World War II

 


The following interviews belong to the World War II collection. They are arranged in alphabetical order. By accessing any interview transcript, you acknowledge your understanding of the Program’s policies on using interviews, given in the Using the Collections section. Transcripts are only available for Category “E” interviews whose OHP Control Numbers (OHPCN) are hyperlinked. Remember that interviews whose transcripts do not appear online are still often available either by email or at the Program’s office in Tallahassee.

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Interviewee OHPCN VHPCN Status Date WW2 Abstract
Adams, Allen B. 0926 77797 R 06/22/1999 Y Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry division; 1940-45; driver for General John Stokes in Europe, 1944-45; served in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Czechoslovakia; D-Day medal, Presidential Citation; combat medal
Adams, Ivary 1052 S 04/17/1998 N Abstract under construction
Adams, Joseph E. 1635 77806 E 12/04/2003 N US Navy, 1940-1955; aircraft machinist; Air Group 81
Adams, Kitty 0656 S 09/02/2003 N Abstract under construction
Adams, Sarah 1461 S 02/02/2000 N Abstract under construction
Addis, Eugene 1156 S 11/02/1999 N US Navy; Philippines
Aiken, Charles 1712 S 07/12/2000 N Abstract under construction
Airey, Paul W. 0160 E 10/21/2004 N US Air Force; 485th Bomb Group; POW
Aldridge, James 0846 S 03/31/1999 N 88th Glider Infantry, 13th Airborne Division; drafted fall 1942; Forts Bragg, Custer, McCall
Alford, Barney 1754 E 03/16/2005 N US Army, 106th division; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Battle of the Bulge; 82nd Airborne Infantry; Silver Star
Alford, James, MD 0737 77808 S 11/20/1998 N Medical Doctor; Army Specialized Training Program
Allen, Arthur 1169 S 07/01/1999 N 7th Army under Patch; Central Europe; Rhineland
Allen, Blevins P. 1521 S 10/29/1999 N US Navy 1942-1946; Atlantic Ocean area, LST 508; European theatre (Normandy invasion, convoy duty)
Allen, C. Everett 1732 E 01/12/2005 N Abstract under construction
Allen, Shirley 0465 S 04/10/2001 Y US Marine Corps 1942 (North Carolina, California); description of the hardships and humor of camp life during the war.
Allen, Vernon 0551 S 02/28/1998 N Volunteered 1940; Purple Heart; Pacific
Allen, Vivian (Mrs. Ben) 0423 S 05/24/2001 Y Life on the home front; Panama Canal Zone
Anderson, Isham L. 0548 S 03/23/1998 N Drafted 1944; Iwo Jima; Okinawa
Anderson, Isham L. 0594 S 04/07/1998 N Drafted 1944; Okinawa; Iwo Jima
Anderson, Walter 1516 S 06/02/2000 N US Navy, USS Snook, USS Dace; Pacific theater (Leyte Gulf), depth charge attacks
Anton, Eugene 0701 S 09/03/1998 N Sgt. Eugene Anton (served 1943-1946) relates his frustrations with military procedure and his experiences at several bases stateside, as well as a stint as a truck driver on Iwo Jima after it was taken bu the Americans.
Appel, Jack 1439 77809 S 04/10/2000 N US Army; European theater (17th Signal Operations Battalions, England, Normandy invasion D-29, Versailles, Battle of the Bulge, occupied Germany); comments on Buchenwald
Ardanuy, Philip C. 1267 S 06/05/2002 N Abstract under construction
Armstrong, Charles L. 0766 S 09/17/1998 N Abstract under construction
Arnold, A. Richard 1422 77798 S 04/09/2000 N US Army 1943-45; European theater (Battle of the Bulge)
Arnold, Gilbert 1311 S 06/28/2001 N Abstract under construction
Arnold, Lacy (Col.) 0749 S 06/19/2000 N Abstract under construction
Art, Oren G. 1428 77799 R 02/04/2002 Y US Navy, USS Hornet (CV-12); Pacific theater (Iwo Jima, Okinawa, occupation of Japan; war crimes trials on Kwajalein and Guam – trials of Japanese officers responsible for the executions of American civilian workers captured on Wake Island in 1941.)
Ash, Clarke 1337 S 02/15/2000 N Clarke Ash (served 1942-46) discusses his experiences as a flight instructor stateside and a bomber pilot in the European Theater of World War II. Ash also remained in Europe organizing courier flights for a year after V-E day.
Ashler, Philip (Admiral) 0452 77801 S 06/22/1992 N US Navy 1941-1959; European theater (USS Arkansas, convoy duty in North Atlantic, Normandy invasion, USS Nevada in Operation Anvil, the Allied invasion of southern France in August 1944); Pacific theater (USS Nevada, invasions of Iwo Jima, Okinawa).
Avant, David A., Jr. 0719 S 04/10/2001 N Abstract under construction
Avant, George 0720 S 10/30/2001 N Abstract under construction
Avant, George 0722 S 07/03/2002 N Abstract under construction
Avant, George 0721 S 05/19/2000 N Abstract under construction
Aymes, Edward 1597 77802 S 06/29/2000 N US Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; 344th Squadron, 98th Bomb Group, Fifteenth Air Force; European theater (Italy).
Backlund, Herman 0463 S 06/23/1992 N US Navy; Pacific theater (USS Independence original crew); descriptions of naval combat, including carrier raids on Japanese-held islands, attack on Japanese battleship Yamato, torpedoing of the Independence by a Japanese bomber; daily life on a ship at war.
Bader, Willard C. 1068 S 09/11/1999 N Willard Bader recalls his experiences as a bombadier in the Army Air Corps, including raids on Berlin in 1944 and his experience as a POW at Stalag Luft One after his bomber was shot down.
Bailey, David R. 1501 S 06/01/2000 N US Army Air Corps; Stateside: flight instructor in Georgia and Florida
Bailey, Ray J. 1779 77804 S 07/14/2000 N Army Infantry; Pacific theater; Special Forces – 77th Infantry division
Baldino, Nicholas and Jeanne 1734 E 01/18/2005 N Abstract under construction
Baldwin, R. Tom 0572 77805 S 10/23/2001 Y Life as an enlisted man; hazing; some service in the latter part of the war
Baldwin, Tom R. 0598 77805 S 12/17/1998 Y Postwar United States military aviation
Ballas, Pete 0581 S 02/28/1998 N Army Air Corps; enlisted 1942; 46th Air Depot Group; organized USO entertainment programs
Balliet, Howard 1973 82252 E 11/19/2003 N Abstract under construction
Bamberger, George W. 1085 S 09/30/1999 N Served 1941-1945; US Air Force; South Pacific on Vanuatu; Guadalcanal
Bandlow, Richard 1032 S 07/30/1999 N Lt. Col. Richard Bandlow recounts his experience during WWII as a finance officer at Dale Mabry Field in Tallahassee.
Bane, Mark C., Jr. 0804 S 02/25/1999 N Col. Mark Bane discusses his time as a cadet trainer at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama during WWII and later as part of the occupation force in Japan (1946-1949).
Bannerman, Robert 0596 S 03/20/2003 N Abstract under construction
Bannerman, Robert 0605 S 03/21/2003 N Abstract under construction
Barineau, James 0996 84906 S 06/24/1999 N James Barineau (served 1941-45) recounts his experiences as a gunner with the 9th Air Force, 376th Bomb Group, 515th Squadron. Barineau was stationed in Abusueir, Egypt, on an RAF base for several months in 1942-43.
Barineau, Lenis 0496 S 03/18/1999 Y US Army Air Corps 1943-46; Pacific theater (Guam); Tallahassee native; civillian worker at Dale Mabry Field in 1941; basic training at Camp Blanding.
Barnett, Clyde H. Jr. 0618 S 04/30/1998 N Drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1941; 49th Pursuit Group
Barr, Bernie 0850 S 07/20/2000 N Bomber Pilot, served 1939-1970; commanded the 416th bomber squadron and then the 99th bomber group of the 15th Air Force in Italy
Barron, Harry 1388 S 03/09/2000 N Harry Barron, A British subject, served with the British 6th Airborne Division in Europe during World War II and with British forces in Palestine in 1945-46. As a parachutist and member of the glider-transported 6th Reconnaissance Squadron, he landed in Normandy on D-Day -1, and later took part in the crossing of the Rhine.
Bartelt, Milton 0980 R 10/04/1999 Y Milton Bartlet (served 1942-??) with no interviewer present, relates his experiences as a combat medic on the front lines in Europe.
Bassett, H. Burt 1603 80002 R 09/30/2002 Y US Navy; joined 1940; Leyte Gulf; ship sank; flew in training missions
Basten, Robert 0451 80049 S 02/01/1998 Y US Army Air Corps 1943-; Pacific theater (B-24 pilot, Palaus, Philippines, Iwo Jima; dropped leaflets over Hiroshima to warn Japanese to surrender).
Baszkowski, Thomas 1867 82246 E 12/09/2005 N Abstract under construction
Bauer, Engelbert O. 1933 S 06/21/1999 N Abstract under construction
Baughman-Kaehler, Ingrid 1285 S 03/28/2002 N Abstract under construction
Beakman, L. M. (Buzz); (DMV) 1833 S 10/07/1999 N Abstract under construction
Beauchesne, Armand and Georgie 1551 R 05/30/2002 Y US Merchant Marine, 1945-1946; Pacific theater (Ulithi, Korea, Taiwan, Shanghai); European theater (France, Belgium); delivered supplies.
Beck, William J. 0772 80032 S 01/23/1999 N William Beck (served 1940-1945) discusses his experiences as a pilot in the 27th bomber group, stationed in Australia in the early stages of WWII. In 1943, he returned stateside and served as a Flying Safety Officer until war’s end, after which he was discharged.
Beckert, Howard 1317 80053 R 02/21/2001 Y Howard Beckert (served 1942-??) discusses his service in the Navy during World War II. Beckert was involved in the Sicily and Italy campaigns as well as the Normandy invasion.
Beeman, Hollis M. 1244 80056 S 12/07/1999 N Hollis Beeman (served 1943-45) discusses his time in the 6th Engineers Brigade. Beeman participated in the D-Day invasion on Omaha Beach and served as a driver for several high-ranking officers in the following weeks. He was stationed in France for the remainder of the war.
Bell, Clyde 1348 80040 R 03/05/2001 Y Personnel officer in an artillery regiment in the European Theater. Bell shipped to North Africa and then to Italy in 1943, fought at Anzio, and participated in the subsequent advance north.
Bell, Lester F. 1575 S 06/12/2000 N US Army 1942-1945; 439th Signal Heavy Construction Battalion; European theater (North Africa, Sicily, Italy, southern France; duties included erecting telephone poles and laying underground cable.
Bellafiore, Edward A. and Katherine 0440 S 06/04/1992 N US Navy, VPB 117th Patrol Squadron; Pacific theater; 30+ missions; USS Currituck; life as a young wife and mother while husband overseas.
Bellanca, Carmen A. 1308 R 02/07/2001 Y Carmen Bellanca (served 1942-45) discusses his experiences as a medic in the 1st Infantry Division during World War II. Bellanca participated in the North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy campaigns.
Bellas, Grace 0318 E 09/08/2008 N Conducted as part of research for Pelt’s doctoral dissertation, “Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of a World War II War Industry on Panama City, Florida.” Ms. Bellas rented housing on the beach to Wainwright Shipyard employees.
Beller, Harold 1816 77803 E 07/23/2005 N Abstract under construction
Bennett, Ruth 0492 S 01/19/1998 N Secretary for the Association of American Railroads and the Charleston Navy Yard during the war; home-front conditions in Washington, DC.
Benning, Monica and Bernard F. 1214 S 10/20/2002 N Abstract under construction
Benscoter, Sheldon B. 0855 R 03/18/1999 Y Sheldon Benscoter (served 1942-45) describes his experiences as a bombardier with the 98th Bomb Group stationed in Italy during WWII. Benscoter was shot down 4/8/45 and was a prisoner of war for a brief time.
Bergmann, Glenn 1190 S 10/10/2000 N US Army, 10th Mountain Division, 1st Cavalry; OSS Philippines, Battle of Luzon, CBI Theater; military advisor to Chiang-Kai-Shek.
Bernhardt, Gerald 1567 S 06/12/2000 N US Army 1943-1945; 28th Division; European theater (France); encounters with English civilians.
Berry, Robert 1128 S 10/21/1999 N Col. Robert Berry (service dates not listed) discusses his involvement in the Normandy invasion and its aftermath as a graves registration officer in the 6th Engineers Special Brigade. The interview also includes accounts of American soldiers’ being hung for war crimes.
Berube, Robert E. 0710 S 10/21/1998 N Robert Berube (served 1940-1945) discusses his experiences as a photographer with the 27th and 89th Bomb Groups during WWII. Berube was stationed in Australia and survived three different crash landings.
Bestwick, Warren 1484 S 02/02/2000 N Abstract under construction
Betts, Wayne F. 0664 S 10/28/2003 N Abstract under construction
Bevis, Betty (Mrs) 1020 S 06/16/1999 N Betty Bevis (served 1942-1945) relates her experiences as a pharmacist in the Philadelphia Naval Hospital during World War II. The interview also contains information about Hunter College in New York.
Biddle, Hubert H. and Carol 1059 S 09/09/1999 N Lt. Col. Hubert Biddle (20 years service) recalls his wartime experience as an artillery officer in Europe and, more thoroughly, his position at the European War Criminals Prison in Mondorf, Luxembourg, and Nuremberg. His wife, Carol, describes her life on the home front.
Bigham, William E., Jr. 0969 84900 S 06/07/1999 N William Bigham (served 1942-1945) recalls his service as a bomber pilot in the 381st Bomb Group in World War II. Bigham flew thirty-five missiones in Europe following the D-Day invasion.
Bindhardt, Klaus 1737 S 05/20/2002 N Abstract under construction
Biro, Edward 1143 S 03/24/2000 N Abstract under construction
Bishop, William 0424 S 02/18/2000 Y US Army; Pacific theater (Luzon, Philippines) Bronze Star recipient; interaction with Filipino civilians.
Bitzer, Joe 1623 S 01/24/2000 N Bitzer (pilot) was one of a five-man B-24 crew that operated out of Italy. The men called themselves “Bitz-Kriegers.”
Blankenship, Bernard 1226 05/31/2001 Abstract under construction
Blend, Richard F. 0655 S 05/14/1998 N Richard Blend (served 1941-1946, 1951-1953) recalls his time in the Fifth Air Force s Signal Corps during World War II. Blend spent time in New Guinea, Leyte, Okinawa, and in Japan with the Occupation Force.
Blodgett, Forrest (Ph.D) 0476 S 06/24/1992 N US Army 1945; life in Oregon during World War II; Occupation Force in Japan; detailed recollections
Blue, Cecil B. 1502 S 06/01/2000 N US Army, artilleryman; Pacific theater
Blumenfeld, Edward 2099 84885 01/27/2012 Abstract under construction
Blumenstein, Cecil 1274 80038 R 10/24/2000 Y US Army 1943-1945; European theater (13th Armored Division, Germany); POW
Bogdonoff, Harold 2062 83825 08/09/2011 Abstract under construction
Bolling, James A. 1632 80061 E 11/17/2003 N James Bolling (served 1942-1966) recalls his WWII experience in the Army Air Corps. Bolling was a bombardier in a B-17 in the 379th Bomb Group. He flew twenty-five missions out of Britain over Germany. Bolling talks about the loss of life and German intelligence. He stayed in the Air Force and held various positions after the war.
Bolte, William J. 1784 E 07/08/2005 N Flamethrower in the Pacific; dropping of first atomic bomb
Boltz, Paul W. 1060 S 05/27/1999 N Navy signal officer; Pacific theater; Okinawa; Philippines; Japan; served on the Teton and the Haggard
Boone, Arthur T. 0702 S 02/13/2006 N Abstract under construction
Boone, Earle A. 0269 E 05/15/2008 N Employee of Wainwright Shipyard, Bay County, Florida; conducted as part of research for Pelt s doctoral dissertation, Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of a World War II War Industry on panama City, Florida.
Boone, Robert Leon 2137 09/27/2012 Abstract under construction
Booth, Cornell 0715 S 09/24/1998 N Col. Cornell Booth (served 1941-??), who began FSU s ROTC program in the early 1950s, in this interview discusses his role as an infantry captain during WWII. In the early stages of the war, Booth trained drivers in Virginia; later he was sent to the Pacific and participated in the Okinawa invasion.
Booth, Willis D. 0921 80078 S 04/10/1999 N Willis Booth (Marine Corps, served 1943-46) spend nearly two years on the islands of Saipan and Tinian after they had been secured. However, the bulk of this interview relates to life on Parris Island and boot camp
Bosin, Leonard 1558 S 06/09/2000 N US Army, 1944-1946; Corps of Engineers, 596th Headquarters Company; Pacific theater (Philippines)
Bostick, G. Fred 0839 S 03/24/1999 N Gunner in the Army Air Corps before and during the war; 403rd Bomb Squadron; 43rd Bomb Group; 360th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group; Battle of the Bulge
Boterf, Joseph M., Jr. 2121 09/10/2012 Abstract under construction
Bowland, Jack 1518 S 05/31/2000 N US Army, 1946-1947; German occupation; Criminal Investigation Division (investigated rape cases and black market operations)
Bowman, H.C. 1249 02/07/2001 Abstract under construction
Bowman, Hazel L. 0973 S 06/08/1999 N Hazel Bowman recalls her experiences at FSCW in the mid-1930s, as well as in the Signal Corps and the Red Cross during World War II. Bowman spent nearly two years in India and Burma in the latter stages of the war.
Bradley, Aubrey 1134 S 04/10/2000 N Abstract under construction
Brady, Henry G. Jr. 1970 82260 E 10/22/2006 N Abstract under construction
Bramble, Robert G. 1320 80007 R 02/22/2001 Y Robert Bramble (served 1940-65) discusses his career in the Army Air Corps and Air Force. During World War II, Bramble served in troop carrier squadrons which dropped airborne units over Sicily and Normandy. Bramble also participated in the Berlin Airlift and the Vietnam War.
Brandoff, Isidore 1018 S 06/12/2001 N Abstract under construction
Brandon, Henry Franklin 1426 S 02/06/2000 N US Marine Corps; pilot, Pacific theater; account is supplemental to the history of his unit, recorded in Death Rattlers: Marine Squadron VMF 323 over Okinawa.
Brannen, William 0725 S 09/22/1998 N Bill Brannen (served 1942-45?) recalls his experiences in the Marine Corps during World War II. Brannen spent a year as an MP at Camp Lejeune before shipping to the Pacific, where he participated in the invasions of Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima
Branson, Charles 1148 S 10/25/1999 N Charles Branson (served 1942-45) describes his experiences in a tank destroyer battalion in the European Theater of World War II. Branson paints a vivid picture of combat inside a destroyer during the Battle of the Bulge. An African-American, he also comments on wartime race relations in the army
Brantley, Melvin 1909 S 07/31/2003 N Abstract under construction
Brassell, Stephanie W. 1617 80011 E 11/04/2003 N Trained as a nurse at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh; 58th general hospital; D-Day casualties
Braun, Gene 1385 S 10/16/2000 N Abstract under construction
Brautigam, Anthony (Ad) 1205 S 11/17/1999 N US Army Air Corps 1942-45; European theater; ground maintenance, German occupation force, ran an Officers’ Club.
Brennan, Leo F. 1039 S 12/13/1999 N Abstract under construction
Brent, Landon 0994 80065 S 06/17/1999 N Eighth Air Force (1942-1945); gunner; flew 31 missions in the European theater (2 on D-Day); as a gunner and then returned stateside as a flight instructor at Tyndall field, Panama City, FL. Emotional aftereffects of the war.
Bricker, Raymond F. 0679 S 05/26/1998 N Raymond Bricker (served 1940-45?) recalls his experiences as a paratrooper and prisoner of war during World War II. Bricker missed his jump over Sicily, was captured, and spent time in a prison camp in Austria.
Briggs, James O. 0718 80018 R 06/17/1995 Y James Briggs (served 1943-46) recalls his experiences in an anti-aircraft unit in the European Theater of World War II. Briggs landed in Europe in the fall of 1944 and participated in the Battle of the Bulge and subsequent advance across Germany.
Brill, Jerome and Rosalind 1928 E 04/12/2005 N Abstract under construction
Brock, Harley W. 1334 S 02/10/2000 N Abstract under construction
Brodie, Gretchen 0809 S 02/22/1999 N Gretchen Brodie recalls life in South Florida during World War II. Brodie’s husband was sent overseas and wounded. She discusses rationing, commuting, and other aspects of life on the home front.
Brodsky, Abraham 0432 S 02/08/1999 N Canadian national; served in MI6 during war; speaks six languages.
Brookmeyer, Sidney 1294 R 02/06/2001 Y Sidney Brookmeyer (served 1942?-46) discusses his stint as an MP officer on Ie Shima in the closing months and aftermath of the war. Brookmeyer was involved in arranging security for Japanese officers on their way to negotiate the surrender in August 1945.
Brooks, Newton J. 0946 85495 S 06/04/1999 N Newton Brooks (served 1937-45?) relates his experiences as a radioman on the USS Helm in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Brooks was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor and later participatd in the invasion of Guadalcanal.
Brower, David 0874 R 05/13/1999 Y Sgt. David Brower (served 1943-1946) recalls his experience on a tank crew in the 107th Armored Cavalry in World War II. Brower was stationed in Germany in the last stages and immediate aftermath of the war; his unit defendedthe right flank of the 7th Army as it advanced eastward. At war’s end, Brower joined the 115th Army Ground Corps Band in southern Germany, and played with it until he was sent home in 1946.
Brown, Alvin H. 1469 S 05/22/2000 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (England, Eighth Air Force, 95th Bomber Group); B-17 pilot; ten missions; post-war FSU student; Korean War
Brown, Charles L. 0812 S 02/23/1999 N Abstract under construction
Brown, Eugene S. 1103 85474 S 09/30/1999 N Eugene S. Brown was enlisted in the Army during World War II. He served from 1943 to 1946. Although he was not involved in the initial landing in France on D-Day, he arrived in France with the 78th Infantry Division in Novemeber of 1944.
Brown, Frank 2097 83836 03/08/2012 Abstract under construction
Brown, Gene 1385 83824 R 11/14/2001 Drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1943; gunnery school at Panama City in 1944; became a tail gunner in B-24; hazards of flying over the English channel; bailed out over Germany; abuse after capture by the local populace; escaped for four days; hiding under haystacks; recaptured by civilian policeman; interrogation; imprisonment at Stalag Luft IV; separation of British from Americans, and officers from enlisted men; liberated by British soldiers; arrived back in the US on June 19, 1945.
Brown, Gordon P. 1370 80024 R 05/15/2001 Y Gordon Brown (served 1940-45) discusses his experiences as an airman in the European Theater of World War II. Brown spent the first part of the wra stateside, including some time in Alaska. He joined the Fiftieth Air Force in Itary in the fall of 1944 and flew tenty-five missions, many as a cameraman.
Brown, Harold 0676 77815 S 08/18/1998 N Harold Brown (served 1939-46) describes his experiences in the Navy during World War II. Brown served on the first USS Yorktown, as well as a hospital ship and a minesweeper. Later he worked as a guard at a German POW camp.
Brown, J. Rae (James R.) 0731 77817 S 11/05/1998 N James Brown (served 1944-46) describes his experiences in the Navy in the aftermath of World War II. Brown was sent to Guam at war’s end and served as a fire controlman for almost a year.
Brown, Melvin 1710 77821 E 10/02/2004 N US Army, 1941-1945, Ordinance Specialist School at Aberdeen Proving Grounds; European theater (France, supply depot); V-E Day; UCLA on GI Bill
Brown, Ruben 0635 84905 10/16/2009 Abstract under construction
Brown, Vera and Moe 0529 S 01/23/1998 N Vera and Moe Brown recall their experiences as children growing up in England during World War II. They describe the Blitz, victory gardens, interactions with American troops and so forth.
Bruner, James 0875 S 04/22/1999 N James Bruner (served 1943-46) recalls his experiences as an infantryman during World War II. Bruner spent almost a year training for the coast artillery before being shipped to Europe in early 1945, after which he participated in the Allied advance, including the Remagen Bridge engagement; German occupation force
Bruni, Joseph John (Joe) 1263 77858 R 07/25/2000 Y US Marine Corps 1943-45; Pacific theater (invasions of the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Iwo Jima)
Bruns, Martin 0448 S 05/30/2003 N Abstract under construction
Bryan, Grover C. 1587 77824 S 06/16/2000 N US Army Air Corps 1941-1945, Aviation Cadet program; delivered factory planes to bases in America and Canada; CBI theater, 14th Air Force, Chinese Air Force; delivered gasoline, bombs, ammunition, etc.
Buffman, Albert E. 2122 09/19/2012 Abstract under construction
Burdick, Gene Victor 1110 S 06/19/2000 N Army Air Corps (1942-1946); airplane mechanic, heavy equipment operator
Burke, Robert, Sr. 1119 R 03/13/2000 Y Served in the Army Air Corps during World War II (1943-1945). He discusses his parachute and glider training experiences; assigned to the 11th Airborne Division of the 8th Air Force and trained at Camp Mackall, North Carolina and Camp Polk, Louisiana; Leyte; Luzon.
Burkley, Richard 0571 S 02/07/2009 Y Richard Burkley (served 1944-45) relates his experiences as a signalman on an LST in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Burkley took part in the invasion of Okinawa and spent time in the Philippines; amphibious invasions
Burt, Evelyn Rees 0212 S 07/26/2000 N Ms. Burt recounts her experiences in the United States Navy during World War II as a WAVE officer. She gives insightful commentary on the experience of being a woman in a man’s Navy.
Busby, John W., Sr. 0771 S 01/04/1999 N Parris Island training; Guadalcanal
Butler, John R. 1314 S 07/11/2001 N Abstract under construction
Caldwell, Robert T. 0748 77828 R 01/01/1995 Y Robert Caldwell (served 1942-1963) relates his experiences as a Navy pilot during World War II. Caldwell participated in the invasions of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam, before spending the last months of the war on Wake Island.
Callahan, William 0703 S 09/03/1998 N Callahan took part in the Normandy invasion with the 115th Infantry Division and was wounded. After his recovery, he spent the remainder of the war behind the lines in Europe. Callahan also served in the Korean War
Callis, Charles 0806 77829 S 02/24/1999 N Callis was selected as a flight instructor after his flight training and trained pilots (including some Turks and Chinese) in Sarasota.
Cameron, Kenneth F. 1251 S 12/09/1999 N SeaBee during WWII. Stationed in the South Pacific on the USS Tutuila, Cameron worked as part of the repair ship crew.
Camp, Spurgeon 0570 E 01/17/2008 N Spurgeon Camp (served 1945-1947) tells of his experience in the Merchant Marine in the last days and immediate aftermath of World War II, during which time he was stationed in the Philippines.
Campbell, James H. 0707 77848 R 06/02/1999 Y James H. Campbell (served 1940-1945) began his service in the field artillery but eventually became a carrier pilot, serving on the USS Yorktown and as a flight instructor for most of the war.
Campbell, Keith 0494 S 01/22/2002 Y US Army Air Corps 1943-1945, 1951-1952; European theater (Italy); personnel office; information on conditions in southern Italy during the later stages of the war.
Campbell, Paul E. 0894 77849 S 05/13/1999 N Paul Campbell (served 1942-45) recalls his experiences as a flight instructor and bomber pilot during World War II. Campbell flew fifty missions with the 401st Bomb Group stationsed in England in 1944-1945.
Candelaria, Isiah 1186 05/23/200 Abstract under construction
Carlin, James G. 1223 S 09/23/1999 N Abstract under construction
Carman, Erwin Eugene 2123 09/19/2012 Abstract under construction
Caron, George R. (Bob) 1505 S 03/27/2003 N US Army Air Corps, Pacific theater; tail gunner on the “Enola Gay.”
Carroll, Claude G. and Edna 1252 S 07/09/2003 N Abstract under construction
Carroll, Eugene C. 1038 S 10/03/2001 N Abstract under construction
Carron, Joyce S. 1589 R 09/16/2002 Y Military wife; husband was in the Medical Corps; bases for training, his shipment out for Normandy invasion (group surgeon for Ninth Air Force); life in Miami with daughter while husband was overseas.
Carson, John A. 1624 S 03/16/1998 N Carson (copilot) was one of a five-man B-24 crew that operated out of Italy. The men called themselves “Bitz-Kriegers.”
Carter, Herbert E. 0172 S 07/24/2000 N Lt. Colonel USAF (Ret); 99th Pursuit Squadron 1942-49. Lt. Col. Herbert E. Carter (served 1941-1969) recalls his service in World War II as a Tuskegee Airman in the 99th Pursuit Squadron
Carter, Raymond 1457 S 04/17/2000 N US Army; European theater (North Africa, Normandy invasion, St. Lo., France; two Purple Hearts, Silver Star.
Carver, Weyman Sinclair 1760 09/13/2005 Abstract under construction
Casalino, Valentino 1157 S 11/01/1999 N Victor Casalino (served 1943-45) discusses his service as an aerial gunner in the European theater of World War II, where he flew fifty missions.
Case, Richard J. (GYSGT, USMC Ret.) 0990 S 06/01/1999 N Richard Case (served 1936, 1943-??) recalls his service as a Marine Corps drill instructor on Parris Island during World War II. Case spent a short period of time in the Pacific as well near the war’s end, but saw no combat and resumed his position as drill instructor in 1946.
Caster, Frank 1457 01/19/2011 Abstract under construction
Caton, Edward H. (Colonel, USAF retired) 0574 S 09/01/1998 N Aerial photographer and gunner in the Army Air Corps
Cavanary, Edward J. 1749 R 07/28/2008 Y Abstract under construction
Cecot, Felix 1412 S 11/19/1998 N Abstract under construction
Chabot, John B. (Reverend) 1005 82265 S 07/06/1999 N Rev. John Chabot (served 1944-1946) recalls his experiences with the 124th Infantry Combat Team, 31st Infantry Division, during the las stages of World War II.
Champion, John 1001 S 06/30/1999 N John Champion (served 1942-194?) recalls his time spent on New Caledonia during World War II and his subsequent career as a teacher and administrator at FSU.
Chapman, Judd 0751 S 12/04/1998 N Dr. W. Judd Chapman (served 1943-1946) discusses his experience in an anti-aircraft unit in Europe in the latter stages of World War II. Chapman participated in the Battle of the Bulge and subsequent invasion of Germany. Mrs. Chapman also contributes some of her experiences on the home from, in a shipyard in Savannah, while her husband was overseas.
Cittadini, Joseph 1703 77850 S 08/12/2000 Y US Army Air Corps 1942-1945, navigator, trained at Salman Field, Louisiana; European theater, 384th BG (England); 20 missions; POW, Stalag Luft 3; different ways that prisoners entertained themselves and kept informed about the war.
Clark, Donald H. (Cmdr, USNR ret) 0704 77851 S 09/04/1998 N Donald Clark (served 1942-45) discusses his experiences as an aerial navigator in the European Theater of World War II. Clark was based in England and flew fifty-eight missions in 1944. He patrolled for submarines on D-Day.
Clark, John E. 0688 S 04/23/1998 N John “Jack” Clark discusses the World War II home front in North Arlington, New Jersey. Clark was a volunteer for the civil defense force, and the interview contains information about civil defense, rationing, and other wartime activities.
Clark, Robert A. 1225 S 11/28/1999 N Robert Clark (Army, 1944-1946) initially trained as an infantryman, but later served in the Finance Corps. He volunteered for the service even though he was classified 3A.
Clark, William J. and Glenda 1231 7785277853 S 11/29/1999 N US Navy late in the war; small-town life on the home front.
Clay, Robert B. 1003 S 11/19/1998 N Abstract under construction
Clelland, Don 0826 S 03/17/1999 N Don Clellan (served 1943-1945) describes his experiences in the Marine Corps during World War II. Clellan went through numerous training schools before being sent to the Pacific theater, where he took part in the invasion of Iwo Jima
Clemons, Marvin P. 1155 R 06/02/2000 Y Marvin Clemons (1940-45) discusses his military service during World War II. Clemons was severely injured in a commando operation at Oran, French Morocco, in November 1942
Clifton, Vernon R. (Myrtle) 0674 77810 S 07/13/1998 N Vernon Clifton (served 1943-1946) describes his duties as a military policeman during World War II. Clifton began his service with a six-month stint in Louisiana before being sent to Europe, where he was variously stationed in Southampton, Metz, Remagen, and Nuremberg.
Clymer, Samuel H. 1097 77811 R 03/10/2000 Y Col. Samuel Clymer (served 1943-63) describes his experiences as a truck company commander in the European theater of World War II. Clymer served in the 519th Truck Regiment during and after the Normandy Invasion.
Cobb, Normann 1369 10/05/2001 Abstract under construction
Cockrell, Loren 0844 S 03/29/1999 N Loren Cockrell (active duty 1943-1946) relates his experiences during World War II. Cockrell worked on the 3rd Locks Project in the Panama Canal Zone until he was drafted into the Air Force in 1943.
Cole, David H. 0835 77820 S 06/21/1999 N David Cole (served 1942-1944) discusses his experience as a black soldier posted stateside in World War II. Cole served in the Army Air Corps until hypertension resulted in a medical discharge in 1944
Cole, Richard 2005 82267 S 02/06/2003 N Cole was Jimmy Doolittle’s copilot on the famous Tokyo bombing raid of April 1942. He also served in the CBI theater and later in the Korean War.
Coleman, James C. 1535 77825 S 06/05/2000 N US Army Corps of Engineers, 1941-1945; 97th Engineer General Service Regiment [African American unit]; Alaska (operation and maintenance of the Al-Can Highway); Pacific theater (Philippines), 855th Construction Battalion, 1872nd Engineer Aviation Battalion
Coleman, Leonard 1598 S 06/30/2000 N US Air Corps 1943-45; Stateside (Dale Mabry Field, Tallahassee, Florida); clerical position
Coleman, William C. 1588 77834 S 06/14/2000 N US Army, 1942-45; European theater, paratrooper, 101st Airborne (Normandy invasion); POW in Stalag 12A, Stalag 4B; Dresden firestorms; Camp RAMP (Recovered Allied Military Personnel)
Coleman, Wilson M. 0929 S 02/17/2000 N Abstract under construction
Colgan, William Buchanan 1245 77839 R 07/19/2000 Y In 1943, he joined the 79th Fighter Squadron of the U.S. 12th Air Force in Sicily, and fought with that unit, using P-40, and later P-47 aircraft through the Italian campaign beginning with the invasions at Salerno and Anzio and then up the boot of Italy.
Collins, J. Howard 1699 E 07/20/2004 N US Army Air Corps, 1944-1946, radio operator, flight engineer, aerial gunner; Pacific theater (492nd Bomb Group, Okinawa); submarine patrol missions. Post-war 6th Emergency Rescue Squadron, air and sea rescue missions from Okinawa to Shanghai and Japan.
Collins, Joseph 1101 S 10/01/1999 N Joseph Collins (served 1942-45) relates his military experience during World War II. Collins served as an aerial navigator in the Navy in the South Pacific. He never saw combat and eventually washed out of pilot training in 1945.
Colman, Gerald A. (Gerry) 1145 S 06/02/1999 N Abstract under construction
Colvin, Eleanor C. 1499 S 06/10/2003 N Abstract under construction
Conde, Raul (“Paul”) 1115 S 07/27/2000 N Abstract under construction
Conklin, Charles 0852 R 03/03/1999 Y Major Charles Conklin (served 1936-1956) recalls his combat experience in the 102nd Infantry Division during World War II. Conklin was stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, but was not on base at the time of the Japanese attack
Cook, James E. 1065 S 01/26/1999 N Abstract under construction
Cooler, Harold L. 1556 83844 S 06/07/2000 N US Army, 1698th Engineer Combat Battalion [African American]; European theater Ninth Army (France, Belgium, Germany); pontoon bridges that the unit built at Wesel for the crossing of the Rhine River
Cooper, Bill Minor 1139 77844 R 05/18/2000 Y Submariner; Pacific theater; served on the Sculpin, which sank; POW in Japan
Cooper, Don 1675 E 02/16/2004 N Don Cooper (U.S. Army 1942?-1946) initially served as an infantryman in the 21st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division. He was involved in the Southern Philippine Campaign and saw his first combat on the island of Mindinao.
Cope, Haldene (Hal) A. 0817 84888 S 10/19/1999 N Copeland flew in the Pacific theater with the 345th Bomb Group in 1943-44 before retraining on a C-54 and making regular flights to the Pacific theater from California
Copeland, John G. (Jack) 0619 S 07/15/2003 N Abstract under construction
Cornett, Robert 1758 S 06/24/1999 N Abstract under construction
Coverston, Samuel Scott 0747 S 07/27/2000 N Coverston enlisted in the war and didn’t go overseas until WWII ended. He served on the CVE Carrier Salamaua in the Pacific, which transported troops home.
Cowan, Zema A. 0216 S 01/27/1999 N Conducted as part of research for Pelt’s doctoral dissertation, “Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of a World War II War Industry on Panama City, Florida.”
Cox, Joe C. 1681 80081 E 07/06/2004 N Maritime Service, 1941-194?; wounded when a German torpedo hit his ship off the Atlantic coast. US army 194?-1945; Pacific theater (amphibious operations [LCM], New Guinea, New Britain, Philippines)
Cox, Luther C. 1316 80003 S 02/01/2000 N Luther Cox (served 1941-69) discusses his experiences in the Air Corps and as a prisoner of war during World War II. Cox was a nose gunner who got shot down over the Mediterranean and was eventually transported to Germany, where he spent nearly two years in prison camps.
Crabtree, James R. 0770 S 01/22/1999 N James Crabtree (served 1943-1945?) describes his experiences in the Navy during World War II. Crabtree became a lithographer and surveyed harbors and islands as they were captured throughout the Pacific.
Craig, Costa Raymond, Jr. 0903 S 07/29/1999 N Abstract under construction
Cramer, John F. (Jack) 1327 77873 S 02/10/2000 N Jack Cramer (served 1943-45) discusses his service in the Air Corps in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Cramer spent much of 1945 based on Tinian, from where he flew thirty-five bombing missions as a navigator. He participated in the fire bombing of Tokyo.
Crampton, Charles 1775 77875 R 04/05/2008 Y Served 1943-1946; baker in the Army Air Corps
Crawford, Allen H. 1078 S 09/23/1999 N Allen Crawford (served 1943-1945?) discusses his experiences as a bombardier and navigator in the 401st Bomb Group in the European theater of World War II. Crawford flew numerous bombing missions over Germany from late 1944 through the war’s end.
Crawley, Lawrence N. 1364 77877 R 05/11/2001 Y Larry Crawley (served 1942-64) discusses his career as a naval fighter pilot. Crawley flew Corsairs in the Pacific Theater of World War II and in Korea. He was stationed on Okinawa in the closing months of the war and flew interdiction flights; in Korea he flew 100 missions.
Cray, George 0526 77812 S 03/05/2003 N George Cray (served 1943-46) discusses his experiences in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Edwards spent his entire service stateside at various airfields in various training programs; the war ended just as he was about to be sent overseas.
Crew of LST 543 1817 S 02/03/1999 N Recordings made at the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science with the crew of the LST 543 on the 50th anniversary of their participation in the Normandy invasion. The transcripts were donated to our collection by the Evansville Museum.
Crew, Jeff 0462 S 06/23/1992 N US Army Air Corps 1941-1962; Stateside (Texas, air ferry pilot, flight instrutor).
Crona, Joe 0661 S 10/21/2003 N Abstract under construction
Crone, David C., Sr. 1383 77813 S 02/25/2000 N David Crone (served 1943-46) discusses his experiences as an aircraft mechanic during World War II. Crone spent the war in the Caribbean and in Florida, repairing engines and helping a training squadron.
Cronk, Harry Alden 1112 S 10/14/1999 N 2756th Engineer Combat Battalion, 7th Army. The unit’s primary mission was to keep the supply lines open.
Crosby, Elmore L. 0763 S 07/27/2000 N Elmore Leroy Crosby (served 1941-??) discusses his experiences in World War II as a member of the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division that saw action in Italy, southern France, and Germany.
Crow-Sargent, Mildred 0662 S 01/06/2000 Y Mildred Crow-Sargent relates her experiences on the home front in Nashville, Tennessee, during World War II. Crow-Sargent worked as a riveter for Woodall Industries, making aircraft parts. The interview contains many vignettes on wartime life.
Crum, Dwight R. 1289 77816 R 10/15/2002 Y Dwight Crum (served 1941-??) discusses his experiences as a member of an artillery company in World War II. Crum spent a brief time in the Pacific, and a longer period in the European Theater in the later stages of the war.
Cucarola, Joseph 1504 S 03/31/2003 N US Army, 422 Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division; European theater: Battle of the Bulge, POW
Cummer, John P. (Capt., USNR Ret) 1557 S 06/08/2000 N US Navy, 1943-1945; European theater (Normandy invasion); training with the British Navy; visit to Paris after the liberation.
Cummings, Robert L. 1450 S 04/13/2000 N Pacific theater; African American; shy on specific information, but offers an African American perspective of the island war.
Cummings, William F. 0626 S 05/13/1998 N William Cummings (served 1942-1945, 1946-1963) discusses his experiences in the Army Air Corps and the Infantry during World War II. Cummings began his service in the Air Corps but was transferred to the Infantry in late 1944 (354th Regiment, 89th Division) as an assistant to a mortar unit.
Cunningham, Martha 1243 S 12/07/1999 N Homefront; lab worker at Fort McPherson, Gerogia; Army bride in Norfolk, Virginia
Currier, Robert D., M.D. 0827 S 03/10/1999 N Robert Currier (served 1943-??) flew twenty-eight missions as a bomber radioman while stationed in Foggia, Italy, during World War II.
Cutler, Carroll 1006 S 04/30/1998 N Abstract under construction
Dahl, Harold 1273 77819 S 01/10/2000 N US Army Air Corps 1943-45; European Theater (Normandy invasion); 65 missions
Daley, Matthew E., Sr. 0624 77823 S 05/12/1998 N Matthew Daley (served 1942-45) recalls his experiences as an officer in the 29th Infantry Division, stationed in Europe during World War II. Daley spent time in England before participating in the Normandy invasion
Daly, Wilfred 0859 R 03/23/1999 Y Wilfred Daly (served 1942-1945) discusses his life in the 819th Tank Destroyer Battalion during World War II. Daly spent the first part of the war stateside before transferring to Hawaii in 1944 and then to the Palau Islands in early 1945.
Dance, Eugene A. 0712 85477 S 10/16/1998 N Eugene Dance (served 1941-46) discusses his experiences in the 38th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne in World War II. Dance entered the army from the National Guard. He spent time in Panama and the Shetland Islands
Daniel, Ralph 1319 77831 S 02/23/2000 N Air Corps bomber pilot in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Daniel spent two years at various airfields stateside before going to the Pacific
Daniel, Robert C. (Colonel) 0755 77833 S 12/15/1998 N Daniel was stationed stateside in the Air Corps throughout the was and became involved in hospitals as a result. After the war he continued working in Air Force hospitals.
Darr, Mary 0265 S 01/25/1999 N Conducted as part of research for Pelt’s doctoral dissertation, “Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of a World War II War Industry on Panama City, Florida.”
Davis, Bertram 0601 S 02/26/1998 Y Trained at Camp Upton, New York. Good information on basic training routine. After Pearl Harbor, was shipped to Australia via Panama Canal on HMS Queen Mary. Spent entire war in Pacific Theater. Good information on island-hopping, etc.
Davis, Foster G. 0824 S N Abstract under construction
Davis, George I. 0841 S 03/26/1999 N 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne during World War II. Davis spent a year in England before parachuting into Normandy in the early hours of June 6, 1944.
Davis, James (Re:)(Susan Davis Allen) 0615 S 07/02/2003 N Abstract under construction
Davis, Raymond 0599 S 06/04/2001 Y Army Air Corps and Infantry during World War II. Davis worked in a machine shop at an air base in Watton, England, until he was transferred to the 90th Infantry Division, where he took part in the Battle of the Bulge
Davis, Stanley and Elsie 1099 R 01/17/2000 Y Stanley joined the Army just as the war was ending and went to Germany in a rail division as part of the occupation force. Elsie’s family was German-American and was trapped in Germany during and after the war.
Davis, Walter K. 0159 S 02/05/2003 N WW II; Manhattan Project; Lt. Col. Walter Davis (service dates not given) recalls his experiences as a bomber pilot stationed in England during World War II.
Davisworth, Lillian Rudd 0959 R 07/20/1999 Y home front in Florida during World War II. Davisworth worked as a camp locator at Camp Murphy on the Florida coast and married a serviceman in 1944.
Day, John 0525 S 01/19/2005 N Abstract under construction
De Leon, Arthur E. 0893 S N Abstract under construction
De Milly, Preston W. 0569 S 01/30/2001 Y Preston De Milly (served 1942-1946) in the Navy as a 3rd Class Petty Officer, Storekeeper, during WWII. He never made it overseas during the war. De Milly talks about how he went into the V-12 program at the University of Miami
Dean, Richard 2092 10/11/2011 Abstract under construction
Deardorff, David 2096 12/06/2011 Abstract under construction
Deeb, Peter 0699 S 06/12/2002 Y Stationed in Ireland in the early days of the war. He later joined received commando training and joined the 1st Ranger Battalion, participating in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, and Italy
DeMallie, Howard R. 1324 R 02/22/2001 Y Howard DeMallie (served 1943-45) discusses his experiences as a bomber pilot and prisoner of war in the European Theater of World War II. DeMallie was shot down over Holland on his third combat mission and spent several weeks with the Dutch underground
Denny, Robert 0495 S 04/12/2000 Y US Army 1944-46; European theater (replacement in 165th Combat Engineers); postwar Occupation Force in southern Germany and Austria
Dertien, Don 1679 77836 E 05/27/2004 N Don Dertien (US Navy Reserve 1940-1968) entered the Naval Reserve under the V-7 program. He trained aboard ship and three months at Northwestern University in Chicago before being commissioned in March, 1941; Pearl Harbor
Desmarias, Albert 1237 S 01/13/2001 N Abstract under construction
Devos, Ted 0587 E 04/12/2008 N Life in the occupied Netherlands during World War II. Devos worked as a telephone maintenance man for most of the Occupation and joined American troops as an interpreter after the Netherlands were liberated.
Dickerson, Wes 0788 S 02/16/1999 N Wes Dickerson (served 1942-1962?); Navy during World War II and the Korean War; communications officer on destroyers and participated in the support of six invasions: North Africa, Sicily (at Scogletti), Italy (at Salerno), southern France, Okinawa, and Korea.
Dickie, George 0577 77837 S 02/16/1998 N George Dickie (served 1944-46) recalls his experiences both in the Marine Corps during World War II and at TBUF following the war.
Diedling, Charles 1548 77840 S 06/05/2000 N US Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; B-24 flight engineer, waist gunner; European theater, 460th Bomb Group (Italy); missions over Austria, Germany; POW at Stalag Luft IV, Poland
Dienstag, Leo (MD) 1033 S 08/03/1999 N Leo Dienstag (served 1944-46) recalls his time in the Navy and Marine Corps during World War II. Dienstag never left the U.S., spending most of his time at Camp Pendleton in California as a Master at Arms.; anti-Semitism in the military
Dietrich, Clayton A. 0711 S 10/06/1998 N Col. Clayton A. Dietrich (served 1941-61?) discusses his experiences in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Dietrich served as a supply officer and part-time legal counsel-he entered the service midway through law school. He spent most of the war in the South Pacific, stationed in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines.
Dietz, Robert 1246 S 06/16/1999 N Abstract under construction
Dispennette, Lonnie 0742 77818 R 04/15/1998 Y Dispennette joined the Navy on V-E day and finished boot camp on V-J day. He was sent to Navy Base 3245 on Saipan and remained there until being sent home the following year.
Dixon, William E., Jr. and Rose Mary 1167 S 11/09/1999 N Island hopped through the Pacific, 1944-45, involved in most of the big battles. 534th EB & ST (Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment). Discharged January 1946. Mrs. Dixon comments on rationing and general life at home during the war.
Dodaro, Louis 1747 77814 E 01/18/2005 N Abstract under construction
Dodson, Charles O. (Virginia) 1046 S 08/03/1999 N Dodson spent the bulk of the war stateside as a flight instructor before shipping to the South Pacific, where he flew missions at Wake Island and over Japan shortly before the atomic bomb was dropped.
Donnell, Helen 1030 R 12/09/1999 Y Applied to become an officer-candidate in the SPARs (Coast Guard Women’s Auxiliary), and received training at the United States Naval Reserve Midshipman’s School at Smith College and later at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, and Hunter College in New York.
Dooley, Louis G. 1255 R 07/21/2000 Y Dooley did not see combat but was stationed in Hawaii and on Guam in the last stages and immediate aftermath of the war; life on base.
Dorsey, Leo 1168 07/04/1989 Abstract under construction
Doster, Ernest 0573 S 11/16/1998 N Ernest Doster (served 1942-46) recalls his time in the Marine Corps as an aircraft maintenance man during World War II. Doster spent most of the war stateside.
Dougherty, Dale A. 1144 S 11/01/1999 N Part of a replacement contingent landing in Normandy in July, 1944. Was a procurement officer for his unit in Belgium, France, and Germany. Many stories – good read.
Douglass, Billy A. Sr. 1339 77822 R 05/09/1997 Y Billy Douglass (served 1943-45) discusses his service in an engineering regiment during World War II. Douglass advanced with Patton’s Third Army through France and into Germany, and was shipped to the Pacific for a brief period after V-E day.
Doyka, Stanley 1427 S 01/06/2000 N Abstract under construction
Driest, Chet 0464 S 08/09/2000 Y US Army Air Corps 1942-46; Pacific theater (1st Fighter Control Squadron and Ordnance Unit, Australia, New Guinea, Philippines); torpedo attack.
Driggs, Don and Dorothea 1259 S 07/27/2001 N Abstract under construction
Duffield, Elizabeth Vilm 0446 S 01/19/2000 Y WAC; two years in England and France
Duffy, Daniel 1750 77826 E 03/11/2005 N Abstract under construction
Dugan, John L. 0822 S 03/06/1999 N John Dugan (served 1941-??) recalls his experiences as a gunner and mechanic in the 19th Bomb Group of the Army Air Corps during World War II. Dugan was stationed in Australia and New Guinea.
Duggan, James A. 1288 R 01/14/2001 Y US Army 1943-46; European theater (France; Germany); Patton’s Third Army
Dunbar, Robert B. 0945 R 07/07/1999 Y Robert Dunbar (served 1935-55?) discusses his experiences in the Army Air Corps and Engineers during World War II. Dunbar began as a bombardier and later went through commando training and participated in amphibious invasions in the South Pacific.
Duncan, George T. 1266 S 12/17/1999 N Flew in B-17s over Germany as a ball turret gunner. Plane shot up and forced to land in Switzerland (neutral) where they were to be interned until the end of the war. Duncan and two others escaped and got to France where they were helped by the Resistance.
Dunlap, Davisson Sr. 1913 S 10/19/2000 N Abstract under construction
Dunnagan, James 1312 S 02/03/2000 N James Dunnagan (served 1941-45) discusses his experiences in aviation maintenance with the Navy during World War II. Dunnagan spent most of the war stationed in Hawaii and was involved in a plane crash there.
Durland, Peter R. 0745 77830 R 05/13/1998 Y Durland was sent to Europe in Fall 1944 as a 2nd Lieutenant and led an infantry platoon before being chosen as an aide to General Leroy Watson. As Watson’s aide, Durland witnessed the Nuremberg trials.
Duvall, Robert 0473 S 06/06/1994 N At Pearl Harbor, Scofield Barracks, on December 7, 1941
Duvauchelle, Maile Lorch 0671 S 08/04/1998 N Maile Lorch Duvauchelle recalls his life in Hawaii during World War II. Duvauchelle was present in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor but did not witness it. She later worked on the base.
Duvick, Donald N. 1762 77854 E 03/28/2005 N Abstract under construction
Dziuk, Philip 0754 R 07/22/1998 Y Philip Dzuik (served 1945-46) discusses his time in the Navy in the last days and aftermath of World War II. Dzuik was in radio communications and did not finish his training until early 1946.
Earhart, Paul Gordon 1067 77855 R 12/10/1999 Y Paul Gordon Earhart (Army, 1943-1946) served as an infantryman and water purification troop in the Pacific theater. In the early summer of 1944, Earhart was transferred to New Guinea where he was first assigned to a water purification unit.
Eastman, Louise 2110 05/22/2012 Abstract under construction
Eckess, Ed 1092 S 10/07/1999 N Ed Eckess (served 1943-1946) recalls his Army experience during WWII. Eckess was stationed in England with the 66th Infantry Division. On his way over to England his convoy came under attack by German submarines. Eckess shares about his time spent on the line at Saint Nazaire and guarding an ordinance depot after VE-Day.
Edenfield, Bernard Chason 0989 77856 S 06/22/1999 N Drafted into the Army in 1943. Trained at Fort Stewart, GA for anti-aircraft artillery unit. Sent to Europe in early 1945 but some confusion about dates and activities. Guarded DP camp, then moved to Bremerhaven area during occupation.
Edwards, Francis 1721 77857 E 11/08/2004 N Abstract under construction
Edwards, Murray 1264 S 12/14/1999 N Canadian army, World War II; UN employee station in Cyprus, Korean War
Eisenhauer, George 1379 S 02/24/2000 N George Eisenhauer (US Navy, 1944-1946) did his basic training at Camp Perry. He was assigned to the USS Massachusetts as a signalman. He fought in the South Pacific, including the battles Air Force Leyte Gulf and Okinawa.
Eisenhower, Genevie 1774 80076 E 04/02/2005 N Abstract under construction
Eleston, Theodore M., Sr. 0853 S 03/04/1999 N Gung-ho Marine; enlisted in 1938. Sent to Parris Island, SC. Good information on training at Parris Island. Was part of FDR’s security detail at Warm Springs, GA, later served on Guadalcanal. Lots of Marine “stories.”
Elmore, Mary E. 1685 E 07/13/2004 N Mary Elmore was married when the United States entered World War II. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, her husband was called to active duty. He served in Europe and was killed a short time after the D-Day invasion.
Engler, Albert 0480 S 05/15/2003 N Abstract under construction
Epstein, Benjamin 1759 77872 E 03/22/2005 N Abstract under construction
Ernst, Patricia 1465 84909 S 05/02/2000 N WAVES; Stateside (Terminal Island Naval Air Station, California)
Errair, Dorothy C. 1677 77871 E 05/24/2004 N Dorothy Errair worked as an air-evacuation nurse for the Army Air Corps during World War II. Her work took her to the front lines of North Africa and Italy, where she and other women acted as caretakers for wounded soldiers on planes that transported men to hospital care.
Ervin, Robert M. 0617 S 04/30/1998 N Married several weeks after attack on Pearl Harbor; joined Marine Corps, shipped out to Pacific immediately after training at Quantico. Returned to States and trained recruits at Camp LeJeune; spent time on Midway.
Erwin, Robert G. 1545 S 06/05/2000 N US Army Air Coprs 1943-1945; B24 Navigator; 494th Bomb Group; Pacific theater (Corregidor, island of Koror, Philippines).
Evans, Robert 2078 06/22/2011 Abstract under construction
Everett, William 0983 S 06/16/1999 N Aviation cadet; switched to Infantry; OCS at Fort Benning, GA. Shipped to Oran, North Africa, in mid-1943, then on to Italy. Fought up the Italian peninsula — Rapido River, Monte Cassino, Anzio, Rome, then across France.
Everitt, Sylvia 0968 R 09/20/1999 Y Worked in Brooklyn Navy Yard as a welder; good description of daily work, pay, etc. Married a soldier who was killed at the Battle of the Bulge. Later worked with wounded veterans.
Everly, Ralph 1433 S 07/13/2000 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (United Kingdom, Eighth Air Force, 390th Heavy Bombardment Group, turret gunner); details on turret operation.
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Interviewee OHPCN VHPCN Status Date WW2 Abstract
Facente, Frank 0991 S 06/23/1999 N Drafted May 1942; D-Day Invasion
Fackler, Sr. Margaret 0941 R 06/22/1999 Y Graduated from nursing school in 1943; joined the Army. While in training on the Florida East coast, took care of sailors injured in German submarine attacks on the coast. Stationed at Drew Field in Tampa, Florida. Went overseas on the USS West Point; good information on life aboard a troop ship.
Fahlman, Virginia 1723 E 01/10/2005 N Abstract under construction
Fallier, Nicholas J. 0913 S 05/21/1999 N Worked on the construction of Dale Mabry Field. Became aviation cadet in 1942. After training, returned to Tallahassee. Eventually served with the 39th Fighter Squadron in the Pacific
Fallon, Richard 1047 S 08/25/1999 N Enlisted in the Army Signal Corps in 1942; part of special 6812th Signal Detachment; assisted with Operation ULTRA.
Farris, Elbert W. 0780 80059 S 02/10/1999 N Signal Corps; communications high-speed radio operator
Faust, William E. 1017 S 09/29/1998 N Abstract under construction
Fechtman, Dora C. 1093 R 03/08/2000 Y Dora Fechtmann was a registered nurse who joined the U.S. Navy at the beginning of World War II. She was sent to the South Pacific where she worked in base hospitals, primarily in New Zealand.
Feerick, James 0916 77886 S 05/25/1999 N Feerick joined the Army Air Corps right after Pearl Harbor. Crewed a plane to England, was based in London at Bassingbourne: 8th Bomber Command, 1st Bombardment Wing, 91st Bombardment Group.
Feldman, Fred 1021 S 04/11/2002 N Abstract under construction
Fellows, Ward J., Ph.D. 0979 S 06/15/1999 N Dr. Ward Fellows, a Congregationalist pastor in New England and graduate of Union Seminary in New York, volunteered as a chaplain during World War II, and after Chaplains’ School at Harvard, was assigned to the Army Air Force.
Ferguson, Russell L. 1456 R 02/06/2002 Y US Navy 1944-1946; USS LCT-1028; Pacific theater (Iwo Jima invasion); initially subject to deferment because of holding an engineering degree, but finally able to volunteer in 1944.
Ferrell, Horace Leslie 0696 S 08/20/1998 N Ferrell enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940 and was assigned to the Naval Hospital Corps. He initially served in the old Navy hospital at 23rd and E Streets, NW (now headquarters for the Navy s Bureau of Medicine).
Fessel, Carl 1159 R 06/02/2000 Y Carl Fessel enlisted in the United States Army Air Force in 1943. After training as a radioman and machine gunner, he was assigned to the 390th Heavy Bombardment Group flying B-17′s out of the United Kingdom.
Fiducia, Gene 1680 E 06/09/2004 N US Army, 1943-1945, 631st Engineers, Light Equipment Company; European theater (Normandy invasion [Utah Beach on D-Day], Battle of the Bulge; bridge building, road construction and clearance; Seton Hall University on GI Bill.
Field, Roger 1299 R 02/02/2001 Y Roger Field (served 1945-47) discusses life on the home front during World War II and his military service, which included work in a topographical unit in the Philippines after the war ended.
Fier, Albert 1113 S 10/08/1999 N U.S. Army; joined 1942; medical corpsman; 94th Infantry Division
Filley, John P. MD 1534 77860 S 06/02/2000 N US Navy, 1943-1945, Partol Craft Escort-848; Pacific theater (Leyte Gulf, Lingayen Gulf, 2nd Battle of the Philippines); attended Yale Medical School.
Finkelstein, Samuel David 1841 E 10/03/2005 N Abstract under construction
Firman, David and Irene 0910 80055 S 05/24/1999 N David Firman drafted in October, 1941, just prior to finishing his bachelor’s degree at UCLA. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Air Corps, and initially assisted in training airmen in ship and aircraft identification.
Fisher, George 0470 80083 S 08/25/1998 Y US Army; European theater (Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne)
Fixel, Arthur R. 0995 77874 S 06/24/1999 N Fixel joined the Army Air Corps in 1942; trained in the States as a navigator-bombardier until 1944. Sent to England with the 482nd Bomb Group, then 388th Bomb Group.
Flager, Ingrid (Mrs. George) 0630 S 05/14/1998 N Ingrid Flager graduated from nursing school at the University of Baltimore in 1938. She volunteered for service with the U.S. Army upon the outbreak of World War II and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps.
Flowers, Edwin R. 1626 S 06/05/2002 N Flowers was one of a five-man B-24 crew that operated out of Italy. The men called themselves “Bitz-Kriegers.”
Foley, George E. 2051 03/02/2011 Abstract under construction
Fonke, Vincent A. (Col. USAF ret.) 0870 77876 S 04/21/1999 N Enlisted in 1940; volunteered for glider pilot training in 1942; initially a mechanic
Fonseca, Julio 0792 77887 R 06/18/1998 Y Julio Fonseca attempted to enlist the day after Pearl Harbor. He was initially turned down on grounds of weak eyesight, but was accepted for “limited duty” in early 1942. After basic and advanced training in the United States, he was assigned as a communications specialist to the 536th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion.
Fontaine, August S. 0872 S 04/10/1999 N Alfred “Gus” Fontaine joined the Army in 1944 and completed basic training at Camp Blanding, Florida; Battle of the Bulge and then the Rhineland Campaign and finally the occupation of southern Germany, including Dachau, Munich, and Nuremberg.
Foote, Robert 1356 80087 R 04/02/2001 Y Robert Foote (served 1943-45) recalls his experiences as an infantry officer in the European Theater of World War II. Foote served with the 442nd, a Japanese-American unit, which achieved great distinction in Italy and France.
Forman, Bert 0457 S 02/03/1999 N US Army 1942-1945; Pacific theater (New Guinea, Australia, Buna, Biak; tropical dieases; banzai attacks).
Foust, Calvin C. 1607 S 07/07/2000 N Calvin C. Foust (Navy, 194?-1946) served as a storekeeper and anti-aircraft gunner aboard the USS Randolph during World War II.
Francullo, Nicholas J. 1322 S 02/09/2000 N Nicholas Francullo (served 1942-45) discusses his experiences in the 83rd Infantry Division in the European Theater during World War II. Francullo participated in Operation Cobra and the Battle of the Bulge, among other combat experiences.
Fraser, Stewart 1056 S 09/10/1999 N Stewart Fraser (served 1945-49, 1950-52) recalls his experiences aboard the USS Missouri in the closing days of World War II. Fraser worked in the ship’s executive office and was present at many conversations involving Admiral Halsey, General MacArthur, etc.
Frauenheim, Walt 0556 S 02/23/1998 N Assigned to the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division; joined the unit on 17 September 1944 while it was completing its role in the Arnhem Operation (Operation Market Garden – the Bridge Too Far — 17-24 Sep 1944) under British General Montgomery.
French, Warren 0734 77865 R 03/09/1998 Y Originally part of a Tank Destroyer Battalion; reassigned to 86th Infantry Division; Battle of the Bulge
Friedmna, Arthur 2129 Abstract under construction
Friedman, Sanford (Sandy) 1508 S 02/01/1999 N Abstract under construction
Funderburk, Kitty Wagner 1510 S 09/17/1999 N Abstract under construction
Gabriel, Lloyd M. 1269 80092 R 10/24/2000 Y US Army Air Corps 1942-45; European theater (ball-turret gunner); POW; conditions at various POW camps
Gainer, William D. 1903 82271 E 06/28/2007 N Abstract under construction
Galyon, Lawrence E. 0837 R 02/16/1999 Y Enlisted after Pearl Harbor; aircraft mechanic; Seventh Air Force; 30th bomb group
Gard, Fred V., Jr. 0774 77866 S 01/23/1999 N Assigned to a message relay center at Finchaven, New Guinea. He speaks about the living conditions while assigned here. At the war’s end he was assigned to message centers located in the cities of Itami and Tokyo, Japan.
Garrett, William M. 1565 S 06/12/2000 N US Army Air Corps, 1943-1945; European theater (England)
Garrigus, Upson S. 1211 S 11/19/1999 N US Army 1942-1945; European theater (84th Division, 334th Infantry Regiment, France, Battle of the Bulge, postwar occupation; life of a military spouce during the war; daycare arrangements on the home front, women’s employment during the war.
Garrison, Benjamin G. 1254 S 12/07/1999 N Benjamin G. Garrison (US Navy 1942-??) an African American enlisted man, was assigned to an A-48, an AMC-28 mine sweeper called the USS Puffin, and the USS Mason. The USS Mason was a destroyer escort.
Garvin, Keig 0700 R 09/10/1998 Y European theater; Army band
Garvin, Keig 0658 S 02/19/1999 Y Keig Garvin recalls his experiences with the Army Band while stationed in England, France and Belgium during World War II. He and the band were sent to England shortly before the Normandy invasion. While in England, Garvin played the trombone in concerts
Garvin, Keig Edward 0593 S 05/23/2002 Y European theater; Army Band
Gassaway, Alice H. 1937 E 07/21/2004 N Abstract under construction
Gatewood, Joel W. 1599 77861 S 07/05/2000 N US Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; European theater (England), 91st Bomb Group; Schweinfurt mission; POW, Stalag Luft 3; liberated by Patton’s Third Army; Paris on VE-Day.
Gavigan, Robert H. 0559 77881 S 04/27/1998 N Served in the Army Air Corps during World War II (1943-1946). He trained as a radio engineer at Scott Field, Illinois and Oahu, Hawaii. From training units he was assigned to the 778th Army Air Corps base unit and was in the invasion of Ie Shima, part of the Ryukus Islands.
Geelan, George 0622 S 05/15/1998 N Geelan received a commission in the Navy as an aircraft maintenance officer. Upon the completion of his training in November of 1944, he was sent to Guam.
Geelan, Jean 0562 S 05/24/2000 Y File clerk, Drane Airfield in Lakeland, FL; Curtis-Wright Cadet junior engineer
Geier, James and Muriel 1111 S 07/26/2000 N Worked for GM as a teletype operator from 1942-1944. In early 1944, Mrs. Geier enlisted as a WAVE.
Gellepis, Tony 1917 82280 E 01/08/2004 N Abstract under construction
George, Harold 2056 80788 03/30/2011 Abstract under construction
Georgiades, Chris 1351 80789 01/13/2011 Abstract under construction
Gettings, Hal 1178 S 11/11/1999 N Stationed at Banana River Naval Air Station during World War II
Gibbs, James William 0588 S 02/28/1998 N Navy pilot; Hawaii post-Pearl Harbor
Gibson, Tom 0906 S 05/19/1999 N Test jumper at Fort McCall; landed in England on D-Day; He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Regiment, 2nd Battalion, D Company, as the Rifle Platoon Leader.
Gilberg, Howard 0604 77880 R 10/10/2002 Y Howard Gilberg (US Army Air Corps). Excellent details about various types of missions that he flew in Europe between November 1943 and May 1945, including planes and flying conditions.
Giles, Herman C. 1075 R 12/13/1999 Y Enlisted; 103rd Infantry Division and shipped overseas to Marseilles, France, in September of 1944. He first saw combat at th Vosges Mountains
Gillingham, Howard 0427 S 06/09/1992 N US Navy 1940-?; Pacific theater; info about size of ships in the Pacific under agreement with Japan prior to the outbreak of war; on the USS Louisville when it carried British gold from South America to New York for protection; Hilo Hattie.
Glick, Harvey 0628 S 04/30/1998 N Camp Vardon, Mississippi, in Company L, 253rd Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division. He talks about the living conditions and entertainment. Eventually he was shipped to Marseilles, France on December 8, 1944 and his unit replaed the 42nd Division in the Battle of the Bulge
Glisson, C.J. 0456 S 01/25/2000 Y US Army 1935-; Pacific theater (Philippines before and during war); post-war Germany, supervising Polish laborers.
Gobat, William 1321 S 07/15/1999 N Abstract under construction
Godwin, Fred Davis 0931 S 12/17/2001 N Abstract under construction
Goldberger, Ruth 1349 R 03/13/2001 Y Ruth Goldberger discusses life on the home front during World War II. Goldberger worked as a parachute rigger at Tyndall Air Force Base, and had other odd jobs as well.
Goldbrum, Louis 1577 77862 S 06/13/2000 N US Army 1941-1947; 1st Aircraft Warning Company photographer; Pacific theater (121st Infantry, Luzon); captured by Japanese, transported to mainland Japan as slave labor; POW conditions in Kyushu and Omutu; hand was crushed working in coal mines
Golden, Alfred 1025 77878 S 07/07/1999 N He was assigned to the 496th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion. A spinal injury during training led to a position as a psychologist’s assistant where his duties consisted of screening men for possible medical discharges
Gooding, Eunice 1676 E 05/08/2004 N Describes what it was like to live in Alexandria, Louisiana and in Jacksonville, Florida. Gooding explains the many different challenges that she faced during this time.
Gordon, Conni 1095 R 01/24/2000 Y Parris Island; VE and VJ Days
Graff, Cecil “Bill” 1561 77864 S 06/09/2000 N US Navy, 1942-1945; USS Virginia Dare, USS Henry George, USS Astoria; Pacific theater Philippines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa; kamikaze raids, typhoons.
Graham, Robert 1035 S 10/23/1999 N Abstract under construction
Gramling, Jack W. 0782 S 01/22/1999 N Naval intelligence office; Puerto Rico
Grant, Sydney (Ed.D) 1131 80095 R 04/19/2000 Y Observation and weather forecasting; 617th Field Artillery Observation Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Graves, Ila 1991 01/15/2005 Abstract under construction
Gray, Leo R. 0891 S N Abstract under construction
Green, Budford J. 1069 80095 S 09/14/1999 N Laid communication lines; Battle of the Bulge; Remagen Bridge; Occupied Berlin
Green, Jenny; Profitt, Eunice 1345 S 02/11/2000 N Green served as a mess sergeant in the WACS, and Profitt was a nurse in North Carolina.
Greenberg, Robert 0553 80105 S 06/08/2001 Y Greenberg was sent to Africa and assigned to the destroyer USS Benson. He talks about liberties in Pompeii, Gibraltar and Marseilles while his ship was in the Mediterranean Sea.
Greene, Geraldine 1008 R 11/18/1999 Y Geraldine Greene was a “Wandering Wife” during World War II. She tells of meeting, courting, and marrying her first husband (Julian J. Brooke) in three weeks in Vancouver, Washington.
Gregory, James 1432 S 06/14/1999 N Abstract under construction
Gregory, Lewis 0736 S 06/02/1999 N Abstract under construction
Greico, Rudolph L. 1268 S 01/10/2000 N US Army; Pacific theater (Ie Shima)
Greivell, Robert L. 1164 85471 S 11/04/1999 N Drafted 1944; trained as an infantryman and ranger at Camp Blanding, Florida. In November 1944, he was sent to the European theater and by December was assigned to the 78th Infantry Division at the Battle of the Bulge.
Gretske, Monroe 0882 S 04/29/1999 N Army Air Corps, 1942?-1945
Griffin, Donald Theron 0717 77868 S 11/06/1998 N Served on the USS Hector and at Pearl Harbor. Griffin contrasts Navy life to his post-discharge life where he and his African American counterparts experienced the Jim Crow laws in the South.
Griggs, Robert 0811 S 02/17/1999 N Pearl Harbor attack; Parris Island; spent time on the Hebrides Islands, Florida Island, Guadalcanal, Guam and Okinawa as a member of an artillery battery. He suffered from malaria and jungle rot.
Grimsley, Garland H. 0530 S 02/05/1998 N Army Air Corps; nose gunner
Griswold, Ellen 0560 S 08/19/1998 Y Did volunteer work with an Airborne Group and the Red Cross office of a psychiatric hospital at Ft. Sam Houston, then moved to Norman, Oklahoma after her husband was sent overseas.
Gronseth, Cole (and Eileen) 1466 R 02/13/2002 Y US Army 1943-1946; European theater (Normandy invasion D+ several days, France, Germany; three Purple Hearts.
Gross, George D. 1022 84911 S 07/07/1999 N George Gross (Army Air Corps 1941?-1945); sent to Ridgewell Air Base in England, where he spent about two and one half years working with the Eighth Air Force, 381st Bomb Group. He tells of his social life and locals in the area of the base.
Guernsey, Joe S. 1590 84875 S 05/23/2000 N Abstract under construction
Guidry, Edgar Lee 1448 S 03/21/2000 N 1942-??; Pacific theater (cook, American Samoa); postwar with 1st Marine Division in China.
Gundersheimer, Lenore 0590 80111 S 02/04/1998 Y Lenore Gundersheimer (WAVES) joined the Navy summer 1943; communications officer stationed in Miami and San Francisco. She talks about the positions that she held, the local attitudes that she encountered and her social life in Miami Beach and San Francisco.
Gunzelman, Conrad N. 1247 S 03/19/2003 N Abstract under construction
Guy, Daniel E. 1332 S 02/24/2000 N Daniel Guy recalls his failed efforts at naval service and life on the home front during World War II. Guy spent the war in North Florida. His naval career was quite brief for medical reasons.
Haddon, Alexander and Anne 1390 R 06/13/2001 Y POW; Army Air Corps; trained as a radio operator and gunner
Hagan, Harry 1262 S 07/19/2001 N Abstract under construction
Hagberg, Clayton 1473 79997 S 05/10/2000 N US Marine Corps, 1942-1945; Pacific theater (New Zealand, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, occupied Nagasaki)
Hagen, Chris Jr. 1118 S 10/13/1999 N Drafted 1941; sent to Hawaii; Saipan
Haggerty, Albert 1077 77832 R 11/04/1999 Y US Army Air Corps; European theater (346 BG, North Africa)
Haley, John L. 0888 S 05/03/1999 N US Navy; Alaska, USS Hatfield; Pacific theater, USS Wyman
Hall, John 1911 S 10/08/1999 N Abstract under construction
Hall, John Milliken 1238 77838 R 06/20/2000 Y US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (20th Air Force, Eniwetok, Kobe, Tokyo)
Hall, Richard 0586 S 06/27/2003 N Abstract under construction
Hallstrom, Carl E. (Rev.) 0918 77841 S 05/26/1999 N Carl Hallstrom (served 1943-45) discusses his experiences on a tank crew in the European Theater of World War II. Hallstrom was in the thick of the fighting in France and Germany following the Normandy Invasion and was wounded twice.
Hamilton, McHenry (Col.) 1302 S 01/29/2002 N Abstract under construction
Hamm, Herb and Pearl 0537 77842 S 05/17/2001 Y US Army, 58th Station Hospital, 121st General Hospital; European theater (North Africa, southern Europe); home front
Hampton, Virginia 1220 S 11/24/1999 N Home front; husband captured during Battle of the Bulge
Hancock, Roy 2094 85507 02/21/2012 Abstract under construction
Hannan, Kenneth H. 1037 S 07/24/1999 N US Navy, USS Borie; North Atlantic convoy duty; Pacific theater (USS Swearer, Pacific escort duty)
Hansen, Ross 1711 77843 E 10/20/2004 N Abstract under construction
Harp, Beulah 0880 S 04/23/1999 N Home front; Wright Aeronautical, milling machine operator, inspector; childcare problems
Harris, George D. 1560 R 06/07/2002 Y US Army Air Corps, B-17 radioman and gunner; European theater (91st BG); POW, Stalag 17, Stalag Luft 1, Stalag Luft 6, Stalag Luft 4
Harris, Paul 1015 S 07/07/1999 N US Army; European theater (Italy)
Harshman, B.J. (Bill) 1485 S 05/26/2000 N US Navy; USS Lexington, Enterprise, North Carolina, Tutulia, and the Tern; engineer; Pacific Theater
Hartsfield, Albert 0840 S N Abstract under construction
Hartwell, Donald O. 0887 77846 S 05/10/1999 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (North Africa, CBI)
Hassenfratz, Herbert H. (Harry) 1233 85485 S 11/29/1999 N US Navy; Pacific theater (fighter pilot); carrier hit by kamikaze pilot
Hawkins, Ray 1074 S 09/17/1999 N US Navy, pilot [F6F Grumman Hellcat]; Pacific theater (two tours)
Hawkins, Wiley R. 1300 S 03/03/2003 N Abstract under construction
Hays, Ray L. 1002 R 11/08/1999 Y US Army; European theater (SHAEF)
Healing, Kenneth A. 1207 R 06/13/2000 Y US Army Air Corps; European theater (England, 392nd BG)
Hegel, Al 0538 S 04/07/2000 Y Served aboard the USS Independence; Pacific Theater
Heiberg, Kristin F., Sr. 1430 S 11/16/1999 N US Navy; Pacific theater (USS Benham[sunk at Guadalcanal])
Heiland, Margaret (Peggy) 1403 R 01/18/2002 Y Home front; Western Union teletypist
Henschel, Frank 0820 S 03/04/1999 N US Navy; North Atlantic (Newfoundland, Iceland, Europe)
Hereford, Audra (Mrs. C T) 0920 S 05/27/1999 N Home front
Hereford, C.T. 0919 S 09/09/1999 N US Army; European theater (North Africa, Naples, France)
Hereford, Clark 00954 S 05/18/2000 N Abstract under construction
Hereford, Mrs. Robert Ear (Nell) 535 S 08/23/1999 N Abstract under construction
Hereford, William 0984 S 06/16/1999 N Civilian student, University of New Mexico; pre-war employment at Roswell Army Air Base; post-war employment with Atomic Energy Commission.
Herndon, John 0784 S 02/16/1999 N US Army; European theater (England, Normandy invasion, France) POW, Stalag 3C
Herp, Ed 0430 R 05/20/2003 Y US Army Air Corps, 321st Fighter Squadron; European theater (England, France, Belgium)
Herring, Catherine 1284 S 01/13/2000 N Home front, North Carolina
Heuss, Frederick H. 1040 S 07/14/1999 N US Navy, USS Swearer; Pacific theater (Okinawa)
Heigel, Al 0538 04/30/1998 Abstract under construction
Hilliard, Lee Hamilton 1170 77847 S 11/09/1999 N US Army; European theater (3rd Army Headquarters)
Hinrichs, John E. 1714 77859 E 10/13/2004 N Abstract under construction
Hinson, James (Dr.) 0716 77863 S 11/02/1998 N US Army; European theater (England, France); 10th Armored Division; supply liaison between 132nd Ordnance Maintenance and 11th Tank Battalion
Hoad, Francis 1135 S 06/11/2002 N Abstract under construction
Hodgskins, Jack 0450 S 03/01/1988 N US Navy; Pacific theater (USS Indiana)
Hoffenbloom, Mildred 1400 80097 R 11/14/2001 Y WACs; European theater (Claims Division, London, Paris)
Hoffman, Gil 1381 R 06/02/2001 Y US Army Air Corps; Stateside, Pacific theater (pilot, Japanese Occupation force)
Hoffman, Henrietta 1380 S 02/25/2000 N Home front; Air Force wife
Hoffman, Robert 1884 82282 E 01/15/2006 N Abstract under construction
Holleman, Thomas C., Jr. 0982 S 06/01/1999 N US Marine Corps; post-war (Panama)
Hollmann, William 0902 S 05/18/1999 N US Army; European theater, Fifteenth Air Force (Italy); POW, Stalag Luft 3
Holloway, James L. 1138 S 10/26/1999 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (aerial gunner, 19 missions)
Holloway, Raymond T. 1163 S 07/28/1999 N Abstract under construction
Holt, Roy M. 1127 R 04/09/2000 Y US Navy; patrol duty (Cuba, Brazil, North Africa)
Holub, Anthony R. 1098 80102 S 09/30/1999 N US Army; European theater (Holland, Germany, Czechoslovakia)
Holub, Dorothy C. 0970 S 06/08/1999 N Home front (welder, Higgins Shipyard, New Orleans, LA)
Hook, Lucile 1882 S 11/12/1999 N Abstract under construction
Hopkins, Lewis U. 1674 S 05/25/2000 N Abstract under construction
Horne, Elmer 0425 S 11/19/1999 Y US Army 1943-; European theater (Battle of the Bulge); reconnaissance scout, 13th Armored Division
Horodysky, Daniel 0467 S 06/24/2003 N Abstract under construction
Horsman, Harry 0486 S 10/16/2002 Y US Marine Corps; landed on Guadalcanal 1942; major participant in the battles; good war stories.
Hortin, David G. (Dr.) 0691 S 05/15/1998 Y Teenage son of Army Air Corps base chaplain; Stateside (Massachusetts, Colorado)
Howell, Bronson 1755 07/23/2005 Abstract under construction
Hubbard, Jack 0987 S 06/18/1999 N Canadian Army, 1st Canadian Army Tank Brigade; European theater (England, May 1941); US Army; European theater (306th BG)
Huckings, Wes 1184 S 01/26/1999 N European Theater; POW; bomber pilot
Huebner, Howard 0879 80072 R 05/14/1999 Y US Army; European theater, 82nd Airborne (Normandy invasion; Germany)
Huggins, Wayne 1042 S 07/24/1999 N US Navy; Pacific theater
Hurlburt, Edwin 1235 80106 R 06/16/2000 Y US Navy; Pacific theater (Guadalcanal, New Georgia)
Husak, Joseph 1715 S 05/26/1998 N Abstract under construction
Hutchens, Curtis 0785 S 02/18/1999 N US Navy, USS Cimarron; Pacific theater
Hutchinson, Homer (Brigadier General, Ret.) 0435 S 04/23/2003 N Abstract under construction
Hutchison, Fannie 0263 S 01/29/1999 N Conducted as part of research for Pelt s doctoral dissertation, Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of a World War II War Industry on Panama City, Florida.
Hutchison, Jack 0683 80113 S 04/09/1998 N Abstract under construction
Hutson, Joseph G. 1941 E 07/28/2004 N Abstract under construction
Issacs, W. Jack 0522 R 11/13/2002 Y US Navy, USS Paul Hamilton; Pacific theater
Ives, Gene H. 1705 S 08/23/1999 Y Abstract under construction
Ivey, Mozelle Bearden 0631 S 05/14/1998 N Civil Service, Warner Robins, GA; engine repair
Ivy, Edwin R. 1081 R 12/14/1999 Y US Army Air Corps; European theater; POW
Jacobson, Robert 1547 S 06/05/2000 N US Army, 82nd Airborne, 30th Division; European theater (France)
Jasper, Norman 0550 S 02/11/1998 N Abstract under construction
Jefferson, Rufus 0740 R 04/12/2008 Y US Navy, Stateside; electronics technician
Jenks, Edwin (Commander, USAF, ret.) 0565 S 02/12/1998 N US Navy, USS Indianapolis (1934-1940); Pacific theater, ACORN 16, USS Enterprise
Jenks, Mary 1373 R 05/31/2001 Y Home front; Stateside (Nebraska, ordnance depot)
Jenner, William H. 0901 R 05/28/1999 Y US Army, 5th Ranger Battalion; European theater (Normandy invasion, Saar River)
Jennings, Marie 1835 S 04/26/1999 Y Abstract under construction
Jerauld, Gordon 1979 82283 E 04/01/2004 N Abstract under construction
Jerger, Evelyn 1707 79998 E 07/27/2004 N Abstract under construction
Johnson, Art 1185 05/11/2000 Abstract under construction
Johnson, Arthur 1236 77883 S 11/29/1999 N US Navy, Seabees; European theater (Sicily); Pacific theater (Okinawa)
Johnson, Elbert 0917 S 05/24/1999 N US Army; Pacific theater (477th Anti-Aircraft Battery, Australia, New Caledonia, New Guinea); African American
Johnson, Tom C. 0795 R 01/18/1999 Y Abstract under construction
Johnston, Archie B. 0746 S 11/27/1998 N US Army; Pacific theater (Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, Fiji Islands); European theater (England, Eighth Air Force, 303rd BG; North Africa
Jones, Carl N. 1007 S 11/19/1998 N Abstract under construction
Jones, Harley M. 1669 77870 E 02/09/2004 N US Army Air Corps, B-24 gunner; European theater (445th BG); shot down, rescued by French Underground
Jones, James P. 1495 E 01/18/2001 N Abstract under construction
Jones, William (Bill) 1572 77879 R 08/06/2002 Y US Army; Pacific theater (Attu Island, Okinawa, Kwajalein, Leyte); Purple Heart
Jordan, Bertis B. (MD) 0876 S 04/23/1999 N US Navy corpsman; (Guam, Base Hospital 18, Fleet Hospital 113)
Jordon, Earl 0940 S 06/03/1999 N Civilian, defense industry; Stateside (chemist, State Ordinance Works, Phillips Petroleum
Joyner, Frederick Aubrey 1234 S 11/30/1999 N US Army; European theater (machine gunner, 318th Infantry Division, Germany)
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Interviewee OHPCN VHPCN Status Date WW2 Abstract
Kabat, Robert J. 0997 S 06/03/1999 N US Army; European theater (17th Airborne Division, France)
Kabat, Stanley 1079 S 05/15/1998 N Abstract under construction
Kaempfer, Mildred K. 0758 06/16/1999 Abstract under construction
Kafalas, James A. 1616 S 07/11/2000 N US Army; European theater (106th Infantry Division, Occupation forces)
Kahn, Philip 0666 S 12/18/2001 Y US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (Iwo Jima)
Kannette, Eunice 2130 10/01/2012 Abstract under construction
Kasiah, Mozelle 0251 S 01/28/1999 N Conducted as part of research for Pelt s doctoral dissertation, Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of a World War II War Industry on Panama City, Florida.
Kates, Henry Tom 0836 S 03/19/1999 N US Navy; European theater (Algeria, Naples)
Katsaros, John 1172 S 11/10/1999 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (England, B-17 waist gunner); shot down, escaped over Pyrenees
Katz, Horace 1073 S 09/19/1999 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (Fifteenth Air Force, Italy)
Kaufman, Albert M. 1437 S 04/10/2000 N Home front; teenager, sold war stamps to his paper route customers
Kaufman, Julius 1413 77882 S 03/30/2000 N US Army Air Corps; Stateside (aircraft mechanic, 37th Service Squadron); European theater (England, France)
Keefer, Robert J. (Col.) 0999 R 06/22/1999 Y US Army; CBI (45th Quartermaster Truck Regiment [African American unit], India)
Kelley, Frank L. 1396 S 03/13/2000 N US Army; Pacific theater (amphibious boat crew member)
Kenny, Margaret 0365 S 02/03/1999 N Nurses training at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida during World War II; impact of war on nursing studies.
Kent, Carolyn R. 1916 E 01/11/2005 N Abstract under construction
Kernstock, Elwyn N. (Ph.D.) 1612 77884 S 07/07/2000 N Army artillery; Army band; Leyte Gulf; Japan; Davao Gulf
Kernstock, Elwyn N. (Ph.D.) 1586 S 06/14/2000 N US Army; Army band, animal training officer, field artillery; Pacific theater (Leyte Gulf, Davao Gulf; Korean War)
Kerr, Robert V. 1227 S 03/20/2000 N Abstract under construction
Kidd, George 0794 E 04/09/2008 N US Marines Corps; Stateside
Kidd, Mitchell 1934 S 10/08/1999 N Abstract under construction
Kidder, Don 0867 S 04/16/1999 N US Navy; USS Trutta; Pacific theater (submarine rescue, Yellow Sea, East China Sea)
Kinney, Orus Eugene 1082 77885 S 09/24/1999 N US Navy; European theater (Normandy invasion); Pacific theater (Okinawa, Iwo Jima)
Kinsinger, Kenneth E. 0543 S 11/23/1999 Y US Army Air Corps; European theater (Italy)
Klarman, Philip 1250 S 07/18/2000 N Abstract under construction
Kleine, Anton (Tony) 1402 R 12/06/2001 Y German youth; L denscheid, post-war occupation
Klemm, Werner 2038 80791 01/27/2011 Abstract under construction
Klinger, Thomas 1780 77888 E 04/13/2005 N Abstract under construction
Kloster, Alexander J. (Ph.D.) 0930 S 06/01/1999 N US Navy, USS Washington; Pacific theater; nine Battle Stars
Knight, Dan C. 00892 R 06/01/1999 Y US Army Air Corps; European theater (401st BG)
Knight, Richard 681 S 06/08/1991 Y US Army, 5th Infantry Division; European theater (Iceland, Ireland, France); POW
Knight, Willard Thomas 0810 S N Abstract under construction
Kobasky, Michael G. 1386 S 03/03/2000 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (navigator, England, Normandy invasion); 35 missions
Koenig, Helen 0477 S 01/06/2003 Y US Navy surgical nurse; Pacific theater (Guam)
Kogut, Frank 1416 77889 S 04/04/2000 N US Army; European theater (746th Tank Battalion, Normandy invasion [Utah Beach], Cherbourg)
Kohler, Robert 0767 77890 S 01/15/1999 N US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (New Guinea, various islands)
Kolhoff, Marvin 0549 S 07/14/2000 Y Defense work deferred; Stateside; General Electric (tank design)
Korey, George Shane 1503 S 05/23/2000 N Abstract under construction
Krantz, Gordon C. 1709 80006 S 08/02/2000 Y Abstract under construction
Kraus, Sam 1411 S 04/03/2000 N US Army; Pacific theater (3367 Signal Service, New Guinea, Manila)
Krul, Walter B. 1910 82180 E 10/15/2005 N Abstract under construction
Kubler, Albert 0738 80010 S 09/16/1998 N US Marine Corps; Pacific theater (New Caldonia, Guadalcanal [Henderson Field]; Iron Bottom Sound, Andonga.
Kugler, Robert H. 1631 80016 S 11/18/1999 Y US Army; European theater (80th Infantry Division)
Kurokawa, Philip Kenzo 1458 80021 R 02/05/2002 Y Civilian, Japanese youth; living conditions, fire bombings
Kutner, Etta 1467 S 05/22/2000 N Home front; (Wright Aeronautical)
Kwilecki, J. G., Jr. 1026 S 07/08/1999 N US Army; European theater (SHAEF, Algiers)
Lafata, Robert 1083 S 09/20/1999 N US Army; European theater (North Africa, Italy, Fifth Army)
Laiminger, Korbin R. 1477 80033 S 05/22/2000 N US Maritime Service, US Army; European theater
Lamar, Sam 0743 77867 S 12/02/1998 N US Navy, corpsman; Stateside
Lamb, Emanuel 1292 R 10/16/2002 Y US Army; European theater (Battle of the Bulge, Germany)
Lamb, Morris 1418 S 07/10/2001 N Abstract under construction
Landau, Seymour 1401 83845 S 03/23/2000 N US Army Air Corps; CBI (40th BG, India, China)
Landin, David 1695 05/19/2011 Abstract under construction
Langford, George 0544 S 07/13/1999 N Langford’s experiences as told to William Oldson — Langford was the impetus for the creation of the WW II Institute
Lanter, Kenley M. 1224 S 11/26/1999 N US Navy; USS Indianapolis; Pacific theater (Palau, Marianas, sinking of the ship)
Lanterman, Arthur W. 1136 80046 R 05/30/2000 Y US Navy; Stateside (Brooklyn, Long Island); military guard at FDR s funeral
Larsch, Don E. 1657 S 07/17/2000 N US Marine Corps; Pacific theater (6th Joint Assault Signal Company, Guadalcanal, Guam, Okinawa, Iwo Jima)
Lavin, Carl 0761 S 07/02/1991 N US Army; European theater; rifleman (BAR)
Lawless, Florence 0563 S 07/25/1999 Y US Army Air Corps, 19th BG; Pacific theater (Guam )
Lawrence, Robert A. 1520 S 05/05/1998 N US Army; European theater (North Africa, Sicily, Italy)
Leach, Eugene P. 633 S 03/11/1999 N Abstract under construction
Leamon, Phil (Ph.D.) 0597 E 11/21/2007 N US Army, 11th Armored Division; European theater (Battle of the Bulge, Austria)
Leary, Janet 1210 S 06/21/1999 N Abstract under construction
Ledson, Leon 1765 S 07/13/1999 N Abstract under construction
Lee, Jack 1019 S 06/25/1999 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (England, France)
Lee, Ryals Sr. 0759 R 10/23/1998 Y US Army, 104th Infantry Division; European theater (Aachen)
Leland, Benjamin Towne 2132 10/12/2012 Abstract under construction
Lenaerts, Eileen 2112 06/13/2012 Abstract under construction
Leon, Roberto Eduardo 1395 R 07/10/2001 Y US Navy, USS Mississippi; Stateside
Leopold, James E. 1555 S 06/07/2000 N US Army, infantryman; European theater (47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Division, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Utah Beach D+4, Battle of the Bulge, Remagen Bridge)
Lester, Melvin R. 1117 S 05/29/2001 N Abstract under construction
Lester, Raymond 0732 S 05/18/2001 N Abstract under construction
Leventhal, Harold & Therese 1293 S 01/31/2000 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (bombardier, 447th Bomb Group, England)
Lewis, H. Mack 0247 E 04/12/2008 N Conducted as part of research for Pelt s doctoral dissertation, Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of a World War II War Industry on Panama City, Florida.
Lewis, Richard 1713 80051 E 10/22/2004 N US Army Air Corps 1943-1945; European theater (England); B-24 (10 missions), B-17 (25 missions); flight instructor stateside; Korean War
Lewis, William J. 1071 82286 S 09/17/1999 N US Army civil service; CBI (engineer in Burma)
Lindsey, Alfreda 1636 E 12/08/2003 N Home front, pre-teen
Lindsey, Charles 1637 E 01/22/2004 N US Army Air Corps, aircraft mechanic; Pacific theater (19th Fighter Squadron, Saipan, Okinawa)
Lindsey, Lucille Sparkman 1094 83847 S 10/01/1999 N Home front; Redstone Arsenal (ammunition inspection supervisor)
Linton, William, Sr. 0552 79999 S 02/04/1998 N US Army, 146th Truck Company, Post Exchange; European theater (Egypt)
Loadholtes, Caroline 0595 S 02/18/1999 Y WACs; Stateside (Washington, DC); European theater (France, Dachau, Germany)
Lofton, Giles O’Dell 0803 80000 R 01/19/1999 Y US Navy, USS Wisconsin; Pacific theater (Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Lingayen Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Battle of Japan)
Logue, George 1329 S 02/07/2000 N US Army Air Corps, aerial gunner; European theater (POW)
Long, William R. 1303 S 01/17/2000 N US Army Air Corps; European theater; 65 missions
Lord, Oscar L. 1116 S 06/18/1999 N Abstract under construction
Louden, James L. (Lt. Col.) 0896 S 05/15/1999 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (397th BG, England, Normandy invasion, Battle of the Bulge); Distinguished Flying Cross, fifteen Air Medals
Lovett, Charles T. 1306 80004 R 02/06/2001 Y US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (42nd Bomb Group); dropped propaganda leaflets over enemy territory
Lucas, Anthony D. 1480 S 05/26/2000 N US Army Air Corps; pilot, (23 BS, 5th BG, 13th AF); Pacific theater
Lucas, Murl J. 0458 S 09/26/1989 N US Navy (USS Indiana); collision with USS Washington
Lucas, R. Earle., Jr. and April 1275 R 10/25/2000 Y US Navy; European theater (Salerno, Normandy invasion); Pacific theater (Okinawa.)
Lueders, William R. 1693 80014 S 01/17/2003 Y US Army, 1941-1945; European theater, 163rd Signal Photo Company (North Africa, Italy, Southern France, Germany, Austria); film coverage of Fifth Army entering Rome.
Lumsden, George 0461 80805 S 01/22/1998 N US Navy; Pacific theater
Lundstrom, Jack 0925 S 06/24/1992 N Abstract under construction
Lunstrum, John P. 1860 S 04/09/2000 N Abstract under construction
Lyon, Gayle H. Ph.D. 1125 S 10/23/1999 N US Army Air Corps; CBI (200 combat missions over The Hump )
MacArthur, Charles 0547 S 03/18/1999 Y Army Air Corps, 1943-1945?; assigned to a B-24 crew with the 3rd Bomb Division, 493rd Bomb Group, 861st Bomb Squadron in Ipswich, England.
MacDowell, Robert W. 1123 R 03/24/2000 Y US Navy, USS Greenling (submarine); Pacific theater (attacked by destroyer)
Mackey, Larry 1121 S 10/18/1999 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (323rd BS, 91st BG, England)
MacLean, William Finley 0900 S 05/17/1999 N US Air Force 1942-45; European theater (829th BS, Italy); POW; returned to US; bombardier instructor for French B-26 crews.
Macon, Thurston 0897 S 05/14/1999 N US Army; Pacific theater (Australia); MP, security for MacArthur
Maddox, Emery 1733 80028 E 01/15/2005 N Abstract under construction
Maddox, Eugene 0764 S 06/01/1991 N Abstract under construction
Magidson, Melvin 0828 80036 S 03/17/1999 N US Army Air Corps; Stateside
Magill, John F., Jr. Ed.D. 1129 80043 R 03/22/2000 Y US Army; European theater (466 Parachute Field Artillery, 17th Airborne Division, Battle of the Bulge, Operation Varsity); detailed description of paratroop training
Maki, Howard T. 1291 80052 S 02/01/2000 N US Army; European theater (mortar gunner, Italy)
Mallett, Walter 2120 09/29/2012 Abstract under construction
Malmburg, Donald 0471 S 06/30/1992 N US Army; China-Burma-India (jungle warfare, working with mules)
Marani, Jean (Ph.D.) 1724 E 01/11/2005 N Abstract under construction
Markham, Glynn R. 1209 S 07/24/2001 N Abstract under construction
Markham, Ken 0434 S 12/04/2000 Y Darby s Rangers; European theater (Italy); POW (escaped)
Marks, Charles H. 0915 R 06/02/1999 Y Charles Marks (served 1941-1945) recalls his WWII experiences while serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers in the North Atlantic. He was assigned to the 5th Infantry Division, 7th Combat Engineer Battalion.
Marks, Kenneth 1513 S 07/10/1998 N Abstract under construction
Marotta, Juanita 1844 E 07/20/2005 N Abstract under construction
Marr, John 0723 80062 S 11/04/1998 N Army Air Corps, 369th Fighter Squadron; European theater (England)
Marsh, Burton 0765 S 06/01/2000 N Abstract under construction
Marsh, Harry Woodrow 0453 S 03/02/2009 N US Army, 6th Division, 20th Infantry Regiment; Pacific theater (Aleutian Islands)
Marsh, Ray 0714 S 09/24/1998 N US Navy; Stateside (Jacksonville, Banana River)
Marshall, Harvey E. 1160 80069 S 11/04/1999 N Harvey Marshall (served 1940-45) discusses his experiences as a radio operator and machinist both stateside and in Panama before and during World War II. Of note is the account of tension between the enlisted men and the MPs.
Martin, Edgar Leon 1147 R 05/25/2000 Y US Coast Guard; Atlantic Coast, convoy escort to Russia; Pacific theater
Martin, Louis J. 2033 02/01/2011 Abstract under construction
Marvin, John W. 0705 S 02/10/1999 N Abstract under construction
Maso, Liliano 1591 S 06/16/2000 N Civilian teenager in Italy; joined partisan liberation movement
Mathews, Charles (MD) 0677 01/17/2011 Abstract under construction
Mattair, Reed M. and Norma Lee 0976 S 06/10/1999 N Home front; Archer Foundry (tested shell casings)
May, C.T. (Claude Thomas) 1041 80077 S 07/19/1999 N C.T. May (served 1943-45) relates his experience as a sonarman in the Pacific theater of World War II. May served on the USS Swearer and saw combat action on several occassions
May, Stuart 0914 R 06/16/1999 Y US Navy, DE-665; North Atlantic, North Africa, Italy, England
May, William Hodge 1392 80082 R 07/26/2001 Y US Marine Corps; Pacific theater
Mayhew, Robert 0429 S 07/21/1999 Y US Army, Signal Corps cryptographer; Pacific theater (Tinian)
Maze, Donald C. 1840 E 09/01/2005 N Abstract under construction
McCaffrey, Joseph 0118 E 01/27/2007 N Engineer training; US Coast Guard; Okinawa
McCammon, Roger 0475 S 11/19/1997 Y Quartermaster Corps for Pacific theater; remained stateside until post-war. Military career officer.
McCann, Florence 1468 82287 R 02/18/2002 Y WAVE; Stateside (Washington, DC)
McCann, Joseph P. 1691 80096 S 09/22/1999 Y US Army, 1942-1945?; European theater, Battery D, 505th Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Salerno, Naples; invasion of southern France); Battery A, 136th AAA (Antwerp)
McCarthy, Ann 0498 80107 S 06/20/1999 Y US Army Nurse Corps 1944; Stateside (Nichols General Hospital, Louisville, KY); orthopedic and neurological disorders
McCarthy, John 0497 80109 S 01/28/1998 N US Army Air Corps 1942-1946; European theater (Italy); missions over Greece, Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia; B-24 navigation and gunnery; Purple Heart
McCarty, William 1213 S 11/23/1999 N US Army Air Corps 1943-?; European theater (bomber pilot); 35 missions
McClellan, Frances 1512 S 06/02/2000 N Home front; North Florida
McClellan, Gene 0873 S 04/21/1999 N US Navy; Pacific theater (Marshall Island, Caroline Islands, Okinawa)
McClellan, Howard W. 1282 S 12/13/1999 N US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (bomber pilot, Tokyo); reported on effects of Hiroshima bomb; Berlin Airlift
McCluskey, William 0582 80123 S 07/12/2001 Y US Army Air Corps; CBI (India)
McConnell, W.V. 0607 S 04/22/1998 N Medical deferral; forester, Ouchita National Forest, Southern Forest Experiment Station [War Production Board]; rationing and price controls
McCormick, John 1594 80126 S 06/28/2000 N US Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; European theater, 449 Bomb Group (Italy); POW
McCraw, Gordon 0426 S 06/15/1998 Y US Army Air Corps 1934-37, 1941-46; Pacific theater (38th BG, Australia, New Guinea); photo unit
McCullough, Clarice 0956 E 04/12/2008 N Home front; clinical dietician
McDevitt, John C. 1791 80130 S 09/06/2000 Y Abstract under construction
McDonald, Parker Lee 0923 S 05/27/1999 N Us Army; European theater
McGinnis, Robert S. 1248 E 10/01/2006 N Robert McGinnis gives a speech to a group about his experiences in World War II, focusing on the German atrocities and concentration camps he saw and heard about.
McIntyre, John and Tamara 0433 S 02/04/1999 N See interview OHPCN 417
McIntyre, John and Tamara 0417 S 02/03/1999 N US Army; European theater (519th Port Battalion; Normandy invasion, Belgium) Slapton Sands
McJunkin, J. Morgan 0944 S 06/25/1992 N Abstract under construction
McKinney, Vincent (Mike) 0579 80009 S 02/28/1998 N US Army, 1st Division, 16th Infantry Regiment; European theater (Africa, Sicily, Normandy invasion, Omaha Beach)
McNutt, Lawrence 1086 R 12/18/1999 Y US Army; European theater (29th Infantry Division, Normandy invasion, France, Battle of the Bulge)
Mehlman, Marvin 1605 80031 S 07/05/2000 N US Army; European theater (2nd Armored Division, Battle of the Bulge, Rhine River crossing)
Mellman, Bernard 1453 S 07/11/2000 N US Army, 1942-1945; European theater (France, Austria, Germany, 42nd Infantry Division [42nd Rainbow Division]) ; significant commentary on Dachau.
Melnikoff, Walter and Martha 0790 80047 S 02/20/1999 N US Army; Pacific theater (Hawaii, Philippines)
Mendelson, Harold 1141 S 10/13/1999 N US Army; Pacific theater (Canton Island, Manus Island)
Mennen, Steve 1087 S 09/21/1999 N Steve Mennen (Army, 1943-1945) was drafted in 1943 and traned as an Airborne Infantryman in North Carolina. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in an anti-tank unit. His unit was involved in Operation Varsity during the last days of combat in Germany.
Menzel, George H. 0963 S 06/07/1999 N US Army Air Corps; et (614th BS, 441st BG, England)
Mero, Robert 1084 84907 R 12/15/1999 Y US Army; European theater (66th Black Panther Infantry Division, Battle of the Bulge)
Merrill, Paul 2135 11/16/2012 Abstract under construction
Messana, Frank 0490 S 03/16/1998 N US Army Air Corps 1942-1945; European theater (North Africa, Italy) 50 missions
Metz, Victor 1276 R 12/08/2000 Y US Army Air Corps 1943-45; European theater (Foggia)
Meyer, John W. 1408 11/03/2010 Abstract under construction
Meyer, Paul R. 0478 80057 S 06/22/1996 N US Army; European theater (France, Vosges Mountains, England on VE-Day
Meyer, Robert 289 82294 08/10/2011 Abstract under construction
Meyers, Irvine N. 1435 S 04/10/2000 N US Army Air Corps 1942-1945; European theater (457th Bomb Group, England); POW, liberated by Patton’s 3rd Army/
Meyers, Sig T. 1158 S 11/03/1999 N US Army; Pacific theater (combat photographer)
Michael, Michael 1100 S 06/01/1999 N Abstract under construction
Michaels, Ann Core 0499 S 10/02/2001 N Abstract under construction
Michaels, Louis A. 0928 S 05/18/2001 N Abstract under construction
Micheel, Vernon L. 0724 80070 S 11/05/1998 N US Navy, USS Enterprise; Pacific theater (Midway, Santa Cruz, Guadalcanal); USS Hornet;
Middleton, Edward 1343 80089 R 03/01/2001 Y US Army; Stateside (Coastal Artillery); European theater (Normandy D+2, Battle of the Bulge)
Mikell, Harold K. 0675 S 12/09/1998 N US Navy; Pacific theater (Hawaii); PB4Y2 patrol bombers
Milito, Frederick A. 1496 S 06/02/1999 N Abstract under construction
Mill, Harry W. 1604 S 07/06/2000 N US Army; European theater (France, Belgium, Germany); post-war Occupation forces
Millar, Jack R. 1076 S 05/26/1999 N Abstract under construction
Miller, Billy Lyle 0460 80101 S 06/21/1991 N US Navy 1941-45; Pacific theater (store master on USS Indiana); collision with USS Washington
Miller, Charles R. 1096 83848 R 01/29/2000 Y Civilian; Tampa Shipbuilding Company (TASCO)
Miller, Eleanor J. 1600 S 01/11/2000 N Abstract under construction
Miller, Lester E., Jr. 0869 80108 R 05/12/1999 Y US Navy; Hawaii post-war
Miller, Morris & Rose 1778 S 06/25/1992 N Abstract under construction
Miller, Trudy 1222 S 11/26/1999 N German youth; Jungm dl, encounters with Americans, resistance to the defeat of Germany
Miller, Warren H. (Bill) 0797 S N Abstract under construction
Mills, Craig 0561 S 02/20/1998 N US Army, 4th Armored Division stateside, Ninth Army; European theater (Battle of the Bulge, occupation army, Germany)
Mills, Joe 0584 S 11/10/1998 Y US Navy, (USS Nashville); Pacific theater (Wake, Marcus islands); Silver Star
Mills, Joe Dudley 0542 80119 S 09/24/2002 Y US Navy, (USS Nashville); Pacific theater (Wake, Marcus islands); Silver Star
Minker, Ralph L. 0524 S 07/18/2001 Y US Army Air Corps, Eighth Air Force; European theater (B-17 pilot)
Mitchell, Harvey Alva 1382 80122 S 02/25/2000 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (Fifteenth Air Force, Italy); POW
Mitchell, L.A. 0962 R 09/09/1999 Y US Army Air Corps; European theater (England)
Mixson, Wayne 0739 S 11/18/1998 N US Navy, EP Squadron 14 [lighter-than-air]; North Atlantic submarine patrols
Moerke, Robert A. 1315 S 02/03/2000 N US Army Air Corps; European theater; POW, Stalag Luft One
Monhart, James 1232 S 12/03/1999 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (aerial photographer)
Mooneyham, Milton M. 2044 80808 02/09/2011 Abstract under construction
Moore, Jack 1152 80809 R 04/10/2000 Y US Navy, USS Minneapolis, USS Rigle, USS Waller 446; Pacific theater (Guadalcanal, Leyte, Guam, Saipan, Tinian)
Moore, Jack 1773 11/24/2010 Abstract under construction
Moore, Jack Richard 0856 R 03/25/1999 Y US Navy, USS Minneapolis, USS Rigle, USS Waller 446; Pacific theater (Guadalcanal, Leyte, Guam, Saipan, Tinian)
Moore, Lois 0667 S 05/22/1998 N Home front; Huntsville Arsenal (mustard gas, white phosphorous, tear gas, napalm)
Moore, Sarah 1286 S 01/16/2000 N Army Nursing Corps, Pacific theater (Fiji 27 months); Calcutta, India (8 months)
Moorer, Joseph P. 0709 S 03/24/1999 Y US Navy, USS Columbia (CL-56); Pacific theater (Leyte Gulf, Lingayen Gulf, Okinawa)
Moorer, Thomas H. 0818 R 01/18/1999 Y US Navy; Pacific theater (Australia); European theater (Morrocco); Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Moretti, Joseph G., Sr. 1080 R 12/21/1999 Y Joseph Moretti (served 1942-45) discusses his experiences as a construction officer and member of an underwater demolitions team in the Pacific theater of World War II.
Morin, Patrick 1585 S 06/14/2000 N US Navy 1940-1949; USS Maryland in Hawaii on December 7, 1941; USS Highland; Pacific theater (Tarawa, Marshall Islands, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Philippine Sea).
Mork, Phillip C. 0912 80129 S 05/20/1999 N US Army; Pacific theater (New Guinea, Luzon, Yokohama post-war)
Morland, Alvin 1405 S 07/12/1999 N Abstract under construction
Morres, Angelo 1350 80141 S 02/16/2000 N Angelo Morres (served 1942-45) recalls his experiences in the infantry in the Pacific theater of World War II. Morres began the war processing black recruits at Fort Benning. He later was stationed in Hawaii and Leyte and participated in the invasion of Okinawa.
Morris, Jimmy 1310 S 02/01/2000 N Jimmy Morris (served 1943-45) discusses his time as a bomber radio operator in the Pacific theater of World War II. Morris flew numerous combat missions and includes a graphic description of a training accident off the Hawaiian coast.
Morrison, Arthur W., Jr. 1415 80015 R 01/28/2002 Y US Army 1944-45; European theater (Battle of the Bulge)
Mosley, John W. 1507 S 09/23/2001 N US Army Air Corps, 618th Bomb Squad, 447 Composite Group (Tuskegee Airmen); racial prejudice during World War II; also served in US Air Force during Korean and Vietnam wars.
Mosley, Thomas Lee 0161 S 07/21/2000 N US Army 1927; Fort Crockett, Texas, Chanute Field, Illinois, Albrook Field, Panama Canal Zone; WW II; participated in the organization of the Ferrying Command; served in Greenland, Alaska, North Africa
Motyczka, John V. 0443 S 06/02/1992 N US Marine Corps 1941-45; USS Indiana; mess sergeant; on board when the USS Washington rammed the Indiana
Mountford, John W., III 1336 S 02/22/2000 N John Mountford (served 1943-45) recalls his service in the 3rd Infantry Division during World War II. Mountford participated in the invasions of Sicily and Italy. He was wounded at Anzio and was transferred back stateside, where he spent the rest of the war as an MP in New York.
Muirhead, Bruce 0808 R 01/21/1999 Y US Army Air Corps; European theater (England), ferry pilot between France-Belgium
Muirhead, Bruce 1187 06/08/2000 Abstract under construction
Muldrow, James C. 1260 R 08/02/2000 Y James Muldrow (served 1941-46) discusses his experiences as a prisoner of war in Japanese camps after his ship was sunk early in the war. Muldrow spent over three years in the prison camps, and most of the interview deals with the conditions there.
Mullen, Robert B. 1241 80029 R 06/27/2000 Y Robert Mullen (1942-45) discusses his experiences as a dental technician during World War II. Mullen spent part of the war at Camp Carson, Colorado, and was later shipped to Europe, where he did medical work behind combat lines
Mullis, Claude L. 0753 R 09/30/1998 Y US Navy, USS Franklin; Pacific theater (Okinawa); sinking of ship, rescue by USS Marshall
Munn, Elijah 1472 S 05/11/2000 N Air traffic controller; government certifications, security clearances; worked in Charlotte, North Carolina, Knoxville, Tennessee and Tampa, Florida.
Munroe, Patrick 0907 R 06/18/1999 Y US Navy, USS San Diego, Naval Task Force 17; Pacific theater (Tulagi, Iwo Jima, Okinawa)
Munroe, William 0881 R 05/18/1999 Y US Army Air Corps, Headquarters Service Company, 233rd Combat Engineers; Pacific theater (Philippines)
Munroe, William 0733 R 10/22/2002 Y US Army Air Corps, Headquarters Service Company, 233rd Combat Engineers; Pacific theater (Philippines)
Murdock, Mike, MSgt. 2114 85489 07/10/2012 Abstract under construction
Murphy, Ralph M. 1673 80048 S 06/04/2002 Y US Marine Corps; Pacific theater (Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, Okinawa)
Mustian, Middleton Truett 1441 80058 S 04/12/2000 N US Army 1940-1946; Medical Administrative Corps; European theater (England, Medical Administrative Corps, attached to Third Army, 8th Infantry)
Mutz, Joseph E. 0978 80067 S 06/10/1999 N US Army Air Corps, 95th BG, England) POW, Stalag 10-B
Myers, Lawrence 0863 80080 S 04/10/1999 N US Army, Counterintelligence Corps; European theater ( Morocco, Sicily, Germany)
Nachtigal, Fr. Fred 1102 R 12/28/1999 Y US Army Air Corps; European theater (401st BG, England); POW
Naggiar, Maurice H. 1515 R 03/05/2002 Y US Army; Alaska (Sanak Island, Cold Bay)
Nam, Charles 2127 09/21/2012 Abstract under construction
Nasti, Joe 1149 S 10/29/1999 N Joseph Nasti (served 1942-??) recalls his experiences as an infantryman in the Pacific theater of World War II. Nasti served with the 6th Infantry Division, and his unit saw 306 consecutive days of combat in New Guinea and the Philippines.
Nauman, Millie 0242 E 02/16/2007 N Conducted as part of research for Pelt s doctoral dissertation, Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of a World War II War Industry on Panama City, Florida.
Nearing, Harry 0909 S 05/20/1999 N US Navy; Atlantic (anti-sub in Caribbean, South America; Pacific theater (Tarawa)
Neilson, Thomas 2093 80811 11/14/2011 Abstract under construction
Nelson, M.G. “Bubber” 0241 S 02/02/1999 N Conducted as part of research for Pelt s doctoral dissertation, Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of a World War II War Industry on Panama City, Florida.
Nelson, Sara Barron 0955 R 07/15/1999 Y Sara Nelson lived in Hawaii at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Her husband was in the Air Force, and he had been stationed there before the attacks took place. She speaks of the hard times that followed and her life after the war.
Neville, Albert R. 0488 S 12/03/1997 N Attending West Point prep in Hawaii on December 7, 1941; truck driver after attack; entered West Point 1942
Newell, Samuel Dean 1455 S 12/12/2001 N Abstract under construction
Newland, Carl 1702 S 11/11/1998 Y US Marine Corps 1941-1945; Pacific theater (Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, New Britain); Purple Heart
Nickerson, Ruth 0580 S 08/01/2000 N Written memories of WWII
Nine, Kenneth C. 1614 S 07/10/2000 N US Army; Pacific theater (Pearl Harbor, Canton Island); European theater 35th Infantry Division, Omaha Beach D+6, Germany)
Noll, John 1532 S 10/04/1999 N Abstract under construction
Norman, George 1188 S 05/27/1999 N Navy Air Force, Squadron 92; anti-sub warfare; PBY pilot Atlantic and Mediterranean
Norman, James William 0762 S 08/01/2000 N US Navy; Washington, DC (Japanese language translator)
Norman, L.N. and Barbara 00669 R N Abstract under construction
Norman, L.N. and Barbara 0668 S 05/25/1998 N Abstract under construction
Norment, Edward C. 1932 E 01/10/2005 N Abstract under construction
Norris, Charles 0623 S 05/15/1999 Y US Army, 33rd Surgical Hospital, medic; Pacific theater (Panama, Bora Bora, Australia, New Guinea; Bronze Stars
Northcutt, Royce D. 1625 S 08/01/2000 N Northcutt (navigator) was one of a five-man B-24 crew that operated out of Italy. The men called themselves “Bitz-Kriegers.”
Nuckols, Jack R. 1546 80090 R 03/20/2002 Y US Marine Corps 1944-1946, Rifle Company K, 22nd Regiment, 6th Marines; Pacific theater (Okinawa, wounded on Sugarloaf Hill); rejoined unit in Guam to train for the invasion of Japan; sent to China at the end of the war.
Nugent, Charles 0614 S 04/30/1998 N US Army, 82nd Airborne; European theater (England, France)
Nutty, Jean Willis 1325 80100 S 02/11/2000 N Jean Nutty (served 1941-70) discusses his experiences as a pilot in India during World War II. Nutty flew supplies over the Hump to China in the fall of 1944 and the spring of 1945.
Nye, Louis 1271 80103 S 01/07/2000 N US Army 1942-45; European theater (Normandy invasion, Battle of the Bulge); Pacific theater (Philippines)
O’Connell, Stephen 0786 S 02/09/1999 N US Army Air Corps, Third Air Force, Fifth Air Force, 312 BG; Pacific theater (Australia)
Odom, Harold Ralph 0727 80110 R 01/27/1999 Y Merchant Marines, gun loader; Atlantic and Pacific theaters, Italian invasion
O’Farrell, Elizabeth Kinzer 0528 S 06/25/2003 N Abstract under construction
O’Farrell, John J. 0527 S 06/25/2003 N Abstract under construction
Oliphant, Norman and Betty 1936 E 05/12/2004 N Abstract under construction
Ollson, Dorothy (“Tommie”) 1391 S 01/13/2003 N Abstract under construction
Olsen, Hal 0778 80116 R 12/12/1998 Y US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (Tinian); nose art on airplanes
Olsen, Lucile 1992 E 03/24/2004 N Shipbuilding during World War II
Olsen, Oscar Harvey 0862 80120 R 04/07/1999 Y US Army; European theater (France, Battle of the Bulge); POW
Olson, Roger James 1384 80124 S 03/01/2000 N US Marine Corps; Pacific theater (pilot, New Hebrides, Okinawa)
Osgood, Jack William 1257 80133 S 12/09/1999 N Jack Osgood (served 1943-45?) recalls his experiences as an aerial navigator in the Pacific theater of World War II. Osgood spent most of the war behind the lines; he was stationed on New Guinea, Leyte, and Okinawa and different points.
O’Shaugnessy, Richard 0885 S 05/10/1999 N US Navy; Pacific theater (Mariannas, Leyte Gulf, Mindoro)
Overton, Ben 0796 S N Abstract under construction
Owens, Byron D. 1689 E 07/15/2004 N Abstract under construction
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Interviewee OHPCN VHPCN Status Date WW2 Abstract
Paicos, Peter C. 2115 85497 07/10/2012 Abstract under construction
Paine, Clarence 2007 82296 E 04/13/2009 N US Army originally 627th Engineer Light Equipment Company (designated 370th Engineer Company in 1953); spent December 1944 in northern Germany, but did not particpate in any action; returned to Fort Polk, LA, in September 1945; MP guarding German prisoners working in sugarcane fields.
Palioca, Charles 0708 S 01/01/2004 N Abstract under construction
Palmer, George S., M.D. 0886 S 05/11/1999 N US Army, Medical Corps; European theater, 104th Evacuation Hospital (France, Germany)
Parker, Harlen “Jr.” 1109 R 05/21/1999 Y US Army; European theater (83rd Infantry Division, France)
Parker, John H., M.D. 0485 80136 S 05/16/2003 N US Navy, Task Force 48; Pacific theater (Philippines, Okinawa, transport of American POWs); TBUF, FSU
Parker, William E. 0911 S 05/21/1999 N US Navy; European theater (Normandy invasion, Battle of the Bulge)
Parks, Juanita 1727 11/12/2010 Abstract under construction
Parks, William (Billy) 2131 Abstract under construction
Parmer, Dan Gerald (DMV) 1043 80143 S 07/29/1999 N Dan G. Parmer (Navy, 1943-1945?) gave up his last year of high school to join the Navy in 1943. He trained in sonar in Key West, Florida and was assigne to a submarine in Task Force 51 in the Pacific.
Parramore, Walter B. 0858 S 01/01/1998 N Abstract under construction
Paschall, Ed 0554 S 06/02/2003 N Abstract under construction
Patrick, James Walker 1810 S 07/02/2003 N Abstract under construction
Paul, L.H. (Son) 0442 S 04/30/2003 N Abstract under construction
Paulsen, Carl 0566 80150 S 02/12/2009 Y US Army, 349th Quartermaster Truck Company; Pacific theater (Philippines)
Paulsen, Fred 1419 S 12/04/2001 N Abstract under construction
Payson, Benamin A. (M.D.) 1554 80153 S 06/06/2000 N US Army (1942-194?); 634th Medical Clearing Company, European theater (Normandy invasion); one of the first doctors to arrive west of Point du Hoc
Peel, Herschel D. (Lieutenant Colonel) 1048 S 09/01/1999 N Col. Herschel Peel (served 1942-73?) describes his experiences as an Air Corps pilot during World War II. Peel flew twenty-eight missions out of England, crash landing once. He then flew radar operators out of Boca Raton, Florida, for the remainder of the war.
Peeples, Cary 0454 S 01/07/2002 Y US Marine Corps; Pacific theater (Tarawa, Guam, Okinawa)
Pemberton, James R. 0890 S 05/11/1999 N US Army; European theater (103rd Infantry Division, France, Battle of the Bulge, Germany
Penfield, Betty V. 1277 R 11/06/2000 Y Betty Penfield (served ??) Recalls her service stateside in the Marine Corps during World War II. Penfield worked in Washington, D.C., doing data processing for the Corps.
Pennington, Charles Harvey 1256 80159 R 07/24/2000 Y US Coast Guard; North Atlantic convoy duty; Aleutian Islands; Pacific theater
Penrod, Ken 0730 80162 S 11/12/1998 N US Army Air Corps, aviation physiologist; Stateside (Aero-Medical Research Laboratory, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio); development of oxygen masks, ejection seats for air crews; European theater (Italy, England)
Penrod, Ken 0825 S 03/08/1999 N US Army Air Corps, aviation physiologist; Stateside (Aero-Medical Research Laboratory, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio); development of oxygen masks, ejection seats for air crews; European theater (Italy, England)
Perkins, Lee C. 1352 S 02/22/2000 N Lee Perkins (served 1942-46) recalls his service as a naval aviator in the Pacific theater of World War II. Perkins for most o fthe was was in a training squadron and did not get overseas until 1945, but he still managed to fly 78 missions as a bomber pilot.
Perper, Seymour L. (Jim) 1120 S 07/19/2000 N US Navy; pre-war (Europe, Caribbean, Hawaii); wartime Pacific theater
Perry, Frank Harry 1142 80044 S 10/25/1999 N US Army; European theater (69th Infantry Division, England, Germany)
Peters, Richard 1620 80042 S 08/24/2000 Y US Army Air Corps, C-47 pilot; European theater (Italy)
Peters, Robert H. 0728 R 01/27/1999 Y US Army; European theater (England, France, Normandy invasion); POW, Moosberg, Germany, successful escape
Peterson, Nancy 1722 E 12/03/2004 N Abstract under construction
Peyton, Ellen Kay 0533 S 07/01/2003 N Abstract under construction
Phifer, Greg 0487 S 04/08/1999 Y Conscientious Objector; smoke jumper in Montana and Idaho
Phillips, Bernard 1481 S 05/25/2000 N Bernard Phillips remembers his experiences living on the Isle of Wight during World War II. He was too young to be drafted into the armed services and thus gives a different perspective of the affects of war.
Phillips, Stan 1452 S 11/03/1997 N Civilian, teenager; Polish Jew; joined group of Russian, Polish, and Ukranian refugees sabotaging German forces
Pichard, Frank 0447 S 06/18/1992 N US Navy served 1940-45; Pacific theater (Pearl Harbor attack, Battle of Midway; Guadalcanal); Aleutians, South America, Key West
Pickett, Grace 1354 S 02/23/2000 N Grace Pickett discusses growing up in rural North Carolina during World War II. She also provides some information about family members who fought in the war.
Pierce, Edward A. 1261 S 05/18/2000 N Abstract under construction
Piotrowski, Ron 1552 S 06/06/2000 N Child (6 years old) when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor; family owned a family taven in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; community’s reaction to various World War II events (in the eyes of a youngster).
Pirnik, George F. 1446 S 07/26/2000 N US Army Air Corps 1942-1970; two tours as aerial gunner, forty-eight missions
Pitts, Drew T. 1124 R 03/31/2000 Y US Navy; Pacific theater (USS Edison, Okinawa, Japan)
Plante, Albert G. and Jeannette 0964 S 03/04/2003 N Abstract under construction
Plendl, Hans 0489 S 05/20/2003 N Abstract under construction
Ploehn, Adolph M. 0697 S 08/31/1998 N US Army, Cavalry; European theater (France, Germany)
Plumeau, Edward K. 1295 S 01/25/2000 N Civilian aircraft spotter, Rhinebeck, New York
Pollard, Dennis 0805 R 09/22/2003 Y US Marine Corps, 1st Marine Raider Battalion
Pollard, Thomas 0843 S 08/03/2000 N Thomas Pollard (USMC, 1940-1945, 1949-??) During World War II, Pollard served in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion and participated in various combat actions in the Pacific theater.
Ponce, James A. 1363 80039 R 03/24/2004 Y James Ponce (served 1942-45) discusses his experiences as a medical corpsman during World War II. Ponce spent the first part of the war stateside in a medical dispensary, but was later transferred overseas. He participated in the landings at the Philippines.
Pons, John O 2006 82297 E 07/29/2008 N Pons served from mid-1945-mid 1951 in the Army. He was part of the 793rd Military Police Battalion that served at the Nuremberg trials.
Poppell, Elbert L. 1621 S 05/30/2001 N Abstract under construction
Poston, Runell Holley 0220 S 08/03/2000 N Conducted as part of research for Pelt’s doctoral dissertation, “Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of World War II Industry on Panama City, Florida.”
Pottorff, Dale 0988 84898 R 01/26/2005 Y US Army; Pacific theater (Ameri-Cal Unit, 746th AAA Gun Battalion, Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Leyte, Korea
Powell, Rosemary 1298 R 03/30/2005 Y WAAC, WAC; Stateside (Fort Des Moines, Iowa); post-war Europe (Patton s staff, Nuremberg trials)
Prager, Herman “Dutch” 1429 80812 11/08/2010 Abstract under construction
Prebe, Pete 1463 S 02/26/2003 N US Army 1944-45; European theatre (63rd Infantry Divison, 90th Infantry Division, Battle of the Bulge); Purple Heart
Proster, Paul P. 1431 S 01/14/1998 N Abstract under construction
Pruet, Benton 1627 S 11/18/1999 N US Army Air Corps, B-24 ball turret gunner; European theater (Italy)
Pryor, James William 1397 80035 R 05/07/2005 Y US Army Air Corps; Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941)
Quinn, Thomas Joseph Patrick 2004 S 01/29/2003 N Abstract under construction
Rabinowitz, Arthur (Dr.) 2095 82203 12/13/2011 Abstract under construction
Ranon, Angel 1989 12/27/2004 Abstract under construction
Rastall, George Dower 1104 80030 S 08/03/2000 N US Navy; Pacific theater (Saipan, Philippines, Okinawa)
Ratcliff, Rema 0468 S 08/25/1998 N Abstract under construction
Reaver, Opal 0397 S 08/09/2000 N Conducted as part of research for Pelt’s doctoral dissertation, “Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of World War II War Industry on Panama City, Florida.”
Reavis, Edna 2111 85499 05/22/2012 Abstract under construction
Reckert, William E. 1053 R 09/01/2005 Y William Reckert (served 1942-45, 1950-??) recalls his experiences as a signalman on an LST in the Pacific theater of World War II. Reckert participated in the invasions of Saipan and Tinian. He also was present at Pearl Harbor when the explosions occurred there in May 1944.
Reding, James 1828 77800 E 02/22/2006 N Abstract under construction
Redmond, James J., Jr. 1564 82301 S 08/23/2000 N US Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; European theater, pilot, 351st Bomb Group (England, Normandy invasion); Stateside (Air Transport Command, Instrument Flight Instructor)
Redstone, David 0585 S 08/31/2000 N David Redstone (US Army 1943-1945) continues his interview (#555) with memories of his last service year. He was shot in the head while clearing a German town and talks about his evacuation to the States and his recuperation. His recovery.
Redstone, David 0555 S 08/24/2000 N US Army, 102nd Infantry; European theater (France, Belgium, Germany, Battle of the Bulge); two Purple Hearts
Reed, James J. 0539 R 10/01/2005 Y US Army Air Corps, 1st Fighter Control Squadron and Ordnance Unit; Pacific theater (Australia, New Guinea, Philippines)
Reed, Russell Alcott 1328 80025 S 10/06/2000 N US Army Air Corps, pilot; Pacific theater; shot down over the Philippines
Reichelt, Wally 0546 R 01/20/2006 Y US Army, 44th Division band; European theater (France)
Reid, Roy 1438 S 10/23/2000 N US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (19th BG, 38th Reconnaissance Squadron, Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Australia); 49 missions)
Remington, Fred K. 1272 S 05/04/2000 N Abstract under construction
Renaker, Albert L. (Tiny) 0992 80013 S 10/23/2000 N US Marine Corps; Pacific theater (1st Marine Division, Okinawa, China)
Renbjor, Carl L. 1297 S 03/16/2000 N Abstract under construction
Rendelman, Joe (Jose) 1365 S 10/25/2000 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (aerial gunner, Fifteenth Air Force, Italy); 25 missions; POW
Rengel, Richard E. 0877 S 11/03/2000 N US Army; European theater (328th Infantry, 26th Division, Battle of the Bulge)
Reynolds, Georgia 0459 S 11/26/2000 N US Navy Nursing Corps; Pacific theater (USS Bountiful) five combat stars; vivid picture of life on training bases, hospital bases, and on the hospital ship; earned her medical degree after the war at the University of Maryland Medical School
Rezendes, Ernest F. 0532 R 02/06/2006 Y US Army, 54th Portable Surgical Hospital; Pacific theater (Guadalcanal, USS Mercy)
Rezendez, Helen 0531 S 12/06/2000 N Officers club secretary, Dale Mabry Field, Tallahassee, FL; Wainwright Shipyard; USO Liberty Belle
Rice, Clayton 0472 S 12/11/2000 N Postwar US Navy; early American visitor to Japan after the peace was signed
Richardson, Jack 0706 S 12/12/2000 N US Marine Corps, Raider Battalion; Pacific theater (Tulagi, Florida Islands, New Zealand); 3rd Marine Division supply depot, V-J Day
Riedel, R.A. 0741 S 01/14/2001 N US Army; European theater; contact with civilians
Rifkin, Jack 0760 R 07/17/2007 Y US Army Air Corps, Third Army, 44th Infantry; (European theater (France)
Rinesmith, Paul M. 1146 80005 S 01/17/2001 N US Army; European theater (Battle of the Bulge, Berlin Occupation force)
Rivers, Rachel 1304 S 01/17/2001 N Rachel Rivers discusses her experiences on the home front during World War II. Rivers was working for the INS when the war started, and her office was moved to Philadelphia. She later worked for the War Department and as a welder.
Roberge, Walter L., Jr. 1031 80001 R 11/30/2006 Y US Navy; Pacific theater
Roberts, Gordon A. 1573 S 05/24/2000 N Abstract under construction
Roberts, Ray 1464 S 01/18/2001 N US Marine Corps; Pacific theater (invasions of Saipan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa)
Robichaud, O.V. 1016 S 01/18/2001 N US Army Air Corps; European theater; POW, Stalag Luft 3
Robinson, Jack W. 1975 82306 E 12/29/2004 N Abstract under construction
Rodenbush, Jack & Vonita 0437 S 10/26/1999 N Abstract under construction
Roesch, Karl 0793 S 01/18/2001 N US Marine Corps, 3rd Amphibious Corps; Pacific theater (China, Okinawa)
Rogers, Ellen E. 0802 S 01/25/2001 N WRENS, aircraft mechanic; European theater (Egypt)
Rohweder, Glen 0768 S 01/30/2001 N US Army Air Corps, 351st BG; ball turret gunner; European theater (England)
Roll, Russell 1358 S 02/01/2001 N US Navy; Stateside (Little Creek, VA)
Rosati, John C. 1013 S 02/01/2001 N John C. Rosati, classified 4-F by the military, was a civilian employee of the Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked as an airplane mechanic and crash man at Barnes Airport in Westfield, Massachusetts. Rosati discusses his job and civilian rationing.
Rose, William H. 1517 R Y US Navy, 1932-1955; European theater (North Africa, Operation Torch)
Rosenberg, Merwin 1628 80008 E 03/22/2006 N US Army; Stateside, weather forecasting, map-making
Rountree, Philip 0847 S 02/01/2001 N US Army; Pacific theater (post-war 32nd Infantry Division, Japanese occupation)
Royer, Keith 1230 S 02/03/2001 N US Army; European theater (91st Reconnaissance Squadron, North Africa, Sicily, Italy)
Ruhsam, John W. 1366 S 11/01/2000 N Abstract under construction
Rutledge, Tillman 0757 R 05/18/1999 Y US Army; Pacific theater (Philippines) POW at Cabanatuan
Sakamoto, Mary 1842 E 05/12/2006 N Japanese-American sent to restricted area in Colorado during WW II.
Salganik, Gordon J. 1566 10390 R 05/18/1999 Y US Army, 1943-1946; 295th Combat Engineers, medical attachment; European theater (Normandy invasion, Battle of the Bulge)
Salisbury, Lyle 1716 80012 E 10/03/2006 N Abstract under construction
Saltman, David 1140 80019 R 05/22/2000 Y US Army; European theater (Battle of the Bulge, Germany); German occupation force
Samford, Paul 1606 80020 S 02/08/2001 N US Navy, USS Quick, USS Rizzi; Atlantic convoy duty [24 convoys]; sinking of German U-173
Sampson, Harold 1404 S 03/13/2001 N Abstract under construction
Sandel, Addison 2119 09/10/2012 Abstract under construction
Sanford, Billie Sue 1799 E 05/27/2008 N Abstract under construction
Sanford, Joseph C. 0948 85493 S 05/24/2000 N Abstract under construction
Sanford, William S., Jr. 1846 E 10/04/2006 N Abstract under construction
Sarchet, Corbin 1593 S 10/13/1999 N Abstract under construction
Sargent, Clifford 1353 S 02/15/2001 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (P-38 crew chief, Tunisia, Sardinia, Italy)
Sayes, James H. 1359 80026 S 02/15/2001 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (England, PX clerk)
Scanland, Worth 0932 S 06/15/1999 N Abstract under construction
Scanland, Worth 1072 S 03/12/1999 N Abstract under construction
Scanlon, James P. 1253 S 02/03/2000 N Abstract under construction
Schacht, Louis 1061 S 02/19/2001 N US Navy; Pacific theater (Hawaii, Eniwetok, Kwajalein, Saipan); USS Putnam;
Schaefer, Robert D. 1633 80027 E 01/18/2007 N US Marine Corps, forward observer; Pacific theater (Bougainville, Guam, Iwo Jima)
Schiedel, G. Milton 1009 S 05/15/2001 N Abstract under construction
Schiedel, Herbert 0482 R 06/16/2000 Y US Army, 441st AAATC; European theater (North Africa, Sicily, Anzio, St. Tropez, Germany)
Schlamp, C. Leonard 1462 80034 R 01/01/1995 Y US Navy, 1944-1946; USS Essex; Pacific theater (invasions of the Philippines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Kyushu, bombing of Tokyo); life aboard ship
Schlesinger, Willard (Bill) 1478 S 06/14/2001 N Abstract under construction
Schlitt, Edgar L 0889 S 02/20/2001 N US Army; Stateside, post-war Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit (Hope, Arkansas)
Schmidt, John E., Jr. 0629 80037 S 02/27/2003 N Teenager in Panama Canal Zone through war years; school system, recreation
Schoen, Robert 1434 S 02/21/2001 N US Army; European theater (1st Infantry Division, North Africa, Sicily, Normandy invasion)
Schomas, Bernard V 2104 85494 03/26/2012 Abstract under construction
Schroeder, Leonard (Col.) 1414 R Y US Army 1941-1945?; Stateside (Fort Benning, GA, 4th Infantry Division); European theater (England, Slapton Sands, Normandy invasion); war correspondent from the Chicago Daily Tribune labeled him “first man to land on Normandy”; career army.
Schumacker, Robert 2042 82205 01/24/2011 Abstract under construction
Schumer, Bob 1563 80041 S 02/26/2001 N US Army, 1942-1946; European theater, 1567th Engineering Depot Company
Schwartz, Gerald 1341 80045 S 02/26/2001 N US Army Air Corps; North Africa (Desert Air Force, British 8th Army), Italy (66th Fighter Squadron)
Schwartz, Lennie 1347 S 03/07/2001 N Lt. Col. Lennie Schwartz (served 1942-45) discusses his experience as a bomber pilot in the European theater of World War II. Schwartz flew thirty-one missions from Cerignola, Italy, and was shot down once.
Scott, Robert L. 0799 80050 S 03/13/2001 N US Navy, mostly post-war Stateside
Scruggs, William 0977 S 03/14/2001 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (381st BG, England, Normandy invasion)
See, Russell K. 1201 R Y US Army Air Corps 1942-45; European theater (Corsica); 44 missions
Seiffer, Harold M. 1550 80054 S 03/14/2001 N US Army, 1942-1945; Pacific theater, 6th Army, 44th Tank Battalion, Headquarters Company (New Guinea, Bismark Archipelago, Philippines, postwar Japan occupation.
Seippel, Kober 0807 S 03/20/2001 N US Marine Corps; Stateside
Seitzer, James D. 0545 R Y US Army, 324th Infantry, 44th Division; European theater (France); good discription of various field rations
Sekerke, Henry Joseph 1338 S 03/22/2001 N US Army Air Corps; Newfoundland; England
Selvey, William Malcolm (Bill) 1745 80060 E 01/19/2007 N Abstract under construction
Serros, Andy 1602 80063 R Y US Army Air Corps, navigator; Stateside
Shapiro, Gertrude R. 1389 S 03/23/2001 N Gertrude Shapiro (served 1943-45?) recalls her experiences in the WACs during World War II. Shapiro served in various locations stateside in personnel offices and became an officer.
Shapiro, Harold M. 1126 S 03/23/2001 N US Army; European theater (France, Germany, Czechoslovakia; excellent anecdotes
Sharpe, William 0750 S 03/20/2000 N Abstract under construction
Sheline, Raymond 0410 S 03/27/2001 N US Army, 1943-1945; basic training at Camp Claiborne, LA; worked for Division of War Research (chemistry major) on separation of Uranium 235 from 238 at Oak Ridge and at the Pupine Laboratories at Columbia University; worked Snowball Mechanism in Los Alamos
Sheppard, Frederick L. 0523 S 05/30/2001 N Abstract under construction
Sherraden, Ed 1739 80066 E 01/30/2007 N Abstract under construction
Shibao (nee Yamamoto), Mary 1506 S 01/24/2002 N Youth, Iwakuni, Japan; Hiroshima bombing
Shick, Jack N. 0981 S 03/30/2001 N US Marine Corps; Stateside (Parris Island, SC)
Shoemaker, Robert M. 0752 S 04/04/2001 N US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (Guam, Philippines) post-war
Short, Gorgon 1696 S 03/16/1998 N Abstract under construction
Shulman, Harriette 1393 80071 S 04/11/2001 N Home front; War bond coordinator, Washington, DC, Chicago, American anti-Semitism
Sickler, Bobbie 0966 84882 S 05/14/2001 N Home front; teenager in Pennsylvania
Sickler, Joe 0967 80074 S 05/18/2001 N Abstract under construction
Silverblatt, Bernard “Barnie” 1670 80098 E 04/11/2007 N US Army Air Corps, B-24 copilot; European theater (492nd BG, night missions)
Silverman, Todd 1768 80094 S 02/28/1998 Y Abstract under construction
Simmons, Hardee Lee 0783 S 05/21/2001 N US Navy; Stateside
Simms, John E. 1939 E 05/22/2008 N Abstract under construction
Simonds, Joseph A. 1596 R Y US Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; Pacific theater (Saipan); 497th Very Heavy Bombardment Group; seventeen combat missions; postwar missions to drop supplies for POW camps; Eastern Airlines
Simpson, Allan R. 1062 82313 S 05/21/2001 N US Army, Medical Administration Corps; US Army Air Corps, European theater (England)
Simpson, Jean 0558 80091 R 11/21/2003 Y Home front, war industry, San Francisco, career US Air Force 1951-1971
Sink, Grady 0834 80086 R 03/08/2002 Y US Army, 563rd Automatic Weapons Anti-Aircraft Battalion; European theater (Battle of the Bulge, Remagen Bridge)
Sinnamon, Howard 0491 R Y US Army Air Corps, Eighth Air Force, 401st Bomb Group; European theater (England, Normandy invasion)
Sklenar, Charles A. 0857 R 05/08/1998 Y US Army; European theater (482 Anti-Aircraft Artillery, France, Battle of the Bulge, Remagen Bridge, Germany)
Slen, Rolf 1057 R 03/09/2001 Y Rolf Slen (served 1943-45) discusses his experiences as an aerial navigator in the Pacific theater of World War II. Slen flew forty missions, beginning at Hickam Field and ending on Okinawa.
Sloat, Eunice Bowman 0942 83822 S 05/21/2001 N WAVES; Naval Communications, Washington DC; Bureau of Personnel, Arlington, VA
Slussler, Thruman (Rev.) and Marcella 1070 R 05/17/2001 Y US Army; Pacific theater (Oahu [December 7, 1941], Saipan, Okinawa
Small, James G. 0469 R 03/25/2003 Y US Army 1934-37, 1940-43; coast artillery battery commander; Alaska
Smallwood, Frederick 1447 S 05/22/2001 N US Army 1943-1946; European theater (Battle of the Bulge); his division ended up behind enemy lines but escaped
Smally, Don 0775 R 02/28/1998 Y US Army Air Corps; European theater (France, Battle of the Bulge)
Smally, Jan 0789 R 10/09/2001 Y WAACs; Stateside
Smeby, Ruth 0398 S 05/22/2001 N Conducted as part of research for Pelt’s doctoral dissertation, “Wainwright Shipyard: The Impact of a World War II Industry on Panama City, Florida.”
Smith Douglas and Gertrude 0694 S 05/25/1999 N Abstract under construction
Smith, Carl M. 1753 80085 E 06/26/2007 N Abstract under construction
Smith, Carlton K. (Gen.) 0895 R 01/17/2002 Y US Army; European theater (Normandy invasion, Utah Beach, Austria)
Smith, Carlton Monroe 0861 S 05/23/2001 N US Army; European theater (482nd AAAW Battalion, Battle of the Bulge, Remagen Bridge)
Smith, Donald 0479 80084 S 05/25/2001 N D-Day; Battle of the Bulge; Czechoslovakia
Smith, Edward M. 1378 S 05/31/2001 N Edward Smith (served 1943-45) recalls his experiences as an aviator in the Air Corps during World War II. Smith flew thirty-four missions as a toggleer with the Eighth Air Force.
Smith, Lauren H. 1471 S 05/31/2001 N US Army Air Corps 1943-1946; Pacific theater (B-24 ball turret gunner, Okinawa, Occupied Japan)
Smith, Lawrence (MD) 0729 S 06/04/2001 N US Army, medical doctor; Pacific theater (New Caldonia, Guadalcanal, New Zealand
Smith, Lonnie R., Sr. 1362 84897 R 01/18/2000 Y US Marine Corps; Pacific theater (Bougainville, Alaska)
Smith, Lorraine 1197 S 06/05/2001 N Home front; Army wife
Smith, Margaret C. 0953 85500 S 06/13/2001 N WACS; Red Cross National Headquarters, Washington DC; orthopedic and physical therapist, Camp Stoneman, CA
Smith, Marshall P. 1662 80079 E 01/09/2007 N US Marine Corps; Pacific theater (1st Marine Division, Guadalcanal)
Smith, Phil 0438 S 06/13/2001 N US Navy, VPB-117; Pacific theater (Mindoro Island, Philippines); destruction of Japanese shipping along Indochina coast, Japanese railroads, rolling stock.
Smith, William C. 0815 S 04/10/2000 N Abstract under construction
Smoot, Tom 1460 S 06/18/2001 N US Army Air Corps 1943-1945; European theater (Italy); responsible for maintenance of armament on B-24s.
Snowden, John R. 1150 S 06/18/2001 N John Snowden (served 1943-46) discusses his experiences in an anti-aircraft unit during World War II. Snowden, an African American, spent most of his service time guarding New Guinea. He relates a good deal of information on race relations in the armed forces.
Snowden, Lawernce F. (General, USMC Retired) 0627 80064 S 06/26/2001 N US Marine Corps, 4th Marine Division; Pacific theater (Roi-Namur, Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima); Purple Heart
Snyder, Joseph G. 1440 S 03/18/1999 N Abstract under construction
Soares, Joseph O. 1151 S 10/11/1999 N Abstract under construction
Sollohub, Julian V. 0421 80073 R 02/19/2001 Y US Army, 178th Engineer Construction Group; Pacific theater (Lingayen Gulf, Sasebo)
Solomon, Eli 1305 R 06/02/2003 Y US Navy, pharmacist; USS La Grange; Pacific theater; kamikaze attack
Solomon, John F. 1682 80068 E 12/10/2003 N US Army Air Corps 1942-1945?; Pacific theater, Fifth Air Force, 90th BG (New Guinea, Philippines, Ie Shima) B-24 bombing missions to Corregidor, the Philippines, Formosa, Borneo, China.
Sovik, Paul A. 0937 S 06/26/2001 N US Marine Corps; Pacific theater (Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, Guadalcanal)
Spalding, Jack R. 1011 S 05/15/2000 N Abstract under construction
Spangler, Charles 0541 S 06/27/2001 N US Army, 121st Infantry Regiment; European theater (Battle of the Bulge)
Spencer, Charles H. (Maulcia M.) 1045 R 12/17/1999 Y US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (Java, Australia, New Guinea); European theater (England)
Spencer, Clyde E. 1154 S 07/09/2001 N Civilian; employee of Seaboard Coastline and Florida East Coast railroad (troop movements to and from Camp Gordon Johnston, Carrabelle, FL)
Spiro, Bernard 1055 R 06/01/2000 Y Bernard Spiro (served 1943-45) discusses his experiences in the Army during World War II. Spiro began as a medical technician and spent time in North Africa before being shipped to India, where he worked in a chemical warfare supply plant for the rest of the war.
Spoto, Nelson 2090 08/15/2011 Abstract under construction
Spurlock, Lyman and Rachel 1340 S 01/01/1995 N Abstract under construction
St. John, Adrian (Maj. Gen., ret) 1229 06/14/2000 Abstract under construction
Stafford, William H., Jr. 0898 S 07/10/2001 N Teenager; home front in Pennsylvania
Stead, Jack W. 1219 S 07/12/2001 N US Army Air Corps 1942-45; European theater; shot down over France in April 1944, escaped into Spain, captured, eventually repatriated.
Stefl, Victor 1978 S 10/23/1999 N Served on the USS Case 370 (destroyer) in the Pacific theater
Stein, Daniel 1522 R 03/16/2000 Y Daniel Stein (served 1942-1946) recalls his experience in the Army Air Corps on the home front during World War II. Over a period of 39 months Stein was transferred to 15 different bases, but did not go overseas.
Sterno, Bernard 1063 S 07/13/2001 N US Army; European theater (paratrooper, Normandy invasion); POW [escaped and recaptured]
Stidham, James A. 0868 80099 S 07/16/2006 N James Stidham (served 1945-1946, 1951-1973) discusses his tour of duty in the aftermath of World War II, along with his year at TBUF. Stidham later returned to the army and spent time in Korea and Vietnam, and was also an ROTC instructor at FSU.
Stiles, John 0871 80104 R 07/16/2002 Y John Stiles (served 1943-45) discusses his experiences as a marine in the Pacific theater of World War II. Stiles took part in the Okinawa campaign and was stationed in several areas of the Pacific in the latter stages of the war.
Stoddard, H.L., Jr. 0756 S 07/16/2001 N Sonny Stoddard (served 1941-46) discusses his experiences in the 3rd Armored Division in the European theater of World War II. Stoddard landed in France on June 12, 1944, and he participated in the breakthrough at St. Lo and the Battle of the Bulge.
Stone, John 0625 R 05/13/1999 Y US Marine Corps, MP (Panama Canal Zone); 29th Marines, 3rd Battalion; Pacific theater (Okinawa)
Stoner, William H. 1301 80112 S 07/18/2001 N US Navy; Atlantic Ocean; Pacific theater
Streit, William 1323 84899 S 07/19/2001 N William Streit (served 1942-??) discusses his experiences as a fighter pilot in the European theater of World War II. After serving a tour on an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic, Streit went to England and flew sixy missions over the English Channel.
Strickland, James E. 1012 R 10/15/1998 Y James Strickland (served 1942-45?) discusses his experiences as a flight engineer and aerial gunner in the European theater of World War II. Strickland was stationed in Italy and flew fifty missions between January and July of 1944.
Stull, Roy Beckwith 1309 80114 S 07/23/2001 N Roy Stull (served 1942-45) recalls his service as an airplane and glider pilot in the European theater of World War II. Stull flew a glider during the crossing of the Rhine River, and he providers a detailed account of the operation.
Stuthers, James A., Sr. 1742 80115 E 10/12/2006 N Abstract under construction
Stutzer, Norman 0833 S 09/20/2001 N Abstract under construction
Sullivan, Joseph 1609 S 07/16/1999 N Abstract under construction
Sullivan, Robert 1409 S 07/23/2001 N US Army Air Corps 1942-45; European theater (Italy); Fifteenth Air forces, fifty missions in 1944
Sutton, Sheldon and Orleane 439 S 12/10/1999 N Abstract under construction
Swan, David 1940 E 01/24/2008 N Abstract under construction
Swink, William 0441 R 05/18/1996 Y US Navy; Pacific theater, Swink (radio operator) and Wegner (gunner) served together on a bomber crew
Swisher, M. David 1938 10/06/2006 Abstract under construction
Taillon, Ed 0637 12/07/2009 Abstract under construction
Talantis, James 1420 S 05/31/2000 N Abstract under construction
Tanner, Lucile 1666 E 02/14/2005 N Lucile Tanner recalls the memories of her World War II experience on the home front as well as the memories of her late husband’s Marine Corps and career experiences.
Tanner, Stephen F. 1667 E 10/01/2006 N USMC; Guadalcanal; contracted malaria
Tatum, Sam (DDS) 0726 S 07/24/2001 N Corpsman; Stateside, Puerto Rico
Taylor, Charles E. (MD) 1036 S 07/27/2001 N US Navy, USS Swearer; Pacific theater (Okinawa, Iwo Jima)
Taylor, John F. (Col.) (Jack) 0663 S 10/03/2001 N US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (Battle of the Bismark Sea); Stateside, 46th Bomb Group
Taylor, Robert 2037 11/08/2011 Abstract under construction
Teason, Hugh G. 0866 S 10/24/2001 N US Army; European theater (114th Infantry Band, 71st Infantry Division Band)
Tellis, Frank 1050 S 10/25/2001 N Frank Tellis (served 1942-45) discuses his experiences as a flight engineer and gunner in the European theater of World War II. Tellis was stationed in Italy and flew fifty missions, getting shot down one time.
Tesch, H. Albert 1544 S 10/29/2001 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (Italy)
Tharp, William R. 2125 Abstract under construction
Thedford, Frank Tyre 1361 S 11/05/2001 N Frank Thedford (served 1942-45) recalls his experiences in the Coast Guard shore patrol, on a destroyer escort in the Atlantic, and in a depot on Leyte during World War II.
Thibaudeau, May M. 1049 S 12/28/1999 N Abstract under construction
Thibault, J. Rene 0842 S 11/06/2001 N Rene J. Thibault (USMC, 1945-1946?) trained as an infantryman at Parris Island and Camp Lejeune until the war ended. He performed guard duty on Attu until he was discharged. Thibault discusses rifle range training, mess hall duty, and graduation at Parris Island.
Thomas, Jack L. 0924 S 11/06/2001 N Merchant Marine; European theater (North Atlantic, Mediterranean)
Thomas, James 1619 80118 E 01/13/2004 N US Army; Pacific theater (Bougainville, Cebu)
Thompson, Ford L. (Judge) 0673 S 04/20/2005 N Abstract under construction
Thompson, Matthew (Col., USAF ret) 1610 S 10/31/2001 N Abstract under construction
Thompson, Mildred F. 1847 E 07/07/2005 N Abstract under construction
Thorn, Joseph H. 1066 S 11/06/2001 N US Army; European theater (78th Division, Remagen Bridge)
Tibbets, Paul 0936 S 11/07/2001 N US Air Force, 1937; European theater (25 missions [17 over occupied Europe, 5 in North African campaign]); selected as one of three pilots involved with the Manhattan Project; Pacific theater (pilot of “Enola Gay” on August 6, 1945). Retired from Air Force in 1966.
Timanus, Martha 1738 S 11/20/2001 N Marine Corps Women’s Reserve 1943-44; describes the typical day during basic training; Recruit Depot at Camp Lejeune to instruct new recruits; advanced to 1st lieutenant and battalion commander.
Timberlake, James (Ph.D.) 1270 S 03/26/2003 N Abstract under construction
Tipper, Kenneth Arthur 1377 R Y Kenneth Tipper (Royal Navy 1941-46) discusses his experiences as a telegraphist during World War II. Tipper spent the early part of the war on destroyers, one of which was rammed and sank in a convoy, and two years at a listening station in ceylon.
Todd, Neva STanley 1987 12/24/2004 Abstract under construction
Tomkins, Peter B. 1574 R 04/23/1999 Y US Navy, 1943-1945; Pacific theater, Hospital Corps (New Guinea, Philippines)
Tompkins, Mark Donald 1983 E 07/25/2008 N Abstract under construction
Toothman, Rex 1883 S 02/13/1999 Y Abstract under construction
Torgler, Robert 1533 80125 S 11/30/2001 N Civilian teenager; war bond drives, news reels, rationing; good information
Touchton, T.W. 1208 S 12/04/2001 N US Army 1939-45; European theater (Battle of the Bulge); 101st Airborne paratrooper; POW; occupation force
Tougas, Gilbert A. 0899 80128 S 12/06/2001 N US Navy, USS C.R. Ware
Tracosas, Ernest 0680 80131 S 12/06/2001 N US Marine Corps, 3rd Marine Air Wing; Pacific theater (Guam)
Trapp, Florence G. 0998 S 11/19/2002 N Abstract under construction
Tribe, Irene 0481 R 07/28/1999 Y WAVE; basic training at Hunter College, New York; Storekeeper School at Milledgeville, Georgia; V-J Day
Tribe, William 0474 R 04/19/2002 Y US Navy, 1942-1945; USS Iowa plank holder; escorted FDR to the Casablanca Conference in November 1943; Pacific theater later
Tuchsen, John 1704 E 11/28/2007 N Abstract under construction
Tull, Virginia 1568 R 07/19/2000 Y (Husband) US Army Air Corps experiences; CBI theater, chaplain
Tully, Margery A. 0536 S 12/13/2001 N Abstract under construction
Turner, Noel E. 0830 S 10/24/2000 N Abstract under construction
Turner, W. Fred 1330 S 01/08/2002 N W. Fred Turner discusses his experiences as a supply officer for the 308th Bomb Group, stationed in China during World War II. Turner provides many details about Asian wartime conditions and the types of activities his unit took part in.
Turosik, Frank A. 1629 E 05/27/2005 N US Army, combat engineer; Pacific theater (41st Infantry Division, Australia, Philippines, Biak); Stateside, German POW guard.
Turpin, Clement 0947 S 11/15/1999 N Abstract under construction
Twible, Harlan M. 1137 80152 R 03/17/2000 Y Harlan Twible (served 1945-??), a junior officer on the USS Indianapolis, discusses the ship’s sinking and its aftermath. Twible was instrumental in organizing the surviving sailors and keeping them alive until their rescue four days later
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Interviewee OHPCN VHPCN Status Date WW2 Abstract
Ulrich, Roger K. 1107 R 09/11/1999 Y Roger Ulrich (served 1943-46) discusses his service as an infantry officer in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Ulrich was seriously wounded in New Guinea and spent over two years in a hospital.
Underwood, James (J.T.) 00938 R 07/13/2001 Y US Army Air Corps; European theater (390th BG, England)
Upchurch, Pat 609 S 04/14/1999 N Abstract under construction
Upright, Richard 0735 80160 S 01/14/2002 N US Army; European theater (Normandy invasion, Omaha Beach, France, England)
Urquhart, John 0444 80165 S 01/14/2002 N US Navy 1940-1970; USS Chester (cuiser), USS Indiana, USS Massachusetts (battleships); secretary to the captains; 1946-1970, cryptologist with Naval Security
Van Blair, Dale R. 0591 R 07/17/2003 Y Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; served as a gunner in England for the majority of his term of service
Van Brunt, Tom 0603 80166 R 03/16/1998 Y US Navy, pilot, USS St. Lo; Pacific theater (Leyte)
Vaninwagen, Ernest 1514 80168 R 02/02/2002 Y US Army 1942-1945; Pacific theater (10th Army Division, Okinawa)
Varn, Wilfred 0592 80154 R 05/12/2000 Y US Army, cryptanalytic translator for intercepted Japanese radio messages; Pacific theater (Australia, Philippines)
Veller, Don 0781 S 01/16/2002 N US Army Air Corps; Third Air Force Headquarters; Stateside
Vernon, Henry 1611 80121 S 01/17/2002 N US Army; European theater (29th Division, Normandy invasion, Omaha Beach, St. Lo, Brest)
Vincent, Madeline A. 1204 S 01/25/2002 N North Carolina during the Depression and WWII; school teacher and social worker; rationing, blackouts, sighting a German submarine
Vinton, Edward 0864 R 04/13/1999 Y US Army; European theater (Battle of the Bulge); Bronze Star
Vinton, William H. 0865 R 07/24/2003 Y US Army Air Corps; European theater (England, B-24 Liberator top gunner)
Vise, Delbert 0436 S 05/15/1998 N Abstract under construction
Visneski, Theodore B. 1058 R 03/12/2001 Y US Army; European theater (paratrooper, Sicily, Italy, Normandy invasion); three Purple Hearts, nominated for Congressional Medal of Honor
Vizcarrondo, Carolyn; Wingfield, Barbara Stoutamir 1686 E 05/08/2004 N Life in Tallahassee during World War II; Vizcarrondo’s family lived in the Governor Martin house during the war; house was USO during that time
Von Leffern, Edward 0933 S 05/13/1998 N Abstract under construction
Voorhees, A. E. 1971 E 10/21/2004 N Abstract under construction
Wagner, Jack 1171 S 02/11/2002 N US Army Air Corps; Panama; European theater (Italy, German occupation force)
Wagner, Robert 0791 S 01/28/2002 N US Navy; Pacific theater (American Samoa, Ellis Islands, Saipan)
Waits, Marvin S. 0878 S 01/30/2002 N US Army Air Corps; CBI theater (14th Air Force, Luoyang, Chendtu); Distinguished Flying Cross, two Air Medals
Wakstein, Hy 1346 80157 S 01/31/2002 N Hy Wakstein (served 1943-46) discusses his experiences as a communications officer in the European theater of World War II. Wakstein participated in the Battle of the Bulge, and his division advanced further east into Germany than any other American division.
Waldby, Ronald W. 0904 80127 R 12/28/1999 Y US Navy, USS Steady (minesweeper); European theater (Sicily, Italy, southern France)
Walker, Charles 1459 80132 R 09/13/1999 Y US Army 1943-1945; European theater (France, Nuremberg, 180th Regiment, 45th Infantry) significance of correspondence with wife
Walker, Clarence Neel 0848 80135 S 03/06/2002 N US Navy; Pacific theater (Philippines)
Walker, Everett 1553 80137 S 03/07/2002 N US Army Air Corps, B-24 gunner, bombardier; European theater (England); bailed out, POW, Stalag Luft 3
Walker, John 1189 05/09/2000 Abstract under construction
Walker, Juanita 1988 01/16/2005 Abstract under construction
Walker, Robert B. 1199 S 03/21/2003 N Abstract under construction
Wallace, Reynolds 1166 R 01/18/2000 Y Reynolds Wallace (served 1942-45) discusses his experiences as a weather officer during World War II. Wallace was stationed in Italy in the latter stages of the war and assisted units of the Fifteenth Air Force in planning for their operations.
Wallenstein, Ely and Hilda 1010 S 02/08/1999 N Abstract under construction
Wallick, Harry 0567 80139 R 02/18/1999 Y US Army Air Corps, 507th FG [P-47]; Pacific theater (Tinian, Saipan, Ie Shima, Okinawa
Walper, Frank 1162 S 03/25/2002 N US Army; European theater (England, France, Omaha Beach [D+1])
Walters, Lewis & Mary 0986 S 06/13/2001 N Abstract under construction
Walworth, Claire B. 1173 S 04/10/2002 N US Army; MP, Stateside, Pacific theater
Watson, John A. 0564 S 04/11/2002 N Intelligence; European theater (Normandy invasion)
Watson, Loyd E. 1665 80142 E 10/28/2005 N US Army; European theater (87th Infantry Division, Battle of the Bulge, meeting with Russians)
Webster, William 0606 S 05/22/2002 N US Army Air Corps 46th BG; Pacific theater (Australia, New Guinea, Battle of the Bismarck Sea); shot down and recovered; US Navy; Pacific theater (USS Indiana)
Webster, William 0449 S 04/17/2002 N US Navy 1940-46; USS Indiana
Weed, Merlin Don 0814 R 02/28/1998 Y US Army; European theater (Belgium, Battle of the Bulge, Berlin)
Weekley, Robert 1333 S 07/25/2000 N Abstract under construction
Weeks, William T. 1239 S 01/10/2000 N Served 1940-1945; Engineer Replacement Training Center; Combat Engineers
Wegner, Gerald 0540 03/16/1998 Abstract under construction
Wehmeier, Lora 1935 E 02/17/2007 N Abstract under construction
Weitzman, Benltey 1407 80144 R 12/19/1999 Y US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (bombardier, 380th BG, Australia, Mindoro, Okinawa
Wells, Albert 1371 S 05/28/2002 N US Marine Corps; Pacific theater (pilot, F4U Corsair, Okinawa)
Wells, L. Janet (Dr.) 0690 80146 R 10/11/2000 Y WAVES; Washington DC
West, Erdman “Sonny” 2063 80815 06/02/2011 Abstract under construction
West, Henry A. 0965 R 02/01/2000 N Abstract under construction
West, Robert 0589 S 05/30/2002 N US Army, 1941-1946, 91st Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron; European theater (North Africa, Sicily, Italy)
West, Robert L. 0493 S 05/31/2002 N US Army 1941-1946; European theater (North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Germany); 91st Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron, Ft. Bliss, Texas; troop ship; crossing the Rapido River; German booby-traps; scorched earth policy of the German retreat
Westheimer, Adolph 0466 R 03/17/2000 Y US Army Air Corps 1940-46; Stateside, Pacific theater (Hawaii, Saipan, Iwo Jima)
Westheimer, David 0985 S 06/17/2002 N US Army Air Corps; Pacific theater (Hawaii, Saipan, Iwo Jima)
Westland, William 1307 S 06/17/2002 N William Westland (served 1939-??) discusses his service as an aerial gunner in both the Pacific and European theater of World War II. Westland amassed a total of ninety-seven missions in the two theaters, and he relates several interesting anecdotes.
Whaley, Pauline C. 0905 R 02/17/2000 Y WAVES, Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington DC
Wheeler, John 1708 E 07/16/2005 N Abstract under construction
Wheeler, Murray King 0813 S 06/18/2002 N US Navy, USS Pasadena, Pacific theater
Wheeler, Raymond 0957 R 07/03/2001 Y US Navy, USS Fairland; Pacific theater (Hawaii, New Guinea; USS Jean Nicolet) POW
White, Andrew 1221 S 06/20/2002 N US Army 1943-46; European theater (66th Infantry Division, Battle of the Bulge); ship sank in English Channel; Ocupation Army
White, Armer E. 0484 S 06/25/2002 N Married with two children when war began; defense contracts with Mackle and Leach Construction Company; building Boca Chica Naval Air Station
White, Jeff 0445 S 07/02/2002 N US Army 1940-45; European theater (North Africa, Sicily, Omaha Beach on D+1, France, Germany
White, Raymond E. 1399 80149 S 07/09/2002 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (navigator, 93rd BG)
Whitehead, Margaret 0943 S 07/17/2002 N Home front; husband in Navy
Whitehurst, Sam 1165 82314 S 07/23/2002 N Samuel Whitehurst (served 1943-45) discusses his experiences as an aerial gunner in the Pacific theater of World War II. Whitehurst flew twenty-seven missions altogether, and discusses some of the mishaps that occurred on them in detail.
Whittle, Dorothy (Dot) 1027 R 01/26/2001 Y Dorothy Whittle discusses her experiences growing up in the Philippines before and during World War II. Whittle and her family spent over three years in Japanese prison camps, and the interview contains many details about prison camp.
Wiener, Max N. 1290 S 07/24/2002 N US Army Air Corps 1943-45; European theater (Italy, gunner and bombardier); Fifteenth Air Force; detailed descriptions of Air Corps pre-flight and gunnery schools
Wight, Thomas E. (Ted) 1161 83843 S 12/23/1999 N Abstract under construction
Wilen, A. Edward 1549 82315 R 08/04/2000 Y US Army Air Corps, 1943-1945; B-24 navigator; European theater (shot down over Hanover, Germany); POW, Stalag Luft 3, Stalag 7A
Wilkinson, Douglas 0414 R 01/22/2003 Y US Army 1942-1946; European theater (Omaha Beach); LST driver
Wilkinson, James 0500 S 08/06/2002 N US Marine Corps, 1941-1945; Pacific theater (Hawaii, Johnston Atoll, Bougainville, Geen Island, Rabaul)
Williams, Bobby 1509 S 09/26/2002 N US Army; Pacific theater (New Hebrides, Guadalcanal)`
Williams, Earl and Lois 1764 80138 E 03/18/2004 N Abstract under construction
Williams, Eldridge Franklin 0908 80140 S 10/01/2002 N US Army; Stateside, Tuskegee Army Airfield; African American soldier
Williams, Jospeh H. 0670 S 10/02/2002 N US Army, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (pre-war); European theater, 47th Infantry, 9th Division (French Morocco, Sicily, France, Germany)
Williams, Winifred Gertrude (nee Scherer) 1028 80145 S 10/09/2002 N Winifred Williams (served 1944-46) recalls her experiences in the Army during World War II. Williams worked on a hospital ship in both the European and Pacific theaters; she was off Saipan when the war ended.
Willis, Clarence L. 1492 S 06/02/1999 N Abstract under construction
Wilson, Audrey (Dr.) 0659 S 10/10/2002 N WRENS, Intelligence; submarine message interception; European theater (David s Head, West Wales, Isle of Wight, Kent); sister in WRAF
Wilson, Keith 1296 S 10/22/2002 N US Army Air Corps 1938-61; Stateside (helicopter research); Japanese Occupation; postwar head of aircraft division in Pentagon
Wilson, Kenneth 1929 S 07/11/2001 N US Army Infantry
Wilson, Robert L. 1706 80148 E 07/21/2004 N Abstract under construction
Wilson, W. W. (Bill) 1497 S 11/21/2002 N US Army, Stateside
Wimer, Arthur G., Jr. 0777 80161 R 03/30/2000 Y US Army, Ninth Air Force, Seventh Air Force Bomber Command; European theater (Normandy invasion)
Winston, Willis 1671 80163 E 06/29/2005 N US Marine Corps, gunner; Pacific theater (1st Division, Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu)
Wittenauer, Charles V. 1683 80151 E 03/25/2004 N Charles Wittenauer (served 1943-1945) briefly shares his experience of being a Second radioman in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Wittenauer served in the 460th Bomb Group, 763rd Bomb Squadron, 15th Air Force. He flew in a B-24 in Italy.
Witty, Robert (Col., USAF ret) 1326 R 03/30/2000 Y Col. Robert Witty (served 1939-60) recalls his experiences as a Air Corps pilot during World War II. Witty led the first squadron of bombers over Normandy on D-Day. He also served in the Japanese Occupation and the Korean War.
Wofsy, Cyril S. “Sy” 1106 02/14/2000 Abstract under construction
Wolf, Edwin J. (Col. Aus. Ret). 1153 R 01/22/2002 Y Col. Edwin Wolf recalls his experiences in the 6th Engineers Special Brigade during World War II. Wolf participated in the Slapton Sands incident and the Normandy invasion and discusses his combat experiences in graphic detail.
Wolsky, Nat 1242 S 11/25/2002 N Nat Wolsky (served 1942-45) discusses his experiences in the Coast Guard during World War II. Wolsky’s ship convoyed supplies across the Atlantic throughout the war.
Wood, Johnson 0657 R 11/01/2000 Y US Army; European theater (Vosges Mountains, Battle of Bitche, Dachau and Plochingen)
Woods, James W. (Dr.) 0819 S 11/26/2002 N James Woods recalls his experiences as a bomber pilot in the European theater of World War II. Woods was based in England.
Woodward, Helen S. 1023 S 02/28/1998 N Abstract under construction
Woodward, William D. (Ph.D.) 1024 S N Abstract under construction
Woodworth, Julie G. 0521 S 12/04/2002 N Homefront sacrifices and accommodations
Wooten, Tom 1342 S 12/05/2002 N Tom Wooten (served 1943-44) discusses his military experience during World War II. After washing out of flight training due to vision problems, Wooten became a storekeeper for the Navy, but was eventually given a medical discharge because of ulcers.
Worley, Raymond Paul 1406 S 02/10/1999 N Abstract under construction
Wright, Barbara 0431 R 02/28/2002 Y USMC; Stateside; Commanding Officer, Company B, MC School
Wyatt, Raymond A. 1449 80155 R 05/13/2008 Y US Army 1941-1945; Pacific theater (Signal Corps, Australia, New Zealand); treated at Menninger Clinic following discharge for “battle fatigue” (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Yaeger, Jack 0428 R 10/15/2007 Y US Army Air Corps served 1942-45; Pacific theater (318th Fighter Group attached to US Navy); aerial support for amphibious assaults in later stages of the war; in the air when the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, witnessed the immediate aftermath
Yale, Arthur 1394 Abstract under construction
Yascavage, Albert J. 1313 S 12/10/2002 N Albert Yacavage (served 1942-45) discusses his experiences in a signals company in the European theater of World War II. Yascavage landed on Omaha Beach on June 7, 1944, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the engagements in Huertgen Forest.
Young, Ellen 1212 S 10/23/2002 N Abstract under construction
Young, Lee 1355 S 01/14/2003 N Lee Young (served 1943-46) discusses his experiences as an air traffic controller in the Navy during World War II. Young spent part of the war stateside, but was eventually sent to the Pacific. He spent the last part of the war in Russell Islands and Mindora.
Young, William F. 2126 09/26/2012 Abstract under construction
Youngblood, Nat 1054 S 01/16/2003 N Nat Youngblood recalls his experiences in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Youngblood describes Operation Varsity in great detail, as well as his other experiences in the spring of 1945.
Youngman, Glenn 0713 R 11/14/2007 Y US Army; European theater (occupation of Germany [Field Information Agency, Technical]
Zachow, Otto 0611 S 01/23/2003 N WAVES; Stateside; European theater (Oran, Africa)
Zeigler, Leslie Hugh & Nonnie 0935 S 01/28/2003 N Abstract under construction
Ziller, Robert (MD) 1451 S 01/20/1999 N US Army Air Corps; European theater (Holland)
Zimmerman, Phillip K. 2103 03/15/2012 Abstract under construction
Zinzow, William 1398 80158 R 11/02/2007 Y William Zinzow (served 1944?-45?) discusses his experiences on a minelayer in the Pacific theater of World War II. Zinzow was present at the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.