Prewar life

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Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
Robert L. Williams was born in Covington, Kentucky in 1922. He was raised in Park Hills. His life was fairly boring...
Walter Barnes did not see much of a change in New Orleans when he returned after the war. Before the war he and his...
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...
Leahr and the interviewer talk about fishing.Leahr grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was a chauffeur and his...
Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for his...
Gonzales was 10 years old when the Japanese invaded [Annotator's Note: Manila, Philippine Islands]. At the time he...
Ferrier was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father died and was buried on his 13th birthday. His...
Tyler was working in the information center receiving radar reports on the morning of the Pearl Harbor attack [...
McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After 3rd grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in Iowa. McGee...
James Nerison was born in San Francisco. His mother and father moved down to the city of Alhambra near Los Angeles. His...
Currey was born in 1925 in Loch Sheldrake, New York and grew up in the small community Hurleyville, New York. His...
Wilburn K. Ross grew up in Strunk, Kentucky. He worked on a farm until he was 18 then went to work in a coal mine but...
Barney Old Coyote was born in April 1923. He spoke the Crow language growing up. Old Coyote was raised by his...
Janice Martin Benario was born in Baltimore, Maryland and went through the public school system. She wanted to go away...
Peterson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma. He had three brothers and a sister and when his mother remarried he got two...
Bell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 15th, 1918. Before the war, Bell had a business manufacturing...
Mack was born in his grandparent’s home. He lived there as an infant. When he got a little older his parents moved to a...
Biddle was born in Daleville, Indiana on November 28th, 1923. Daleville had about nine hundred people. He lived there...
James was born in North Texas in Aberdene. The town is no longer there. He lived there until he was 10 years old. His...
Erickson was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1918. Her father was still fighting in World War I in France. He...
Giles Bacon served with an MP [Annotator’s Note: military police] battalion on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor. He was born...
James McClellan served in the 755th Field Artillery Battalion, 15th Army.He was born in West Virginia. His father...
Yukio Kawamoto was born in Berkeley, California in November 1919. He was drafted into the army from the University of...
Baptiste was born in Saint James Parish, Louisiana on 4 November 1916. He is in town [Annotator's Note: New Orleans]...
Bailey was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina on 12 September 1921.During the Great Depression Bailey's clothes...
Oscar Johnson was born in November 1925 in Pompano Beach, Florida. He had two brothers and a sister. His parents were...
Deen was born in McCray, Georgia. His father was the president of South Methodist College. He was one of three kids....
Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's note: early Cannon Company, before they established them] 39th...
Richard Cole was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1915. After graduating from high school he went to work on a farm for 75...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Kassal was born in Harlem, New York on 28 February 1917. His parents were Polish immigrants. At a young age, his family...
Ehlers served in Company L and Company C of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He enlisted in October...

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