Entrance into Service

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Masaji Inoshita asked the man [Annotator’s Note: the man who helped Inoshita’s family when they were being interned]...
Wagner grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She attended high school and college in there.Her father was a ladies tailor. He...
Chaisson was born on 26 October 1924 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He went to high school there and played football until he...
Chuck was born in Long Island, New York in 1917. He believes that things were going better during the Great Depression...
Donald (Don) Malarkey tried to get into the Marine Corps right after the attack on Pearl Harbor but was turned down...
Clarence Anderson was interested in flying from a young age. Lindbergh [Annotator's note: American aviator Charles...
Loevsky was born on Long Island, New York. He was 1 of 3 children.His father worked in a bronze factory. He was a young...
Connick was born in Mobile, Alabama on 27 March 1926. He moved with his family to New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of...
Arthur Jackson was born in Cleveland and grew up in Canton, Ohio. His father was a watch maker and eventually ended up...
Hurd was born in Woodhall, New York to parents who were farmers. When he was 16 years old he was forced to quit school...
Sabol was born in 1924 and knew when the war broke out that he would have to serve in one branch or another. He chose...
Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for his...
Kalil grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana during the Great Depression. He was one of nine children, six girls and three boys...
Interview begins with the interviewer stating that Senator Inouye is and always will be the most influential Japanese-...
McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After 3rd grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in Iowa. McGee...
Rankin did not shoot down Gunther Rall [Annotator's Note: Luftwaffe/West German Air Force Ace Lt. Gen. Gunther Rall]...
Blanchard was born in Yonkers, New York. He moved around quite a bit as an employee of General Motors.He came from a...
Barney Old Coyote was born in April 1923. He spoke the Crow language growing up. Old Coyote was raised by his...
Quintana was born in McComb, Mississippi on December 15th, 1921. McComb was a railroad town. The majority of the...
Henderson begins the interview stating that he wouldn't be there if not for the actions of B-24 crewman.Henderson's...
Peterson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma. He had three brothers and a sister and when his mother remarried he got two...
Schmedemann was born in Junction City, Kansas where he grew up and attended high school. He went to Kansas State...
Charles Bishop was born in New Haven, Connecticut in November of 1920. The depression years were sketchy. His mother...
Monpat was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went to E.D. White High School for one year then quit and went...
Jenkins was born in Louisville, Kentucky on 14 June 1924. His father worked with the L...
Holloman was born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1924. His father worked for the US Postal Service from 1919 until 1969.As...
Esther McNeil grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She was the sixth of eight children.After going into nursing...
Baynham grew up during the Great Depression but doesn't recall life being too bad. After graduating from high school he...
James was born in North Texas in Aberdene. The town is no longer there. He lived there until he was 10 years old. His...
David Paul Spencer was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. It is a little town southwest of Pittsburgh. Spencer went to a...
Robert Akins discusses how the heroes were the ones who gave their lives 10,000 miles from home. Of the 120 men in his...
Mann was born in Germany in 1925 and came to the United States in 1936. His father got a job at an American University....
Theodore Van Kirk, known as Dutch, was born in Pennsylvania. He grew up in a very small town and he described himself...
James McClellan served in the 755th Field Artillery Battalion, 15th Army.He was born in West Virginia. His father...
Richard Candelaria was born in El Paso, Texas. He served in the US Army Air Corps and the Air Force. Candelaria's...
Starnes grew up in Decatur, Georgia. His father was a travelling salesman. By the time he started school he was living...

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