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[Annotator's Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
Perry Smith saw the Second World War as a turning point for the United States. No longer could the nation back out of...
Betty Peak had one thing happen that made her life enjoyable. She met a service officer from World War 2. He had flown...
Paula Knobler is a Holocaust survivor born in the city of Lodz, Poland in 1928. She was 82 years of age at the time of...
[Annotator's Note: Helen Kushnir was in grade school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941...
Edward Gerrits was in Pratt, Kansas [Annotator's Note: Pratt Army Airfield, now Pratt Regional Airport, in Pratt,...
Hana Zoltz lived in the ghetto [Annotator's Note: the Lodz ghetto in Poland] as a young girl. She made few friends...
Mary Edwards and the home front had to deal with rationing during World War 2. Often, her mother would go to the...
Dawn Higgins Murphy ended up in New Orleans because of her father [Annotator's Note: Murphy was the daughter of Andrew...
Lily Sawada had a very innovative father. He determined that it was time to leave [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese-...
Eugene DiSabatino arrived at Los Alamos and discovered that it sat on top of a mountain. In order to reach the entry to...
Betty Peak's husband got his early training in Victorville, California on the edge of the Mojave Desert. There were...
[Annotator's Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
Roy Uthes grew up in Detroit, Michigan. His father was a policeman. Uthes had brothers who were also in the service. He...
Patrick Russell was aboard a cruiser [Annotator's Note: the USS Detroit (CL-8)] that performed a "pineapple run." It...
Nelson Constant was just out there working. It was like being locked up in a room. The trees did not talk. They were...
Ralph Hopkins participated in the battle of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: while aboard the USS Louisville (CA-28)]. It was...
In the months leading up to the United States' entry into the war, the country was isolationist. Fredrick Hollis was...
June Catherine Elliott Haggerty knew very little about World War 1 because she was born in 1920. She learned a little...
Jimmy Doi was born in Oxnard, California in 1925. Growing up in California was great until the war started. Doi was 16...
Raymond Mabarac enlisted because he thought he could do more for the country by being in the military. Moreover, all...
Carrel Reavis was in the CCC Camp [Annotator's Note: Civilian Conservation Corps] as First Sergeant of his company in...
Henry Malec felt the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Weapon] was heavy at ten pounds. He took the bipod off...
John Ericson went walking in Bowne Park in Flushing [Annotator's Note: Flushing, Queens, New York, New York] with his...
Oran Harris said that while he was on Palawan, he learned that Franklin D. Roosevelt had died, and the news made him...
Cyril Buchert saw the Japanese envoys coming into the surrender program [Annotator's Note: in Tokyo Bay on 2 September...
At the conclusion of World War 2, Teddy Kirkpatrick returned to Michigan. He briefly attended the University of...
John F. Ward was born in 1925 and raised in Pontiac, Michigan. He grew up with one brother and two sisters. His father...
Alton Bourg was born in November 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was one of nine children. His father was a...
Walter Atwood was born Lebanon, Kansas in February 1922. He grew up on a farm. He had to milk cows before and after...
Alfred Pierse Murphy was born in Dublin, Ireland in May 1922. He celebrated his third birthday on the boat taking him...
Nelson Constant was born in December 1914 in Bayou Buff, Louisiana. He remembers a soldier that came back from World...
Louise Settles was born in Framingham, Massachusetts in June 1916. She was working for Bethlehem Steel at Fore River...
Joseph Blouin was born in March 1923 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He grew up there. He had a brother who was coming home...
Vernon Brantley was born in Sturgis, Kentucky in September 1924. He moved to South Bend, Indiana with his family...
Calvin Elliott was born in February 1918 in Whitesville, Delaware. He grew up in Maryland after moving there when he...

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