Pearl Harbor for rest...
William Pierce returned to San Francisco in March 1946. He was discharged in April 1946. He was shipped back to New...
Richard Nummer returned to the United States in July 1946 after being in Japan for nine months. While on the trip home...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
After the war, Leroy Fadem's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LST-871] was in the first task group to enter Nagasaki harbor...
After Okinawa, John Nicholas and the USS Gayety [Annotator's Note: USS Gayety (AM-239)] were sent to sweep for mines in...
Benjamin Carson was on Guam when the war in the Pacific came to an end. All of the ship whistles and horns were blowing...
At the end of the war, Elmo Espree was transported through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean...
Forrest Villarrubia was home from the Pacific by December 1945, but he had to continue in the service because he did...
Opal Grapes returned to the United States to study tropical medicine. She spent several months at Camp Siebert, Alabama...
Murray Glass hated the Nazis. For years after the war, he had no use for Germans. The German denial of the Holocaust...

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