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Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Kauffman gave George Morgan a 60 day leave upon their return home. [Annotator’s Note: Commander Draper L. Kauffman,...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with George Griffenhagen and the interviewer returning from a break and talking...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Interview begins with the interviewer stating that Senator Inouye is and always will be the most influential Japanese-...
Jerry Yellin was born on February 15th, 1924 in Newark, New Jersey. He graduated from Hillside High School in June of...
Bailey had a picture of himself with a flamethrower on his back. It was taken while he was waiting to go free one of...
Swinney always had at least three occupations at the same time. She wanted to learn everything and do everything.Living...
Butler's first installation was on Leyte. Her living quarters were very close to the beach where General MacArthur had...
By the time Barney Old Coyote got out of the service the letter [Annotators Note: see Barney Old Coyote Segment 1] had...
At Northwestern University, Swinney's speech fraternity, Zeta Phi Eta, was sent to Glenview Naval Air Station. There...
To Dr. Roscoe Brown strafing missions were more dangerous than bomber escort missions because they had a liquid cooled...
Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something.She recalls the pin-up girls...
John Vessey learned a lot from his 34th Infantry Division leaders. His experience in North Africa colored his outlook...
Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment lasted an hour. He remembers "Washing Machine Charlie" who...
Perrett's contact with the German prisoner of war (POWs) he transported was very brief. The POWs were usually quite and...
Richard Greer saw a few Red Cross things and the show Bob Hope was in on Pavuvu. He only watched for a little while...
American entertainers on stage at a show for the 7th Armored Division in 1944 or 1945. "Jack Benny, Ingrid Bergman,...
View from the crowd as female entertainer sings on stage during a show for the 7th Armored Division in 1944 or 1945. "...
American soldiers relaxing on a lawn watching a United Service Organization (USO) show. Italy. Probably 1944-45
Two images of American soldiers watching a United Service Organization (USO) show. "A breath of home; American girls in...
American soldiers watching a woman play the accordian at a United Service Organization show (USO) in Italy. Probably...
United Service Organization (USO) girl dancing in front of strategic campaign map of Europe, Italy in foreground. "USO...
Stage of female dancers performing at a United Service Organization (USO) show in Italy. 1944 or 1945
Male entertainer on stage at USO show. "Eddie Braken [Bracken] - U.S.O. Show. Guam." Guam. 1944-45
Entertainer "Martha Tilton" leans over the shoulder of an American Technical Sargeant playing piano for the 7th Armored...
Female entertainer dancing on stage with US serviceman, other servicemen look on from side of stage. Band with piano...
Male entertainer on stage at USO show. Pacific Theater. 1944-45
Five photos of a United Service Organization (USO) show; one image is of Edgar Bergen and his ventriloquist dummie...
American soldiers prepare a stage for a 7th Armored Division USO Show in in an open field at an unidentified location...
Female singer at a United Service Organization (USO) show in Italy; woman holds violin and man plays accordian behind...