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Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...
Howard Genrich was assigned to guard the Combat Command Headquarters because they had suffered casualties in their...
Louis Conter enjoyed knowing both Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. He enjoyed Bob Hope the most as he was the serviceman's...
Frank Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment [Annotator's Note: on the Marine positions on...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Edward Chinnis enlisted in the Navy on 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11 November 1942] in Raleigh, North Carolina then...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
At Northwestern University, Lauren Swinney's speech fraternity, Zeta Phi Eta, was sent to Glenview Naval Air Station....
In Sidney LaPook's next bivouac, German pilots, called Bed Check Charlie by the GIs, buzzed them late at night and...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Jack Brukman realized that there was nothing to do when he was off duty [Annotator's Note: while serving as a ground...
Constance Negrotto and her friend Dorothy Toups worked at a hospital after her shift at the PBY plant [Annotator’s Note...
Kauffman gave George Morgan a 60 day leave upon their return home. [Annotator’s Note: Commander Draper L. Kauffman,...
Benjamin Carson had never heard of Iwo Jima before he was told that the Marines would be invading that part of Japan....
Claude Shannahan joined the Raiders because he wasn't tall enough to be a paratrooper and because he liked the name. He...
Herman Prager and the USS Kingfish (SS-234) refitted at Guam twice, Midway once and Pearl Harbor once. While at Pearl...
Lauren Swinney always had at least three occupations at the same time. She wanted to learn everything and do everything...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
William Rupp was trained to maintain, repair, and operate IBM machines by the Navy. He also attended night school...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with George Griffenhagen and the interviewer returning from a break and talking...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Robert Marovelli responded to the propaganda about the Japanese, and couldn't help having bad feelings about them....
At the time Rosemary Elfer's two brothers and a sister were serving in the military. Her brother Edward fought on Wake...
When the war in Europe ended, Herbert Auerbach found out there was a point system set up to determine who went home and...
Jack Beverstein had a good career with the FBI [Annotator's Note: Federal Bureau of Investigation]. His most memorable...
Linda Hope saw the tremendous feelings her father had toward service people and those that worked so hard to give back...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Constance Negrotto saw a lot during the war that she had never expected to see. She helped the war effort by working...
Claude Shannahan’s unit [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Marine Raider Battalion] was relieved and shipped to New...
Interview begins with the interviewer stating that Senator Inouye is and always will be the most influential Japanese-...
Jerry Yellin was born on February 15th, 1924 in Newark, New Jersey. He graduated from Hillside High School in June of...
Bailey had a picture of himself with a flamethrower on his back. It was taken while he was waiting to go free one of...
By the time Barney Old Coyote got out of the service the letter [Annotators Note: see Barney Old Coyote Segment 1] had...
John Vessey learned a lot from his 34th Infantry Division leaders. His experience in North Africa colored his outlook...

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