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[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
After coming back to the United States Raymond Wells took a train to meet his wife in Aberdeen, North Dakota. On the...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
Once sent back to New Orleans, Frank Mancuso was assigned as a special services officer [Annotators Note: at Camp Leroy...
A year after Raymond Wells was shipped to Okinawa Joyce joined him there. At the time there was very little in terms of...
His job was to help get new men settled in, but Raymond Wells had a PFC to help him. Next there were orders to go to...
For Harley Reynolds, it was extremely emotional going back to Normandy for the first time. Reynolds and the honorary...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Esther McNeil grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She was the sixth of eight children.After going into nursing...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator’s Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other the...
After Mervosh helped his wounded friends in the foxhole he realized that he had lost his hearing. Eventually after a...
Besides the flag raising, Dave Severance's most vivid memory was the loss off troops. They knew that the Japanese were...
Delewski still hears from different people from the Laffey. After the war he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and got...
Hairston was sent to Randolph Field in Texas to learn how to fly [Annotator’s Note: after the end of World War II]....
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...
Bailey feels that war should be over with. His division fought the Chinese in North Korea. Young men are fighting today...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...
After the war, James Smith had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He got a job before he was even discharged from...
William Disanza's business lasted over 30 years. The war did not change Disanza drastically. He was in the Civilian...
Lou Brissie's father really wanted him to finish college. Mr. Mack [Annotator's Note: Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr., or...
Grant Ichikawa was first taken to an assembly center located on a horse racing track near Turlock, California. His...
Henry Bourgeois' first air to air combat was over Bougainville. When the dive bombers went into their dive, the entire...
When they got overseas to Italy, black and white [Annotator’s Note: African American and Caucasian], they were a team....
In Ledo, McNeil saw every type of wound. She worked on GIs and on Chinese patients. She worked in the Chinese ward for...
Wahlen was an E-5, Pharmacist’s Mate 2nd class when he got out of the Navy. His US Army career was over twenty years.He...
Jimmy Doi stayed in the army until 1949. He had reenlisted as a quartermaster because he did not want to be in the...
When McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve their living...
In September Henderson was on a flight to China as navigator. He was with a crew that had to bail out on the flight...
Schmedemann's career was in his hands. He wanted to go to the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth,...
The war ended on May 8th, 1945. Coincidentally it was Hairston's birthday. It was also Truman's [Annotator’s Note:...
Ferrier did not like the way they were awarding flight orders to the crewman. Ferrier made his boss well aware of that...
Back in the United States the main role he had was to see that everybody's personnel records were in order before they...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...
Henry Phillips' most vivid memory of the war is how well the Nazis proved themselves as being the worst horror that was...
When Hairston was in Italy he received and gave favorable treatment from and to the Italians. He felt that the black...

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