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Castureras, Dr. Flora

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Dr. Castureras was born in 1931 in Luzon Philippines.  He was only 10 when the Japanese invaded the Philippine Islands. He cleaned the Japanese Officers quarters then took any information back to the Philippine guerrillas. At about 13 he was forced to watch a beheading that he has never gotten over.  He still has such strong feelings […]

Clark, Dick

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Dick was born in 1923.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps and was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division 2nd regiment 1st Battalion A Co. The major battle that Dick was involved in was the battle of Tarawa which was the first frontal assault in the Pacific.  It was a horrible little island that only measured 3 miles by 1/2 […]

Cooke, Charles

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Charles was born in 1915. He was a B-17 Pilot in the United States Army Air Corps  He was in the 8th Air Force (Mighty Eighth) flying out of England. Charles flew 30 very dangerous missions, with all the flak and fighters trying their best to shoot him down. He flew his B-17 at altitudes […]

Cramton, Barney

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I would like to tell all of you about a Naval serviceman, a sailor namedBarney Cramton. Barney enlisted in the Navy in October of 1942. He was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Essex as a 50cal. Machine gunner on Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber. He flew about 40 combat missions, on a mission Barney […]

Currier, Lyn

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Lyn Currier was a English woman born in 1927 and later married to Verrold Currier. She tells in her interview about what life was like in England during WWII. She tells of riding her bike in the dark to go places, since everyone was in complete blackout due to fear of bomber attacks. She also tells a funny […]

Currier, Verrold

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Verrold Currier was drafted in 1942. After training as a field medic he was assigned to Gen. Patton’s 3rd Army where he gave first aid to many. When the 3rd Army opened the horrible death camp Buchenwald, Verrold was ordered to stay there for about three weeks to give aid to the people at Buchenwald. […]

Czubko, Maryan

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Maryan went into the Marine Corps He was in the Tanks where he fought in the very bloody battle of Iwo Jima.  Maryon drove a tank on Iwo Jima

Elfring, Herb

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Herb went into the South Dakota National Guard in 1938. He was in the Army  at Pearl Harbor on the 7th of Dec. 1941. Herb was about five miles from the main attack at the Navy Base and saw only a few Japanese planes strafe his base. Herb was not allowed to go to the […]

Finnigan, Patrick

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Patrick was a coxwains mate in the Navy. A coxwain mate drove landing craft to the beaches of battles. Patrick tells what it is like to be under artillery attack in a Higgins boats. He made several landings in Europe.

Floeter, Ernst

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Ernst was born in 1925 in Berlin Germany. In the early 1930s he watched many American cowboy movies. These instilled in him a strong desire to one day travel to America. I have known Ernst for about two years and he is a joy to talk to about everything, even something as horrible as World […]