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Robert Oplinger participated in several battles before Okinawa. It took three months for the United States for defeat...
The worst fighting Roy Johnston experienced was at Okinawa. That's where he had his introduction to the Kamikaze...
Ralph Crump arrived in Philadelphia in mid-summer 1944, and was supposed to report to the Merchant Marine Academy, but...
Mitchell Zimmer served aboard two sister-ship submarines, the Snapper [Annotator's Note: USS Snapper (SS-185) and the...
Frank Kubiak went to North Africa with his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)]. They were on the receiving...
Robert Judd 's team [Annotator's Note: Underwater Demolition Teams 4 (UDT-)] was preparing for the assault on the...
In addition to making him more alert, the war also improved Walter Broll's outlook on life. In meeting a former Me-109...
Within a week, shipping instructions were posted and George Griffenhagen's name was on the list. They shipped out in...
Basil Woolf was ordered to wear tropical gear for deployment. He boarded the Queen Elizabeth in Scotland and five days...
Frank Hartzell and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division]...
After qualifying as a paratrooper, Obie Wickersham was at Camp McCall in North Carolina for two months of advanced...
Robert Mayes was inducted at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He went through Basic Training and then went to Fort Sill, Oklahoma...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
After the clean-up of Pearl Harbor, John Cassidy chose to stay in the Pacific on the USS Vincennes (CA-44) which...
James Moshovitis was sent to radio school in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He didn't like taking Morse code, and he fought the...
Russell Clay was at Pearl Harbor prior to the attack. [Annotator's Note: Clay served as a barber and antiaircraft...
Patrick Russell flew ground support for the battle of Okinawa. His plane carried various types of ordnance. Some had...
Patrick Russell made the reports on the 20 or 25 accidents sustained by aircraft in January [Annotator's Note: 1945]....
Edward Stone and the USS Bumper (SS-333) joined Submarine Squadron Five in the Philippines. The squad was classified as...
[Annotator's Note: The video begins with William Leibold taking the interviewers through a book of photographs. The...
Herman Prager witnessed the end of the war while on Midway Island. Following Midway, he sailed to Pearl Harbor for rest...
After being discharged from the Army, Paul Pizzolongo joined the National Guard, then returned to the Army and then...
When he returned to Singapore, Wim de Jonge ended up in the same prison where he had previously been held. [Annotator’s...
In 1944, Guy Stern and his unit were broken into six-man intelligence teams. They were on an Australian fruit boat, the...
George Hardy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June 1925. His actual birthdate is 8 June but due to a problem...
Winfield K. "Win" Zerphey was born in October 1924 in the small town of Floren outside of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. He...
Edward Stone was aboard the Pyro [Annotator's Note: USS Pyro (AE-1)] and found the ship had good cooks. That was...
Glen Kuskie was transferred from Camp O’Donnell [Annotator's Note: Camp O’Donnell prisoner of war camp on Luzon Island...
Billy Grieves watches movies like Run Silent, Run Deep religiously. He feels that they are more Hollywood than reality...
Charles Radford was at Camp Claiborne [Annotator's Note: in Louisiana] in the 166th [Annotator's Note: 166th Infantry...
Donald Scholle enjoyed the Second World War except for the second skipper on his boat [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
Charles Balaza is concerned that the American government never tells the civilian population what happens during the...
John S. Johnson has positive feelings toward the Japanese only on a selective basis. The National WWII Museum, as well...
Erik Johnsen served in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2. As a result of the war, his father realized his dream...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...

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