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Herbert W. Ridyard was in high school when he listened to President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano...
Newlyweds, Shirley Sandy Schulman, and Hyman parted ways at a train station. Schulman headed home to Brooklyn [...
Nita Fay Overby began working for an aircraft plant [Annotator's Note: The Midwest City Douglas Aircraft Company Plant...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
Lorraine Mesken said people were eager to participate in victory gardens and bond drives. They felt it was their duty....
Wallace McKay was born in May 1925 on a snowy morning in Brainerd, Minnesota. He grew up on a farm outside the city as...
Linda Hope was born in 1939 [Annotator’s Note: She is the daughter of Bob and Dolores Hope]. She never realized the...
Dorothy Decker Ehlers was born in December 1931 in Long Beach, California and grew up there during the depression years...
John K. Ward joined the Army 13 July 1940. He was a recruit for about three months wearing civilian clothes because...
Robert Leroy Shirkey was born in Vliets, Kansas in April 1924. He grew up on a farm with eight brothers and sisters....
Heavyweight champion Joe Louis [Annotator's Note: Joseph Louis Barrow, professional boxer] joined the Army. Samson...
T. Toby Kafka was born in Kingston, New York in October 1924 and grew up in Manhattan [Annotator's Note: Manhattan is...
Once the United States entered World War 2, Adelaide Benjamin followed the progress of the war in a number of ways but...
As a veteran, John Witmeyer believes in the importance and the value of history, especially the history of World War 2...
Mary R. Stricklan joined the WACs [Annotator's Note: Women's Army Corps; women's branch of the United States Army, 1942...
Van Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France. He was a platoon leader and had been promoted...
George R. Bolin could only go out to the shipyard [Annotator's Note: Brown Shipbuilding Company in Houston, Texas] on a...
[Annotator's Note: Rosemary Ramsey learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941 from her...
Mary Edwards and the home front had to deal with rationing during World War 2. Often, her mother would go to the...
James Lee says censorship was the worst thing about martial law [Annotator's Note: after the Japanese attack on Pearl...
[Annotator's Note: Amelia Taylor went through Navy boot camp at Hunter College in New York, New York then went into the...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roy Boreen was stationed at the Section Base until 1943. After that, he was sent to...
George Peto has kept numerous photographs and documents from and regarding the war and shared them with interviewer....
Frank Fontana and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 93rd Medical Gas Treatment Battalion] had to turn in all their...
Norman Hatch received his orders to the 5th Marine Division while he was still in the United States as his...
Frank B. Stewart, Jr. was born in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] in September 1935. He is a...
[Annotator's Note: There is another person in the room off screen that interjects to help interviewee with the...
Peter "Pete" Behr was born in Fresno, California in 1925. His father lost his job during the Great Depression [...
Charles R. Smith was a senior in high school on 8 December [Annotator's Note: 8 December 1941]. They were asked to go...
Clarence Becker was promoted to G-3, Operations Officer, in January 1945. He had been a Flight Commander until that...
When Edwin McAuliffe was a kid during the war there were things everywhere that reminded people that there was a war...
Linda Hope saw the tremendous feelings her father had toward service people and those that worked so hard to give back...
Glen Jostad saw a major impact on the civilian population as a result of the war. Everyone was together in the war...
Donald Rudolph Carlson feels that World War 2 changed the world. He did not fight in it, because in 1941 when we [...
Theodore Vallas was a member of Torpedo Squadron 7 serving as a navigator and bombardier [Annotator's Note: flying from...
During the war years, James Lee went to USO [Annotator's Note: United Services Organization] shows and saw guys like...

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