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Benigno Martinez managed to keep on the right side of his commanding officers. He worked so closely with the enlisted...
Going back to his experiences in the Pacific, Arthur Davis recalled visiting many bases, and said New Caledonia was a "...
Coleen Landry's father was an air raid warden and drills would be held weekly. His job included making sure there were...
In Room 28 of the Hamburg Barracks at Terezin, Ela Weissberger had three friends of the same last name, Hannah, Helga,...
For Vernon Leopold, being from a Jewish background was unpleasant in Germany as there had been latent anti-Semitism...
Allen Pedersen [Annotator's Note: as a member of the 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] left the Anzio Beachhead and...
Ruth Switzer recalled living in a two family house. Her family lived in the apartment upstairs and another family lived...
Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington DC on a Sunday morning. Most of...
Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2.] Wilhelm Gehlen witnessed...
Basil Woolf joined the British Navy in May 1941. He was called up in October 1941 and his parents had a fit. His father...
Benjamin Carson was born in February 1923 on a farm in Ottawa Township, Minnesota. Shortly afterward, his family moved...
Joseph Goble was part of a contingent of Marine enlistees from Raleigh, North Carolina. He did 12 weeks of boot camp...
With his interest in submarines, Edward Stone decided to join the Navy and enlisted in December 1940. After acceptance...
Paul J. Frisco enlisted in the Navy because of his father's service during World War 1 and because of the Navy's...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...
Robert Gorman was inducted [Annotator's Note: into the Army] at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He was then sent to Camp...
Jack Carver began his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. An accelerated training went on there to teach...
Cyril Buchert went into the Army Air Corps flight program but washed out. He was given the option to become a radio...
Donelson Houseman was born in Dallas, Texas in 1923 and grew up there. After graduating high school, he began classes...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
When George A. Sarosi worked at a VA Hospital, he always felt it was an extension of the university. He has enjoyed...
When John Caraway boarded the USS Bridge (AF-1), he found it to be not only one of the oldest ships in the Navy's fleet...
Obie Wickersham was born in March 1925 in Oklahoma. One of the legacies of his father's World War 1 service was...
George Edward Morgan was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey on 29 June 1927. He had a younger brother named Robert....
Edward Stone was born in September 1923 in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He grew up in that small town and had an excellent...
June Tinker was born in Coal City, West Virginia in July 1925. She grew up there until she was six years old then moved...
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
Norris Elwyn Gwin was born in June 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an only child. His father was a veteran of World War...
John S. Johnson was born in Midco, Missouri in December 1921 and grew up during the Great Depression. His father had to...
Lawrence N. Brooks was born in 1909 in Norwood, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. Most of his youth was spent near...
Robert Louis Curl was born in 1925 in Warrior, Alabama. He had two brothers and one sister. All his siblings were older...
Walter Broll was born in 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up and was educated in Baltimore. During the Great...
Henry Joseph Malec was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He lost two brothers, Rudolf and Bruno, to the flu epidemic...
Sidney Philips was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up on Georgia Avenue in midtown. Eugene [Annotators Note...
Dorothy Decker Ehlers was born in December 1931 in Long Beach, California and grew up there during the depression years...

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