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Howard Chandler was a forced laborer for the Germans in an ammunition factory and lumber mill. [Annotator's Note:...
Before the war, Arthur Davis worked in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] building a plant near the...
Robert Gurr heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor while cleaning a car seat. He saw a panicky neighbor running through...
Alvin Barnes had coincidental meetings with a childhood friend during the war. He had a friend named Paul [Annotator's...
"PB" Snyder was born in Vernon, Texas in June 1927. His father was an independent drilling contractor and moved the...
Joyce Leblanc was working in the English land army on a farm that had military housing in 1942. One day, she spied a...
George R. Bolin knew of the Browns [Annotator's Note: the founders of Brown and Root, now KBR, Incorporated, in Houston...
Dawn Higgins Murphy [Annotator's Note: the daughter of Andrew Jackson Higgins, the owner of Higgins Industries in New...
A couple of months after Lodz [Annotator's Note: Lodz, Ploand] was taken, all the Jews were put in the Lodz Ghetto....
Dieter Gruen graduated from Northwestern [Annotator's Note: Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois] and was...
Lora E. Daniel read a lot about the celebrations of V-E Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945] and V...
George R. Bolin's father [Annotator's Note: Lodwick Timothy "LT" Bolin] never got involved in politics. He managed the...
Theodore Vallas was a member of Torpedo Squadron 7 serving as a navigator and bombardier [Annotator's Note: flying from...
The newspaper was a critical source of information. Frank B. Stewart, Jr.'s parents would read it to him until he could...
Edwin McAuliffe recalls everyone being involved in the shipping industry in New Orleans at that time. He would go with...
Constance Negrotto attended USO dances after work. The girls would eat dinner and then hop into their formal gowns....
Edward Stone commission the submarine USS Bumper [Annotator’s Note: USS Bumper (SS-333)] at Electric Boat. He met a...
Gerald Rupert was scheduled to go to the Pacific prior the dropping of the atomic bombs [Annotator's Note: nuclear...
There were two vacant lots near Frederick Hollis's home in Detroit. He decided to grow a Victory Garden in them. The...
George R. Bolin does not recall hearing of Brown [Annotator's Note: Brown Shipbuilding Company in Houston, Texas]...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow did not have firsthand knowledge of the feelings of the local population toward the war effort. He...
At 18, Ralph Crump was awed by the work and the caliber of the professionals with whom he interacted [Annotator's Note...
Richard Witaker recognizes the valuable role played by the American home front in winning the war. Without the...
Kaare Allan Johnson lived one lot away from a movie theater, The Victory Theater [Annotator's Note: in New York, New...
Roberta Randolph "Randy" Tidmore went into nurse's training. She did not like it. Two of her friends from school were...
Remi Kidder got the bed he always hoped he would have. [Annotator's Note: Kidder joined the Navy and served aboard the...
Theodore Robert Tanner was in the Philippines when the nuclear bombs [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on...
Marion Labauve went to Avondale Shipyard [Annotator's Note: in Bridge City, Louisiana] after the war. It was dangerous...
Nita Fay Overby worked for an aircraft plant [Annotator's Note: The Midwest City Douglas Aircraft Company Plant in...
President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States] passing away was...
At sea on the Gripsholm, Adolf Wesselhoeft had his first impression that the world was at war. When he arrived in...
[Annotator's Note: Nelson Constant was working in oil exploration for the Humble Oil Company in Louisiana and had his...
James Gaffney was born in 1924 in Texarkana, Texas. His family moved to several places in Texas. By the time he was six...
Frances Tunnell Carter would hear about the progress of the war on her aunt and uncle's radio. She remembers a radio...
[Annotator's Note: A woman off camera interjects throughout this segment.] Mary Julia Tarnow was born in Mineral...
Eugene DiSabatino worked on Ballistic Tables as part of the delivery system for the Manhattan Project in the...

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