World War II Interviews

John A. Hill, Jr.

U.S. Army 1943–1945

John Hill grew up in Natick and enlisted in the Army in 1943. After the first program he was trained for disbanded, he was sent for infantry tra... more >>


Zebulon Hites

U.S. Air Force 1942–1945

When World War II began, Zebulon Hites of Asheville, N.C., wanted to avoid being drafted, so he took the aviation cadet exam and entered the Arm... more >>


Harold Homefield

U.S. Navy 1940–1945

Harold Homefield was recruited by the U.S. Navy in 1940 for his skills as a Red Cross instructor. Originally intended for the hospital corps, he... more >>


Raymond Hoyt

U.S. Marine Corps 1942–1946

Raymond Hoyt joined the Marines at the age of 17 in June 1942. Sent to the Pacific, he would serve in the Solomons, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, E... more >>


Gustavus R. Ide, Jr "Gus"

U.S. Navy 1942–1946

With a degree in engineering, Gustavus (Gus) Ide enlisted in the Navy as an ensign in 1942. After months of indoctrination, Gus was assigned to ... more >>


Anthony J. Inferrera

U.S. Marine Corps 1943–1947

During World War II, Anthony Inferrera's mother hung a banner in her window with three blue stars on it, signifying three sons in the military. ... more >>


John E. Jackson

U.S. Air Force 1939–1945

Discusses Mr. Jackson's service as a B-17 pilot with the 388th Bomb Group in the Eighth Army Air Force in Europe during World War II.... more >>


Carl Johanson

U.S. Air Force 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Johanson's service in the U.S. Air Force in Europe during World War II, focusing on his experiences as a B-26 bomber pi... more >>


Richard C. Johnstone

U.S. Marine Corps 1939–1945

From his early days at boot camp at Parris Island, Office Candidate School and Reserve Officer Training at Quantico, Dick Johnstone was earmarke... more >>


William Joress

Interview discussing Mr. Joress' service during World War II in Europe and the Korean War.... more >>


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