World War II Interviews

Thomas E. Smith Sr.

U.S. Navy 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Smith's service in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific, and during peacetime at Bikini Atoll. No photograp... more >>


Emerson Stamps

U.S. Army 1943–1946

Emerson Stamps was born in Arkansas, the son of sharecroppers and grandson of slaves. After his father died, he was sent to Kansas to live with ... more >>


Walter J. Staples

U.S. Air Force 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Staples' service in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in Europe and the Pacific, focusing on his experiences as a ... more >>


Wadsworth Stone

Wadsworth “Waddy” Stone always wanted to be a fighter pilot. After months of tests and training, Stone got his wish, flying a single-engine P-47... more >>


Richard F. Surman

U.S. Marine Corps 1939–1945, 1950–1953

Interview discussing Mr. Surman's Marine Corps service as a telephone and radio man in Saipan, Okinawa and China during World War II, the Inch'o... more >>


Catherine Symonds "Kit"

U.S. Navy 1944–1945

As a Yeoman in the U.S Navy during World War II, Kit Symonds performed clerical work in Key West, Fla., and Washington, D.C. She talks about her... more >>


Richard P. Taffe

Interview discussing Mr. Taffe's service during World War II, The Korean War and the Vietnam War.... more >>


Lucien Thalheimer

U.S. Army 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Thalheimer's service with the 175th Military Police Battalion in West Germany during the Allied Occupation.... more >>


Settemio Tiberio

U.S. Army 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Tiberio's long combat service with the Army's 1st Infantry Division in Africa, Sicily, France, Normandy, Belgium and Ge... more >>


Derek Till (RAF, 1941-46)

Derek Till was born in the south of England; he worked in civil service in the early days of World War II, including the Battle of Britain and t... more >>


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