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Gordon Higgins was born in February 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut, one of two sons who lived with their mother and...
Floyd James Reissig, known as Buddy, was born in Travis County, outside of Austin, Texas in March 1919. His father was...
Clarence Lee Dobbs, known to his friends as Jack, was born in June 1925 in Dearborn, Michigan. He grew up there, and...
Leo Praetorius was born in October 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where his father worked in a haberdashery. His...
Howard Genrich was born in 1925 in Algona, Iowa. At the time he was born, his parents were living with his grandparents...
Lauren Swinney was born in LaSalle, Illinois and grew up in Gary, Indiana. During that time, Gary had the Carnegie...
George Kearney really enjoyed working for Higgins Industries. Durbins [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling] was in...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
After his brother was drafted into the infantry, Donald F. Goyette was accompanied by his parents when he went off for...
There were 2,000 Czech girls taken from Auschwitz at the time Judith Altmann left. From Gelsenkirchen, the prisoners...
Ryan O'Brien would get reports showing on the maps showing how the war was going. The Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's...
Nathan Taffel and other Jews were forced by the Germans to build roads in Poland. At times, his life was threatened....
Hana Zoltz worked in a factory making guns. [Annotator's Note: Following the liquidation of the Lodz ghetto in August...
Mario DeCarlo was born Stamford, Connecticut in 1925. Even though he grew up during the Great Depression, he had a...
In the beginning of 1943, Ralph Crump's draft status required that his boss write a letter every six months to the...
Emmett Kaylor was born in Highspire, Pennsylvania. He went to school from kindergarten to 12th grade was in the same...
Paula Knobler was lucky that she worked at a camp not in the German territory [Annotator's Note: the camp was in...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
Howard Chandler went to visit his relatives about 40 kilometers away after the 1939 school year ended. [Annotator's...
Hana Zoltz was born in Lodz, Poland in 1928. Her father died of hunger in the ghetto. He was only 41 years old. The...
Helen Kushnir went to work for DeSoto [Annotator's Note: DeSoto-Warren Plant, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, Michigan]...
Jack Brukman realized that there was nothing to do when he was off duty [Annotator's Note: while serving as a ground...
[Annotator's Note: There is some informal talking between the interviewer and interviewee at the beginning of the tape...
Lorene Auld and her sister were not aware of anything they could join for the war effort where they were in Oklahoma....
Robert Knudson remembers the shellback ceremony when he crossed the equator as being theatrical and funny. He was...
Helen Kushnir is just beginning to realize that it mattered [Annotator's Note: being a woman working in a factory for...
John LeBure worked on the PT [Annotator's Note: Patrol Torpedo] boats that were constructed by Higgins Industries. They...
Robert Guitard took a Baltic [Annotator's Note: Baltic means relating to the Baltic Sea in Europe] trip and went to...
One of Randolph Trappey's uncles had German prisoners of war working on his farm, and had a good relationship with them...
In 1942, Betty Soskin was a clerk in a segregated union hall in Richmond [Annotator's Note: Richmond, California]. She...
As a veteran, John Witmeyer believes in the importance and the value of history, especially the history of World War 2...
Jimmy Doi and his family were informed in March [Annotator's Note: March 1942] that they were being sent to an...
After he graduated from high school, Ralph Crump opted against college, because he considered it a low-cost recruitment...
Barbara Pathe was born in Bethel, Ohio. She lived there until she was eight years old. She had an older brother, an...
While the family business was providing dehydrated sweet potatoes for the soldiers to eat, Randolph Trappey's family...
Constance Negrotto had cousins and friends who were all over the place during the war. They kept her informed of what...

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