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Malejan, John

Posted on 14 December, 2013 by in ,

John is the first of over 110 DVD interviews of WW II veterans that I have interviewed who was in hand to hand combat.  He was in a fox hole when the Japanese mounted a Banzai attack.  He was bayoneted in the neck but killed the attacker with his entrenching tool (small shovel) which the […]

Herbert Garsey

Posted on 14 December, 2013 by in ,

Herbert was stationed at Schofield Barracks at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  This interview was completed in Nov. 2013.  He tells of the attack and what he did during the attack.

Sizemore, Marvin

Posted on 14 December, 2013 by in ,

Marvin was stationed aboard the USS Houston, there were two ships named Houston this was the first.  She was sunk on March 2nd 1942 in the Battle of the Java Sea.  Marvin was not aboard when she was sunk, he had went ashore to the hospital.   He had been aboard the Houston at several […]

Mills, Warren

Posted on 26 October, 2012 by in ,

Warren Mills, USN  was a motor mechanic on PT boats in the Pacific theater of Operations.  These boats had three 1,500 horse power engines on them.  Warren tells about loosing all power with his PT boat dead in the water and a Kamikaze plane diving right at him.  The boat was hit killing the Capt. and the XO […]

Brown, Woody

Posted on 26 October, 2012 by in ,

Woody tells what fighting in the Pacific on Peleliu was like.   It was 115 degrees and the Marines had to drink water from containers that had held gasoline before they were used for their drinking water.  Woody drank out of mud puddles  because the water from the cans tasted so bad.  Woody was wounded […]

McLogan, Russell

Posted on 26 October, 2012 by in ,

Russell talks about being machine gunned at 18 yrs of age in the Philippine Islands.  As well as the 89 days he spent in hospitals.

Bleil, Dr. Eugene

Posted on 26 October, 2012 by in ,

I have two interviews that were taken in November of 2011 with Dr. Bleil.  On the first interview which covers his history from Dec 7th 1941 (the 8th of Dec. in the Philippines).  Quickly Dr. Bleil who is a airplane mechanic until the attack by the Japanese is given 15 minutes of infantry training and […]

Salizar, Bruno

Posted on 26 October, 2012 by in ,

Bruno was born in 1922 and went into the Army Air Corps in 1942.  He was trained as a Engineer/50 Caliber machine-gunner on the heavy bomber a B-24 named “Stinky”  he was assigned to the 546th bomb group of the 8th Air Force which was also called the Mighty 8th or the Fighting 8th.  I […]

Bahlau, Fred

Posted on 26 October, 2012 by in ,

I would like to blog today to tell you about a man named Fred Bahlau who I have known for six years.  Fred was born in 1923 in Michigan.  He enlisted in the Army where he soon volunteered to become a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division.  Fred started his training at Ft. Benning and […]

Yehl, Gene

Posted on 26 October, 2012 by in ,

Gene Yehl was a Marine in the 5th Marine Division during the fighting at the horrible little 8 sq. miles of hell known as Iwo Jima where the famous picture of the men raising the flag on Mt. Suribachi taken by photographer Joe Rosenthal.  Gene enlisted in the Marine Corps in March of 1942 just […]