World War II Interviews

Joseph Todisco

U.S. Army 1942–1945

At the age of 22, Joseph A. Todisco was called up to join the Army. After learning to fire artillery weaponry and helping to write ground-to-air... more >>


Leslie W. Van Tassell

U.S. Army 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Van Tassell's service during World War II as a medic and signal corps switch board operator in Germany and France.... more >>


James Vanderpol

James Vanderpol was a high school student in the Netherlands when it was invaded by Germany in 1940. Labeled as Jews by the Nazis soon afterward... more >>


Remo G. Vinci

U.S. Army 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Vinci's service with the U.S. Army's 854 Aviation Engineers in the Pacific, building airstrips in Kwajalein Atoll (Mars... more >>


Henry Walter

U.S. Army 1941–1949

Escaping Austria as the Nazis advanced across Europe and outwitting the Gestapo in Czechoslovakia, Henry Walter arrived in America, was drafted ... more >>


Harry Westcott

U.S. Army 1943–1946

Harry Westcott was drafted into the Army in August 1943, shortly before his 19th birthday. Westcott became a part of the 75th Infantry Division ... more >>


Claire Maxfield White

U.S. Army 1943–1945

Marie Claire Maxfield White joined the U.S. Army Air Force in 1943, following in the footsteps of her father, a colonel in the Army Reserves, an... more >>


Manuel Witt "Manny"

U.S. Navy 1942–1945

When he was only 16, "Mannie" Witt convinced his parents to let him enlist in the Navy. He was assigned as a signalman to the USS Arkansas which... more >>


Shirley S. Woods

Shirley Woods graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Sociology in 1943, and went to work as a project engineer at Remington Arms in ... more >>


Cyril B. Woolf

Born and raised in South Africa, Cyril Woolf enlisted in the South African Air Force in 1940 at the age of 27. Because of his electrical backgro... more >>


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